Researcher in vertebrate palaeontology
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Duties: Investigate the anatomy, especially the tooth-bearing bones, of acanthothoracid placoderms - a group of extinct armoured fishes from the Early Devonian (419-393 million years ago). The project will be based principally on microtomographic data from Czech acanthothoracids. Specific tasks include reconstructing the anatomy, especially the skull and jaws, from tomographic data; carry out phylogenetic analyses of the acanthothoracids on the basis of these data and interpretations; and present the results in articles in peer-reviewed journals.
Requirements: PhD in palaeontology or equivalent. Postdoctoral research experience on early vertebrates, especially acanthohtoracids and other placoderms. Fluent spoken and written English.
Additional qualifications: Experience of reconstructing fossils from tomographic data.
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Salary: Individual salary.
Starting date: 01-01-2020 or as otherwise agreed.
Type of employment: Temporary position ending 31-10-2020.
Scope of employment: 100%
For further information about the position please contact: Per Ahlberg, email Per.Ahlberg@ebc.uu.se
Please submit your application by 5 December 2019, UFV-PA 2019/4035.
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Placement: Department of Organismal Biology
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Individual salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
County: Uppsala län
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2019/4035
Last application date: 2019-12-05
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