[Taxacom] Collections technician position, Biodiversity Institute of Ontario, Canada

Alex Borisenko aborisen at uoguelph.ca
Mon Jun 29 11:01:02 CDT 2009

Dear Colleagues,

Please feel free to forward the information below to all 
potentially interested.
Thank you and best wishes,


The Biodiversity Institute of Ontario at the University of 
Guelph has a position available for a full-time collections 
technician. The successful applicant will have at least a 
BSc in Zoology (MSc preferred) and a strong background in 
entomology. Fluency in common computer applications is a 
requirement, while experience with museum collections, 
collection databases, digital photography, and field insect 
surveys is an asset.

Responsibilities will involve all stages of collection 
management (provisional taxonomic sorting, cataloguing, 
databasing, labelling, imaging, loan assembly, specimen 
preparation, and tissue sampling for molecular analysis), as 
well as participation in field collecting expeditions. 
Successful performance will require dexterity, 
concentration, ability to execute repetitive tasks 
accurately, efficient time management, team work, and 

Reporting to the Curator of zoological collections and 
Collections manager, this position will be renewed on an 
annual basis and will include a standard benefit package for 
the University of Guelph. The proposed start date is 
September 1st, 2009.

Applicants must be eligible to work in Canada and 
applications from Canadian citizens and permanent residents 
will be given priority. To apply, please send your resume 
and contact details for two referees to Dr Alex Borisenko 
(aborisen at uoguelph.ca). Although applications will be 
accepted until the position is filled, the review of 
applications will commence on August 1st, 2009.


Alex Borisenko, Ph.D.
Curator of zoological collections
Biodiversity Institute of Ontario
University of Guelph
Guelph, Ontario, Canada N1G 2W1
Phone: +1 519 824-4120 ext. 54834
Fax: +1 519 824-5703
E-mail: aborisen at uoguelph.ca

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