Post-Doc : Statistical and population genomics from correlations to explanations: towards a new European prehistory (Copenhagen)

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We invite applications for a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Copenhagen, as part of the COREX synergy project. The candidate will be able to work with unprecedentedly large ancient genomic, archaeological and paleo-vegetation datasets from a period spanning the last 10,000 years of West Eurasian history. The focus of the project will be on performing exploratory analyses and developing computational models to connect population genetic processes (population expansions, migrations and admixture), patterns of material culture distribution (i.e. diffusion of technology and art forms), environmental factors (climate, ecozones, subsistence strategy and the presence of pathogens), sedimentary DNA and demographic data (such as population density estimates from radiocarbon date density data). This will be done using a variety of geostatistically-aware models that account for auto-correlations in both space and time. This will serve as a pioneer example of how to build statistically-supported conceptual bridges between archaeological and genetic inference. Our project will serve to determine what the impact of the movement of people was on the European landscape, simultaneously on multiple scales: continental, regional and local.

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