Postdoc: Analytical Chemistry Applied to Archaeometry

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Postdoctoral Position within the Field of Analytical Chemistry Applied to Archaeometry

Syddansk Universitet (SDU)
Application deadline: 14 December 2016

A two-year postdoctoral position within the field of analytical chemistry applied to archaeometry is available at the Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy, University of Southern Denmark (SDU). The position is available from 1 March 2017 or shortly thereafter.

The postdoctoral position is part of the project TheCityDwellers funded by The Danish Council for Independent Research. The position is in the group of Associate Professor Kaare Lund Rasmussen, CHART (Cultural Heritage and Archaeometric Research Team at SDU). The research will be focused on ICP-MS and LA-ICP-MS applied to medieval human bones. The project is highly multidisciplinary, involving aspects of analytical chemistry, archaeology and biological anthropology. The position involves close interaction with the research group ADBOU at the Department of Forensic Medicine at SDU.

We are seeking a highly motivated and skilled person to work on solution ICP-MS and LA-ICP-MS on samples of human bones procured from archaeological excavations. The successful candidate is required to have a strong background in analytical chemistry with documented research experience in this field. An additional requirement is a personal interest for archaeology and archaeometry.

The position is available to candidates with a PhD degree in analytical chemistry or a related discipline. The candidates should be proficient in English and possess good interpersonal skills.

For further information please contact Associate Professor Kaare Lund Rasmussen, group leader of CHART (Cultural Heritage and Archaeometric Research Team at SDU), Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy, University of Southern Denmark, tel.: +45 2871 3709, e-mail:


A PhD in analytical chemistry or a closely related field is mandatory. Postdoctoral research experience is not mandatory, but will be considered an advantage. Previous teaching experience and demonstrated ability to attract research funding is an advantage.

Department Information:

The Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy (FKF) is home to 550 students and 40 permanent faculty members. It is the primary host of degree courses in chemistry, physics, nanobioscience and pharmacy. The programme emphasizes small classes, faculty instruction in both lectures and labs, and hands-on learning - from freshman-level general chemistry all the way through to senior-level independent research. For further information please contact Professor Frants R. Lauritsen, Head of Department on

Application, salary etc:

The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations).

The application must include the following:

  • A curriculum vitae including information on previous employment.
  • A full list of publications stating the scientific publications on which the applicant wishes to rely.

Incomplete applications and applications received after the deadline will neither be considered nor evaluated.

To qualify you must have passed a PhD or equivalent. Applications will be assessed by an expert assessor/committee. Applicants will be informed of their assessment by the university.

The University encourages all interested persons to apply, regardless of age, gender, religious affiliation, or ethnic background.

Applications must be submitted electronically using the link below. Attached files must be in Adobe PDF or Word format. Each box can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb. We strongly recommend that you read How to apply before you apply.

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