[Taxacom] Senckenberg invites applications for the post of a herpetologist at the Museum of Zoology, Dresden

Fritz, Uwe - SNSD uwe.fritz at snsd.smwk.sachsen.de
Sat Apr 25 01:19:45 CDT 2009

The Senckenberg Research Institute and Natural History Museum operates in many federal states of Germany and represents one of the leading international research museums. It is recognized, among other things, for its remarkable natural history collections and its scientific activities at the Messel Pit near Darmstadt, Germany, a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site.


We are currently looking to appoint a researcher in herpetology at the Museum of Zoology (Museum fuer Tierkunde) in Dresden, Germany starting July 1, 2009.


The responsibilities of the position include:

*	Scientific research in herpetology, preferably amphibians
*	Management of the herpetological collection
*	Supervision of visiting scientists
*	Administration of loans from the herpetological collection
*	Development and management of an electronic database for the herpetological collection
*	Development of a global concept for curation and research in herpetology including the integration of molecular genetic techniques
*	Providing assistance for general, museum-related activities

Essential requirements for the position:

*	PhD in Zoology
*	Internationally recognized scientific research and publications in herpetology
*	Expertise in the maintenance and management of large scientific collections
*	Proven track record of raising third-party funds through grant applications

The position is limited initially to a period of five years, with the possibility of an extension thereafter. The salary will be paid in accordance with the tariffs of the German Public Service (TVL Ost E13), ranging from 36,250 to 46,750 euro (gross) p.a. depending on experience and marital status. Net income after taxes and social insurance payments typically ranges between 1650 and 2000 euro per month for single persons without children.


The Museum of Zoology Dresden houses one of the most important herpetological collections of Germany (some 50,000 specimens). A fully equipped molecular laboratory, including aDNA facilities, is available.


Interested applicants should send their complete details (Curriculum Vitae, list of publications, list of successful grant applications, and copies of their five most important publications; all as both hard and electronic copies) by May 30, 2009 to the Human Resources Manager:


Prof. Dr. Michael Tuerkay 

c/o Prof. Dr. Uwe Fritz 

Senckenberg Naturhistorische Sammlungen Dresden

Museum für Tierkunde

Koenigsbruecker Landstr. 159 

01109 Dresden


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