Carnegie Museum position

Darren Pollock pollockd at CLPGH.ORG
Tue Oct 1 14:43:06 CDT 1996


Department:   Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Section of Invert. Zoology

Primary Function:  Preparation and illustration of scientific specimens of
invertebrates, primarily insects, and public interface in collection and work
stations on public display.

Equipment used:   Laboratory equipment, including a variety of microscopes;
critical point drying apparatus; specialized preparation devices; computer
systems; standard office, photographic, art and illustration equipment.

Education/Experience:   Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent degree or work
experience), skills in illustration and public interaction preferred.
Experience in biology, entomology or museums helpful but not required as
on-the-job training will be provided.

Employment training:   Three months.

Supervised by:   Curatorial staff.

Supervision Exercised:  Some training of part-time, volunteer, and work-study
persons to assist with specimen preparation and labelling.

Work performed:   Prepare, process, and label specimens (primarily insects) for
permanent storage in the research collection, e.g., sorting, transfer, drying,
pinning, pointing, spreading, dissecting, cataloguing; provide scientific
illustrations of invertebrate specimens for professional publications and
educational programming; coordinate public interface for collection activities
at work stations on public display; conserve specimens using accepted practices
of preservation, including such tasks as remounting, respreading, repinning,
and relabelling; maintain a fluid storage system for bulk specimen samples with
respect to taxonomic group and preparation levels; sort bulk samples;
participate in scientific field work, education, and exhibits programs as
assigned by curators; train temporary staff to assist with above duties.


        Entry level salary:    $20,466 + benefits
        37.5 hours/week; 8:30-5:00 pm, Monday to Friday

Applicants should send current resume, letter of application, and addresses of
two persons to contact for recommendations to the following address:

Dr. John E. Rawlins
Section of Invertebrate Zoology
Carnegie Museum of Natural History
4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
        phone: 412-622-3259
        e-mail: rawlinsj at


Darren A. Pollock, Ph.D.
Rea Postdoctoral Fellow
Section of Invertebrate Zoology,
Carnegie Museum of Nat. History
4400 Forbes Ave.,
Pittsburgh PA  15213
        email: pollockd at
        phone: 412-622-3259
        fax  : 412-622-8837

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