Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology

Scientist Position in Paleoanthropology

The Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology unites scientists with various backgrounds (natural sciences and humanities) whose aim is to investigate the history of humankind from an interdisciplinary perspective with the help of comparative analyses of genes, cultures, cognitive abilities, languages and social systems of past and present human populations as well as those of primates closely related to human beings.

The Department of Human Evolution of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig (Germany), invites applications for a

Research Position in Paleoanthropology

In the Department, paleoanthropological research is conducted within a multidisciplinary environment involving groups of scientists including biological anthropologists, Palaeolithic archaeologists, archaeological scientists, and geochronologists. More information about the Department and its research activities can be found on our web site.

This position is a research only post. We are seeking a junior scientist to conduct research in physical anthropology in the broader context of Pliocene and Pleistocene hominin evolution. We are specifically interested in specialists of dental tissue analysis, functional anatomy and locomotion modelling, but are also open to other innovative projects.

The selected candidate will have a significant track record of research and the position may begin immediately. The initial appointment will be for two years, but is extendable up to four years. Conditions will depend on seniority.

The Max Planck Society is committed to employing more physically impaired individuals and to increasing the share of women in areas where they are underrepresented, and therefore expressly encourages applications from such qualified individuals.

For further information please contact Prof. Jean-Jacques Hublin (hublin@[>>> Please remove the text! <<<]eva.mpg.de). Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, reprints of selected publications, a short statement of research interests, and the names of three referees. Please hand in these documents during the application process. Review of the applications will begin on April 15, 2017.

The Max Planck Society is committed to equal opportunities and to employing individuals with disabilities and explicitly encourages them to apply.
We look forward to receiving your completed online application under http://www.eva.mpg.de/positions-available.html.