Submitted: 13 November 2023
Department: Vertebrate Zoology (Mammalogy)
Institution: American Museum of Natural History
Job type: Tenure-track
Apply by: 3 January 2024
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The Division of Vertebrate Zoology at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) seeks an Assistant Curator in the Department of Mammalogy to start on or after July 2024.

The successful candidate will be a creative scientist with an innovative program in mammalian evolutionary genomics, with the potential to develop inter-institutional collaborations. The applicant should demonstrate expertise in using comparative genomics and collections in an integrative and computationally-intense framework. We are also interested in applicant’s who work in the areas of climate change, biodiversity crisis, resilience, disease transmission, and human health.

The AMNH is a recognized leader in scientific research, graduate education, and public education about science and the natural world. The responsibilities of the position are to perform original scientific research on mammals, oversee curation and management of the mammal collection in the Division of Vertebrate Zoology, and enhance the Museum’s collections through field expeditions and collecting. In addition, the successful candidate will serve as an Assistant Professor in the Richard Gilder Graduate School and have an interest in teaching and advising comparative biology PhD students and postdocs. The successful candidate will also have opportunities to contribute to exhibition development, collaborate with the Museum’s education department, and participate in public programs.

Resources available at the AMNH include world-class zoological collections, including cryogenic collection; genomics labs and ancient biomolecules lab; 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 across many disciplines. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to build on existing relationships with nearby collaborating institutions including Columbia University and the City University of New York.

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