The American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) seeks an Assistant Curator in the area of Ancient Biomolecules. The successful candidate will be appointed in a tenure-track position as an Assistant Curator in one of four science Divisions (Anthropology, Invertebrate Zoology, Paleontology, or Vertebrate Zoology) and as an Assistant Professor in the Richard Gilder Graduate School at the AMNH.
We seek a candidate with demonstrated high-impact research that involves generating molecular data from ancient or historical archival materials and collections. Candidates should exhibit a high level of scientific productivity and grantsmanship, and clear potential for future success in these areas. Research focus could be in any area related to ancient DNA, historical DNA, museomics, paleoproteomics, paleogenomics, and/or molecular signatures in ancient tissues. The research should integrate with the Museum’s focus on comparative biology and/or anthropology. Those whose research also helps grow natural history collections through fieldwork are encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate would have an interest in teaching and advising comparative biology graduate students and postdocs in the Museum’s Richard Gilder Graduate School.
The Curator’s research and activities are expected to complement and strategically expand the use of the Museum’s collections in novel ways. Resources available at the AMNH include: world-class collections; our Institute for Comparative Genomics with laboratories equipped for molecular and microbial research; ancient biomolecules lab; a renowned natural history library; the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation; the Southwestern Research Station; computational systems; and a wide range of optical, electron beam, and x-ray analytical tools, including CT scanning. The AMNH maintains active internal grant programs to support field research. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to build on existing relationships with nearby collaborating institutions including Columbia University, City University of New York, and others. The AMNH has a vibrant scientific community and outstanding opportunities for public-facing engagement with a large and diverse public. We are committed to advancing and sustaining a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace and visitor experience through defined institutional strategies and goals.
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