Botany Curator/Scientist

The Natural History Museum of Vienna (Naturhistorisches Museum Wien) hopes to fill a full-time position (40 hours) of a curator/ scientist of the Phanerogamae collection of the botany department.
The botanical collection of NHM Wien is one of the most important collections worldwide ( with approx. 5.5 million herbarium specimens, of which more than 200,000 are type specimens. In addition to support of the numerous guests researchers (2016:> 700 visits), digitization of the collections is an important focus of the work. Staff are supported by numerous volunteers. The working language is German.

Qualifications required:

  • Doctoral degree in botany with a focus on systematics and/or taxonomy;
  • Publications in the field of systematics and/or taxonomy;
  • Participation in national or international projects.

Desired qualifications:

  • Relevant experience with historical botanical collections,
  • Understanding and commitment to the expansion of the database collection of the collections,
  • longer stays abroad in scientific institutions,
  • Experience in the organization and execution of collection trips,
  • Experience in the management of volunteers ,
  • Knowledge of other international collections,
  • Excellent German and English language skills.

The salary is based on the Austrian Science Foundation FWF Postdoc rates:
 Send your application (curriculum vitae, scientific interests and activities, motivation letter, list of publications, names and e-mails of two academic references) in the form of a single compiled PDF file no later than December 31, 2017 by e-Mail to