Closing date for applications - 15-Mar-2013
Post-doctoral position is available immediately within the Organic Geochemistry Unit to work on a project under the leadership of Professor Richard Evershed FRS. The project is entitled: "Unravelling the Nitrogen Isotope Signal of Skeletal Collagen for Palaeodeitary Reconstruction: The Origin of the Nitrogen Trophic Level Effect."
The overall objective of the project is to gain a fundamental understanding of the nitrogen stable isotope trophic level effect that is widely used in archaeology and palaeoecology to understand the dietary behaviour of humans and other animals, particularly in extinct environments. The project builds on the group's world class reputation and expertise in applying biomolecular and compound-specific stable isotope approaches to answer archaeological questions that cannot be tackled using traditional approaches. The project will study individual amino acid stable nitrogen isotope compositions of structural proteins in modern organisms, including the tissues of animals raised on experimental diets, and a wide range of archaeological specimens. The project is led by Professor Richard Evershed (OGU) and Dr John Tarlton (Veterinary Sciences) and involves a range of international collaborators. This position is offered on a fixed-term basis until 31st July 2015 in the first instance, with the possibility of an extension beyond this. For more information on our fixed-term contracts policy please see http://www.bris.ac.uk/hr/ftc.
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