Researcher for a position as Senior Curator in Mineralogy
at the Department of Geosciences

The Swedish Museum of Natural History seeks a researcher with a strong and independent research program in Mineralogy and a large interest in scientific collections to its Department of Geosciences. The Swedish Museum of Natural History hosts one of the major mineral collections in Europe, with around 160 000 samples representing nearly half of all known mineral species. The collections are continuously enriched by new acquisitions and are used by in-house as well as international researchers.

We seek an experienced scientist with a research program that can strengthen the research at the Department of Geosciences and also at the Museum of Natural History as a whole, and can further develop the curation of our scientifically valuable geological collections.


Carry out independent research at international level in Mineralogy in a broad sense, including obtaining external research funding, publishing in leading journals, presenting results at international meetings. Main responsibility for the geological collections; lead the strategic work with collection management. Convey scientific results to the public and to schools. Supervision of PhD-students and visiting researchers. Participation in other activities at the Department and the Museum.


The applicant should hold a doctoral degree (PhD) in Geosciences, preferably in Mineralogy. Academic habilitation and education in leadership is qualifying. The position requires good knowledge in systematic mineralogy and mineralogical research methodology. A strong publication record and a documented skill in attracting external funding are advantageous. Experiences from work with geological collections, leadership and international collaboration including participation in organizations are qualifying.

Good communications skills in English, social skills and a good ability to cooperate are required.

Application should consist of one PDF and include

  • Application including CV.
  • Publication list including all scientific papers, the five most important marked.
  • Summary of experience in research and collection work.
  • Summary of current research and research plan.
  • Other qualifications or information the applicant finds relevant.
  • Contact details to at least two reference persons.

Terms of employment

The position is a full-time permanent appointment with a six month probationary period.

The Swedish Museum of Natural History can promote an employee to professor if she/he is found to have the required qualifications after an evaluation by external reviewers. The successful applicant may apply for such an evaluation. The Swedish Museum of Natural History strives for gender balance and ethic and cultural diversity among its staff.

For more information, please contact Per Andersson, Head of Department of Geosciences. Union representative is Jörgen Langhof, SACO-S. Both can be reached at phone +46 8-519 540 00.

The complete application (in english) must be submitted to or the Swedish Museum of Natural History, Box 50007, SE-104 05 STOCKHOLM no later than 30 July, 2017. Mark your application dnr 2.3.1-365-2017.

posted: 13 June 2017     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.