Description: The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences (NCSM) is looking to hire a 3 year, full-time project technician in the Fishes Unit of the Research and Collections Section. This position will be funded via an NSF CSBR grant. The person in this position will work closely with the Collections Manager of Fishes and Project Manager in the processing of recently-acquired collections. Processing will include all aspects of curation, such as stabilizing, labeling, databasing, etc.
Essential Functions: Stabilizing specimens in ethanol - Cataloging specimens using an MS Access database - Georeferencing locality information - Updating taxonomic information - Labeling and shelving specimens - Assisting with Citizen Science Curator project - Supervising volunteers and student interns
Qualifications Preferred: Bachelor’s Degree in biology or related field - CCuratorial experience in natural history collections - Databasing experience, preferably with Microsoft Access - Efficient attention to detail - Ability to work both independently and as part of a team - Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs and work with various chemicals
Location: NCSM Research Lab, located at 1671 Gold Star Drive, Raleigh, North Carolina, 27606 Approximate starting date Mid-July 2015 Please submit a cover letter and resume to Gabriela Hogue (firstname.lastname@example.org) by June 15, 2015.