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🔵 Professional Positions

🔵 Preparator, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, California, USA

Posting Date: 11 May 2018
Closing Date: 8 June 2018

The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (NHM) seeks a preparator to conduct fossil preparation for its vertebrate fossil collections. The successful candidate will work alongside colleagues in the “Dino Lab”, a public-facing preparation laboratory, within the Dinosaur Institute at the NHM. This position involves weekend hours (a Friday–Tuesday work week), and interaction with the public. Preparation will be based on priorities set by the curatorial staff including new projects and existing collections. Work will involve preparation and conservation of both micro- and macro-fossil specimens. The candidate will supervise and train volunteers and students in fossil preparation. He/She will be responsible for documenting and archiving all preparation activities in conjunction with collections staff and aid in ordering supplies. He/She will assist with maintaining lab safety including chemical storage and personnel equipment. The successful candidate will have a knowledge of vertebrate anatomy and be experienced using and caring for all necessary lab tools including specialized ones, such as zip scribes, air abraders, and microscope-based preparation. He/She will be knowledgeable about and capable of overseeing the use of consolidants, the handling of large specimens, building support cradles, and making molds & casts. In conjunction with other staff, the successful candidate will lead and facilitate tours and public/educational programming related to the Dino Lab and the Dinosaur Institute’s programs. Opportunities to participate in Dinosaur Institute and NHM field programs are also possible.

The successful candidate will have a relevant Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, with a minimum of two years of demonstrated professional experience in a fossil preparation lab. He/She will demonstrate a high level of professional skill, innovation, cooperativeness, and ability to interact with the public. Exceptional manual dexterity, hand-eye coordination, problem-solving skills, attention to detail and interpersonal relations, as well as outstanding organizational skills and the ability to work independently are required. The ability to work a Friday–Tuesday work week within a public-facing lab is required. The position requires a California (or other valid) driver’s license, the ability to lift heavy objects, and to operate in non-office conditions. Experience with specimen digitization techniques, and collections databases, particularly Emu software, would be desirable, but are not required.

The NHM’s mission is to inspire wonder, discovery, and responsibility for our natural and cultural worlds. Our strategic intent – “To be the best at communicating how our planet and life on it changes over time and why this matters” – guides our priorities for the next decade. The ability to communicate effectively and engage with a wide variety of audiences, including the public and NHM’s various stakeholders, is paramount. The preparator will actively participate in a broad range of museum activities, such as training educators, public communications, media interactions, fundraising, and community science initiatives. The successful candidate must possess a positive attitude and be proactive with regards to public engagement. The NHM is seeking applicants who have demonstrated experience and commitment working with a diverse community.

This is a full-time position with a salary and title commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits. Work will include weekends, and this is not a research position. Application deadline is June 8, 2018. Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, salary history, and the full contact information of at least three professional references to, Natural History Museum Preparator Search, Dinosaur Institute, Research & Collections, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, 900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90007, USA.

🔵 Teaching Fellow, School of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK

Posting Date: 7 June 2018
Closing Date: 24 June 2018

The University of Bristol, School of Earth Sciences, is seeking to recruit a full time Teaching Fellow to join the world leading Bristol Palaeobiology research group. We are seeking an energetic and committed teacher with experience of delivering excellent palaeobiology/geology/zoology teaching (classroom, laboratory and field-based teaching and undergraduate and/or postgraduate project supervision) in a higher education setting, with an up-to-date knowledge of current topics and methods in palaeobiology.

You will be expected to take strategic oversight of the teaching and management of the BSc/MSci Palaeobiology and Evolution and the MSc Palaeobiology degrees in the role of Programme Director. You will be required to develop and deliver lectures and laboratory sessions, lead field trips and devise and supervise student research projects. Central to these roles is support for students’ academic progress, coordination and delivery of small group tutorials, and marking of formative and summative assessments. You will also be expected to develop their teaching skills and materials and be willing to innovate and undertake training as required.

Applicants will have an undergraduate degree and a PhD in Palaeobiology/Geology/Zoology or a related subject.

Deadline for applications: 24 June 2018, interviews will be held on 26th July 2018.

For further information about this role please contact:

Professor Emily Rayfield, Director of Palaeobiology undergraduate programmes
(0117) 3941210

Dr Mary Benton, Director of Education
(0117) 954 5373

To apply, follow this link.

The University is committed to creating and sustaining a fully inclusive culture. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and communities.

🔶 PhD Opportunities, Postdoctoral Appointments, Technical & Intern Positions

🔶 Deep Time Peter Buck Postdoctoral Fellowship, Department of Paleobiology, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., USA

Posting Date: 11 May 2018
Closing Date: 10 June 2018

Applications are invited for a two-year Research Fellowship (postdoctoral) in Paleobiology relating to the goals of the Deep Time Initiative at the National Museum of Natural History. This fellowship involves 75% time commitment to research and 25% time commitment toward advancing science education and outreach for the public. The appointment provides stipend ($50,400/yr), research/travel allowance ($4 K/yr), support for health insurance ($2K/yr), and a one-time relocation allowance ($1K).

The successful applicant will be expected to conduct independent research through the study of paleobiology, paleoecology, and/or taphonomy involving NMNH fossil collections. The awardee will take part in the scholarly activities of the Department of Paleobiology and in public outreach and education relating to Deep Time. Research in any aspect of paleobiology will be considered, however, priority will be given to applications that: 1) propose research relating to geochemical approaches to paleobiological questions, including early life, 2) indicate a high standard of research productivity, creativity, and interactivity, 3) provide evidence of ability to communicate about science and engage the public with scientific topics – specifically involving direct interaction with the public, orally, in writing, through social media, citizen science, etc.

The Deep Time (DT) initiative is focused on understanding connections between 4.6 billion years of environmental change, the diversity of life, and the future of our species on Earth. The four focal themes for our Deep Time research, exhibits, and outreach include: 1) evolution of organisms, 2) evolution of ecosystems, 3) earth processes, 4) connections among these forces including to our human past, present and future. Through understanding of the fossil and geological record, the Deep Time Initiative seeks to inform and inspire the global community about connections between the past, present, and future of life on Earth and help create citizens for a changing planet. The Deep Time Peter Buck Fellow will join two other Deep Time Peter Buck Fellows who are involved in research and outreach activities during the lead-up and opening of the new NMNH Fossil Halls (Deep Time) exhibition in June, 2019.

Information about the Paleobiology Department and the Evolution of Terrestrial Ecosystems (ETE) Program can be found at,, the collections at, and the Deep Time exhibit renovation at

Applicants should have a proven record of research accomplishment and knowledge of the fossil record.  Preferred starting dates for the fellowship are between September 30 and November 30, 2018, and all formal requirements for a Ph.D. must be completed before the end of this time interval. To apply, send: (1) curriculum vitae; (2) pdfs of recent publications (maximum of three); (3) proposed research for the two-year interval (up to 5 double-spaced pages, including figures, 11 point type); (4) a 1-page education and outreach statement of interests and accomplishments in communicating science to the public, and (5) two letters of reference submitted separately by the referees.

All application materials should be submitted to Dr. Brian Huber,, in pdf format by June 10, 2018. Questions regarding the fellowship should be emailed to Dr. Anna K. Behrensmeyer, or Dr. Brian Huber,

Note that this Deep Time Fellowship call is separate from the Smithsonian’s regular Fellowship Program, which has an annual deadline of December 1 and is 100% research.

The Smithsonian Institution is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

🔶 6 PhD positions in an interdisciplinary research on climate reconstruction during the late Permian and Early Triassic, Universities of Zürich, Lausanne and Geneva, Switzerland

Posting Date: 7 June 2018
Closing Date: 15 June 2018

We seek applications for six PhD positions in an interdisciplinary program aimed at a quantitative-numerical, fully consistent, time-resolved, global environmental model for the high-frequency and high-amplitude climate changes during the late Permian and the Early Triassic.

The six offered PhD projects cover the following topics:

PhD 1 and 2 (UZH): high resolution sampling of ammonoid (PhD1) and conodont (PhD2).. Taxonomy based on intraspecific variation analyses. Quantitative biochronology by means of unitary associations. Quantitative biogeographic analyses from regional to global scales and development of numerical simulations with sensitivity experiments at both scales. Relations between evolutionary turnover rates, ecological partitioning and abiotic stress. Experience with field work and intensive sampling, a good knowledge of PAST and interest in numerical modelling are all valuable assets. Both PhD students will interact closely with other PhD students involved in geochemistry, geochronology and climate modelling.

PhD 3 and 4 (UNIL): high resolution sampling and measurements of geochemical (major and trace elements (including Hg concentrations), organic matter and carbonate content) and isotopic (conventional C-, O-, and S-isotope as well as clumped isotopes, and radiogenic Sr-, Nd-isotope) compositions of samples from selected Permian-Triassic profiles. This will also include further analytical improvements for the analytical methods used for both biomineralized carbonate and phosphate, notably the clumped isotope measurements of carbonates and SIMS measurements of phosphates. The PhD students will exchange ideas and results with the other students from UZH and UNIGE and to help constrain the modeling parts for a global Permian-Triassic transition period.

PhD 5 (UNIGE): high-precision U-Pb zircon geochronology on volcanic ashes inter-bedded with fossiliferous marine sediments, possibly high-resolution oxygen and carbon isotope analyses to establish a tight control on temporal variation in temperature and bio-productivity, as well as trace-element and Hf isotope analyses on accessory minerals from the dated ash beds. Calculation of Bayesian age-depth models. Fieldwork joint with UZH group. Previous experience performing geochemical analyses, and an affinity for careful and disciplined working in a clean-air laboratory as well as with with analytical equipment would be wishful.

PhD 6 (UNIGE): set-up of the coupled atmosphere-ocean-sea ice model MITgcm, evaluation of its ability to simulate the Triassic-Permian climate changes, improvement of its physical parameterizations in order to include full carbon cycle and coupling with ice-sheet dynamics, analysis of its sensitivity to sea-level changes, close interaction with other PhD students within the project for constructing proper initial/boundary conditions. Experience with high-performance computing and with ocean, atmosphere or climate models is an asset.

The research team from the three universities will comprise 6 PhD students and 5 researchers in paleontology, geochemistry, geochronology, plate tectonic and climate modelling, funded by the Swiss National Foundation for Scientific Research for a four years project. The successful candidates will be integrated in a teaching program featuring different short courses on relevant topics within the frame of this interdisciplinary research program.

We invite applicants with a MSc., Diploma, high-ranking BSc. (honors; 1st class or 2-1), and/or equivalent degree(s) in Earth Sciences or in Physics for PhD 6. The candidates should have an aptitude for quickly learning new skills. Fluency in speaking, reading and writing scientific English is required. The project will start 1 November, 2018. Gross salary is 47-50 kCHF per year, social charges and taxes amount to a maximum of 20%. Candidates with Swiss citizenship, from countries belonging to the European Union and the AELE will be given priority for administrative reasons.

Applications (including a CV, a list of three referees, and a statement about motivation and career planning) should be sent as soon as possible, but before June 15, 2018, in one pdf file to the following persons:

Prof. Hugo Bucher ( for PhD positions 1 and 2
Prof. Torsten Vennemann ( for PhD positions 3 and 4
Prof. Urs Schaltegger ( for PhD position 5
Dr. M. Brunetti ( for PhD position 6

For further questions, please contact directly any of the four group leaders via email. Selected candidates will be invited for a one-day recruitment workshop at the end of June 2018.

🔶 PhD Opportunities (2, Cambrian Explosion and Ordovician Radiation), Institute of Earth Sciences, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland

Posting Date: 5 May 2018
Closing Date: 14 May 2018

The University of Lausanne is a higher teaching and research institution composed of seven faculties where approximately 15,000 students and nearly 5,000 collaborators, professors, and researchers work and study. Ideally situated along the lake of Geneva, near Lausanne’s city center, its campus brings together over 120 nationalities.

Two fully-funded PhD positions are currently available in the Animal Origins and Morphology Lab (ANOM Lab: at the Institute of Earth Sciences at the University of Lausanne. These two projects, each fully-funded for four years, are supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation, and the successful applicants will work under the supervision of Prof. Allison Daley. The PhD projects will build on an existing research program examining evolution during the Cambrian Explosion and Ordovician Radiation, using fossils from exceptionally preserved fossil localities. The ANOM Lab comprises three post-docs and two PhD students currently in Lausanne, and numerous international collaborations.

Job information
  • Expected start date in position : 01.07.2018 – or upon agreement
  • Contract length : 4 years
  • Activity rate : 100 %
  • Workplace : University of Lausanne, Faculty of Geosciences and Environment, Institute of Earth Sciences

Your responsibilities
The Fezouata Biota is a recently discovered locality in Morocco that contains exceptionally preserved soft-bodied fossils as well as mineralized taxa. An early Ordovician age places it between the Cambrian Explosion and the Ordovician Radiation, making it ideally suited to provide crucial information on these major evolutionary events. The PhD projects will significantly contribute to the description of the arthropods that characterize the Fezouata Biota, and will address questions related to their affinities and interrelationships, as well as their population dynamics and life history strategies.

Both projects involve extensive examination of exceptionally preserved arthropod fossils, including their preparation, photography, and analysis. Descriptive papers of new taxa will form the bulk of the early stages of the projects, providing the core data for analyses on functional morphology, phylogenetics, and quantitative ecological methods later in the projects. The successful candidates will have the opportunity to develop paleontological fieldwork skills, and run comparative ecological analyses on modern arthropods in our newly built research aquaria. One of the PhD projects will focus on horseshoe crab fossils, and the other will focus on trilobites. Both posts will be hired simultaneously, and detailed work-plans will be developed with the appointed candidates based on their experiences and interests.

Your qualifications
The ideal candidate for either PhD project will have a Masters degree or equivalent in Earth Sciences or Life Sciences, with a background in paleontology. Preferably, the candidate will have experience working with arthropod fossil or extant material. Expertise in preparing, photographing and analysing fossil material is desirable, as is experience with quantitative methods and working with data analysis programs (PAST, Paup, TNT, etc.). Experience of geological fieldwork and working with modern animals in aquaria is also desirable. Excellent writing skills in English are required, and knowledge of French language is desirable.

What the position offers you
Situated near the Swiss Alps on the shore of beautiful Lake Geneva, on the edge of the UNESCO World Heritage Lavaux Terraced Vineyards, Lausanne offers an exceptional quality of life. The Institute of Earth Sciences (ISTE) is situated in the new Geopolis building, which houses state-of-the-art research facilities including the national SwissSIMS facility. The paleontology laboratories house three SEMs, including a newly purchased Variable Pressure Cryo-SEM, purpose-built research aquaria, and extensive fossil preparation and imaging facilities. The students will join a vibrant and friendly academic environment of international researchers and students, who cover a full range of topics across the earth sciences.

Contact for further information

Allison Daley
Institute of Earth Sciences
University of Lausanne
Géopolis Building, CH-1015
Telephone : Phone: +41 (0)21 692 43 77.

Your application
Apply for these positions through the UNIL website here. Applications should include a CV, a letter of motivation including information on previous research experience and publications if available, and the names of two persons who can be contacted for references.

Review of the applications will start on 14 May 2018, but applications will be considered until the positions are filled. Applicants should be prepared to interview at the end of May. Please send your full application in Word or PDF. Only applications through this website will be taken into account.

Additional information
UNIL is committed to promoting gender equality and strongly encourages applications from female candidates.

🔶 PhD Fellowship (Benthic Foraminiferal Biodiversity/Ecology), The Department of Geosciences, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway

Posting Date: 25 April 2018
Closing Date: 21 May 2018

The position is part of the research project The Nansen Legacy ( The Nansen Legacy is the Norwegian Arctic research community's joint effort to establish an understanding of a changing marine Arctic climate and ecosystem. The project will provide a scientific knowledgebase needed for future sustainable resource management in the transitional Barents Sea and the adjacent Arctic Basin. It is a collaborative project between ten Norwegian research institutions, and will run from 2018 to 2023. Activities in the project will include international cooperation, and several cruises with the new, ice-going research vessel Kronprins Haakon. The PhD project is part of Research Foci RF3 (The living Barents Sea) and RF1 (Physical drivers). RF3 focuses on biodiversity, ecosystem functioning, and environmental forcing of the northern and central Barents Sea.

The candidate will characterize living benthic foraminifera (protists) in contrasting environments in the northern Barents Sea and adjacent slope in terms of biodiversity (including metabarcoding), abundance, biomass, distribution patterns etc. This includes analyses of how physical and chemical characteristics of the substrate and water masses may impact benthic foraminiferal community structure, possible migration patterns and abundance change of species in relation to retreating sea-ice, and identification of major drivers along a south-north transect and between seasons in high latitudes. The outcome of RF3 will be used in RF1 to interpret changes in sea-ice distribution, paleoproductivity, and related environmental conditions during the past 2 kyrs. The candidate will attend cruises, collect sediment cores for past and present-day ecological analyses, and perform experiments on trophic aspects of benthic foraminifera.

Starting date no later than 1 September 2018

For further details, please see

🔶 PhD Research Fellowship (Paleontology/Sedimentology), The Natural History Museum, Universitetet i Oslo, Oslo, Norway

Posting Date: 14 May 2018
Closing Date: 31 August 2018

Job description
Applications are invited for a 3 year position in a Research Fellowship as PhD Candidate in Paleontology / Sedimentology to be based at the the Natural History Museum, University of Oslo. Starting date no later than August 2018, assuming agreement on external funding. The candidate will study Triassic biofacies with both organic rich sediment (anoxic deposit) and beds with extensive bioturbation and invertebrate fauna, with focus on the Middle Triassic Botneheia Formation in Svalbard.

More about the position
The aim is to improve our understanding of the paleoenvironment of the High Boreal Triassic, integrating paleontology with sedimentology and organic geochemistry. The project will involve field and laboratory work, taxonomic description, statistical and ecological analysis. The project is organized within the ARCEx Program and is a cooperation between the University of Oslo, several other Norwegian universities, and the University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS). The candidate will be part of an active Triassic research group in Oslo.

Qualification requirements
Applicants must hold a Master’s degree or equivalent in geology and have extensive field experience. Specialization in sedimentology or paleontology will be an advantage. The candidate must participate in field work in August 2018, and must be physically fit to work in the Arctic.

We seek a highly motivated, hardworking and creative student who is able to think and work independently, but who is also able to work well as part of a team. The candidate must have good communication skills and will collaborate with researchers across disciplines. The position requires a person with broad scientific interests and willingness to learn a variety of scientific and laboratory techniques. The purpose of the fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a PhD degree.

The fellowship requires admission to the PhD programme at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. The application to the PhD programme must be submitted no later than two months after taking up the position. For more information see: A good command of English is required:

We offer
salary NOK 436 900 – 490 900 per annum depending on qualifications in a position as PhD Research fellow, (position code 1017) attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

How to apply
The application must include:
  • application letter
  • CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work - scientific publications)
  • copies of educational certificates, transcript of records and letters of recommendation
  • evt. documentation of english proficiency
  • a complete list of publications and academic works that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee
  • names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number)

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, please follow the link “apply for this job”. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University's grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).

Formal regulations
In accordance with the University of Oslo’s equal opportunities policy, we invite applications from all interested individuals regardless of gender or ethnicity. Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Research Fellowships at the University of Oslo. According to the Norwegian Freedom and Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure. The appointment may be shortened/given a more limited scope within the framework of the applicable guidelines on account of any previous employment in academic positions. The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results etc.

Contact information
For further information about the fellowship:
Associate Professor Øyvind Hammer
phone +47 4528 2920

For questions regarding the application procedure, please contact:
HR Advisor Thomas Brånå,

🔶 Laboratory Technician, Stable Isotope Laboratory and Sediment Core Laboratory, Union College, Schenectady, New York, USA

Posting Date: 31 March 2018
Closing Date: 31 May 2018

We seek a laboratory technician to work in Union College’s Stable Isotope Laboratory and Sediment Core Laboratory. This is a full-time position for 2 years, with the possibility of renewal. The technician will split their time between both laboratories, work with students and faculty, prepare samples and standards, and operate and maintain instrumentation. The labs are well equipped with a Thermo Delta Advantage isotope ratio mass spectrometer, Gas Bench, Costech EA, TCEA, Micromill, 6-digit analytical balance, particle size analyzer, coulometers, and an ICP-MS. We will train the new technician to work with the instrumentation, but some experience is a plus. Someone with an ability to work independently, good lab skills, and an interest in climate change research would be perfect for this position.

Major research projects include the Lake Junin sediment core, several other smaller lake core projects, bivalve shell geochemistry, stalagmite geochemistry, and stable isotopes in tree-rings. Opportunities for independent research exist. The technician will be under the supervision of David Gillikin, Donald Rodbell, and Anouk Verheyden.

We’re looking for someone to start in June, but are flexible.

More information and the application can be found here:

David P. Gillikin, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Geology
Director: Environmental Science, Policy & Engineering Program and
Union College Stable Isotope Laboratory
Union College
Department of Geology
807 Union St.
Schenectady, NY 12308

Office phone: (518) 388-6679
Lab phone: (518) 388-8741
Lab Website:

🔶 Curatorial Assistant, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

Posting Date: 5 May 2018
Closing Date: 30 June 2018

Duties & Responsibilities
Reports to the Curatorial Associate of Invertebrate Paleontology (IP)/[Acting] Curatorial Associate of Vertebrate Paleontology (VP) in the Museum of Comparative Zoology (MCZ). The Curatorial Assistant will be responsible for assisting the Curatorial Associate with day-to-day collection activities in both the VP and IP collections; update all collection indices as necessary; assists with processing of loans, returns and exchanges; answer pertinent correspondence in consultation with Curatorial Associate; assist visitors with access to collections and department library; may perform clerical duties required by the collection such as ordering or mailings. The curatorial assistant processes data relevant to taxonomic and collection information into the museum database, including accessions. May assist in fossil preparation and preservation, maintenance, renovation of collection, pertinent inquiries and visitors to the MCZ collections and facilities, and executes related duties as assigned. Provides clerical functions incidental to the curatorial activities. Attends regular staff trainings/meetings. Contributes to unit goals by accomplishing related duties as required.

Basic Qualifications
High School Diploma or equivalent required, in addition to 1+ years of experience working in a museum collection, or a minimum of a bachelor’s degree with coursework in geology, paleontology, or other closely related fields (e.g. zoology, evolution, etc.) Experience with data processing, spreadsheet and database software.

Additional Qualifications
College background in geology, biology or museum studies. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision. Experience working with collection database management programs, and web interface required. Knowledge PC computers, including Microsoft Word and Excel in addition to demonstrated comfort with learning new software applications. Must be flexible and willing to take on new assignments. Ideal candidate will have great attention to detail, be self-motivated, and the ability to work as part of a team. Should be able to demonstrate good written and verbal communication skills. Must be able to lift 30 lbs. Vertebrate Paleontology experience preferred.

Additional Information
This is a one year term position ending June 30, 2019. When applying for this position please submit your resume and cover letter in our preferred format as one combined document (resume followed by cover letter). Additional information can be found here.

***All formal offers made by FAS Human Resources

Harvard University will not provide visa sponsorship for this position.

The Museum of Comparative Zoology (MCZ) at Harvard University is a center for research and education focused on the comparative relationships of animal life. The MCZ was founded in 1859 and served as a training ground for professional zoologists and influenced many budding US museums through this new generation. Research at the MCZ continues to follow Agassiz’s vision to illuminate the structures of living things, their natural classification and relationship with their surroundings, while remaining a leading institution for modern zoological research. The present-day MCZ collections are comprised of approximately 21-million extant and fossil invertebrate and vertebrate specimens, which continue to be a focus of research and teaching for MCZ, Harvard and outside students and researchers.

EEO Statement
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

🔶 Lecturer (Paleontology/Paleobiology), Department of Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences, Universiy of California, Los Angeles, California, USA

Posting Date: 5 May 2018
Closing Date: 7 September 2018

The UCLA Dept. pf Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences seeks applications for a temporary lecturer position in the area of Paleontology/Paleobiology for the Winter 2019 Quarter. Responsibilities will include lecturing, designing and developing laboratory exercises, conducting regularly scheduled office hours, writing and grading exams and problem sets, and training and supervising one or more teaching assistants for an upper division course in Paleontology. 

Qualified candidates will have a Ph.D. in Biology, Paleontology or equivalent discipline. Significant experience in teaching Paleontology at the college level is preferred. The appointee will be expected to develop a new course of 18 lectures and 8 laboratory classes using materials in the UCLA collections.

Interested parties may apply online at

Questions regarding the position may be directed to Monica Alfredsen.

Monica Alfredsen
Academic Personnel Coordinator
UCLA, Department of Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences
595 Charles E. Young Dr. East
Los Angeles, CA 90095

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