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The Paleoanthropology Workgroup at the Institute of Archaeological Sciences, University of Tübingen invites applications for a PhD position in lithic analysis of Palaeolithic artifacts.
The position will start as soon as possible and will be limited to a period of 3 years. Salary will be according to the German salary system E13 TV-L at 65%.
Applicants must hold a MA/MSc degree or equivalent and must have research experience in the fields of Palaeolithic Archaeology, Palaeoanthropology, or Prehistoric Archaeology (with specialization in the Palaeolithic). The successful applicant will have experience with lithic analysis, preferably involving Lower and Middle Palaeolithic material. Familiarity with the Palaeolithic record of the Southern Balkans and/or the southeastern Mediterranean region will be preferred. The successful applicant will work in an interdisciplinary research program, which includes zooarchaeological studies of associated faunal remains and traceological analysis of lithic artifacts; overall, the research aims to examine the cultural remains in conjunction with the study of the faunal remains, in order to investigate the degree to which behavioral adaptations and cultural variation relate to changes in ecological conditions.
Applicants are required to have a very good command of spoken and written English, and some experience in the writing of scientific publications. The successful applicant must be prepared to travel abroad at least twice a year for the study of materials (travel costs will be covered).
Applications should include a cover letter curriculum vitae; academic certificates; copy of Master thesis; and two letters of reference.
The university seeks to raise the number of women in research and teaching and therefore urges qualified women academics to apply for these positions. Equally qualified applicants with disabilities will be given preference.
The employment will be carried out by the central administration of the University of Tübingen. Applications should be submitted electronically no later than July 15th, 2021.
Please send all application materials to Karin Kiessling, Paleoanthropology Secretary, at the following email address: Karin.Kiessling@uni-tuebingen.de.
The paleoBRAIN project is recruiting (deadline June the 30th). The project is is financed by the French research agency (ANR-20-CE27-0009-01), its title is Bringing the brain of Homo erectus and Neandertals back to life. We offer two positions:
2 years engineer position offer: PROCESSING IMAGING DATA IN NEUROSCIENCE AND PALEOANTHROPOLOGY. Click here for more information and to apply.
The Engineer will be involved in the processing of different types of data produced during the PaleoBRAIN project. He will have to manage the administrative aspects upstream of the acquisitions as well as the database thus constituted. High-resolution digital data are available for many Neandertals as well as additional MRI data for modern humans to study the correlation between the shape of the brain and the endocranium. Finally, behavioral data will be acquired to approach the relationship between anatomy and behavior. The Engineer will contribute to the analysis and interpretation of the scientific data obtained in conjunction with all the researchers involved in the project.
18 months postdoc position offer: MANUAL LATERALITY IN HUMANS AND PALEOANTHROPOLOGY. Click here for more information and to apply.
The main mission of the researcher will be to develop work on manual laterality in a sample of volunteers. The results obtained are intended to be subsequently put in relation with the MRI data of the brains and skulls of each participant.
Please, contact Antoine Balzeau for any questions.
Faculty of Science, Paleoanthropology
The Paleoanthropology working group of the University of Tübingen seeks to fill a limited 3 years position of a