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Physical Scientist (Paleontology) GS-1301-12/13 (Location Negotiable)

Continuing-Track, Assistant Professor of Earth Science – University of Delaware

Paleontology Program Director, SRI

MAT Postdoctoral Fellow, Division of Paleontology, American Museum of Natural History

Quality Services, Inc., Rapid City, South Dakota is currently hiring one seasonal MA/MS level paleontologist

Collections Manager, Invertebrate Paleontology

Director, Earth and Mineral Sciences Museum and Art Gallery

Postdoc and Staff Scientist openings in the Marine Macroevolution Unit at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology

Opening for Assistant Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology, The Field Museum, Chicago, Illinois

Stantec Consulting Inc. is now hiring for several positions in mitigation paleontology out of our Denver and LA office. 

Physical Scientist (Paleontology) GS-1301-12/13 (Location Negotiable)

~Announcement # UTDE-22-11597040-BE
~Physical Scientist (Paleontology), GS-1301-12/13
~Full performance level GS-13
~Full-time, permanent, position assigned to the BLM Utah State Office, located in Salt Lake City, Utah. At management's discretion this position may be physically located in any BLM State, District, or Field office within the State of Utah. Negotiable after selection.
~Open to All U.S. Citizens - No previous Federal Service is required, CTAP and ICTAP candidates in the local commuting area.
Open: 08/05/2022 Close: 08/22/2022
This announcement can be viewed on the following USAJOBS website:

Continuing-Track, Assistant Professor of Earth Science – University of Delaware

The University of Delaware (Newark, DE) invites applications for an instruction-focused faculty position in the Department of Earth Sciences. The Department offers BA, BS, MS and PhD degrees in Geological Sciences, a BS degree in Earth Science Education, minors in Geoscience and Coastal and Marine Geoscience, and introductory laboratory-based general education courses. This 9-month Continuing Track position (untenured) will be filled at the Assistant Professor level with an anticipated start date of January 2023. Continuing-Track faculty are eligible for continuing contract renewals, promotion in academic rank, and sabbaticals. More information about the University’s Continuing Track faculty rank can be found at: Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications. Review of applications will begin on September 1, 2022.

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Paleontology Program Director
Date: July 26, 2022
Location: Redlands, California

Statistical Research, Inc. (SRI) is seeking an experienced professional paleontologist to manage and direct its paleontological program out of our Redlands, California office. The successful applicant will work with the SRI management team to further develop its paleontological department capable of fielding evaluation, monitoring, and recovery projects. The Redlands office maintains significant laboratory processing and storage space, some of which will be transitioned to a paleontological laboratory under the direction of the new hire.

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Prior supervisory paleontological field experience in California is required. Experience should include business development; developing paleontological evaluations, treatment and monitoring plans, and final reports; construction monitoring; fossil collection and salvage; fossil preparation for curation; and coordination of paleontological staff on large projects.

  • A graduate degree in paleontology, geology, biology or a related field with significant coursework, or equivalent training, in paleontology and sedimentary geology.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of field experience working as a paleontologist, one (1) year of which must have been as a supervisor.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of southern California paleontology and geology.
  • Documented experience in professional paleontological procedures and techniques, including the ability to
    • recognize and determine the significance of fossils in the field,
    • measure stratigraphic sections and describe sedimentary rocks,
    • collect macrofossils and sample for microfossils during fast-moving field projects,
    • identify and prepare fossils for curation, and
    • maintain curation agreements with recognized regional repositories.
  • Demonstrated experience in planning, equipping, staffing, organizing, and supervising paleontological crews performing survey, monitoring, and mitigation projects.
  • Demonstrated experience in carrying paleontological projects to completion, as evidenced by the completion of theses, research reports, scientific papers, and similar documents.

Job Description:
As the Paleontology Program Director (Director), the new hire will be responsible for preparing and implementing paleontological survey, testing, monitoring, and recovery plans and coordinating through the appropriate channels all field and analytic tasks associated with fieldwork, analysis, and report preparation. This work typically involves traveling and/or fieldwork. The Director is responsible for report writing and for having a solid understanding of paleontological resource management. The Director is responsible for business development, project management, staff recruitment, meeting project deadlines, remaining on budget, and upholding SRI’s standard of care.

The Director will typically work on several projects simultaneously, and is expected to be able to multitask. The Director will be responsible for training crew members and crew chiefs in paleontological field methods. The ability to work harmoniously and productively with other SRI staff and clients is essential. The Director is expected to be a professionally active member of the paleontological discipline.

About SRI:
SRI’s mission is to provide a vehicle for creative people to do interesting and exciting work on the human condition and our natural world. Our employees are our greatest resource. SRI’s core values are to foster a respectful and welcoming work environment characterized by honest, direct, and relevant communication. We conduct our work with integrity and engender trust in our colleagues, clients, and stakeholders. We honor and support diversity, individuality, and professional differences. We welcome change, creative thinking, and problem solving and seek to link or integrate innovation and fresh approaches to our work.

SRI provides comprehensive CRM services to private and government clients at the federal, state, and local levels throughout the western United States from offices in Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, and Washington. For this position, SRI offers a compensation package that includes competitive pay, professional development, a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, life and disability insurance, retirement plan, and paid vacation/sick, and holiday leave. The salary for this position will be commensurate with the applicant’s credentials, experience, and industry standards.

How to Apply:
Applications should be submitted via e-mail to [email protected] and should include a resume of relevant experience, a recent writing sample (preferably a professional report), and references (with contact information, including email addresses and telephone numbers). Only applications submitted via [email protected] will be considered. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

MAT Postdoctoral Fellow, Division of Paleontology

American Museum of Natural History
New York NY 10024

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Position Summary
The Division of Paleontology, American Museum of Natural History, seeks a candidate for a 3-year postdoctoral fellowship consisting of 75% research and 25% education, commencing after September 15, 2022, but must be before May 1, 2023. The research will be conducted in fields related to the interests of curatorial faculty member Melanie Hopkins, particularly research that uses the invertebrate fossil record to investigate various topics of morphological evolution, such as rates and patterns of evolution, the role of growth and development, and eco-morphological extinction selectivity. The education component entails serving on the faculty of the RGGS Master-of-Arts in Teaching (MAT) Earth Science residency program ( designed to prepare Earth science teachers for 7-12th grade high needs public school classroom.

Fellowship duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Carry out scientific research
  • Write scholarly peer-reviewed papers on the results of the research
  • Present scientific results at professional meetings, scientific institutions, and when appropriate to the media and popular audiences
  • Participate in departmental affairs, including service organizing visiting scholar seminars
  • Co-teach as part of the faculty for SCI 680, the Summer Science Practicum course offered as part of the RGGS MAT Earth Science Residency program, including: organizing activities on site and during field excursions and advising, facilitating, and assessing residents in Practicum research projects
  • Participate in admissions and attending monthly faculty meetings

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. degree in an appropriate field such as Geology, Paleontology, or Earth Sciences
  • Scientific research resulting from or following obtaining a Ph.D.
  • Educational experience as a lecturer, graduate assistant, teacher, field guide, or outreach worker
  • Ability to develop a robust research program, teach collaboratively with museum professionals in the MAT program, particularly during summer field experience and research exercises, and assist in coordinating teacher candidate science activities

Preferred Qualifications

Physical Demands

  • Must be physically able to lead and educate in the field component of the MAT Practicum


Total Number of Scheduled Hours Per Pay Period

Union Status


Quality Services, Inc., Rapid City, South Dakota is currently hiring one seasonal MA/MS level paleontologist for inventory, significance evaluation, and excavation. Most of the work will be on a transmission line project in southeast Montana and southwest North Dakota. 

The schedule includes 10-hour workdays, six days per week, with overtime pay. Pay rate varies depending on experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities; starting MA/MS degrees at $25.00 (first 40 hours) to $37.50 (overtime rate) per hour. Wages/salary increase commensurate with your education, credentials, experience, and industry standards. Per diem and lodging provided.

Skills highly desirable in potential employees include: 

    1. Common sense and ability to assess a situation and draw reasonable conclusions; 
    2. Good interpersonal and communication skills; 
    3. Ability to follow written and verbal instructions. 
    4. Knowledge and implementation of appropriate safety practices. 
    5. Excellent technical and grammatical writing skills and reading comprehension. 
    6. Trimble GPS equipment;
    7. Knowledge of maps and map reading. 
    8. Valid driver’s license. 

To apply submit your detailed vita, driver’s license copy, writing samples (site forms, reports, articles, maps, or other relevant documents) and references to [email protected].  

Collections Manager, Invertebrate Paleontology

Regular Full-Time
Los Angeles, CA, US

The Natural History Museum of LA County (NHMLAC) seeks a Collections Manager of Invertebrate Paleontology (IP). NHMLAC’s IP collection consists of approximately 450,000 lots and about 6-7 million fossil specimens that span the Phanerozoic, but with strengths in Cretaceous and Cenozoic marine invertebrates (particularly mollusks) of western North America. NHMLAC was the first museum in L.A. to open its doors 109 years ago and is poised for an exciting new era as it plans for the future. Having recently completed a new strategic framework, the Natural History Museums of Los Angeles County—including NHM at Exposition Park, La Brea Tar Pits and museum in mid-Wilshire, and the William S. Hart Museum in Newhall—is looking forward to new collections and research initiatives, building projects and campaigns, exhibitions, community outreach, and innovative audience engagement.

The Collections Manager will oversee the day-to-day operations of the IP collection, including processing loans and acquisitions, maintaining and improving database records, conserving and organizing specimens, managing physical improvements and digitization projects, facilitating the use of the collection by researchers, and supporting the needs of other NHMLAC department. The Collections Manager will also train and supervise volunteers, students, and other personnel; this position is directly supervised by the Curator of Invertebrate Paleontology. The primary work location for this position is the IP collection facility in Carson, CA, but some time will be spent at the main NHMLAC building in Exposition Park.

The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County values and endeavors to support diversity, equity, inclusion, and access within its organization and communities. Candidates who identify as Black, Indigenous, or a Person of Color (BIPOC), neurodiverse, a woman, a person with a disability, a veteran, and/or a part of the LGBTQAI+ community are welcome and encouraged to apply. We are especially interested in candidates whose background and experience have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to engage and include culturally diverse audiences in museums and in science. It is an exciting time as we embark on new journeys of becoming a museum of, for, and with L.A.


  • Cares for the Invertebrate Paleontology collection on a day-­to-­day basis, including organizing and conserving specimens, preparing and processing loans and acquisitions, and facilitating collection visits. Proposes, develops, and implements plans for collection growth and improvement.
  • Provides documentation for the collection, including cataloging, entering/updating database records, inventorying, and enhancing documentation through digitization. Responds to requests for information about the collection and shares collection records through external repositories.
  • Participates in education and other public program activities of the Museum including but not limited to collection tours, supporting exhibitions, and participation in public museum events. Handles inquiries from the public and researchers.
  • Stays current with trends and techniques in collections management, collection-based research, conservation, digitization, biodiversity informatics, government regulations, and documentation relevant to the management of the IP collection. May lead or participate in ongoing or original research related to the collection.
  • Trains, supervises, and manages collections personnel, including interns, students and volunteers.


  • 3-5 years experience in the collection, organization, care and/or conservation of natural history specimens/collections; relevant experience may have been gained through work as a student or professional. We expect qualified applicants will have either a substantial history of museum work or a bachelor’s or graduate degree in a related field and some museum work experience, but we encourage applicants in their cover letters to explain how their particular combination of education and experience qualifies them for the position.
  • Working knowledge of invertebrate taxonomy, geology, and the organization and management of invertebrate paleontology collections.
  • Experience with database software and common principles of biodiversity informatics.
  • Experience writing reports, grants, professional correspondence, and/or procedure manuals.
  • Experience effectively presenting information to and responding to questions from individuals or groups of managers, scientists, and the general public.


  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, access and inclusion work.
  • Experience supervising a large and diverse team of staff, volunteers, and students.
  • Working knowledge of external data repositories such as GBIF, iDigBio, and MorphoSource.
  • Experience with typical methods used for field collection and processing of invertebrate fossils. 


Annual salary for this position is $62,500. This is a full-time, regular, exempt position with excellent benefits.

The primary location for this job is at NHMLA’s Invertebrate Paleontology Collections & Research facility in Carson, CA. Travel to the central NHM location in Exposition Park in Los Angeles will sometimes be required. Some offsite travel will be required.

Applicants and employees are invited to identify reasonable accommodations that can be made to assist them to perform the essential functions of the position they seek or occupy. The incumbent must be able to perform this job safely, with reasonable accommodation if necessary, without endangering the health or safety of him/herself or others.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Submit a current CV, a cover letter describing how your experience, knowledge, and interest qualify you for this position, and the names and contact information of three professional references through the Museum’s employment site at

The NHMLAC is establishing a COVID-19 vaccination mandate for staff, effective August 10, 2021. NHMLAC is requiring that all staff receive the vaccine for COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Exemptions for documented medical reasons or a sincerely held religious belief may be requested.

The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Director, Earth and Mineral Sciences Museum and Art Gallery

The College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS) is seeking an innovative and committed individual to join our inclusive and collegial community, serving as the Director of the EMS Museum and Art Gallery. Located on the ground floor of the Deike Building on the University Park campus, the recently renovated EMS Museum and Art Gallery is perfectly positioned to be a vibrant and impactful center of learning, community, and outreach, telling the story of the EMS disciplines to a broad audience. The EMS Museum and Art Gallery possesses a world-class collection of mineral and rock specimens, original artwork of historic significance (including the noteworthy Steidle Collection of American Industrial Art), and significant collections of fossils, ceramics, glass, and artifacts of science and industry. The responsibilities for this position will include: overseeing the collections; developing relevant and engaging exhibits that capture the imagination and bring to life the expertise and research innovations of the College's five departments and three institutes; implementing and supporting college events in the Museum and Art Gallery space; providing a fully accessible and inclusive experience for all constituencies; writing and managing successful grant proposals to develop and care for the collections, exhibits, and technical projects; partnering with faculty to develop broader impacts/broadening participation activities and materials; partnering with the Office of Development to coordinate revenue-generating activities to foster growth; supervising staff and volunteers; maintaining up-to-date web content; participating in the teaching and research mission of the College including student engagement; creating K-12 educational materials and programs; and fostering community outreach.

The directorship is open to immediate tenure-eligible applicants at the rank of associate professor or professor.

The hired applicant will report to the John Leone Dean of the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences and will hold an academic appointment in one of the College's departments (Geosciences, Geography, Meteorology and Atmospheric Science, Materials Science and Engineering, Energy and Mineral Engineering).

Applicants should have:

  • A PhD in a field appropriate for tenure in an EMS department
  • An excellent teaching and mentoring track record
  • An excellent research and publication track record
  • Demonstrated service to the profession

The hired applicant will report to the John Leone Dean of the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences and will hold an appointment in one of the College's academic departments (Geosciences, Geography, Meteorology and Atmospheric Science, Materials Science and Engineering, Energy and Mineral Engineering).

To apply, please upload the following materials with your application:

  • a cover letter and concise vision statement for the EMS Museum and Gallery,
  • a curriculum vitae, and
  • the names and contact information of at least three references.

The Pennsylvania State University's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences takes an active role in building a talented, inclusive, and culturally competent workforce. We understand that our shared future is guided by basic principles of fairness, mutual respect, and commitment to each other. Applicants should provide evidence, either woven through their application or as a separate diversity statement, of a commitment to fostering diversity, equity, inclusive excellence, belonging, and engagement, which creates an inclusive environment in their workplace.

We will begin reviewing applications immediately and will continue to receive and review applications until the position is filled. For additional information on the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences go to

We seek both immediate tenure-eligible and non-tenure-line applicants for this position. Interested non-tenure-line applicants must refer to and apply to the following advertisement:

Apply online at

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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

The Marine Macroevolution Unit at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology is currently recruiting postdocs/staff scientists, PhD students and research interns to join OIST in 2022-2023.

There are 4 open postdoc or staff scientist positions in Ichthyology, Paleontology, Fish Biomechanics, and Systematics/Phylogenetic Comparative Methods. Position and application information can be found through links here.

Applications will be initially reviewed June 1, 2022 and have flexible start dates in the 2022-2023 academic year. These positions are funded for at least 3 years (dependent on progress) and come with research funds, housing, travel, and childcare support.

Additional postdoc opportunities with later start dates may be funded through through JSPS and other agencies. Funding mechanisms are available both Japanese and International PhDs. Please contact to discuss possible projects for submission.

 Opening for Assistant Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology
The Field Museum
Chicago, Illinois

The Field Museum invites applications for an Assistant Curator in the field of Vertebrate Paleontology. This term position has a probationary period of 3 + 3 years; after successful promotion to the Associate level, it is renewable every 7 years, according to the Field Museum's Policy Statement on the Curatorial Ranks. The Field Museum's Earth Science Section has a record of scientific excellence in collections-based research, with current strengths in phylogenetic systematics, comparative and functional morphology, paleoecology, paleoclimate, macroevolution, paleobotany, meteoritics, and cosmochemistry.
We are seeking a collegial individual with strong communication skills who conducts innovative, integrative, and collaborative research in Vertebrate Paleontology that will complement and expand the section's strengths. Our Fossil Vertebrate collections are world-class and host an incredible diversity of specimens. Of particular interest are candidates who will utilize the collections of fossil mammals (~73,000 specimens, including a large collection of Oligocene-Pleistocene mammals from South America), fossil fishes (~30,000 individuals ranging from the Ordovician to Pleistocene), and Paleozoic tetrapods from North America and South Africa (~3,500 specimens), among others. Candidates who perform fieldwork and work in state-of-the-art methodologies/technologies are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an externally funded field and laboratory research program, contribute to overseeing, building, and using the Vertebrate Paleontology collections, participate in Museum exhibitions, public outreach and education, and programmatic efforts. Close relationships with local universities provide opportunities for graduate and undergraduate training participation. A Ph.D. in a relevant discipline must be held by the start of employment.

To apply and for inquiries, please email: [email protected]

   Applications should include:

  • A Curriculum Vitae
  • A statement of research interests and career objectives (max. three pages)
  • A statement on curatorial vision (max. two pages) 
  • A statement on diversity, equity, inclusivity, and accessibility in a museum context (max. two pages)
  • Names and contact information for three people who can provide letters of recommendation; and (6) copies of up to 5
  • Relevant publications in PDF format

Review of applications will begin on August 1, 2022 

Stantec Consulting Inc. is now hiring for several positions in mitigation paleontology out of our Denver and LA office. We have an exciting array of field projects across the American West and are looking for paleontologists and paleontological field technicians. Please see the individual job postings below for details.

Stantec is grounded in safety, quality, and ethics. Our experts lead their fields and guide our work with rigor, a creative spirit, and vision for growth. We draw from more than 20 technical specialties around the globe and are committed to fostering an inclusive community of diverse talents, backgrounds, and expertise. We’re a place to apply your passion and collaborate with top environmental talents on work that’s critical to our clients and the communities they support. Join a team that has the environment down to a science.

For questions please contact Cara Corsetti.

Paleontological Technician, Monrovia CA – Req #210002WV