Vertebrate Paleontologist

National Museum of Qatar
Last Date Of Application: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
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About the Job: 

Role Purpose : Collection-based research, field research and scientific input into exhibition planning, with a focus on dinosaurs and Qatar’s paleo environment.

Key Accountabilities and duties:

Paleontological surveys
• Conducts/coordinates paleontological surveys in Qatar
• Collects/coordinates collection of specimens of fossil animals and plants for research and exhibitions
• Coordinates reconstructing Qatar’s paleoenvironment and paleofauna

Curation and conservation
• Takes curatorial responsibility for QM’s vertebrate palaeontology collections
• Plans and supervises conservation of QM’s collections of fossils (conservation of objects)
• Supervises collections management staff
• Plans conservation of Qatar’s fossil wealth, as part of national, natural heritage conservation program (heritage conservation)

• Provides scientific guidance for the temporary dinosaur exhibition
• Takes the lead in planning the QMNS permanent dinosaur exhibition
• Plans and provides scientific guidance for exhibition(s) on Qatar’s and the region’s paleo environment in a global context
• Plans and delivers paleontological training to docents
• Promotes outreach and public engagement

About The Applicant: 

• Knowledge on Paleontology of vertebrates, Dinosaur evolution, Paleontological field research and Fossil conservation
• Advanced degree, preferably Ph.D./Dr. in geological and/or biological sciences with specialization in vertebrate paleontology
• At least five years work experience as a palaeontologist (paleontological field and laboratory research, museum exhibitions and fossil conservation)
• Innovative research agenda in vertebrate palaeontology
• Outstanding research record, documented by publication
• Experience of working with Museum collections, including paleontological curation

Required Attachment: 
Passport Copy
Copy of Educational Certificate