Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Post-Doctoral Fellowship (2 years)
Job Title Post-Doctoral Fellowship
Institution University of Calgary
Department Anthropology and Archaeology/Geoscience
Location 2500 University Dr NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1N4
Start Date April 1, 2017
Contract Type University of Calgary Faculty of Arts funded
Salary $60,000 (including benefits)
Supervisors Steve Larter, Julio Mercader

Theme: Preservation of organic molecules in archaeological time: geochemical insights
Challenges: Controversy in molecular paleontology centers around issues of molecular durability, contamination, and the diagenetic pathways involved in the survival of labile molecules such as carbohydrates.

• A PhD and expertise in one or more of these areas: 1) archaeological residue analysis, 2) organic geochemistry, 3) molecular archaeology
• Conceptual and methodological innovator
• Demonstrated track record and research competence as judged by publications in leading peer-reviewed journals and by participation in seminars, workshops and conferences
• Motivated and organized self-starter, who can work with minimum supervision
in a laboratory environment and is able to supervise and educate less-experienced co-workers
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.

Additional Information
• Successful candidates will be subject to standard pre-employment screening including right-to-work, proof of identity and references
• The University of Calgary is an equal opportunity employer, candidates will be chosen who are the best fit regardless of age, disability, gender, race, religion or sexual orientation

Application Details
Applicants should submit their curriculum vitae, cover letter, and contact information for three referees. Short-listed applicants will be required to provide two letters of recommendation. Please submit application packages to Dr. Julio Mercader (

Application Deadline
January 31, 2017