Research Zoologist

National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution

Research Zoologist
Department of Vertebrate Zoology
National Museum of Natural History
Smithsonian Institution
The Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History seeks a zoologist to conduct an integrative specimen- or other collection-based research program  in vertebrate evolution and biodiversity, in the disciplines of herpetology,  ichthyology, mammalogy, and/or ornithology, especially mammalogy.  The  successful candidate is expected to develop an internationally recognized  research program that makes important contributions to understanding  vertebrate evolution and biodiversity through integrative research involving  phylogenetics, anatomy, development, genomics, biogeography, conservation,  informatics, or related fields. Frequent publication of highly regarded  papers in competitive, peer-reviewed journals, curation of collections in  specialty area, service to the scientific community in leadership capacities,  acquisition of external funding, engagement in outreach activities, and  mentorship of students are expected.
Full-time, permanent appointment with full Government benefits to be filled  at the GS-12 level; US citizenship and a one-year probationary period are  required. The museum’s authorized salary range for this position at this  time is $81,548 – $86,984 per year.  College transcripts and proof of U.S.  accreditation for foreign study must be submitted online by the closing date  of announcement or your application will be disqualified.  For complete  requirements and application procedures go to or and refer to Announcement 19A-JW-304235-DEU-NMNH.  The  announcement opens 11/01/2018.  Applications and all supporting documentation  must be received on-line by 12/13/2018 and must reference the announcement  number. All applicants will be notified by email when their application is  received.  The Smithsonian Institution is an Equal Opportunity Employer.