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PhD position in archaeological science - Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology

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This position may begin in January 2018 or earlier.


logo_max_planckThe Department of Human Evolution of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig (Germany), invites applications for a PhD research position in the proteomic analysis of archaeological faunal assemblages. In the Department, palaeoanthropological research is conducted within a multidisciplinary environment involving biological anthropologists, Palaeolithic archaeologists, archaeological scientists, and geochronologists.


We are seeking a PhD student (3 years, with possible one year extension) to conduct proteomic studies in the broader context of Pleistocene human evolution. This includes sample collection, analysis, methodological development and publication. We are particularly interested in creative, independent candidates capable of working on the interface of zooarchaeology and proteomic analysis of Pleistocene bone specimens. Tasks include sampling, analysis and interpretation of morphologically unidentifiable bone specimens through ZooMS peptide mass fingerprinting. The appointment includes training in mass spectrometry methods at the University of Copenhagen. We expect PhD students to present scientific results at international conferences and to publish results in peer-reviewed journals. The doctoral thesis will consist of a series of published manuscripts (in English).


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For further information, please contact Dr. Frido Welker ( or Dr. Geoff M. Smith (


Submission before the 30th of September 2017