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Job: Part-time Entomological Curation Assistant @ Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum (Deadline: 15 August 2018)

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Job: Part-time Entomological Curation Assistant @ Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum (Deadline: 15 August 2018)

Specimen curation is at the heart of any natural history museums engaged in active specimen-based research. The entomological collection here is rapidly expanding and we are looking for a part-time curatorial assistant to help develop the collection infrastructure and optimise processes. Applicants interested in developing project-based taxonomic and curatorial skillsets encompassing from-field-to-shelf techniques are encouraged to apply!

Job Description:

To assist the Curator of Entomological Collections in the proper and timely curation of the insect specimens in the Zoological Reference Collection (ZRC) of the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum (LKCNHM).

To assist in the processing of newly acquired specimens through expeditions and fieldwork, and conduct critical projects to upgrade the collection.

Job Requirements:

– Diploma or BSc. in Biology or biology-related fields preferred.

– Must be able to speak and write English.

– Must have interest in insects and other terrestrial arthropods.

– Must be comfortable with handling preserved zoological specimens, prior experience with insect specimen handling a plus.

– Enthusiastic and meticulous, with an eye for detail, and can perform routine tasks well.

– Have basic computer skills, familiar with email, word processing & spreadsheet software.

– Familiarity with Linnaean classification and nomenclature a plus.

– Able to work independently and in a team.

– Able to commit at least 40 hours per week (Contract duration: 1 Year)

Duties & Responsibilities:

– Assist in the curation of the entomological collection

– Undertake specific collection improvement projects

– Participate in field surveys and collections.

– Perform general maintenance of the museum’s collections of zoological specimens and associated facilities. Maintenance work includes upkeep of specimens, preparation of standard specimen labels, topping up preservatives.

– Assist in packing and mailing of specimen loans.

– Assist research visitors and students, and oversee volunteers in collection-related research.

– Other duties as and when assigned pertaining to the entomology collection.

Selected candidate will be trained in-house by the curator on the methods and safe practices of handling preservatives and specimens; and on the importance of both scientific and historical collections.

To apply, please visit this link.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for an interview.

(Direct link to application page: https://nuscareers.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=008II&lang=en)