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Subject: Position at Rathgen Research Laboratory

Position at Rathgen Research Laboratory

From: Stefan Simon <simon.kdc<-at->
Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Conservation Scientist
The Rathgen Research Laboratory
National Museums Berlin

Tentatively limited term: 1 year
Job reference: RF 1-2009

The Rathgen Research Laboratory, which forms part of the National
Museums Berlin, is currently seeking to fill the position of a
Conservation Scientist available immediately in order to develop and
implement a cross-institutional IPM (Integrated Pest Management)

The position is graded at grade 13 TVoD (Collective Agreement for
the German public service). The grading is provisional, as the
grading agreement under the collective agreement has so far not been

The task is to develop and implement in close cooperation with the
Ethnological Museum and the Rathgen Research Laboratory with the
National Museums Berlin a sustainable IPM concept, which eventually
shall be be applied at the other institutions with the Stiftung
Preussischer Kulturbesitz. IPM is composed of three components: the
continuous monitoring, the specific actions against infestations if
needed and subsequent changes within the close environment as a
preventive measure.

Main Activities / Responsibilities: Independently analysis of
objects with the diagnostic tools available in the laboratory, carry
out measurements and perform tests; analysis and interpretation of
the results and build up of an entomological reference collection
for the Stiftung Preussicher Kulturbesitz; analysis, independent
development and implementation of suitable measures against pest
infestation; setting up a sustainable monitoring program and concept
for future implementation (budget, staffing); identification of
factors favoring insect infestation and suggestions for elimination
of these factors; development of IPM-guidelines for the Stiftung as
well as training of employees; documentation and evaluation of the
applied measures.

Person Specification:

Graduation from a recognized college or university with a Master in
Biology (Entomology, Mycology), Conservation or equivalent degree;
Special entomological and mycological knowledge in the field of
storage, hygiene and material pests; experience in the
implementation of IPM-programs in museum collections is of
advantage; Excellent English language, communication and team
working skills as well as awareness of and sensitivity to the
cultural and ethical aspects of museum collections.

The Stiftung Preussischer Kulturbesitz is an equal opportunities
employer as set out by Bundesgleichstellungsgesetz (Federal Equal
Opportunities Act). Applications from female applicants are welcome.
Applicants with disabilities will be considered with priority in
cases of equal qualification.

Applicants must be prepared to adjust their working times to work

Please send your application including the customary documents and
quoting the job reference number RF 1-2009 to:

    Der Prasident
    Stiftung Preussischer Kulturbesitz
    Sachgebiet I 2 c
    Von-der-Heydt-Str. 16-18
    10785 Berlin

by 3 April 2009.

Please do not apply by email. If you would like the documents
submitted returned to you, please enclose a SAE.

For further information please contact

    Herr Mittag
    +49 30 25463 216

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