We announce a full-time postdoctoral position (24 months) connected to the Osteological Collections at the Department of Natural History of the University Museum of Bergen, University of Bergen. The department has scientific and curatorial responsibility for the botanical, geological and zoological collections of the museum. The department currently has around 70 employees in total, including a permanent scientific staff of 16.
The Osteological Collections host bone assemblages from approximately 1800 archaeological excavations in Norway, in total millions of bones. The research at the collection is dominantly on these sub-fossil bones. Additionally, there are extensive collections of modern skeletons of fishes, birds and mammals, which serve as research objects in themselves, as well as comparative material for use in the palaeoresearch. The collection has up-to-date research facilities, and the staff have extensive collaboration networks nationally and internationally.
The postdoc will be part of a larger interdisciplinary research project “The impact of food culture in Medieval Towns” (FOODIMPACT), which is led by the Museum of Cultural History at the University of Oslo and headed by Professor Marianne Vedeler, and where Department of Natural History at the University Museum University of Bergen is a partner. The postdoctoral fellow will have his/her working place at The Osteological Collections, Department of Natural History, University Museum of Bergen, and will collaborate with Professor Anne Karin Hufthammer.
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