Hoeksema, B.W. Hoeksema at
Tue Dec 5 10:57:22 EST 2000

Vacancy in Invertebrate Zoology

The National Museum of Natural History, Leiden, The Netherlands has as a
task to gather and disseminate knowledge about our planet as a natural
system and the position of Man in that system. The Museum moved to
completely new premises in 1997. The total number of employees at the moment
is 140 ftu with another 100 project workers, students, volunteers, and guest
researchers. The exhibitions are visited by 250 000 persons per year.
The Department of Invertebrates is part of the Section Collections and
Research. The department has subdepartments on coelenterates, crustaceans,
echinoderms, molluscs, and worms. In the department there is a vacancy for a

Curator of Coelenterata (f/m)
(32 hours per week)

Starting April 1, 2001, a position will be available for one year with the
possibility of a fixed tenure.

The curator will co-operate with colleagues in the department with regard to
research and collections of invertebrates. His tasks involve:
*	management of historic and valuable scientific collections
(information services, international correspondence with colleagues,
scientific support of visitors, scientific aspects of loans)
*	independent research, both on behalf of collection management and
problem-oriented research, resulting in research reports and publications
*	editing scientific publications for the museum journals
*	participation in the marine research programme "Fauna Malesiana
*	supply of information, both orally and in writing to the general
*	supervision of a collection technician

We expect the successful applicant:
*	to work independently
*	to have an academic degree (PhD or MSc) in animal taxonomy and/or
marine biology; in case of a MSc only, the applicant should be willing to
follow a PhD-programme
*	to be an experienced diver
*	to have a background and publication experience in marine
invertebrates (preferably Indo-Pacific coelenterates, ascidians,
echinoderms, bryozoans, and/or polychaetes)
*	to be experienced in managing scientific invertebrate collections
*	to be experienced in molecular techniques with regard to phylogeny
reconstruction and biogeographical analyses, or to show willingness to learn
these techniques
*	to be experienced in handling computerised data bases
*	to have good knowledge of English (orally and in writing)
*	if Dutch is not the mother tongue, to show willingness to learn
Dutch and become fluent in 6 months time
*	to show good social skills
*	to work in close co-operation with colleagues, especially during
field work 

We offer:
*	a salary of Dfl. 65.675  - 91. 500 per year, including vacation
allowance and incorporation into a pension fund, depending on acquired
skills and publication record.

Further information about this position can be obtained from the Head of the
Department of Invertebrates, Dr. B.W. Hoeksema, tel. +31 71 5687631; e-mail
Hoeksema at Applications (accompanied by curriculum vitae,
list of publications, and names with addresses of at least two academic
referees) should be sent before January 15, 2001 to: Afdeling Personeel en
Organisatie, Nationaal Natuurhistorisch Museum, Postbus 9517, 2300  RA,
Leiden, The Netherlands. 

Leiden, December 5, 2000

Dr. Bert W. Hoeksema
Department of Invertebrates
Coordinator Marine Research
National Museum of Natural History Naturalis
P.O. Box 9517
2300 RA  Leiden
The Netherlands
Tel. +31.71.5687631
Fax +31.71.5687666
E-mail: Hoeksema at

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