Post-Doctoral Positions 2015

POST-DOCTORAL POSITIONS

Research Associate, University of Cambridge, Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

REFERENCE: JB04904

Grade 7: Salary in the range £28,695 – £37,394 p.a.

Applications are invited for 2 Research Associate post-doctoral positions for a Palaeoanthropologist (12 months) and Palaeolithic archaeologist (8 months) on the IN-AFRICA Project led by Dr Marta Mirazon Lahr, starting in February 2015.

Palaeoanthropologist (12 months): The research associate is expected to work on the description and analysis of human, hominin and other animal fossil remains from the In Africa Project excavations and surveys in West Turkana, Kenya. In particular, he/she will be expected to take responsibilities towards the cataloguing and description of the fossil material for one of the In Africa Project’s monographs, take a leading role in the project’s fieldwork, both in its preparation and implementation, and contribute to the writing of reports. The successful candidates would be expected to hold a PhD in the field of human evolution, and have a strong research record and experience in either human osteology as applied to human evolution and late Quaternary faunas of Turkana. Experience with human and fauna fossil remains from East Africa is essential; familiarity and/or experience with 3D morphometric capture and analytical techniques, and phylogenetic tools an advantage. FURTHER PARTICULARS RA Palaeoanthropology 2015.

Palaeolithic archaeologist (8 months): The research associate is expected to work on the technological and typological description and analysis of the archaeological material from the In Africa Project excavations and surveys in West Turkana and the Central Rift Valley of Kenya. In particular, he/she will be expected to take responsibility towards the cataloguing and description of the Middle Stone Age lithic material for one of the In Africa Project’s monographs. The successful candidates would be expected to hold a PhD in Palaeolithic Archaeology. A strong research record and experience in the techno-typological analysis of East African, particularly Middle Stone Age, archaeological record is essential. FURTHER PARTICULARS RA Pal Archaeologist 2015.

Excavation or other relevant fieldwork experience, knowledge of Swahili, and a driving licence would be an advantage. The persons appointed to this post will be based at the University of Cambridge, and will work primarily with Dr Marta Mirazón Lahr (Palaeoanthropologist) and Professor Robert Foley (Palaeolithic Archaeologist), as well as other members of the research team. This post is funded by the European Research Council (ERC), as part of the IN AFRICA Project. The person appointed to this post will be based at LCHES, Department of Archaeology & Anthropology, University of Cambridge.

Applications should consist of two copies of a signed and completed copy of Parts 1 and 3 of the University’s CHRIS/6 form, which may be downloaded fromhttp://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/hr/forms/chris6/chris6.doc, a covering letter stating the candidate’s interest in the position, a CV, and the names of two referees who can provide a confidential assessment of suitability. These should be submitted as a single.pdf file to Dr Mirazón Lahr (mbml1@cam.ac.uk), Leverhulme Centre for Human Evolutionary Studies, Department of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge, Henry Wellcome Building,13A Fitzwilliam Street, Cambridge CB2 1QH.

Closing date: 8 January 2015

Interviews will be held in January.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.