Curatorial Assistant – Mollusks

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences (NCSM) is looking to hire a 4 month, part-time project technician in the Mollusk Unit of the Research and Collections Section. This position will be funded via an US Fish and Wildlife grant. The person in this position will work closely with the Collections Manager of Mollusks in the processing of recently-acquired collections. Processing will include all aspects of curation such as stabilizing, labeling, databasing, etc.

Essential Functions:  Stabilizing specimens in ethanol and archival trays (dry specimens) – Cataloging specimens using an Microsoft Access database – Georeferencing locality information – Updating taxonomic information – Labeling and shelving specimens

Qualifications Preferred:  Bachelor’s Degree in biology or related field – Curatorial experience in natural history collections – Databasing experience, preferably with Microsoft Access – Efficient attention to detail – Ability to work both independently and as part of a team – Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. and work with various chemicals.

There is a possibility that this grant will be extended past the four months.

Location:  NCSM Research Lab, located at 1671 Gold Star Drive, Raleigh, North Carolina, 27606.  Approximate starting date Mid-February 2017.   Please submit a cover letter and resume to Jamie Smith (Jamie.Smith@naturalsciences.org) by January 31, 2017.

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