Researcher in Palaeozoic Vertebrate Palaeontology
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A two-year position as a researcher in Palaeozoic vertebrate palaeontology is available at the Department of Organismal Biology, Evolutionary Biology Centre, Uppsala University. The planned starting date for the position is XXXX. Evolutionary and palaeobiological research within the institution focuses on early vertebrates, early mammals and dinosaurs.
Project description: The researcher will study an extensive material of fossil bones from Devonian (385 million year old) deposits on Valentia Island in south-west Ireland. Methods of study will include mechanical prepration and tomography. The bones will be identified anatomically and taxonomically, described, figured, and used as a basis for reconstructing the faunal composition. In collaboration with other members of the project the researcher will present the results in peer-reviewed and popular scientific publications. The research forms part of the ERC-funded project "Tracking our ancestors across the Devonian world: a new multidisciplinary approach to the origin of tetrapods".
The bones from Valentia Island appear to principally represent so-called placoderms; research expertise on this group of early vertebrates is thus essential to allow the researcher to carry out the project.
Duties: Carry out palaeontological research using tomographic scanning and modelling. Writing up the results as papers for peer-reviewed publications.
Essential qualifications: PhD in palaeontology or a similar subject. Broad, in-depth research experience on placoderms. Experience of tomographic modelling. Fluency in English.
Desirable qualifications: Experience of performing phylogenetic analyses on morphological data sets.
How to apply: The application should contain:
- A personal letter describing your research interests and reasons for applying
- Copies of degree certificates and qualifications
- A publication list
The application should be written in English.
Salary: Individual salary.
Starting date: 01-06-2021 or as otherwise agreed.
Type of employment: Temporary position, 2 years.
Scope of employment: 100 %
For further information about the position please contact: Per Ahlberg,
Please submit your application by 12th of May 2021, UFV-PA 2021/1700.
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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 2021/1700
Last application date: 2021-05-12
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