Vertebrate curator/research leader position

Mike Crisp Mike.Crisp at ANU.EDU.AU
Tue Jul 21 09:16:04 CDT 1998

The position of Curator-in-Charge of the Australian National Wildlife
Collection, CSIRO, Canberra, Australia, has been advertised.  It is a
tenured post with a wide salary range.

Here is a general description of the post:

"We are seeking a research biologist experienced in the management and
development of preserved biological collections as Curator-in-Charge of the
Australian National Wildlife Collection, based in Canberra Australia.
Focussed on vertebrates, the Collection holds extensive research
collections of Australo-Papuan mammals, reptiles and particularly birds,
preserved as skins, anatomicals and cryo-frozen tissues for morphological
and molecular investigation, as well as a comprehensive
vertebrate sound library. It is a gazetted national collection under the
care of CSIRO Wildlife and Ecology, and is supported by the recently formed
Australian National Wildlife Collection Foundation. Since its formation in
1966, the Collection has become a centre of excellence in Australian bird
systematics and biogeography in particular.

"After a period of material consolidation, the collection is now looking to
expand its research base into molecular technologies and to develop new
directions in biodiversity assessment at regional and continental scales.
These are to be integrated with Divisional programs in biodiversity
conservation and management. Wide interaction with professional
institutions and the Collection's newly formed Foundation is involved."

Canberra has an excellent community of systematists and zoologists at three
universities (especially in this department) and other divisions of CSIRO.

Closing date for applications is September 30, 1998.

For further details, see

Dr Michael D. Crisp
Reader in Plant Systematics
Division of Botany and Zoology
Australian National University
Canberra ACT 0200 Australia

Phone + 61(0)2 6249 2882
Fax   + 61(0)2 6249 5573
E-mail mike.crisp at

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