Trabaja como conservador en la colección botánica del Museo de Historia Natural de Viena ~

3 de febrero de 2023

Trabaja como conservador en la colección botánica del Museo de Historia Natural de Viena

Oferta compartida por Nuria

The Department of Botany (Herbarium W) at the Natural History Museum Vienna, Austria, is looking for an additional team member. 
The role is that of a Research Associate, specifically, a curator for the seed plants and fern collection. Knowledge of the Austrian and Neotropical flora, and knowing your way around an herbarium are a plus. 

Your tasks
  • Curation of the phanerogam section;
  • Development, funding solicitation, and implementation of research projects;
  • Participation in the presentation of botanical topics for the public;
  • Scientific and popular science publications;
  • Handling of external requests;
  • Collections management (handling of loans, etc., pest management strategies);
  • Databasing herbarium specimens;
  • Supervision of preparators, project staff, and interns;
  • Supporting visiting researchers;
  • Collaboration with other NHM departments (e.g. Exhibition Management, Science Communication).
Our requirements
  • Scientific expertise in the field of plant taxonomy, floristic knowledge, focus: Austria and/or the Neotropics; completed botany degree, PhD desired;
  • Experience with herbarium work;
  • Experience with databases and digitization of herbarium specimens;
  • Experience with collections management;
  • Experience with exhibition development and implementation desired;
  • Ability to work in a team.
We offer you
  • An exciting and diverse range of tasks with responsibility;
  • Work experience in one of the largest museums in Austria;
  • Flat hierarchies, open communication, and a good work atmosphere;
  • Flexible working hours;
  • An office in the center of Vienna with good access to public transport;
  • Salary dependent on professional qualifications and experience.
Please see this link for the complete job advertisement and more detail on how to apply. 

Here are a few more things to keep in mind:
  • Please be aware that you have to be considered eligible to work in Austria before employment can commence
  • German language skills are strongly recommended
  • We are looking for someone with strong teamwork skills
  • Application deadline: 28. Feb 2023 
  • Please submit a concise application letter, CV, and a scan of your graduation certificate
For enquiries email using the subject line: curator position Feb2023.

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