Please excuse cross-posting. Duke Division of Fossil Primates is searching for a paleo preparator/conservator.
To apply please go to: http://www.hr.duke.edu/jobs/apply/external.php & search under Requisition Number: 400952142 Please also send a letter of interest & a portfolio to: crid...@duke.edu<mailto:crid...@duke.edu> Position Details: Research Technician I Fossil Vertebrate Preparator/Conservator Occupational Summary Physical micro-preparation and conservation of small fossil vertebrates from South America and Africa housed in the Division of Fossil Primates (DFP) at the Duke Lemur Center (DLC). Ensure safe, archival quality storage and safe access and use of fossil collections. Produce research quality epoxy and polyester casts of fossil specimens. Participate in field work. Oversee training of students and interns. Work Performed Oversee packing and moving of large collection of fossil vertebrates from South America from Duke's West Campus to facilities at DFP these duties will include planning and executing move and supervision of Duke work-study students during packing and moving. Also, organize and maintain records for South American material being accessed into the DFP collections. Perform physical preparation and conservation of large collection of fossil vertebrates being moved to DFP as well as those currently housed at DFP. Produce research quality epoxy and polyester casts of fossil specimens. Set up preparation and casting labs and maintain stocks of preparation, casting and storage materials in conjunction with staff specialist. Help to organize and participate in field work in conjunction with DFP Director including ensuring that all field supplies are maintained at proper inventory levels and that all field permits are in order. Help to train and oversee work of Duke work-study students, DLC summer interns and Durham School of Science and Mathematics high school summer interns. Thanks, Catherine L. Catherine Riddle Div. of Fossil Primates 1013 Broad St. Durham NC 27705 919/416-8420 x 2
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