The Department of Archaeology at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History (MPI-SHH) is a leading global centre for archaeology that combines expertise in field and laboratory methods. Our research is focused on developing and implementing cutting-edge new methods for exploring our species’ past. To do this, we work at the interface of multiple disciplines, including archaeology, ecology, biology, and evolutionary studies. We are interested in how a deep time perspective can shed new light on contemporary issues ranging from climate change and anthropogenic environmental impacts to migration, inequality, and food security.
Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Ancient Proteins (3 positions)
We are currently offering up to three 2-year funded Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Ancient Proteins.
Postdoctoral Research Fellows are sought to develop methods and applications in ancient protein research, including 1) Zooarchaeology by Mass Spectrometry; 2) palaeoproteomics; and 3) bioinformatics. Successful candidates will undertake cutting edge research on ancient proteins and assist the department in building on its growing expertise in the field of ancient proteins.
- Have or be about to obtain a PhD degree or qualification equivalent in proteomics, genetics, biochemistry, evolutionary biology or archaeological science or a closely related field.
- A strong record of peer-reviewed publication.
- Experience with various laboratory techniques in the biological sciences or archaeological sciences.
- An interest in developing and advancing the study of ancient proteins.
- Effective time management skills and ability to efficiently coordinate research analyses through to publication.
- Candidates are expected to be enthusiastic about learning and exploring interdisciplinary research topics. They must also be willing to work as part of a research team and help build up and develop the Department of Archaeology’s research programme in ancient proteins.
- Absolute reliability and a strong sense of responsibility.
- Ability to multi-task, find creative solutions to problems when necessary, and meet tight deadlines.
- An interest in developing new methodological approaches in ancient proteomics.
- Training and experience in proteomic laboratory research, maintenance, and management.
- Training and experience in the application of the latest statistical and bioinformatics approaches for the analysis of proteomic data.
Submissions will only be accepted if they are sent through the online application portal and are received in full by 6 January, 2020. visit the following link.
OTHER TWO POSITIONS ARE
- The Fruits of Eurasia: Domestication and Dispersal (FEDD) project has a postdoctoral position in archaeobotany . Detailed information in English can be found here .
- The Department of Archaeogenetics offers postdoctoral positions in population genetics for up to 4 years. More information in English can be found here .