PhD / postdoc

veröffentlicht am: 30.03.2017

Institut, Seminar, Klinik / Institute, Department, Clinic

Department of Anthropology

Abteilungsbeschreibung / Description of UZH unit

Research at the Department of Anthropology is aimed at understanding the evolutionary origins of human morphology and behavior. For both research areas we follow a dual approach. The first is to identify the unique features of humans and reconstruct their evolutionary history. The second is to develop explanations for these novel features based on broad biological principles that emerge from studies of living and fossil primates, and from modeling studies.

Aufgabenbereich / Responsibilities

The Department of Anthropology invites applications for a doctoral or postdoctoral position in computer-assisted paleoanthropology. The successful candidate will work on a project using advanced computational tools to address questions of Late Pleistocene hominin dispersals.

Beschäftigungsgrad / Workload in %


Anforderungen / Qualifications

The ideal candidate has a formation in biological anthropology, population biology and/or in fields such as bioinformatics and computational sciences. The candidate is expected to have computer programming experience (c/c++ or similar), or to be highly motivated to acquire such experience during the initial phase of the project.

Sprachkenntnisse / Language requirements


Computerkenntnisse / Computer skills

c / c++ or similar

Stellenantritt / This position opens on

The position is available as soon as possible

Auskunft erteilt / More information

Prof. Christoph P. E. Zollikofer (

Bewerbungen / Application

To apply send a CV and motivation letter by email to Prof. Christoph P. E. Zollikofer ( Please include the names of two people who can be contacted for a reference. Applications are reviewed until the position is filled.

Department of Anthropology
Universität Zürich
8057 Zürich