Job of the Day: Systematic Entomologist with the Smithsonian


The Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History seeks a systematist to conduct an integrative, collections-based research program focused on terrestrial arthropods or aquatic insects. The successful candidate is expected to develop an internationally recognized research program utilizing modern methods, which may include bioinformatics, in pursuing systematic research on Coleoptera, Diptera, Heteroptera, or another terrestrial arthropod or aquatic insect group, with relevance to phylogenetics, genetics, evolution, morphology, behavior, biogeography, biodiversity, ecology, or related fields. Frequent publication of highly regarded papers in competitive, peer-reviewed journals is expected, as is 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.

The position will be filled at the GS-12 level (salary range is $74,872–$79,864 per year commensurate with experience). For application procedures see: or and refer to Announcement 11A-JW-296508-DEU-NMNH for a Research Entomologist, or contact Jan Williams, 202-633-6363, Applications must be received by February 15, 2011. Applicants will be notified by e-mail when their application is received. U.S. citizenship is required.

The Smithsonian Institution is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Link to apply: As always, when the link is dead – job is filled.

Happy Hunting!

Bridget “The Job Shark”

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