Intitulé de l'offre : Postdoctoral researcher (M/W) in paleobiology - Dental growth parameters in notoungulates (Mammalia) (H/F)
Référence : UMR7207-MARFER-015
Nombre de Postes : 1
Lieu de travail : PARIS 05
Date de publication : mardi 7 novembre 2023
Type de contrat : CDD Scientifique
Durée du contrat : 12 mois
Date d'embauche prévue : 1 mars 2024
Quotité de travail : Temps complet
Rémunération : Monthly gross between €2 995 and €4 200 depending on experience
Niveau d'études souhaité : Niveau 8 - (Doctorat)
Expérience souhaitée : Indifférent
Section(s) CN : Interactions, particles, nuclei, from laboratory to cosmos
Realisation and analyses of dental histological sections for inferences on growth parameters and life history traits in notoungulates (mammals).
We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher in paleobiology to work on a project investigating a striking case‐study of convergence in mammals. The project focuses on the biological meaning of dental specializations, such as continuous dental growth, and fast dental eruption repeatedly found in several groups of extinct notoungulates. The postdoctoral researcher will evaluate dental growth parameters using histological sections and polarized light microscopy in order to quantify the periodicity of enamel growth lines. The goal of this project is to integrate these results within a comprehensive framework in order to evaluate the biological changes (growth, life history traits) associated with these dental specializations occurring repeatedly in notoungulates in a context of strong environmental, climate and geological changes during the Cenozoic in South America..
- PhD in paleontology/evolutionary biology required
- Expertise in dental anatomy in vertebrates
- Solid knowledge in evolution and biology of mammals
- Experiences with histological methods and dental microstructure would be considered as an asset for the project
- Autonomous work
- English level C1/C2
Contexte de travail
The work will be carried out mainly at the CR2P UMR7207, a joint unit of the CNRS, Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle and Sorbonne Université located in Paris. CR2P is organised in 3 research teams and include several research support platforms.
A detailed presentation of the different activities of the lab in available at the following link https://paleo.mnhn.fr/fr.
This work will be led in collaboration with CNRS Researcher and a MNHN Professor from CR2P.
Contraintes et risques
Visit of international collections and attendance of international congress.