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Postdoctoral Fellow at Rank of Instructor
The University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois
 
 
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Date Posted 04/14/2021
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The University of Chicago
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Postdoctoral Fellow at Rank of Instructor

The Oriental Institute
Position Type: Faculty

Chicago, IL

Apr 2, 2021


Description

This is a twenty-four-month, non-renewable appointment. During this appointment, the Post-Doctoral Fellow will work closely with University of Chicago faculty members from the Oriental Institute and the Department of Human Genetics to do extraction and analysis of ancient DNA from Bronze Age human remains excavated at archaeological sites in the Middle East as part of a research project entitled “Genomes, Migrations, and Culture in the Early Civilizations of the Middle East.” She will also assist in publishing the results of the research as a co-author and will help to organize quarterly workshops and an international conference on archaeogenetic research concerning the ancient Mediterranean and Middle East. She will also teach one quarter-length course per year on ancient DNA and archaeogenetics.

  • Core Responsibilities
    • Perform tasks related to the extraction and analysis of ancient DNA from remains housed in the Oriental Institute Museum and the Field Museum of Natural History; the laboratory work will be conducted primarily in the “GenSCAPE” ancient DNA laboratory of the Dept. of Human Genetics under the supervision of Prof. Maanasa Raghavan.
    • Perform tasks related to the computational management and statistical analysis of ancient genomic data under the supervision of Profs. John Novembre (Human Genetics) and David Schloen (Oriental Institute).
    • Organize quarterly workshops at the University of Chicago’s Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society for participants in the “Genomes, Migrations, and Culture in the Early Civilizations of the Middle East” project; and also organize a concluding international conference for this project to be held in Spring 2023.
    • Teach one quarter-length course per year on ancient DNA and archaeogenetics.

Qualifications

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in anthropology with a specialization in archaeogenetics
  • Lab experience in extracting and analyzing ancient DNA
  • Expertise in some aspect of the archaeology of the ancient Mediterranean and/or Middle East

Competencies

  • Knowledge of both archaeology and human genetics and awareness of the interpretive issues raised by the study of genetic variation in ancient human populations
  • Knowledge of how genomic data bear upon the archaeological reconstruction of ancient population movements and cultural change
  • Laboratory skills relevant to ancient DNA research
  • Strong skills in academic research, writing, and communication

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • (3) letters of reference

Review of applications will begin on Friday, April 2nd, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Start date is July 1, 2021.  Inquiries can be directed to oi-administration@uchicago.edu  with the subject heading Postdoctoral Fellow (archaeogenetics).


We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages diverse perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange. The University’s Statements on Diversity are at https://provost.uchicago.edu/statements-diversity .

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination .

Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-1032 or email equalopportunity@uchicago.edu with their request.


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