Saturday, March 31, 2012

5th Annual FPCS update

The Burke Museum at the University of Washington in Seattle will be hosting the 5th Annual Fossil Preparation and Collections Symposium on April 12–14, 2012. The symposium will include platform presentations, posters, roundtable discussions, workshops, and local field trips.

The abstract book can now be downloaded here.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

North Carolina Preparation job

 The entirety of the listing is reposted from the Preplist:

Dear Colleagues,

Please see the following position announcement and pass along to any
interested parties.

The newly constructed Nature Research Center at the North Carolina Museum
of Natural Sciences is seeking an exceptional individual to provide
technical and managerial assistance to the Director of the Paleontology and
Geology Research Laboratory. The successful candidate will play a key role
in creating a dynamic, team-centered environment and participate in
cutting-edge outreach programs using leading digital technology to connect
with students, teachers, and community members.

Primary duties for this position involve preparation of fossil specimens,
co-organizing and participating in domestic and international field
expeditions, molding and casting fossil specimens, supervising, recruiting,
and training field and laboratory volunteers and student interns, assisting
with the laboratories annual preparation and field certification course for
volunteers and students, and collaborating with other museum scientists to
design and implement groundbreaking educational outreach programs focused
on paleontological research.

Candidates must demonstrate mastery of fossil preparation and field
techniques. Experience in micropreparation, acid preparation, molding and
casting, and histological sample preparation required. Preference will be
given to candidates with experience implementing public outreach and
volunteer programs, and/or who are proficient in digital technology.

The working title for this position is "Assistant Lab Manager"; however,
you will find the position listed with the HR department as Curatorial
Technician. The position is housed in the Biology Department at North
Carolina State University, therefore the successful candidate will be an
employee of NC State University; however, the location of the work will be
at the Nature Research Center of the North Carolina Museum of Natural

The museum seeks to hire immediately; therefore, candidate review will
begin the 22nd of March. However, the position will remain open until

The position can be viewed at:

Please email me directly with questions.

Lindsay E. Zanno, Ph.D.

Director, Paleontology & Geology Research Laboratory
Nature Research Center
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
121 W Jones Street, Raleigh, NC 27603
Phone: (919) 707-8289

Research Assistant Professor
Department of Biology
North Carolina State University
Campus Box 7617, Raleigh NC 27695

E-mail correspondence to and from this address may be subject to the North
Carolina Public Records Law and may be disclosed to third parties.