Research Zoologist

[from Deep-Sea Life Vol 12]

Research Zoologist

Department of Invertebrate Zoology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History seeks a zoologist to conduct an integrative, specimen or collection-based research program in invertebrate evolution and biodiversity (exclusive of hexapods, myriapods, and arachnids). The successful candidate is expected to develop an internationally recognized research program that makes important contributions to understanding invertebrate evolution and biodiversity through synthetic research involving phylogenetics, genetics, anatomy, development, genomics, biogeography, conservation, informatics, or related fields. Frequent publication of highly regarded papers in competitive, peer-reviewed journals, curation of collections in specialty area, service to the scientific community in leadership capacities, acquisition of external funding, engagement in outreach activities, and mentorship of students are expected.

Full-time, permanent appointment with full Government benefits to be filled at the GS-12 level; US citizenship and a one-year probationary period are required. The museum’s authorized salary range for this position at this time is $81,548 – $86,984 per year. College transcripts and proof of U.S. accreditation for foreign study must be submitted online by the closing date of announcement. For complete requirements and application procedures go to www. or and refer to Announcement 19A-JW-304220-DEU-NMNH. The announcement opens November 7, 2018. Applications and all supporting documentation must be received on-line by January 7, 2019 and must reference the announcement number. All applicants will be notified by email when their application is received. The Smithsonian Institution is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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