An exciting opportunity has become available to work full-time on a 2 year NERC funded research project ‘Wisdom Teeth: Refining our Understanding of Human Evolution Through Dating Dental Enamel’ in collaboration with the Universities of York and Cambridge. This project will exploit the team’s recent breakthrough made in using protein degradation to date tooth enamel and apply them to regions where the palaeoenvironmental record can help us understand the sensitivity of Africa’s mammalian fauna to climate change. In doing so, it will provide a new, more accurately dated record for the African Pleistocene and Late Pliocene, unlocking insights into our own evolutionary history. The post holder will be responsible for the design, manufacture, testing and evaluation of a microfluidic device for the miniaturised analysis of amino acids from tooth enamel. Project external webpage: https://sites.google.com/york.ac.uk/wisdom-teeth/home
Qualifications we require:
Essential experience is required in the following:
It would also be desirable for the candidate to have experience of working within an interdisciplinary team, especially with Biologists and Engineers.
For an informal discussion, please contact Dr Kirsty Shaw (email@example.com).
Apply by submitting a CV and covering letter detailing how you meet the criteria for the role.