We offer as soon as possible a job as a

Curator (Zoology, Entomology) (m/w/d)

at the Zoologische Staatssammlung München (ZSM; www.zsm.mwn.de), part of the Staatliche Naturwissenschaftliche Sammlungen Bayerns (SNSB).


We are looking for an excellent entomologist as Head of Section „Hemiptera“. The collections at ZSM comprise several 100.000 specimens of about 13.000 species, among them ca. 60% Heteroptera, 40% Auchenor- and Sternorrhyncha, Saltatoria, Phasmatodea und Mantodea. The main focus of research of the applicant may also be outside this field of entomology.

Required is an academic education with zoological focus including PhD or adequate, expert knowledge in entomological systematics and European faunistics, fluent knowledge of German and English. Preferred candidates have knowledge in modern methodologies  (morphological or molecular techniques, imaging, data-basing) and have experience with large entomologcal collections. We expect high-level papers, acquirement of private collections and of research grants, integration into our PR-activities, engagement in the societies associated with our house, and also providing oral expertise concerning species protection subjects or mid-European insects in general.

Half-time contracts are possible, but we would prefer a full-time scientist. If all preconditions are fulfilled salary will follow the rules of 13 TV-L or A13 of Germany. A first contract will be for two years, but a permanent employment afterwards is possible as is habilitation at LMU Munich.

Applicants with handicaps are preferred, if otherwise equally profiled. To raise the percentage of women in science we are particularly interested in applications of women.

Applications with letter of intent, CV, list of publications and maximally five selected papers (also via email as pdf-files or CD-ROM or USB-stick) should be sent

Until 7th June 2019
Prof. Dr. Gerhard Haszprunar
Zoologische Staatssammlung München, Direktion
Münchhausenstr. 21
D-81247 München
Tel.: ++48-89-8107-104, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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