The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (NHMLA) seeks a Curator of Terrestrial Mammals to lead its research on urban mammals, to oversee the growth and care of collections, and to provide content for a variety of public programs. The successful candidate will conduct collection-based research in evolutionary biology and/or ecology broadly defined and will be a leader in the care, understanding, and use of museum collections.
This position has a special emphasis on urban studies as this complements existing research and outreach strengths, and builds upon existing relationships with local organizations and community members developed by NHMLA’s Urban Nature Research Center (UNRC). The UNRC engages in research that examines the effects of urbanization on wildlife using community science (=citizen science) approaches for surveying urban biodiversity. Qualified candidates may have research interests across the globe, but interest in advancing programs in Southern California through community science approaches is paramount.