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Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology

Scientist Position in Geoarchaeology

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 at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig (Germany), invites applications for a

Post-doctoral Research Position in Geoarchaeology.


We seek a researcher that uses the archaeological sedimentary record to reconstruct past human behavior, addressing issues of site formation and the context of archaeological remains. We are particularly interest in researchers that apply soil micromorphology and FTIR (IR and microFTIR) techniques to questions of interest to our department. The ideal candidate should be able to integrate and cooperate with a multidisciplinary environment and work directly with Paleolithic archaeologists, archaeological scientists, and geochronologists. More information about the Department and its research activities can be found on our web site.

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

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.

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, reprints of selected publications, a short statement of research interests, and the names of three referees. For further information, please contact Dr. Shannon McPherron (mcpherron@[>>> Please remove the text! <<<]eva.mpg.de). The deadline for applications is March 31, 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.

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