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The Natural History Museum, London is looking for a Curator of Insects, particularly of social insects or beetles. 

  • Management of a collection of over a million insect specimens, ensuring best practice in collections care and providing access to natural history specimens in their taxonomic area.
  • Specimens are to be acquired, curated and made available to facilitate research, teaching, training, reference and exhibitions.
  • An emerging expert in their field of collections-based science, the curator will demonstrate ability in scholarship science (e.g. taxonomy, systematics, organismal biology) and have proven expertise in taxonomy and identification of either ants, termites or beetles.
  • The curator works with other curators within either the Hymenoptera, Small Orders or Coleoptera sections within the Insects division.

Application deadline: 2 May 2018

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The Finnish Museum of Natural History invites applications for the permanent position of CURATOR specialising in the systematics and biogeography of either vertebrates or invertebrates (excluding insects). At the moment, the Zoology Unit would especially like to strengthen its vertebrate expertise. The appointment will begin on 1 January 2019, or as mutually agreed.

  • The curator will be part of the Metazoa Team of the Zoology Unit (
  • Duties will include independent research in collection- and specimen-based systematics, zoogeography or anatomy - at any taxonomical level, and including genomic approaches.
  • The curator will have scientific responsibility for a part of the zoological collections, and take part in managing and enhancing them together with the team members.
  • As an expert in the field, the curator will support the development of the Finnish Biodiversity Information Facility (, and participate in the museum’s tasks related to teaching and societal interaction.
  • The curator is expected to be active in obtaining external funding, forming and leading his/her own research group, and supervising students and junior colleagues.


Application deadline: 6 May 2018

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