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Overview

  • Posted on: 24th Jan 2022
  • Salary: £36,770 - £44,388 per annum
  • REF: 1881784
  • Closes: 16th February 2022
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

Duties and Responsibilities

The UCL Institute of Archaeology is seeking to appoint a Research Fellow to join the “From correlations to explanations: towards a new European prehistory” (COREX) project. The project will combine prehistoric human genomic, archaeological, environmental, stable isotope and climate data to better understand the processes that shaped our biological and cultural past from the time of the first farmers to the Iron Age (between 6000 to 500 BCE).

The post-holder will be a member of an international team developing interdisciplinary approaches to achieve the projects aims. They will collaborate with other team members to integrate existing and newly collected large-scale archaeological data, existing ancient genomes, dietary and mobility isotope results, land cover inferred from pollen diagrams, and new eDNA results. This will provide the basis for exploring the relations between patterns in these different data classes and modelling how small-scale processes can generate large-scale patterns in genetic and cultural data.

The post is available for 30 months, in the first instance, starting on 1 April 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Key Requirements

The successful candidate will have a PhD in archaeology or a related subject with a clearly demonstrated focus on the material culture of the European Neolithic or Bronze Age. They will have demonstrated experience of collecting and analysing quantitative archaeological data and an interest in, or experience of, working in inter-disciplinary teams.

The post-holder should be willing to travel occasionally (internationally and nationally) for project meetings and conferences.

Further Details

The job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page.

To apply for the vacancy, please click on the Apply Now button below.

Informal enquiries about the post may be addressed to Professor Stephen Shennan at s.shennan@ucl.ac.uk. Queries about the application process can be sent to Louisa Goldsmith at l.goldsmith@ucl.ac.uk.

We encourage applications from those who are underrepresented in the sector and in the UCL Institute of Archaeology including, but not exclusive to, people from Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds, women, and people who identify as having a disability.

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Closing Date

16 Feb 2022

Latest time for the submission of applications

23:59

Interview date

TBC

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