Postdoctoral Fellowship In Biomolecular Archaeology at IITGN – Apply Now

Postdoctoral Fellowship at IITGN

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Biomolecular Archaeology

Location: Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India

Job description: The successful applicant will play an active role in developing a vibrant research program and laboratory facilities dedicated to compositional and characterization techniques (X-Ray Fluorescence, X-Ray Diffraction, Fourier transform Infrared Spectroscopy), microscopy (Stereo, scanning electron and/or transmission), collagen mass fingerprinting (Zooarchaeology by Mass Spectrometry- ZooMS) and multi element stable isotope applications to modern and archaeological faunal remains and datasets. The applicant must be highly self-motivated, independent, and interested in working within interdisciplinary teams consisting of archaeologists and diverse scientists to investigate and reconstruct past human-anima

l interactions. The fellow will receive training and mentorship in Archaeology and Osteoarchaeology.

Duration: The initial appointment will be for 1 year, extendable for one more year based on performance.

Application procedure: Please direct all questions to Prof. Sharada Visweswara Channarayapatna ([email protected]). Candidates must e-mail the following documents as a single PDF file attachment to Prof. Sharada Visweswara Channarayapatna on or before 20th July 2023.

  1. CV containing scholastic record and publications.
  2. Cover letter stating a potential starting date and expressing your experience, suitability and interest in the topic of the project.,
  3. 1-page document describing previous research accomplishments and long-term goals, and
  4. contact details of at least 3 references. Applications will continue to be screened until a suitable candidate is selected.

Remuneration: INR 50,000 to 60,000 per month, depending on qualifications and experience.

Eligibility: Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Archaeozoology/  Osteoarchaeology/Biology/ Zoology/Chemistry/Biochemistry/Isotope Geochemistry/ Archaeological Sciences from recognized institutions/universities with good academic track record and publications. Candidates who have submitted their thesis are also eligible. Candidates should demonstrate proficiency in sample preparation for analyses, laboratory procedures and analytics, handling relevant equipment (microscopes, Mass Spectrometers etc) and interpret results. They should have sufficient knowledge of statistical analysis and/or bioinformatics (for eg. RStudio/Matlab). Interest in Archaeological Sciences and fieldwork is desirable but not essential. Excellent oral and written skills in English is a must.


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