[Taxacom] Research assistantship opening in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Gianluca Polgar gianluca.polgar at gmail.com
Wed Jul 27 21:29:30 CDT 2011


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.

Best regards,

Gianluca Polgar

Gianluca Polgar Ph.D.
Senior lecturer
Institute of Biological Sciences
Institute of Ocean and Earth Sciences
Faculty of Science, University of Malaya
50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel.: 017-6223549
Fax (ISB): 03-79674178
e-mail: gianluca.polgar at gmail.com


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