Postdoc en Chicago trabajando con aDNA de la Edad de Bronce ~

9 de mayo de 2021

Postdoc en Chicago trabajando con aDNA de la Edad de Bronce

Oferta compartida por Nuria

This is a twenty-four-month, non-renewable appointment. During this appointment, the Post-Doctoral Fellow will work closely with University of Chicago faculty members from the Oriental Institute and the Department of Human Genetics to do extraction and analysis of ancient DNA from Bronze Age human remains excavated at archaeological sites in the Middle East as part of a research project entitled "Genomes, Migrations, and Culture in the Early Civilizations of the Middle East." They will also
assist in publishing the results of the research as a co-author and will help to organize quarterly workshops and an international conference on archaeogenetic research concerning the ancient Mediterranean and Middle East. They will also teach one quarter-length course per year on ancient

Core Responsibilities
  • Perform tasks related to the extraction and analysis of ancient DNA from remains housed in the Oriental Institute Museum and the Field Museum of Natural History; the laboratory work will be conducted primarily in the "GenSCAPE" ancient DNA laboratory of the Dept. of Human Genetics under the supervision of Prof. Maanasa Raghavan.
  • Perform tasks related to the computational management and statistical analysis of ancient genomic data under the supervision of Profs. John Novembre (Human Genetics) and David Schloen (Oriental Institute). 
  • Organize quarterly workshops at the University of Chicago¢s Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society for participants in the "Genomes, Migrations, and Culture in the Early Civilizations of the Middle East" project; and also organize a concluding international conference for this project to be held in Spring 2023.
  • Teach one quarter-length course per year on ancient DNA and archaeogenetics.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Ph.D. in anthropology with a specialization in archaeogenetics
  • Lab experience in extracting and analyzing ancient DNA
  • Expertise in some aspect of the archaeology of the ancient Mediterranean and/or Middle East
  • Knowledge of both archaeology and human genetics and awareness of the interpretive issues raised by the study of genetic variation in ancient human populations
  • Knowledge of how genomic data bear upon the archaeological reconstruction of ancient population movements and cultural change
  • Laboratory skills relevant to ancient DNA research
  • Strong skills in academic research, writing, and communication
Applicants should submit:
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Three letters of reference
You can apply here:
Review of applications will begin on Friday, April 2, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. Start date is July 1, 2021. Inquiries can be directed to with the subject heading Postdoctoral Fellow (archaeogenetics).
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