Position Announcement: Curator of Anthropology, Natural History Museum, London

This is an opportunity for an outstanding individual to take up an important role in a world-renowned institution with a unique scientific mission and public profile. The successful applicant will join a large science group composed of approximately 300 scientists, in an institution that houses some of the largest, most significant scientific collections in the world.

The Museum is also home to an internationally important natural history library, a suite of advanced analytical and imaging facilities, and offers the opportunity to communicate science to huge national and international audiences.

The Curator of Anthropology is responsible for undertaking the day to day curation and documentation of the NHM collections including Palaeoanthropology, artefact, fossil primate and Human Remains collections. Curation responsibilities include processing applications for and hosting of scientific research visits, processing loans and destructive sampling applications, answering enquiries and databasing. The post holder will also contribute to collections management and research projects, and may have research time of up to 20% allocated dependent on curation priorities.

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