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Postdoctoral Fellow in U-series dating and archaeometry
There is a vacancy for a four-year postdoctoral fellow position at the SapienCE Centre of Excellence and at the Department of Earth Science, within the area of Uranium- series geochronology as applied to archaeological sites and cave deposits. The successful applicant will have responsibility for performing U- series dating on archaeological sites and adjacent caves in South Africa.
About the project/Work tasks
The Centre for Early Sapiens Behaviour (SapienCE) is a new Centre of Excellence (CoE) funded by the Research Council of Norway and located in the Department of Archaeology, History, Cultural Studies and Religion at the University of Bergen (UiB). SapienCE aims to consolidate UiB and Norway's position as a world leader in early human origins research. The centre combines expertise in archaeology, psychology, neuroscience, climatology and geochronology in order to elucidate the cognitive development of Homo sapiens through time and climatic change. The two central chronological tools available are optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) and Uranium-series dating. Consequently, the Uranium-series and ICP-MS laboratories at the Department of Earth Science will play a pivotal role in pinning archaeological and climatic events on a rigorous time-scale. The Postdoctoral Fellow will primarily be located in these laboratories.
The position will involve:
As the position involves fieldwork in caves, documentation of sufficient physical skills (caving) are preferred.
About the position of postdoctoral fellow:
The position of postdoctoral fellow is a fixed-term appointment with the primary objective of qualifying the appointee for work in top academic positions. The fixed-term period for this position is four years, of which 25 per cent of the time each year comprises required duties associated with research, teaching and dissemination of results. Individuals may not be hired for more than one fixed-term period as a postdoctoral fellow at the same institution.
Upon appointment, applicants must submit a project proposal for the qualifying work. The project proposal must be prepared in cooperation with the project manager/supervisor and must also include a schedule. It is a requirement that the project is completed in the course of the period of employment.
We can offer:
Detailed information about the position can be obtained by contacting: Professor Stein-Erik Lauritzen, Department of Earth Science, phone: +47 55 58 3508, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. Age and gender balance among employees is therefore a goal. It is also a goal to recruit people with immigrant backgrounds. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position.
We encourage women to apply. If multiple applicants have approximately equivalent qualifications, the rules pertaining to moderate gender quotas shall apply.
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