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Museum Officer, Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum

The Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum (LKCNHM) of the National University of Singapore is inviting applications for a Museum Officer position. This is a Research Track appointment with teaching and curation responsibilities. The successful candidate must be passionate about: specimen-based research on Southeast Asian non-insect invertebrate biodiversity; educating NUS students about biodiversity and natural history collections; and working with non-insect invertebrate specimen collections.

The successful candidate will be expected to work, independently or in collaboration with other museum staff, in these areas as well as on other aspects of the museum’s operations. As such, we are seeking highly motivated candidates, with strong and relevant research CVs, who are good communicators/educators, having experience in teaching, and are keen to work with non-insect invertebrate specimens; they must be able to effectively multi-task and be strong team players.

Salary and benefits are commensurate with qualifications and experience. The successful candidate should be able to commence work in June 2023. The successful candidate will work with Assoc Prof Darren Yeo Chong Jinn.

The main responsibilities of the position include

• Developing an internationally competitive research programme on Southeast Asian biodiversity and natural history based primarily on specimens in the non-insect invertebrate collection of museum, in areas including but not limited to systematics and taxonomy, phylogenetics and evolutionary biology, ecology, biogeography, and conservation biology

• Teaching one university graduate module on natural history collections; and helping co-teach other modules (graduate or undergraduate) and/or supervising research students/interns as and when necessary • Growing and developing, managing, and curating the non-insect invertebrate section of the museum’s collection

• Performing various services for the museum, including operations, outreach and engagement, research management, consultancies, etc., as may be necessary Qualifications • Qualifications / Discipline: • PhD degree and relevant expertise in specimen-based systematics and taxonomic research in Zoology or an equivalent area • 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

Skills, Experience:

• Expertise/experience with non-insect invertebrates (systematics and taxonomic research as well as specimen collection management/curation)

• Experience in applied biodiversity research (e.g., consultancies), conference or workshop organization, journal editing, research management or administration

• Skillsets in digital technology, molecular sciences and/or field-expertise

• Singapore Class 3 driving license

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