The Graduate School “Human Development in Landscapes” at Kiel University, Germany (www.gshdl.de), which has been established as part of the DFG-Excellence Initiative, invites applications for a full-time postdoctoral position.
We are seeking an energetic and highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to conduct world-class research in the field of ancient DNA analysis.
The contract runs for two years or until October 31, 2017 (whatever occurs first), and starts as soon as possible. The salary will be at the level of TV-L 13. The position is assigned to the Medical Faculty.
Prerequisite is a Ph.D. in a discipline relevant for the project. An interest in archaeological questions is welcomed. Preference will be given to individuals with a solid publication record.
The applicant is expected to address research questions in Evolutionary Medicine, Anthropology/Archaeology with a focus on the genetic and genomic analysis of ancient DNA. Special emphasis will be placed on the establishment of a state-of-the-art ancient DNA laboratory, the development of enrichment and Next Generation Sequencing technologies (NGS) and the bioinformatic analysis of ancient NGS data. A good working knowledge of German is required.
The applicant is expected to participate in the supervision of PhD students and in teaching. The candidate will be involved in the development of the doctoral program of the Graduate School that provides an international and stimulating atmosphere for research into the interaction of humans and their environment.
Kiel University is an equal opportunity employer and aims to increase the number of women in research and teaching. Applications by women are particularly welcome, and, in cases of equal aptitude, ability and professional performance, preference in hiring will be given to women. The University supports the employment of disabled persons. Persons with disabilities will, with appropriate qualifications and aptitudes, be employed preferentially. Applications by people with a migration background are particularly welcomed. Please refrain from submitting application photos.
To apply, submit a covering letter, a detailed CV, two letters of recommendation, certificates of degrees and copies of up to three selected relevant publications. Applications (as hardcopy and as one single PDF) should be sent until September 1, 2015 to:
Prof. Dr Johannes Müller
GSHDL / Johanna Mestorf Academy at Kiel University
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