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Museum of Paleontology

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Participating in Science-A-Thon

Science-A-Thon is a five day celebration of science, engineering, technology, and math, where science professionals, teachers, journalists, and anyone who uses science in their daily lives are welcome to participate.

New Skeleton of Plesiadapis

The skeleton is described by Douglas Boyer of Duke University and Philip Gingerich of the University of Michigan in a 2019 monograph.


Open Positon: Staff Position - Shared Coordinator of Social Media, Website and Office Duties 

The Museum of Paleontology (Museum) and the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) currently have an opening for a shared Coordinator of Social Media, Website and Office Duties position with primary duties related to social media, outreach, website, and publications work.  Administrative offices and faculty labs, offices, and museum collections are located on the central campus in the new Biological Sciences Building (BSB) and in the Research Museums Center (RMC) on Varsity Drive. The assistant has duties in both the BSB and RMC; regularly scheduled shuttle service between the BSB and RMC is available.

70% - Museum of Paleontology

The assistant supports all communications related to the Museum, including website, digital and social media content management, digital marketing and communications, print publications, and provides general office support. This is year-round position that reports to the Museum’s Business Administrator and works closely with the Museum Director, faculty, staff and students.

To learn more about the Museum of Paleontology, visit

30% - Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (Museum of Zoology/Herbarium)

The assistant supports publications, communication/website, and provides general office support for the Museum of Zoology (UMMZ) and Herbarium located in the Research Museum Center off campus on Varsity Drive.

To learn more about the Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, visit

Position is open for applications until October 16, 2019.  To apply follow this link:



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