Paleonet: UPDATE: Job Opening - AMNH Scientific Assistant, Invertebrate Paleontology Lab

Melanie Hopkins mhopkins at
Tue Feb 2 22:06:22 GMT 2016

Dear Paleo Community,

It has just came to our attention that some applicants have had trouble accessing the application website for the recently-advertised Scientific Assistant position at the AMNH (see below for full posting).  The problem should now be resolved.  If you tried to apply for this position and were unable to, please try again!

Melanie Hopkins

Job Title: Scientific Assistant (Paleontology)
The Division of Paleontology at the American Museum of Natural History is seeking 1 full-time (35 hours per week) Scientific Assistant in the Invertebrate Paleontology preparation lab.

Responsibilities & Duties:
The responsibilities and duties of the position include preparation and restoration of invertebrate fossils, including detailed microscope-based preparation using a full range of mechanical and chemical methods; creating molds and casts; polished and thin section preparation; and digital preparation, such as scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and computerized-tomography (CT) image processing. Will also be responsible for general lab operations, including equipment and supply maintenance; provide research support, including data collection and management; interact with and support students and visiting scientists as appropriate; and be responsible for other divisional tasks as assigned. May have opportunities to participate in fieldwork.

Required Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree and some professional experience in specimen preparation required. Demonstrated high level of professional skill, innovation, and cooperativeness. Outstanding manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination, attention to detail, and patience. Knowledge of invertebrate fossils desired. Good organizational skills and ability to work independently.

Interested parties should apply online:<>

Review of applications will begin February 8th, 2016. Position will remain open until filled.

Applications cannot be accepted via email or snail mail

**Please Note: Due to the volume of applications, we are not able to respond to email inquires regarding the status of an application. Applicants will only receive notification if they qualify for an interview.**

The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world's preeminent scientific and cultural institutions. Since its founding in 1869, the Museum has advanced its global mission to discover, interpret and disseminate information about human cultures, the natural world and the universe through a wide-ranging program of scientific research, education and exhibition. The Museum is renowned for its exhibitions and scientific collections, which serve as a field guide to the entire planet and present a panorama of the world's cultures.

The American Museum of Natural History is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Museum does not discriminate due to age, sex, religion, race, color, national origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other factor prohibited by law. Qualified candidates of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels. Please be advised that due to the high volume of applicants, we are only able to contact those candidates whose skills and background best fit the needs of the open position.

Melanie Jane Hopkins
Assistant Curator of Invertebrate Paleontology
American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th St
New York, NY, 10024
Phone: +1 212 769 5558
Email: mhopkins at<mailto:mhopkins at>

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