The LIB (Leibniz Institute for the Analysis of Biodiversity Change) is looking for a scientist for a position as

Curator Ichthyology (m/f/d) at LIB Hamburg

starting as soon as possible, representing research at an internationally competitive level. The successful candidate will bridge the gap between the fish collection and ichthyological research on drivers of biodiversity change in space and time. The candidate’s scientific expertise should be evident in collection-based ichthyological research and must cover at least one of the following fields:

● fish morphology,

● population and/or community ecology of fishes,

● evolutionary ecology and/or systematics of fishes.

We expect the candidate to

● hold a PhD in zoology or related areas, preferred with focus on ichthyology,

● be a designated expert in fish taxonomy with profound species knowledge of extant fishes,

● have working experience with natural history collections, especially fishes,

● demonstrate a vision of further developing the fish collection,

● have a strong publication record, with a vision for future research,

● actively develop a working group,

● acquire substantial third-party funding,

● promote LIB-internal teamwork and external collaborations.

The successful candidate:

● Will function within the Centre for Taxonomy and Morphology in Hamburg, and will play a strong role in advancing the LIB’s reputation as a preeminent institution for the study of biodiversity change on a global scale.

● Will be tasked with assuming full curatorial responsibility for the ichthyological collection housed by LIB Hamburg,

● Will be responsible for a wide range of duties such as collection management, provision of scientific services, expansion and digitization of the collection, and contributions to outreach activities.

Stellenausschreibung im Original / Original job advertisement: Curator_Ichthyology_LIB_Hamburg_2023