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Assitant Curator, Herpetology (Vpsg3.1)

Museum Victoria - Melbourne, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency
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JOB DESCRIPTION

Australia's largest public museum organisation is seeking an enthusiastic and experienced researcher to provide assistance with core museum curatorial duties in Herpetology (1 day per week) until FEB 2024 and in addition to this, assist the Ian Potter Research Fellow at 1 day per week for 1 year, which will contribute to meeting KPIs and research publications on the impacts of fire on reptiles and invertebrates in the Little Desert in Western Victoria.

THE OPPORTUNITY:

Australia's largest public museum organisation is seeking an enthusiastic and experienced researcher to provide assistance with core museum curatorial duties in Herpetology (1 day per week) until FEB 2024 and in addition to this, assist the Ian Potter Research Fellow at 1 day per week for 1 year, which will contribute to meeting KPIs and research publications on the impacts of fire on reptiles and invertebrates in the Little Desert in Western Victoria.

Working within the Herpetology Research group in the Department of Sciences, key duties of this role include: 

  1. Participate as a team member on fieldwork and collection trips.
  2. Undertake core museum curatorial duties in Herpetology, including collecting and recording data for non grant-funded collection work, public outreach, species identification and fieldwork.
  3. Undertake research on reptiles and invertebrates in the Little Desert in western Victoria, including DNA extractions, sample preparation and genetic analysis.
  4. Input data into spreadsheets to maintain research records of molecular, laboratory and field-based research activities on reptiles and invertebrates in the Little Desert in western Victoria.

Please see our Role Statement for a copy of the full Key Selection Criteria and Duties.

OTHER INFORMATION:

This role is a part-time (FTE 0.40) position for 1 year with continuation at FTE 0.20 until FEB 2024.

The salary on offer is $68,884 per annum; paid pro-rata (Base of grade) plus 9.5% superannuation.

HOW TO APPLY:

To view the position description, visit https://museumsvictoria.com.au/careers/

For more information about this position, please contact Jane Melville on email: jmelv@museum.vic.gov.au

To apply, please select 'APPLY NOW' below. Please submit the following:

  • A brief Cover letter that outlines your interest in this role.
  • A current CV detailing relevant experience.
  • A brief document outlining your responses to the Key Selection Criteria.

Please note: Applications that do not include the above elements will not be considered.

 Applications Close: Monday, 21st June (11.59 pm)

Melbourne, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency




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