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Multiple PhD, PostDoc and Engineer Positions in the GPR "Human Past" Group- University of Bordeaux

The GPR ‘Human Past’: our group and our research

The GPR (Grand Programme de Recherche) ‘Human Past’ is an interdisciplinary research project supported by the University of Bordeaux's Initiative d’Excellence. ‘Human Past’ gathers ~110 researchers from 3 laboratories (PACEA, AUSONIUS, and Archéosciences Bordeaux) affiliated with the University of Bordeaux (UB) and the University of Bordeaux Montaigne (UBM). Our expertise combines Biological Anthropology, Classical and Medieval Archaeology, Prehistory, Protohistory, History, Epigraphy, Archaeometry, Geochronology and Computer Science Applications to Cultural Heritage.

’Human Past’ aims to document, characterize and understand the tipping points that have induced major biological and cultural changes within past human populations. Spanning a large chronological period (from Prehistory to historical times), our research aims to identify the steps that enabled a primate originally adapted to African ecosystems to evolve into a species that occupies and impacts every ecosystem on the planet. Biological and social systems will be scrutinized at different scales from a multitude of perspectives with particular attention paid to phenotypic and genetic variability, cognition, technology, social organization, belief systems, and genetic and cultural adaptive strategies that drive human societies.

These position advertisements belong to the first part of the funding scheme, planned for 4 years.The candidate will submit their application, consisting of a letter of motivation (2 pages max.) and a CV (including list of publications, if applicable), to the supervisors mentioned in the job description, and to Adrien Pourtier (, Francesco D'Errico ( and Adeline Le Cabec (, before January 30, 2022.

Advertised positions:
  • PhD Fellowship in Biological Anthropology (click here )
  • PhD Fellowship in Archaeoentomology (click here )
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship in Palaeogenomics (click here )
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship in Late Prehistoric Archaeology (click here)
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship in Geochronology (click here)
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship in Bone technology (click here )
  • Postdoctoral fellowship in Pigment and Residue Analysis (click here )
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship in Classical Archaeology (click here)
  • Postdoctoral fellowship in Digital Archaeology (click here )
  • Study Engineer in Archaeological Data Collection (click here )
  • Study Engineer in Computer Science (click here )
  • Research Engineer in Geochronology & Environment (click here )