Job Opportunities: Museum Officer & Scientific Manager

MUSEUM OFFICER

The Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum (LKCNHM) of the National University of Singapore invites applications for the Museum Officer position. The successful candidate must be highly motivated and passionate about specimen-based research on Southeast Asian biodiversity and educating NUS students about the biodiversity of Singapore and the region. As such, we are looking for a responsible and reliable good communicator who is a multi-tasker and team player. Salary and benefits are commensurate with qualifications and experience.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. The successful candidate will develop an internationally competitive research programme on Southeast Asian biodiversity and will be responsible for the curation and development of a section of the museum’s collection.
  2. The successful candidate will also be responsible for developing and teaching one university-level module on biodiversity as well as helping co-teaching another module when necessary.
  3. Perform service for the museum, which includes outreach, research management, consultancies, etc.

 

Requirements

  1. PhD degree and expertise in specimen-based taxonomic or systematic research
  2. Preferred areas of specialization are marine or terrestrial invertebrates (including insects)
  3. Singapore citizenship or Singapore permanent residency (PR) preferred
  4. Strong English writing and verbal skills
  5. Documented ability to multi-task and work well in a team

Desirable skills:

  1. Experience in applied biodiversity research (e.g., consultancies), conference or workshop organization, museum curation, journal editing, research management or administration
  2. Track record in specimen digitization, digital taxonomy, and/or collection data-basing
  3. Singapore class 3 driving licence

 

Documentation Required For Museum Officer

Candidates are required to email the following: (1) cover letter; (2) personal particulars form; (3) up-to-date curriculum vitae, (4) research statement (2 pages), (5) teaching statement (2 pages), (6) names and contacts of three referees, and (7) completed NUS Personal Data Consent for Job Applicants to the contact person below.

Miss Kho Zi Yi

Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum

National University of Singapore

nhmkziyi@nus.edu.sg

Deadline for Application of Museum Officer

The closing date for applications is 13 November 2015. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted to be interviewed.


SCIENTIFIC MANAGER

Duties & Responsibilities

 

  • Curation and development of the collection of LKCNHM in an area with high curatorial and research needs (e.g., marine invertebrates, terrestrial arthropods).
  • Supervision of the introduction of new curation activities such as a consolidated loan system, new preservation techniques, sub-sampling of specimens for cryo-preservation, data-basing, and specimen digitization
  • Assistance with consultancies, collection acquisitions, research management, and answering research questions by the public
Requirements

(Please state Qualification, Years of Experience, Knowledge & Skills required.)

  • MSc or PhD in specimen-based biodiversity research or curation of natural history collections
  • Taxon-specific expertise relevant to collection section with high curatorial and research needs (e.g., marine invertebrates, terrestrial arthropods).
  • Singapore citizenship or Singapore permanent residency (PR) preferred
  • Strong English writing and verbal skills
  • Documented ability to multi-task and work well in a team

Desirable skills:

  • Experience with supervising a team working on biodiversity specimens
  • Experience in data-basing, specimen digitization, sampling of tissues for DNA extraction from biodiversity specimens
  • Potential to become an internationally recognized expert for a taxon that is species-rich in Singapore/ Southeast Asia
  • Singapore class 3 driving licence

For more information and to apply for the Scientific Manager position, visit the Career@NUS page.

https://nuscareers.taleo.net/careersection/nusep/jobdetail.ftl?job=001F9

LEE KONG CHIAN NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM
FACULTY OF SCIENCE, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE

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