100% / starting date 01 May 2024
The research group Quaternary Geology at the Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Basel (https://duw.unibas.ch/de/quartaergeologie/) invites applications for a postdoctoral position in the field of Paleoclimatology and Paleoenvironment. The Postdoc-position is part of the recently funded SNSF Sinergia Project “ Holocene hydroclimate, drought dynamics and environmental changes recorded in multiple archives from SW Asia (MITRA)”.
The successful candidate will investigate and establish relationships between climate, environment and human activity in SW-Asia (mainly Turkey, Iraq and Iran) during the Holocene period. The synthesis of paleoenvironmental reconstructions obtained through MITRA and archaeological and historical data will be a milestone of the project, which can only be achieved through frequent and efficient exchanges between MITRA members and associated scientists. To achieve this milestone, the candidate is expected to maintain very close links to the paleoclimatologists, meteorologists, archaeologists and historians involved in the multi-disciplinary SNSF Sinergia Project MITRA. The postdoctoral researcher will also act as project manager and spend around 25 % of its time to organize regular internal meetings, international workshops and to maintain the MITRA project webpage.
We are looking for a highly-motivated and proactive candidate with a PhD in geosciences, environmental archaeology, geosciences or environmental sciences. Suitable candidates should have a background and profound interest in archaeology and paleoenvironmental research. The ability to work both independently and within our team, as well as excellent communication and management skills, including fluency in English, are essential.
We offer you
The postdoctoral position (100%) is funded for 4 years and will be based at the Department of Environmental Science, University of Basel. We offer an international, multidisciplinary and vibrant work environment and superb infrastructure. The project has an envisioned start date of 01 May 2024.