Research Officer position in Entomology, Natural History Museum of Geneva
We are seeking a Research Officer in entomology to manage and develop entomological collections and research along with two other Research Officers doing collection-based research on insects. The selection committee will consider applications from specialists in all holometabolous orders of insects.
The Natural History Museum of Geneva (MHNG) encompasses collections covering all animal phyla and is especially strong in entomology, where the collections are among the top-10 largest in Europe, with about 10 million specimens. The MHNG holds a large number of type specimens that play an important role as reference material in ongoing research projects. Researchers from the MHNG regularly receive grants from the Swiss National Science Foundation and other funding bodies to fund international research projects on biodiversity.
This position of Research Officer will include responsibility for part of the entomological collections, in particular those associated with the appointee's personal interests. The appointee will be expected to participate actively in a broad range of museum outreach activities, such as public communications and media interaction, exhibitions, and citizen science programs. She/He will also be a major actor of programs for the study, conservation and valorisation of local and regional biodiversity. The appointee will develop and engage in collaboration with other similar institutions, both nationally and internationally. She/He is expected to be active in applying for external funding in fields such as taxonomy, systematics, biogeography or biodiversity science, ideally with an emphasis on evolutionary biology.
The appointee shall hold a doctoral degree in entomology or equivalent. Experience in managing natural history collections, and an understanding of the importance and role of collections and research in museums are mandatory.
It is also desirable that the candidate has postdoctoral experience as well as a strong research record. Participation in student supervision and knowledge of the European fauna are considered further assets.
Candidates should submit a cover letter describing their interest in the position, including but not restricted to experience with natural history collections and future research plans, as well as a full curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and a list of three references.
Application materials should be combined in a single file (pdf) and sent before the 21st of May 2018 by email to email@example.com or by post mail to Dr. Nadir Alvarez, head of the Unit of Research and Collections, Museum of Natural History, route de Malagnou 1, Case postale 6434 - 1211 Genève 6, Switzerland. The appointee is expected to start on the 1st of September 2018. Salary will range between 95750 CHF and 158564 CHF per annum depending on the experience of the appointee.