The National Museum of Natural History of Luxembourg is hiring a replacement for a retiring Curator (senior researcher) in Ecology. We encourage all interested parties to apply, especially if you have experience in research on invasive species. People with molecular experience are welcome. The detailed job description can be (in French) under https://tinyurl.com/45kzjj32 or in English below.

It is a strict requirement that applicants have to be EU nationals and that they are fluent (written and spoken) in one of the three administrative languages of Luxembourg (Luxembourgish, French or German). Deadline for applications is the 27th of May 2022.

The email address of a person taking general enquiries can be found on https://tinyurl.com/45kzjj32. If you decide to apply via the website given above, you need to postulate as an “Employé”.

Hope to see you soon in Luxembourg!

Job advertisement
Who is recruiting?
National Museum of Natural History – Collections and Research – Ecology Section

The National Museum of Natural History is a cultural and research institute located in the Grund. Its Collections and Research department studies and documents natural heritage, geodiversity and biodiversity in general and ecology and exotic species in particular.

Tasks
Contribute to the museum’s activities and projects related to biodiversity and ecology;
Design and implementation of scientific research projects in the field of biodiversity and ecology;
Invasive alien species: monitoring species, coordinating and feeding the neobiota.lu internet portal, representing the Museum in national and European working groups on invasive alien species;
Creation of a network of applied research actors in the field of biodiversity protection and ecology to ensure knowledge transfer;
Exchange of expertise with museum sections and external institutions;
Exchange and analysis of data from different species groups;
Organisation of national and international scientific conferences and symposia;
Writing of reports, practical guides and scientific publications;
Accompanying university students in their final studies (bachelor, master, doctorate, postdoc) in the framework of the Museum’s projects;
Organisation of and contribution to exhibitions at the Museum;
Organisation of and participation in the Museum’s awareness-raising and popularisation activities.
Profile
Technical skills

Excellent project management skills in the field of ecology and biodiversity research at national and international level;
Excellent knowledge of native species and habitats, including methods of species recording in the field, with a focus on species ecology and habitat management, in relation to maintaining species populations and target habitats;
Good knowledge of invasive alien species;
Good knowledge of statistical data analysis, GIS and the use of the Recorder-Lux database;
Proficiency in writing scientific reports and publications;
Very good writing and speaking skills;
Experience in managing working groups and in supervising final year university projects (master, bachelor, doctorate) and postdocs;
Experience in acquiring external funding;
Knowledge of national and European legislation and regulations in the field of nature protection;
Good oral and written knowledge of one of the three administrative languages of the country and of English.

Assets

Possession of a PhD in natural sciences (ecology, biology, environmental sciences);
Additional experience in a museum context in the fields of: collections, environmental education, scientific communication and popularisation, exhibitions, etc;
Basic knowledge of the other two administrative languages;
Good knowledge of office tools (Word, Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint, Skype, Zoom, InDesign);
Mastery of the management of a CMS such as WordPress.

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