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The Division of Vertebrate Paleontology of the Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, Gainesville, seeks a full-time (40 hr/wk) collection assistant. The position is funded by a NSF grant and has a duration of one to two years, with a starting date as soon as possible. Closing date for applications is April 12, 2015. Responsibilities include identification and cataloging of Neogene and Pleistocene microvertebrate fossils from Panama. This position will require regular travel to Panama and other locations.

Minimum qualifications include knowledge of microfaunal vertebrates, a bachelor's degree at the time of hire, and one year of experience working in a paleontology collection at a museum. Preference will be for candidates who can demonstrate experience with curation of Neogene and/or Pleistocene North American fossils from a broad range of vertebrate classes, extensive knowledge of microfaunal vertebrates, either through college coursework or work experience, and a Master's degree in an appropriate area of specialization such as geology or biology.

Questions should be directed to Richard Hulbert at rhulbert@flmnh.ufl.edu.

Applications must be done through the University of Florida employment web site at http://jobs.ufl.edu/postings/63172.