The Department of Human Evolution of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig (Germany) invites applications for a post-doctoral position in luminescence dating. In the department, palaeoanthropological research is conducted within a multidisciplinary environment involving three main groups of scientists: biological anthropologists, Palaeolithic archeologists, and archaeological scientists/geochronologists.
The successful candidate is expected to undertake dating of sites, and geomorphic context of
in regions of interest to the Human Evolution group. Ideally the department is also seeking a researcher who undertakes fundamental research into luminescence dating and who therefore contributes to the continued development of the field. The department also has a strong interest in radiocarbon dating and aims to build up a strong geochronology sub-group. The researcher will therefore interact with other geochronologists, palaeoanthropologists and archaeologists within the department.
This research position may begin in January, 2014. The initial length of the appointment is two years, with an option for extension. The selected candidate will have a Ph.D. (or be close to completion) and a significant track record of research. 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. The search for these positions will continue until a successful candidate has been selected.Applications, including cover letter, curriculum vitae, reprints of selected publications, a short statement of research interests, and the names of three referees should be sent by mail to :
Jean-Jacques Hublin, Department of Human Evolution, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Deutscher Platz 6, D-04103 Leipzig (Germany)
Contact Dr Kathryn Fitzsimmons