The Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art, University of Oxford, invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant to join the Primate Archaeology research group. The position is funded by the European Research Council, and is a full-time appointment for a fixed-term of 15 months from 1 October 2012.
Applicants should have a PhD in Primatology, Animal Behaviour or Biological Anthropology, with field experience recording and analysing the behaviour and ecology of wild non-human primates. The five-year Primate Archaeology project examines the evolution of non-human technology through the study of tool-use in three wild primate species (chimpanzees, bearded capuchin monkeys and long-tailed macaques). The successful candidate will design and conduct collaborative international field projects and data analyses on tools used by each of these species. A demonstrated track record of publications in areas relevant to this project is essential, as is a willingness to travel to West Africa, Brazil and Thailand. Archaeological experience conducting surveys and excavations is desirable but not essential.
The successful applicant will be expected to be able to work independently to produce research of an international standard, and to collaborate with team members in Oxford and abroad.
Further details are available from Dr Michael Haslam (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Applications for this vacancy are to be made online, see http://www.arch.ox.ac.uk/vacancies
The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 8 June 2012.