Post-Doctoral in luminescence dating in Johannesburg

A Post-Doctoral Fellowship is available for 2015 at the luminescence laboratory at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.  The luminescence dating laboratory at Wits is the only one of its kind in southern Africa with a range of specialist facilities, including:

  • a large sample preparation room with subdued red lighting
  • a centrifuge and Frantz Magnetic Barrier Laboratory Separator for mineral separation
  • two Riso OSL/TL readers, both with single-grain attachment
  • gamma-spectrometry, performed at iThemba Labs (on campus)

 The research focus is on deriving reliable ages for palaeo-environmental reconstructions and archaeology. The candidate must be a luminescence scientist with in-depth knowledge of all aspects of the OSL process, and must be agreeable to supervising post-graduate students working in the lab.
Contact Mary Evans