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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Work with an Invert! - Curator of Coleoptera

P O S I T I O N (CURATOR): E n t o m o l o g y – C o l e o p t e r a

At the "Zoologische Staatssammlung Muenchen" (ZSM) - a research institute in Zoological Systematics (see <>) - a free position (direct for three years, option for permanent position) for a zoologist/coleopterologist is offered starting with 1st July 2008.

Functions: Head of the section "Coleoptera" (see <>) with about 4 million specimens of world-wide importance. Scientific research on Coleoptera
including taxonomy, phylogeny, faunistics, or biogeography based on grant money. Increase,
documentation, and curation of the collection. We also expect information and reference for
guests and corresponding asks, also assistance in administration and public relations of the ZSM.

Requirements: PhD-degree or equivalent in Zoology and detailed knowledge in systematic
entomology, particularly taxonomy of Coleoptera, are required. Perfect knowledge of German
language is necessary. Applicants with personal experience in modern systematic methodologies (e.g., molecular methods, data-bases, SEM, morphometry) will be preferred. Expert knowledge and experience in curating scientific collections is welcome. We also
expect activities concerning public relations of the museum and with respect to associated

According to personal conditions and juristic requirements the contract will be for three years as "Entgeldgruppe 13 TV-L" with an option for a permanent position as "BesGr A 13", if overall
performance is adequate and juristic requirements are fulfilled. Handicapped applicants will be
preferred in cases of equal qualification. We want to increase the percentage of women in
science at the ZSM. The position can also be divided into two half-time ones.

Send your application with curriculum, list of publications and reprints (copies or CD-ROM with pdf-files) of the five most important publications to:

The Director,
Zoologische Staatssammlung Muenchen,
Muenchhausenstrasse 21,
D-81247 Muenchen, Germany

U N T I L MA R C H 31st 2008

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