Post-Doc : The evolutionary landscape of modern human origins in Africa (Cambridge)

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Applications are invited for a 24-month Research Assistant position on the Ng'ipalajem project, funded by the ERC. The project aims at collecting new palaeontological, archaeological and geological data in the field and in museums to tackle questions about human evolution in Africa in the last million years and is led by Prof. Marta Mirazón Lahr. The successful candidate will join the Ng'ipalajem team, assisting the PI in the running of the project, the implementation of the project's research and communication strategy, and participate in data collection and writing of research articles. Applicants should have a degree in archaeology, palaeontology, biology or a related field, excellent organisation skills, attention to detail, ability to work on their own initiative and as part of a team, excellent interpersonal skills, familiarity with field science in human evolution, computer skills (spreadsheets and databases), excellent written and oral communication skills, and be prepared to spend periods of time in Kenya.

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