Job Vacancy: Assistant Curator – Odontological Collection

The Hunterian Museum at The Royal College of Surgeons
£20,000 pa * 18 month fixed term contract, extending to 36 months subject to funding
The Hunterian Museum at The Royal College of Surgeons is one of Britain’s oldest scientific museums. As well as permanent exhibitions devoted to the history of anatomy, pathology and surgery it holds extensive reserve collections. These include the Odontological collection, which contains over 10,000 specimens illustrating human and animal dental anatomy and pathology. The collection is an important resource for research in evolutionary biology, zoology and forensic archaeology.
We are looking for an Assistant Curator to develop the cataloguing and storage of this collection, and to facilitate its use for exhibitions and research. You will have a good working knowledge of primate anatomy and taxonomy, and the motivation and enthusiasm to realise the potential of a world-class research collection. A relevant degree is essential, and experience of paid or voluntary work with a natural science collection would be highly desirable. We will offer training and career development, the opportunity to pursue research interests and the chance to experience the full range of museum work as part of a close-knit team.
For further information on this role and to apply please visit our website or email quoting ref. 55/08.
Closing date: Monday 15th September.
Interviews: Thursday 25th September.
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