The Natural History Museum preserves, researches and presents its extensive collections in a building designed as a total work of art. It conveys the diversity of nature, the evolution of planet Earth and life, and the related cultural development of mankind, and offers an inspiring meeting place.

The earliest collections are over 250 years old. Today, some 30 million objects are under scientific care.

Your tasks

Curating the paleobotanical collection of the Geological-Paleontological Department at the NHMW;

Digitization and increase of accessibility and visibility;

Active participation in international digitization programs;

Supervision of scientific guests;

Scientific cataloging of the collection;

International cooperation;

Participation in exhibition projects;

Acquisition of third-party funding.


Our requirements

Completed dissertation in paleobotany (preferably with a focus on Mesozoic or Cenozoic floras) and post-doc experience;

Experience in the acquisition and organization of third-party funded projects;

Publications in international scientific journals;

H-index ≥ 6;

Good knowledge of stratigraphy and climate history of Eurasia;

Knowledge of German is desirable; if knowledge is poor, it is expected that language skills for everyday situations will be acquired in the first year;

Ability to work in a team;

Experience with collections is desirable;

Experience with digital data acquisition and data management is desirable.


We offer you

A responsible, exciting and diverse area of ​​responsibility;

Insights into one of the largest museums in Austria;

Flat hierarchies, open communication and a good working atmosphere;

Flexible working hours;

A place to work in downtown Vienna with good public accessibility;

Salary depends on professional qualifications and experience.

Please also note the benefits of the NHM as an employer at

Depending on your qualifications and experience, the salary is EUR 4,000 gross salary for 40 hours per week, 14 times a year, i.e. EUR 56,000 pa. If we have aroused your interest, we look forward to receiving your detailed application by April 15, 2024.

Please note that applications can only be submitted via the NHM application portal at Your contact person for further questions: Sabine Burger-Koch.

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