miércoles, enero 23, 2013

Puesto de trabajo para paleoantropólogo en África

Puesto de trabajo para aventureros paleoantropólogos en África

Applications are invited for a 4-year Research Associate post-doctoral position for a palaeoanthropologist on the project IN-AFRICA (funded by the ERC) led by Dr Marta Mirazon Lahr. The post will run for the duration of the project, from March 2013 to May 2017.

The research associate is expected to work on the description and analysis of human, hominin and other animal remains, contributing to our understanding of phylogenetic relationships and adaptive processes in the origins and evolution of modern humans. He/she will also be expected to take a leading role in the project's fieldwork, both in its preparation and implementation, contribute to the writing of reports and the supervision of graduate student projects.
For further details of the In Africa Project, visit http://in-africa.org , and for further information on the post and application procedures, visit http://in-africa.org/opportunities/ .The successful candidate would be expected to hold a PhD in an appropriate subject, and have a strong research record and experience in human osteology as applied to human evolution and early African prehistory. A background in palaeoanthropology or mammalian palaeontology is required, as well as familiarity and/or experience with 3D morphometric capture and analytical techniques, and phylogenetic tools. Excavation or other relevant fieldwork experience, knowledge of Swahili, and a driving licence would be an advantage. The person appointed to this post will be based at the University of Cambridge, and will work with Dr Marta Mirazón Lahr and other members of the research team.

Applications should consist of two copies of a signed and completed copy of Parts 1 and 3 of the University's CHRIS/6 form, which may be downloaded from http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/hr/forms/chris6/chris6.doc, a covering letter stating the candidate's interest in the position, a CV, and the names of two referees who can provide a confidential assessment of suitability.

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