18 months contract as Research Engineer CNRS

Article published on 9 June 2022 | Catégorie(s) : Formations

Position of CNRS research engineer (18 months) in bioanthropology and biological techniques M/F as part of an ANR project

Application is made online at:
before 06/22/2022

ANR WomenSOFar project 2022-2026

WomenSOFar – le projet


  • Manage the technical part related to the study of biomolecules of ancient human samples as part of the project
    Assist the project leader (LAMPEA) and the partners (CEREGE, PACEA) in various scientific and organizational tasks of the ANR
  • Develop protocols and methodologies on biomolecules from ancient human remains (CEREGE, LAMPEA).
    Main activities
  • Participate in the sampling of bioarchaeological remains for biogeochemical analyzes (C, N, S, O, Sr) and histological sections, their archiving (2D, 3D), their recording as well as the management of project data
  • Develop and adapt bioarchaeological sample preparation protocols for isotopic analyzes (C, N, S, O)
  • Train in techniques for preparing bioarchaeological samples (dental enamel) for Sr isotopic analyzes with the partner CEREGE then work independently within the technical platforms of LAMPEA/Institut ARKAIA


Secondary activities

  • Manage and organize the technical means within the framework of a scientific project
  • Ensure a scientific and technological watch
  • Participate in the dissemination and promotion of results in the form of oral presentations and publications
  • Work closely with project members
  • Participate in the organization of scientific events organized by the LAMPEA/Institut ARKAIA (eg CIVIS action) in connection with the research themes of the ANR project

Expected skills

Knowledge: depending on the training course: biological anthropology, biology, biochemistry/geochemistry; legal and ethical framework (awareness of human remains and heritage); applied Computing ; good knowledge of basic IT tools; English language

Know-how: study biological tissues / bioarchaeological remains (especially human remains), train through research (skills transfer with partner laboratories), work independently for the preparation of samples, and use software specific to the activity (office automation, image processing, statistics), write scientific documents (reports, articles), assist in the design of activities for schools and the general public, manage relations with interlocutors and scientific members of the project.

Soft skills: be open to interdisciplinarity, want to train in new skills, have the ability to work in a group, listen to partners and scientific members, have good interpersonal skills, sense of teamwork, rigor , autonomy, initiative