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Post-doctoral scientist in archaeometallurgy and isotope geochemistry 791515

Advertising Organization: Danish National Research Foundation’s Centre of Excellence, Centre for Urban Network Evolutions (UrbNet), School of Culture and Society, Aarhus University, in collaboration with the Danish Interdisciplinary Centre for Plasma Mass Spectrometry (DK-ICPMS), Department of Geoscience, Aarhus University, Denmark.

 

Position Description: Danish National Research Foundation’s Centre of Excellence, Centre for Urban Network Evolutions (UrbNet), School of Culture and Society, Aarhus University – in collaboration with the Danish Interdisciplinary Centre for Plasma Mass Spectrometry (DK-ICPMS), Department of Geoscience, Aarhus University – invites applications for a post-doctoral fellowship focused on archaeometallurgy and isotope geochemistry. We are seeking a post-doctoral scientist interested in exploring the application of techniques to the study of the origin and production/processing techniques of archaeological materials from Northern Europe to the Middle East and Africa. The ideal candidate will have a PhD in geochemistry or archaeometallurgy, the requested analytical skills, a good command of English, excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to work in international collaborations, and a strong publication record commensurate with career stage.  The successful candidate is expected to present her/his research at international meetings, and publish results in peer-reviewed scientific journals in a timely manner.

 

Terms of Employment: The position is a full-time, one-year position, with the possibility of extension one year further. Starting date is April 1st 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter.  Additional support will be provided for research expenses, travel to professional meetings and fieldwork.

The main place of work is Department of Geoscience, Høegh-Guldbergs gade 2, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark. But it will also be expected of you, that you work part of the time at the address Centre for Urban Network Evolutions (UrbNet), Aarhus University, School of Culture and Society, Moesgård Allé 20, 8270 Højbjerg, Denmark.

 

For further information about the position, please contact UrbNet core-members Assistant Professor Gry Barfod (grybarfod@geo.au.dk) and Niels Bohr Professor of Geoscience, Charles Lesher (lesher@geo.au.dk), or UrbNet Centre director Professor Rubina Raja (rubina.raja@cas.au.dk).

 

The Centre for Urban Network Evolutions (UrbNet) is an interdisciplinary research initiative in archaeology and the history of urban societies. We strive to integrate new methods from the natural sciences with context-cultural studies rooted in the Humanities. UrbNet’s primary focus is Northern Europe over the Levant to the East Coast of Africa with active excavation projects in Denmark, Jordan and North Africa.  More information about UrbNet can be found at http://urbnet.au.dk.

 

The newly established Danish Interdisciplinary Centre for Plasma Mass Spectrometry, also supported by the Danish National Research Foundation and located in the Department of Geoscience, Aarhus University, is dedicated to the precise and accurate determination of trace metals and their isotopes in geological, archaeological and biological materials.  The Centre is equipped with multi-collector and quadrupole inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometers, laser ablation, HPLC and a class 10-100 clean laboratory, as well as highly skilled technical staff.

Formalities and salary range
Science and Technology refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities under the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.
The application must be in English and include a curriculum vitae, degree certificate, a complete list of publications, a statement of future research plans and information about research activities, teaching portfolio and verified information on previous teaching experience (if any). Guidelines for applicants can be found here.
Appointment shall be in accordance with the collective labour agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities.
Salary depends on seniority as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Confederation of Professional Associations.
All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background.

Deadline

All applications must be made online and received by:

31.01.2016
Please apply online here

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