Research Geologist/Biologist - Invertebrate Paleontology

Washington D.C.
The authorized salary range is $83,938 - $88,959
August 29 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Interdisciplinary Scientist,

Research Geologist/Biologist

Department of Paleobiology

National Museum of Natural History

Smithsonian Institution

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History seeks a paleobiologist to conduct an integrative, specimen-based research program in the paleobiology of marine macro-invertebrate fossils.  The successful candidate is expected to pursue creative studies of evolutionary and/or paleoecological patterns and processes using morphology, phylogenetics, biogeography, and/or biogeochemistry.  Publication in peer-reviewed journals in specialty areas is expected, as is curation of appropriate collections, professional service to the scientific community, and educational outreach to the public in a manner commensurate with emerging leadership in the area of specialty.

This position is a full-time, permanent appointment with full Government benefits to be filled at the GS-12 level; U.S. citizenship and a one-year probationary period are required.  The museum’s authorized salary range for this position is $83,938-$88,959 per year commensurate with experience.  All candidates are encouraged to apply, including those whose academic status is“All But Dissertation” (ABD), currently performing postdoctoral work, or engaged in early stages of their academic careers. College transcripts and proof of U.S. accreditation for foreign study must be submitted online by the closing date of announcement. For complete requirements and application procedures go to www.usajobs.govand refer to Announcement 19A-JW-304802-DEU-NMNH (  The announcement opens August 5, 2019.  Applications and all supporting documentation must be received on-line by October 7, 2019and must reference the announcement number.This is an interdisciplinary position to be filled by either a Research Geologist or a Research Biologist, depending upon the applicant’s primary discipline. All applicants will be notified by email when their application is received.  The Smithsonian Institution is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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