[Taxacom] Research assistantship opening in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
gianluca.polgar at gmail.com
Wed Jul 27 21:29:30 CDT 2011
RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP OPENING
The Museum of Zoology of the University of Malaya is seeking a Research
Assistant to conduct a two years research on a collection of
skins/preserved specimens of Malaysian mammals. Limited field
collections will also be conducted at the UM Field Studies Centre, in
the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur. The project leaves space for personalized
research lines according to the candidate's background and interests,
and objectives and methods will be discussed by the candidate, his/her
supervisor and the museum curator. Opportunities are offered for gaining
experience in experimental design, curatorial skills, data collection,
publication, and oral/written presentation.
Minimum qualifications: B.Sc. in biology, wildlife science or related
fields, highly motivated and ability to work in tropical conditions, and
a good knowledge of the English language (both written and oral skills).
Previous experience in mammal taxonomy/ecology and in management of
museum collections is also desirable. Research Assistants receive a
monthly stipend of RM 1,600, being appropriate for local living standards.
Applicants should send a curriculum vitae (inclusive of attended
academic courses, English courses, and GPA/marks), and contact e-mails
of two academic referees to Dr. A. Sasekumar (curator of the UM Museum
of Zoology, sasekumar at um.edu.my <mailto:sasekumar at um.edu.my>).
Closing date is 30^th August 2011.
Gianluca Polgar Ph.D.
Institute of Biological Sciences
Institute of Ocean and Earth Sciences
Faculty of Science, University of Malaya
50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Fax (ISB): 03-79674178
e-mail: gianluca.polgar at gmail.com
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