Paleonet: NHM Museum Scientist (Micropalaeontology, SC1) post

Norman MacLeod N.MacLeod at
Tue Aug 2 15:18:23 GMT 2011

Museum Scientist (Micropalaeontology, SC3), The Natural History Museum,

Vacancy reference: NHM/MSS/GS
Location: South Kensington
Employment type: Fixed Term
Area of business: Science
Closing date: 07/08/2011

Role description: 
The Palaeontology Department of The Natural History Museum, London, is
interested in filling a Museum Scientist post (a Level 3 appointment) on a
fixed-term contract. The purpose of this post is develop and deliver a
programme of engagement with the micropalaeontological community especially
with regard to new initiatives in the areas of collections development,
education & training, commercial consultancy, and research. This post will
be responsible for leading the development and implementation of this
stakeholder engagement programme, working with department curators to
develop the NHM collections, setting up and (where applicable) delivering
courses on aspects of micropalaeontology to academic and commercial sectors,
organizing and (where applicable) undertaking commercial consultancy, and
delivering a programme of personal scientific research. Prior experience in
all these activity areas is a requirement, as is a PhD or equivalent
experience in a micropalaeontology-related discipline

Salary: £38,812 per annum plus benefits

Contract: 36 month fixed-term appointment

Closing date: Sunday 7 August 2011

Knowledge, skills and experience:
  € PhD with specialist experience in micropalaeontology
  € Taxonomy and systematics of a microfossil group
  € Use and development of micropalaeontological collections
  € Biostratigraphy, chronostratigraphy and stratigraphic analysis
  € Digital photomicrography/digital scanning
  € Database use and design
  € Education and training including course design, teaching and
  € Experience of working in or with the commercial sector
  € Micropalaeontological research
  € Public outreach
  € Stakeholder engagement
  € Development and delivery of programmes of work and projects
  € Leadership skills
  € Well organised with effective time management skills and an ability to
     undertake multiple tasks through to completion, working to tight
  € Strong attention to detail, with a proven ability to undertake
     methodical tasks to a high level of accuracy
  € Flexible with a proven ability to work well within a team structure.
  € Demonstrable experience of using initiative and prioritising workload
  € Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
  € A high degree of personal creativity
  € Ability to communicate scientific information to a wide audience

Application questions:
Having read the selection criteria detailed in the job description for this
post, can you please provide specific examples from your work experience,
achievements, knowledge and/or skills that demonstrate how you meet each of
the criteria listed, point by point.

The post application site can be found here.


Prof. Norman MacLeod
Keeper of Palaeontology
The Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BD

(0)207 942-5204 (Office)
(0)207 942-5546 (Fax) (Web Page)


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