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Herpetology Project Officer (VPSG3.1)

Job posted: 22/11/2022
Applications close: 29/11/2022 (Midnight)
3 days remaining

3 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / 3 months

Organisation: Museum Victoria

Salary: $72,751 - $80,545

Occupation: Research

Reference: VG/MV/9620

Reference: VG/MV/9620

Occupation: Research

Salary Range: $72,751 - $80,545

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

Australia's largest public museum organisation is seeking a Herpetology Project Officer.

Project Officer, Herpetology

  • Assist with Genomics research projects in Herpetology, including work in the DNA laboratory, undertaking library preparation for phylogenomic analysis, data management for samples and compiling bioinformatic data.
  • Assist with Field research projects in Herpetology including field collecting, recording and analysis of data

Australia's largest public museum organisation is seeking a Herptology Project Officer.

ABOUT MUSEUM VICTORIA:

Museum Victoria cares for the State scientific and cultural collections, providing visitor access, activities and events at five distinct venues: Melbourne Museum, Immigration Museum, Scienceworks, IMAX Cinema and world heritage listed Royal Exhibition Building.

To learn more about Museum Victoria, please visit http://museumvictoria.com.au/about/

ABOUT THE POSITION:

The primary responsibility of the Project Officer will be

  1. Assisting with Genomics research projects in Herpetology, including work in the DNA laboratory, undertaking library preparation for phylogenomic analysis, data management for samples and compiling bioinformatic data.
  2. Assisting with Field research projects in Herpetology including field collecting, recording and analysis of data.

Purpose of this Position

The primary purpose of the position is to work with Senior Curator of Terrestrial Vertebrates and Senior Manager of Genetic Resources to undertake herpetology research projects. The successful applicant will have experience in herpetology field surveys, DNA extraction and QC, preparation of DNA libraries in a molecular laboratory and experience with analysis of sequence data and bioinformatics. The position will be for 3 months.

Primary Accountability

This position is accountable for:

  1. Participating as a team member on fieldwork and collection trips.
  2. Assisting in research using herpetology genomics, including DNA extractions, sample preparation and bioinformatics data management.
  3. Inputing data into spreadsheets to maintain research records of molecular, laboratory and field-based research activities on reptiles and amphibians.
  4. Complying with Museum Victoria's policies and procedures and with relevant legislation and regulations.

Note:

The incumbent can expect to be allocated duties, not specifically mentioned in this document, but within the capacity, qualifications and experience normally expected from persons occupying positions at this classification level.

Selection Criteria

  1. Experience in working with and handling lizards and amphibians in the field and experience undertaking field-based animal surveys.
  2. Experience collecting genetic tissue samples in the field.
  3. Experience undertaking DNA extractions, sample preparation and genomic library preparation in a molecular laboratory.
  4. Experience compiling Bioinformatics metadata for Bioplatforms Australia sequencing projects.
  5. The successful applicant is required to undergo a National Police Records Check and be assessed as suitable (new employees are required to meet this cost)

Qualifications

The applicant must have a relevant tertiary degree (e.g., Bachelor of Sciences) with relevant research and/or museum based collections experience.

OTHER INFORMATION

This is a full time; fixed term, 3 month position. The salary on offer is $72,751 +10.5% superannuation.

HOW TO APPLY?

To view the position description, at Careers - Museums Victoria; for more information about this position, please contact Joanna Sumner via email: jsumner@museum.vic.gov.au

To apply, please submit the following:

  • A brief Cover letter that outlines your interest in this role.
  • A current CV detailing relevant experience.
  • A brief document outlining your responses to the Key Selection Criteria.

Please note: Applications that do not include the above elements will not be considered.

 Applications Close: Tuesday, 29 December 2022 (11.59 pm)

Herpetology Project Officer (VPSG3.1)

Job type:

Full time / 3 months

Job classification:

VPSG3.1

Contact:

Joanna Sumner | jsumner@museum.vic.gov.au

Herpetology Project Officer (VPSG3.1)