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Technical Officer, Herpetology – Australian Museum

Closing date:   February 26, 2020
Institution:   Australian Museum Trust
Salary:   $95,806. Package includes salary ($59,211 - $86,429), employer's contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading
Employment status:   Temporary Full Time employment for a period up to 30 June 2020
Location :   Sydney Region / Sydney City
Contact name:   Jodi Rowley, 02 9320 6014
Contact email:   Not supplied yet.

About the Australian Museum

The Australian Museum (AM) operates within the NSW Department of Premier & Cabinet and was founded in 1827 as the first museum in Australia. The AM provides access, engagement and scientific research to increase our understanding of natural history and culture, particularly of the Australasian region. The AM holds more than 21 million objects of biological, geological and cultural collections and develops programs, exhibitions and school and community education initiatives onsite, online and offsite. The AM’s purpose is to make nature, Indigenous cultures & science accessible and relevant to everyone.

For more information, visit the website.

The AM supports a diverse workforce and promotes applications from First Nation and Torres Strait Islander people. People with disabilities who meet the selection criteria are encouraged to apply; and where required, Australian Museum will implement reasonable adjustment consistent with industry standard.

About the role

To increase the impact of science at the Australian Museum by undertaking technical work supporting the Curator of Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Biology in implementing an innovative field and collection-based research and collection research infrastructure program.

Essential Requirements

As the successful candidate, you will demonstrate:

  • BSc or BSc (Hons) preferred, TAFE qualifications, or equivalent research experience with a strong background relevant to the Museum’s research priorities http://australianmuseum.net.au/uploads/documents/30101/amri_sciencestrategy_2015.pdf
  • Demonstrated capacity to conduct and/or assist research on amphibians and experience with amphibian-related field and lab work.
  • Adequate knowledge and experience in order to deliver the Key Accountabilities and perform to the Focus Capabilities outlined in this Role Description.

For more information or to apply visit: JobsNSW.


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