Research Assistant Position Available

Judith E. Winston jwinston at VSLA.EDU
Tue Sep 8 08:30:07 CDT 1998

The Virginia Museum of Natural History seeks a full-time research
assistant to aid its biological curators in fieldwork and in
collecting, preparing, caring for, documenting, and studying
vertebrates and invertebrates (primarily mammals, bryozoans,
arthropods, and mollusks).

Position requires:  basic knowledge of biological theory and
techniques; proficiency with personal computers; ability to work
well with others; ability to follow instructions precisely and to
work alone without supervision; good verbal and written
communications skills; careful attention to details and neatness;
ability to handle a wide variety of living organisms and to
euthanize live animals; ability to perform fieldwork under
adverse conditions.  Some extended overnight travel (each trip
may be up to two weeks) will be required.

B.S. in Biology and/or museum experience preferred.  Salary is

Send letter, resume, and names, addresses and phone numbers of
three references to:  Susan Sizemore, Virginia Museum of Natural
History, 1001 Douglas Avenue, Martinsville, VA 24112.
You will also need to fill out a VA state job form which may be
obtained on the Internet at http:// under Va. Employment Commission or from Ms.
Sizemore. Application Deadline:  25 September 1998.

Judith E. Winston, Ph.D.             e-mail: jwinston at
Director of Research                      Ph:   540-666-8653
Virginia Museum of Natural History        Fax:  540-632-6487
1001 Douglas Ave., Martinsville, VA 24112

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