Friday, March 4, 2011

Curator of Hymenoptera position available

Curator of Hymenoptera

The Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig (ZFMK), Bonn seeks to fill a new research position in the Department of Arthropods. The position is available immediately. Potential candidates will hold a PhD in zoology or related areas, have their research focus preferably on systematics of parasitic Hymenoptera, and present a substantial publication record in taxonomy, phylogenetics and other biosystematic disciplines. The candidate is expected to work in these fields from a sound theoretical basis and be able to apply an array of appropriate modern methods. He/she should be able to combine collection-based work with modern phylogenetic and/or ecological approaches. The candidate is also expected to integrate into ongoing research projects at the ZFMK and teaching programs at the University of Bonn, and to obtain competitive grant funds.

As a curator, the successful candidate will be responsible for caring, managing and further increasing and developing the Hymenoptera collections at the ZFMK. He/she will also be involved in the self-administration of the institute and is expected to demonstrate commitment to community engagement in his/her field of research.

The successful candidate will be employed for an initial period of five years, after which he/she will obtain tenure depending on his/her performance. Salary corresponds to grade TV-L/13 in the German Public Service scheme.

The ZFMK is a fellow institute of the “Wissenschaftsgemeinschaft Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz” (WGL Science Community) and works in close cooperation with the University of Bonn. It comprises internationally important scientific collections, libraries, electron microscopy unit, and bioacoustic, histological and molecular laboratories.

Interested applicants should submit a CV, complete publication record, a statement of teaching experience and research funding, certificates of university degrees, and selected publications in hard copies to the following address:
Heike Lenz
Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig
Adenauerallee 160
D-53113 Bonn, Germany

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applications due: April 15 2011