Paleonet: Paleontologist, NDIC Department of Mineral Resources-North Dakota Geological Survey, Bismarck, North Dakota

Norman MacLeod n.macleod at
Thu Jul 31 05:15:18 GMT 2014

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Paleontologist, NDIC Department of Mineral Resources-North Dakota Geological Survey, Bismarck, North Dakota

Posting Date:  31 July 2014
Closing Date:  15 September 2014

Salary:  $5,625 – $7,083/month plus benefits including fully paid family health insurance

Successful applicant will responsible for: the performance of the duties of the North Dakota State Paleontologist including the management of the Johnsrud Paleontological Laboratory and curation of the North Dakota State Fossil Collection at the North Dakota Heritage Center;  the management of the North Dakota Geological Survey paleontological resources regulatory program and supervision of paleontology staff during office, lab, and field work;  responding to public inquiries regarding paleontology in the state and acting in an advisory capacity to other governmental entities regarding paleontological resources in North Dakota;  the management of the review, approval, and issuing of paleontological collection permits within the state and supervision of the NDGS public fossil digs program; and, the creation and development of paleontological exhibits for the North Dakota Heritage Center and other public areas across the state.

Minimum qualifications will include: a Doctoral degree in paleontology (preferred) or a Master’s degree in paleontology and ten years of related experience, experience managing personnel and volunteers on field paleontological investigations and fossil digs, experience in curating fossil collections and managing paleontological laboratory resources, effective verbal and written communication skills are essential as evidenced through a continuous and comprehensive paleontological publication and presentation record. Applicant must have a valid driver’s license.

Preferred qualifications will include: a strong background in the conduct of geologic and paleontological public outreach programs, a background in the paleontology of Cenozoic vertebrates in the upper Midwest and Mesozoic and Paleozoic invertebrates, experience conducting paleontological assessments and managing paleontological resources on government lands, experience creating and developing paleontological exhibits for the public, extensive knowledge of the geology and paleontology of North Dakota and its context within the regional geologic setting, experience acting in a paleontological advisory capacity to state and federal agencies, computer experience with working knowledge of; Excel, Outlook, Word, Access, and other applicable programs.

Apply by submitting qualifications online through the recruiting solutions system:

Include, as attachments, a cover letter and resume, official college transcripts, and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references (faculty as well as past or present work supervisors).
Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.  All application material must be submitted online on or before the closing date.

For More Information, assistance or accommodation contact: Fred Anderson, GeoTech Support Staff Officer, 701-328-8000 or via e-mail: fjanderson at<mailto:fjanderson at>

As employers, the state of North Dakota and political subdivisions prohibit smoking in all places of state and political subdivision employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. § 23-12-10.

Equal Opportunity Employer - The state of North Dakota and this hiring agency do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, genetics, religion, age, or disability in employment or the provision of services, and complies with the provisions of the North Dakota Human Rights Act.


Professor Norman MacLeod
Dean of Post-Graduate Education and Training
The Natural History Museum. Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BD
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Department of Earth Sciences, University College
London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK

Nanjing Institute of Geology & Palaeontology,
Chinese Academy of Sciences, 39 Beijing, Donglu, Nanjing, China

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