PostDoc-position (full time).

Römisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum.

Ort: Neuwied.

The Römisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum (RGZM), a foundation under public law, is an internationally active Leibniz Research Institute and Museum for Archaeology located in Mainz, Germany.

For our Archaeological Research Centre and Museum for Human Behavioural Evolution MONREPOS, located in Neuwied, we seek to immediately fill a PostDoc-position (full/part time) in Pleistocene/Early Holocene Archaeology (EG 13 TV-L).

The length of the appointment is 6 years (3 + 3) with an option for a permanent employment after a successful evaluation.

About the RGZM:

The RGZM is a globally operating archaeological research institute and museum of the Leibniz association with a headquarter in Mainz and two other locations in Neuwied and Mayen.

Since its foundation in 1852 it dedicates itself to the material legacy of humankind from the Pleistocene to the Middle Ages aiming to understand human behaviour and activity as well as the development and transformation of societies.

To this end, the RGZM maintains in addition to laboratories for archaeological science, traceology and restoration a variety of research infrastructures, including collections, one of the largest specialist libraries for archaeology in Europe and extensive archives.

This infrastructure supports research, teaching, and knowledge transfer at national and international levels.

As a Leibniz-Research Museum, knowledge transfer via publications, events, exhibitions and educational programs form a central part of the RGZM working program.


The MONREPOS Archaeological Research Centre and Museum for Human Behavioural Evolution is a part of the Römisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum (RGZM), Leibniz Research Institute for Archaeology.

Situated at Monrepos Castle near Neuwied in the Central Rhineland of Germany, the Centre examines the historical processes of the evolution of hominin behaviour through the contextualized and interdisciplinary study of Pleistocene and early Holocene material remains.

Research currently focuses on 3 main topics:

- Hominin behavioural strategies in interglacial environments.

- Hominin diet.

- Organisation of social units in the Upper and Late Palaeolithic and Mesolithic.

Department languages are German and English.

Monrepos collaborates closely with the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz.

Within the framework of this cooperation, there is the opportunity to gain teaching experience.

Your area of responsibility:

- independent planning and execution of research projects and excavations in Pleistocene /Early Holocene Archaeology.

- applications for third-party funding.

- publications in peer-reviewed journals.

- active participation in international conferences.

- contribution to outreach activities of the institute (

Your profile:

You have a doctoral degree in Palaeolithic/Early Holocene Archaeology, a track record on innovative approaches to the field and a strong record in publications in peer-reviewed journals.

The ideal candidate has experience with third-party research projects and collaboration in international excavations.

Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and coordination skills are needed. Experience in teaching and knowledge of German would be desirable.

We offer:

We are an interdisciplinary, internationally operating research institute and museum of the Leibniz Association with four locations.

We offer employment in accordance with the collective agreement for the civil service of employees in pay group 13 if the personal and collective agreement requirements are met (

We also provide an additional company pension scheme (VBL).

In addition to these, we offer you the opportunity to pursue a varied, challenging job in a high-performance, motivated and friendly team.

Further information to the post:

We promote equal opportunities for women and men as well as the compatibility of family and work. The RGZM is certified according to audit berufundfamilie.

Severely disabled applicants with equal qualification and aptitude will be given preferential consideration (please enclose documentary evidence!).

We look forward to receiving your complete application (including a cover letter, CV and references) by mail by 17.02.2021 to

For further information please contact Prof. Dr. Sabine Gaudzinski-Windheuser (

Costs incurred in association with your application cannot be reimbursed.