RESEARCH FIELDEnvironmental sciencePolitical sciences › Science and society
RESEARCHER PROFILEFirst Stage Researcher (R1)
APPLICATION DEADLINE22/03/2020 23:59 - Europe/Brussels
LOCATIONFrance › TOULOUSE
TYPE OF CONTRACTTemporary
HOURS PER WEEK35
OFFER STARTING DATE01/05/2020
EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMMEH2020 / ERC
- sampling of tooth samples from food webs in Asia, Oceania and South America from contrasted environments,
- developments of a sampling strategy and sample analysis in the lab,
- interpretation of the results
- presentation of results nationally and internationally,
- publishing in peer-reviewed journals.
Post Doc project
We are seeking a post doc researcher (1 to 2 years) to develop the use of Zn isotopes to trace sea food consumption in archaeological contexts. This includes sample collection, analysis, methodological development and publication. We are particularly interested in candidates able and who can interact with archaeologists and geochemists within the GET-OMP and outside. The post doc project will investigate Zn isotope ratios and CSIA of amino acids in teeth and bones of animals and humans associated to specific aquatic food consumption (marine mammals, fish) increasing our capacity to identify the role maritime diets had in the course of the evolution of coastal adaptive strategies.
The Géosciences Environnement Toulouse/CNRS of the Observatoire Midi Pyrénées (GET-OMP), Toulouse (France) invites applications for a post doc position in archeological sciences/ geochemistry to explore the potential of non-traditional isotopic studies in unveiling human past behavior (ERC funding, ARCHEIS project). In the GET, geological and environmental research is conducted within a multidisciplinary environment involving groups of scientists including biologists, physicists, chemists and geologists, with theoretical or experimental approaches. Isotope mass spectrometry forms a significant component of the OMP with a well-equipped laboratory. More information about the GET-OMP can be found on the website. The project ERC currently gathers one PI (Klervia Jaouen), one PhD student and one research engineer, with whom the post doc will be able to collaborate
• Completed university degree in geosciences or archaeology (geochemistry, archaeological sciences, stable isotope studies).
• Knowledge of mass spectrometry and column chromatography and/or collagen extraction is desirable.
• Knowledge of tooth development and zooarcheology are appreciable.
• Proficiency in English. Knowledge of Spanish and/or French is a plus.
The post doc project has for contect the ERC project ARCHEIS (Starting grant, 803676). This project aims at developping novel isotope tracers of prehistorical diets, especially for marine food consumption.
Web site for additional job details
Required Research Experiences
RESEARCH FIELDEnvironmental science
YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCENone
RESEARCH FIELDPolitical sciences › Science and society
YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCENone
REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVELEnvironmental science: PhD or equivalentPolitical sciences: PhD or equivalent
REQUIRED LANGUAGESFRENCH: Basic
EURAXESS offer ID: 499541
Posting organisation offer ID: 14300
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