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    Summary

    This position is located in the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), Smithsonian Institution.  The purpose of this position is to perform scholarly and professional research and curation in a portion of the National Collection embracing the incumbent’s area of specialization.

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    Responsibilities

    • Independently initiates, develops, and participates in research and fieldwork to investigate the paleobiology and evolution and ecology of marine macro-invertebrate fossils; publishes scholarly research and curates National Collections in specialty area; collaborates with outside researchers.
    • Organizes, obtains funds for, and participates in collecting and analyzing specimen-based data to address questions relating to paleobiology.
    • Serves as consultant and expert advisor on professional matters in expertise area to Smithsonian, other governmental agencies, colleagues, writers, educational institutions, research foundations, scientific organizations, and general public.
    • As requested, develops exhibits plans within area of specialization; conducts attendant research and provides documentation and technical consultation during exhibits planning and construction.
    • Develops and maintains collections in area of expertise; assures proper documentation, identification, authentication, and storage of the collection.
    • As assigned, serves as Acting Chair of department in the Chair’s absence, and/or, generally on a rotating basis.

    Travel Required

    50% or less - Occasional

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    12

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