NYS Museum - Research and Collections
Minimum Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Reassignment: Candidates must have one year of permanent non-competitive service as a Museum Scientist 3.
Non-Competitive Appointment: Candidates must have a Bachelor’s in Mycology or related field and four years of professional experience in Mycology OR a Master’s of Science (M.S) in Mycology or related field and three years of professional experience in Mycology OR a Ph.D. in Mycology or related field and one year of professional experience in Mycology.
Preference may be given to candidates who have:
• A Ph.D. in biology
• Research experience in mycology related to New York State
• Well-established analytical skills in biology
• A demonstrated record of peer-reviewed publications in biology
• Experience working with archived/museum mycology collections
• Involvement in educational outreach
• Ability to fund research and collections care through grants and/or other sources.
Duties Description The New York State Education Department’s (NYSED) Office of Cultural Education is seeking candidates for a Museum Scientist 3 position in the New York State Museum. Under the general direction of a Museum Scientist 4, the Museum Scientist 3 will serve as the designated curator of the State Museum’s mycology collection, perform and disseminate related research, supervise subordinate collections and research staff, and contribute to exhibition, public, and educational programming. Duties of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Curate the Museum’s Mycology (fungus) collection by building and maintaining the intellectual integrity of the collection, while expanding the Museum’s mycology collection holdings according to Museum and discipline standards, and ensuring proper physical care of these collections;
• Maintain a well-established program of laboratory and field research in mycology;
• Design specific research strategies and conduct research based on the mycology of New York that meets the highest professional standards and will include utilizing the established Mycology Collection;
• Develop grant and other funding proposals to extramural sources to solicit support for research, curatorial, and educational programs;
• Participate in exhibit development and planning, and prepare research findings and research reports for publication as peer-reviewed journal articles, technical reports, monographs, books, and professional presentations;
• Participate in the development and implementation of public and educational programs to meet the Museum’s internal and/or community-oriented goals, which includes the Museum’s Evolution and Ecology Workshop for teachers and administrators in K-12 institutions, and the production of educational documents as well as live, in-person and/or pre-recorded lectures and field trips; and
• Develop methods and carry out means of communicating research to the Museum’s diverse audiences, including outreach to groups not traditionally represented in museums.
Additional Comments CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: This will be a permanent non-competitive appointment. Promotions and transfers may change appointees’ negotiating unit. Candidates should be aware that changes in negotiating units may affect their salary, insurance, and other benefits. Verification of Degree will be required at the time of interview for all candidates.
* Leads to a maximum salary of $111,111 based on annual performance advances.
APPLICATION: Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest by January 20, 2023, to email@example.com (email submissions are preferred). Your resume must clearly indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications for this position. You must include the Box number (OCE-1313/28830) of the position in the subject line of your email and cover letter to ensure receipt of your application. Links to application materials will not be accepted (i.e., Google Docs). Your social security number may be required to confirm your eligibility.
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Notes on ApplyingAPPLICATION: Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest by January 20, 2023, to firstname.lastname@example.org (email submissions are preferred). Your resume must clearly indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications for this position. You must include the Box number (OCE-1313/28830) of the position in the subject line of your email and cover letter to ensure receipt of your application. Links to application materials will not be accepted (i.e., Google Docs). Your social security number may be required to confirm your eligibility.