Scientific advisor (m/f/d) in archeozoology; reference number: 84/2020.

Bewerbungsfrist: 15.03.2021.

The Head Office of the German Archaeological Institute (Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, DAI) is seeking to recruit a Scientific advisor (m/f/d) in archeozoology (reference no. 84/2020) to start as soon as possible.

This permanent post is full-time.

The Division of Natural Science is part of the Research Department of the DAI’s Head Office and conducts research in the areas of archaeozoology, archaeobotany, biological anthropology and dendrochronology.

Its fundamental research contributes to answering current questions in archaeological and historical research, such as on the interaction between humans and their environments.

In addition to conducting excellent international research in its individual disciplines of interest, the division’s role is to support and develop natural scientific research and methods across the DAI’s activities and to facilitate the creation of suitable networks.

The position offers its holder the opportunity to contribute to shaping the scientific agenda of the Division of Natural Science by working in the excellent research environment of an institute that is active worldwide.

The division is also a member of the ArchäometrieNetzwerk Berlin-Brandenburg.

Your tasks.

The successful candidate will be responsible for.

- Managing the archaeozoological laboratory of the DAI.

- Conducting research in the field of archaeozoology including conception and management of interdisciplinary research projects.

- Supervising and evaluating laboratory data and the collection of the laboratory.

Your profile and qualifications.

Candidates must have.

- A PhD in the field of archaeozoology.

- An established track record of excellent international research and publication activities.

- Experience in international cooperation and collaboration in joint field research projects.

In addition, candidates should have.

- A willingness to travel worldwide.

- A willingness to support natural scientific research in DAI projects worldwide.

- The capability to communicate research results to the general public.

- Fluency in English and German (both written and spoken). Applicants with little competence in German will be required to take intensive German classes at the start.

In case of equal aptitude, qualification and professional performance, applicants (m/f/d) with disabilities will be given preference in accordance with the legal requirements.

This position can theoretically be held part-time.

Should we receive applications requesting part-time employment, the feasibility of implementing such a request for the specific position (particularly regarding the position’s requirements and the requested conditions of part-time work) will be assessed.

Payment and social benefits are according to the German Federal Civil Service Collective Agreement (TVÖD Bund), level 13.

For candidates who are already German civil servants (Beamte), the position will be classified as A13 (pending final assessment) if the necessary preconditions (laufbahnrechtlichen Voraussetzungen) are met.

If possible, the DAI will seek the award of civil servant status (Verbeamtung) to those initially employed under the Civil Service Collective Agreement.

The place of employment is Berlin (Germany).

The DAI complies with the German Federal Act on Gender Equality (BGleiG) by guaranteeing equality at work irrespective of gender.

We seek to support the compatibility of work and family life by offering flexible working hours and part-time work to the full extent allowed by the advertised position’s nature and its associated professional obligations.

Diversity is one of our core values as a research institution.

We therefore welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of gender, nationality, ethnicity, social class, religion/world view, age or sexual orientation/identity.

Your application should consist of a CV, copies of your academic degrees, letters of reference and an exposé outlining your own proposed research activities and your ideas for developing natural scientific research at the DAI.

Please also fill in and include the application form ‘Bewerbungsbogen Wissenschaft’ available on the DAI’s homepage (

We look forward to receiving your application.

Please submit applications only in electronic form as a single PDF-file by sending them to, quoting reference no. 84/2020.

The deadline for applications is 15.03.2021.

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In case of any questions, please contact:

Ms Lehmann, Human Resources, tel. +49-(0)30-187711-359, email: