[Taxacom] Collections Assistant Position at the Paleontological, Research Institution

Judith Nagel-Myers jn226 at cornell.edu
Fri Jul 24 08:14:45 CDT 2009

*Fulltime Position*: Collections Assistant at the Paleontological
Research Institution, Ithaca, NY

*Description*: Pending final approval, The Paleontological Research
Institution (PRI) has been awarded a National Science Foundation grant
for the installation of compactorized storage units and the
reorganization, curation, and beginning computerization of PRI’s non-
type systematic mollusk collection, which will facilitate its long-term
use by the scientific community. The position will include curation of
the non-type systematic mollusk collection and entering specimens into
PRI’s collections database. The Collections Assistant will also be
responsible for interns and volunteers on this project.

*Qualifications*: The successful candidate will be an individual who
takes initiative, is able to work and make decisions independently, has
an understanding of museum/archival methods and understands the mission
of PRI. The candidate should possess strong organizational, written,
and oral communication skills as well as competency in principles of
systematics and taxonomy. A Master’s degree (or higher) in
paleontology, systematic biology, or related discipline is required.
Experience with molluscan systematics a plus.

*About the organization*: The Paleontological Research Institution (PRI)
was founded in 1932 as a local research based non-profit. Our
collection includes two to three million specimens and is among the ten
largest and most scientifically important invertebrate fossil
collections in the United States. More information about PRI can be
found at http://www.museumoftheearth.org

*Applications*: Applicants should send a cover letter, a resume/CV, and a
list of three references (including address, phone number, and e-mail
address). Review of applications will begin immediately and continue
until the position is filled.

For further questions and to submit applications contact:

Gregory P. Dietl, Ph.D.
Director of Collections
Paleontological Research Institution
1259 Trumansburg Road
Ithaca, NY 14850
607.273.6623 ext. 17
gpd3 at cornell.edu

Dr. Judith Nagel-Myers
Collections Manager
Paleontological Research Institution,
affiliated with Cornell University
1259 Trumansburg Road
Ithaca, NY 14850

Ph:   (607) 273.6623 x 21
Fax:  (607) 273.6620

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