Research Zoologist Department of Vertebrate Zoology
Department of Vertebrate Zoology
National Museum of Natural History
The Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History seeks a zoologist to conduct an integrative specimen- or other collection-based research program in vertebrate evolution and biodiversity, in the disciplines of herpetology, ichthyology, mammalogy, and/or ornithology, especially mammalogy. The successful candidate is expected to develop an internationally recognized research program that makes important contributions to understanding vertebrate evolution and biodiversity through integrative research involving phylogenetics, anatomy, development, genomics, biogeography, conservation, informatics, or related fields. Frequent publication of highly regarded papers in competitive, peer-reviewed journals, curation of collections in specialty area, service to the scientific community in leadership capacities, acquisition of external funding, engagement in outreach activities, and mentorship of students are expected.
Full-time, permanent appointment with full Government benefits to be filled at the GS-12 level; US citizenship and a one-year probationary period are required. The museum’s authorized salary range for this position at this time is $81,548 - $86,984 per year. College transcripts and proof of U.S. accreditation for foreign study must be submitted online by the closing date of announcement or your application will be disqualified. For complete requirements and application procedures go to www.sihr.si.edu or www.usajobs.gov and refer to Announcement 19A-JW-304235-DEU-NMNH. The announcement opens November 1, 2018. Applications and all supporting documentation must be received on-line by December 13, 2018 and must reference the announcement number. All applicants will be notified by email when their application is received.
The Smithsonian Institution is an Equal Opportunity Employer.