USA - MA - Cambridge
USA - MA - Boston
New York, New York
Guilderland Center, New York
Prairie View, Texas
Location: USA - MA - Cambridge
Internal Number: 59313BR
The Museum of Comparative Zoology (MCZ) is seeking to hire a half-time Curatorial Assistant II in the Department of Invertebrate Zoology (IZ). Reporting to the Curatorial Associate, this position supports the NSF Documenting Marine Biodiversity through Digitization of Invertebrate Collections (DigIn) TCN grant.
One-year grant-funded term position from the date of hire with the possibility of an extension based on funding.
To be considered for this position, a cover letter and resume must be submitted. Harvard University will not provide visa sponsorship for this position.***All formal offers will be made by FAS Human Resources.The Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology (MCZ) is a preeminent center for contemporary zoological research and teaching. Its permanent collections comprise approximately 21 million specimens of extant and fossil invertebrates and vertebrates, as well as frozen tissues, microscope slides and other associated objects, such as the Blaschka glass invertebrates.We invite individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and abilities to be a part of our community.
Harvard offers an outstanding benefits package including:
High school diploma or equivalent required, in addition to 1+ years of experience of working in a museum invertebrate zoology collection, or a minimum of a bachelor's degree with coursework in biology or other closely related fields (e.g., marine biology). 1 year of experience with data processing, spreadsheet and database software.
College background in biology, invertebrate zoology, or museum studies. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision. Experience working with collection database management programs (e.g., MCZbase, GEOLocate) and web interface required. Knowledge of PC computers, including Microsoft Word and Excel in addition to demonstrated comfort with learning new software applications. Ideal candidates 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. Experience with type species concepts and photographing specimens ranging in size (5-25 mm) is preferred.