[Taxacom] Job announcement: Myriapoda, Natural History Museum Vienna

Dworschak Peter peter.dworschak at NHM-WIEN.AC.AT
Thu Oct 31 05:18:42 CDT 2013

Announcement of an scientific staff position at the Department of Invertebrate Zoology (3rd Zoological Department), Natural History Museum Vienna

This position comprises the scientific management/curatorship of the Collection of Myriapoda at the Natural History Museum Vienna, one of the largest myriapod collections worldwide.



*        planning and realisation of research projects concerning Myriapoda;

*        raising external funding for such research projects;

*        publication of results in international scientific journals;

*        presentation of research at international congresses and workshops.


*        curating the myriapod collection of the Natural History Museum, including management, administration and updating of the collection;

*        international cooperations;

*        improvement of the database;

*        administration of the reference library in cooperation with the Department of Libraries of the NHM.

Education and Public Relations

*        support of the educational role of the museum (exhibitions, popular science publications, presentations, guided tours; answering zoological requests of students and laypersons) in collaboration with the Department of Exhibition and Education of the NHM;

*        cooperation with media and institutions of education (publications, presentations, interviews, advice and projects) in consultation with the Department of Communication and Media of the NHM.


*        doctoral degree (PhD) in relevant area of the biological sciences, such as zoology, biology, evolutionary biology etc.;

*        experience in research with myriapods (e.g., taxonomy, systematics, evolutionary biology, phylogeny, biogeography);

*        scientific publications in international peer reviewed journals, in entomology, preferably in myriapodology;

*        knowledge of classical and modern methods in taxonomy & systematics (e.g., morphology, molecular genetics);

*        some curatorial experience concerning scientific zoological collections;

*        willingness to participate in didactic projects and exhibitions;

*        excellent knowledge of German language (C 2 according to CEFR), good knowledge of English (B2 according to CEFR);

  *   ability to work in a team

Additional experiences relevant for the position

  *   good IT (computing) knowledge, including experience with databases;

*        experience in didactic of science for experts, in the public and with media;

  *   experience in fund-raising.


*        3.400.- per month pre-tax (14 times per year);

Applications must include

*        CV  (including publication list, separated in international peer-reviewed scientific papers and other publications);

*        letter of application depicting qualifications according to  the announcement;

*        name and address of at least two colleagues who can, upon request, prepare reference letters

*        applications via mail or e-mail (preferably as a single PDF document) until 30.11. 2013 (16.00) to the head of 3rd Zoological Department (Invertebrates), Dr. Helmut Sattmann, Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; Burgring 7; 1010 Wien; e-mail: helmut.sattmann at nhm-wien.ac.at<mailto:helmut.sattmann at nhm-wien-.ac,at>

Dr. Peter C. Dworschak
Dritte Zoologische Abteilung
Naturhistorisches Museum
Burgring 7
A 1010 Wien
Phone: +43 1 52177 330
Fax: +43 1 52177 327

Information gemaess UGB Par. 14 Abs. 1

Naturhistorisches Museum
1010 Wien, Burgring 7
Firmenbuchnummer: FN 236724z
Firmenbuchgericht: Handelsgericht Wien
UID: ATU 38020609
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