[Taxacom] Position for Systematic / Evolutionary Entomologist in Leiden

Nieukerken, E.J. van Nieukerken at naturalis.nnm.nl
Thu Aug 23 07:58:32 CDT 2007

On behalf of Jan van Tol. Please reply directly to him (tol at naturalis.nl), not to me


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Leiden, The Netherlands 

The National Museum of Natural History 'Naturalis' (formerly the 'Rijksmuseum van Natuurlijke Historie') maintains a Research Department of more than 20 permanent staff, surrounded by a large population of temporary and visiting researchers and students. Research foci include systematics, evolutionary biology, conservation biology, and palaeontology. In anticipation of the merger with other large natural history institutions of the Netherlands, the research strategy is currently being reformulated. Most research makes use of the museum's collections of more than 11 million objects, particularly from the Netherlands and the Indo-Australian region. Research facilities include scanning electron microscopy, and a DNA-facility, shared with Leiden University. For more information, visit our website: www.naturalis.nl.

The Research department has an opening for a permanent

Systematic / Evolutionary Entomologist

Intended starting date: January 1st, 2008

Responsibilities / duties: 
	·	The successful applicant will be expected to develop an externally-funded research programme in one or more of the following fields: systematics and phylogenetics, taxonomy, evolutionary biology, biogeography, and biodiversity studies;
	·	Besides problem-oriented research, scientists in Naturalis are involved in collection-based studies and up to 20% teaching in the undergraduate and graduate programmes of the universities affiliated with Naturalis, as well as active involvement in the museum's exhibitions and outreach activities.

·	PhD-degree in systematics, evolutionary biology, or related field by the time of hire;
·	Proficient communication skills in English, both written and verbal;
·	Demonstrated ability to publish research results in high-impact, international scientific journals;
·	If Dutch is not the mother tongue, the willingness to learn Dutch.
·	Experience with molecular techniques, advanced microscopic techniques, and/or web based taxonomy;
·	Experience with research popularisation;
·	Interest in applications of basic research in conservation, environmental management and identification services.

We offer
A salary up to EUR 55,611 per year, including vacation allowance, depending on acquired skills and publication record. Incorporation into a pension fund.

Application procedure
Candidates are invited to submit (by e-mail) a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a statement of research philosophy and interests, names and contact information for three possible references and PDF-files of three key publications to: Jannet Wiersma, Human Resources Dept., National Museum of Natural History (sollicitaties at naturalis.nl). Review of the applicants will begin September 15st, 2007, and continue until the position is filled.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Jan van Tol

... J. van Tol
... National Museum of Natural History
... Head, Department of Entomology
... P.O. Box 9517
... 2300 RA  Leiden
... The Netherlands

T +31 71 568 7606
F +31 71 568 7666
M +31 6 5194 1599 

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