This one *might* be applicable to some starving sci-art reader, though
hardly a generous salary for the range of expertise he expects!!
Steve ([log in to unmask])
Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, B.C., Canada
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Date: Fri, 18 Jul 1997 14:07:40 -0400
From: Strack <[log in to unmask]>
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: position announcement
A professor at the Faculty of Forestry, University of Toronto asked me to
post this position on ENTOMO-L. He is looking for a research technician to
work in his lab. Please DO NOT reply to my e-mail address, instead, direct
all c.v.'s, letters of application and inquiries to the following:
Dr.Timothy G. Myles
Faculty of Forestry
University of Toronto
33 Willcocks St.
e-mail: [log in to unmask]
"Research Technician in Systematic Entomology"
Urban Entomology Program, University of Toronto
35 hrs/ week; $8.00/hr
Set up taxonomic database of the termites of the world; participate in
development of world catalogue of the order Isoptera on CD-ROM and website;
dissect termite mandibles, enteric valves and other body parts; prepare
slides for photomicroscopy; produce photomicrographs, illustrations, and
digitally enhance electron micrographs; participate in revisionary studies
of North American Termites and in summer field research.
Broad knowledge of computer software (Excel, Lotus, databasing, etc.).
Familiarity with digital scanners, image manipulation and enhancement
(eg.Photoshop, Photofinish, etc.), Familiarity with Web page editors;
knowledge of photography, zoological nomenclature (Code of Zoological
Nomenclature and Zoological Record), knowledge of insect taxonomy and
morphology, pen and ink illustrations and camera lucida.
Minimum Bachelor's degree (Master's preferred) in biology with some
graphical arts or computer science. Course work in some branch of
organismic biology, systematics, evolution, zoogeography. Previous
authorship of scientific or technical papers highly desirable.
Should have strong interest in Biodiversity, systematic biology and
information structure related to organisms. Punctuality, reliability,
motivation, resourcefulness, and creativity is necessary.
Possibility for promotion to a classified full-time technician position or
graduate studies in the faculty, if there is a demonstration of dedication
and proficiency in the project.
Please reply by composing a letter that explains how your skills match the
above duties, your current and previous employment status and future career
Submit c.v., and copies of publications and scientific illustrations by
August 15, 1997, to the above address.