Curator, Fossil Cnidaria

Deadline: Monday, October 9, 2023 - 09:00
Employer: The Natural History Museum, London
Contract Duration: Permanent
Contract Type: Full Time
Salary: £33,396 per annum

Embedded within Invertebrates and Plants Palaeobiology, this is a curatorial role in a world-renowned institution with a strong scientific mission and commitment to enhancing our research infrastructure.

The successful applicant will join a large science group composed of approximately 300 scientists. The NHM (Natural History Museum) houses some of the largest, most significant scientific collections in the world, which includes the internationally important natural history library, a suite of advanced analytical and imaging facilities, and offers the opportunity to contribute science to national and international audiences.

The Curator will be responsible for acquiring, curating, and making specimens within their area of responsibility in Fossil Invertebrates available to facilitate research, teaching, and exhibitions. These collections are frequently accessed by internal and external researchers and are used for the NHM’s public engagement activities, including permanent exhibitions, temporary and touring exhibitions, and outreach events for the general public and media.

Applications are open to candidates in the field of invertebrate palaeontology, with particular expertise in Fossil Corals.

Applications are open to candidates with collections expertise in invertebrate palaeontology.