Interdisciplinary Research Scientists (Botanist / Zoologist) - 2 vacancies

  • Smithsonian Institute
  • National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC, United States
  • May 05, 2017
Full time Biology/Ecology Natural Resources Research Wildlife/Endangered Species

Job Description

This position is located in the National Museum Natural History. The purpose of this position is to perform scholarly scientific research and professional curation in that part of the National Collections embracing the incumbent’s area of specialization.

The incumbent will be expected to continue to develop and expand his/her already vigorous research program, making major contributions to the biological fields of science through research, publications, and recognition within the scientific community.

Opened Friday 5/5/2017

Closes Thursday 5/11/2017

ATTENTION: Due to the large number of qualified applicants for positions of this type, this job announcement will close at 11:59 pm Eastern Time on either: (A) The closing date listed above or (B) The date that 100 applications are received; whichever occurs first. If the announcement closes on the date that 100 applications are received, all applications submitted by 11:59 pm that day will be given consideration, including those in excess of 100.

We encourage applicants to apply as soon as possible to ensure their applications are submitted before the announcement closes. We will not consider applications which are late due to the announcement closing once the above number of applications is reached.


  • Initiates, develops, and participates in integrative scientific research, including field work, in one of the following areas, either invertebrates or botany.
  • Develops and curates portions of the National Collections in area of specialization.
  • Shows leadership and collaborates with researchers of this and/or other institutions to support the Department’s goals and to promote their associated area of research.
  • Serves as consultant and expert advisor on professional matters in his/her area of expertise to the Smithsonian, governmental agencies, colleagues, writers, educational institutions, research foundations, scientific organizations, and the general public.
  • Supports his/her own research program as demonstrated by successful grantsmanship.

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Job Level



Government- Federal


$94,796 to $123,234/year. Series & Grade GS-0430, 0410-13.

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