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Senior Curator (Biosystematics)

Museum of Tropical Queensland

We seek to appoint a highly motivated, productive scientist with a demonstrated track record of research outputs, international collaborations, external grant funding, collection based research, and evidence of successful supervision of completed doctoral and postdoctoral students. The position will lead and collaborate with a team of scientists and technical staff to conduct original research on the taxonomy, systematics, biogeography and evolution of corals and other groups, ensuring the museum continues to play a significant international role in coral reef and biodiversity research. The position will supervise postgraduate students, and contribute to the development of innovative public programs and exhibitions. The position is based at the Museum of Tropical Queensland, with a proportion of the position to be seconded to James Cook University.

Job details

Position status Temporary
Position type Full-time
Occupational group Research
Classification PO5
Workplace Location Townsville region
Job ad reference QLD/QM356542
Closing date 01-Dec-2020
Job duration until 30 June 2023
Contact person Terry Miller
Contact details 3153 4424
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  • Possession of a postgraduate tertiary degree from a recognised tertiary institution in Science or equivalent discipline, with a major in Zoology, Invertebrate Zoology, Marine Biology or other appropriate qualification as deemed relevant by the CEO, Queensland Museum.
  • Demonstrated experience generating, processing and analysing large molecular phylogenetic datasets and the implementation of bioinformatics pipelines, including expertise in maximum likelihood and Bayesian inference phylogenetic analyses (particularly targeted Ultra Conserved Element and Exon capture), proficiency in a range of specialised phylogenetic software.
  • SCUBA diver qualifications consistent with current occupational standards, small boat licences, Restricted Radiotelephone Operators Certificates or other appropriate qualifications for marine based work are highly desirable.

Your application for this role will remain current for 12 months and may be considered for recurring vacancies which may be at an alternative location or alternative employment basis (full-time or part-time).

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