ORGANISATION/COMPANYInstitut Català de Paleoecologia Humana i Evolució Social (IPHES)
RESEARCH FIELDHistory › Archaeology
RESEARCHER PROFILEFirst Stage Researcher (R1)
APPLICATION DEADLINE10/02/2018 20:00 - Europe/Brussels
LOCATIONSpain › Tarragona
TYPE OF CONTRACTTemporary
HOURS PER WEEK40
OFFER STARTING DATE15/03/2018
EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMMEH2020 / ERC
The Institute of Human Paleoecology and Social Evolution (IPHES), invites applications for a 3-year PhD student position in Network Analysis within the scope of the project PALEODEM, Late Glacial and Postglacial Population History and Cultural Transmission in Iberia (c.15,000-8000 cal BP) – ERC Consolidator Grant Grant 2015 Ref. 683018 (PI: Javier Fernández-López de Pablo).
The PALEODEM research project aims to investigate changes on human demography and cultural transmission processes from the Late Magdalenian to the Late Mesolithic in the Iberian Peninsula, using a novel multi-scale methodological approach.
The PhD student will collect relational data, construct and analyse networks from them and model cultural dynamics on such networks. We look for an enthusiastic PhD student with a Prehistoric archaeology background, experience in network analysis and computational modelling and knowledge about database management.
The gross salary is 15.600€/year, according to the PhD salary scales of the Spanish Research system (MINECO FPI and FPU fellowships). Vacation days, parental leave and medical coverage are included according to the Spanish employment regulation and Social Security system.
The selection process will have two steps. First, the selection committee will evaluate the applications to produce a short list of PhD candidates. The second step will involve personal or remote interviews with the selected candidates.
The Institute of Human Paleoecology and Social Evolution (IPHES) supports the Recommendation of the European Commission 2005/251/EC on the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers. IPHES applies the stated principles through its Human Resources policies and promotes transparency, accessibility, equity, and the pursuit of excellence in the recruitment of researchers.
Furthermore, in line with the principles of the “European Charter for Researchers”, which has been endorsed by the Host Institution (1) , the researcher will be guaranteed to have research freedom, fulfilment of contractual and legal obligations, an engaging and professional relationship with the supervisor within the research community and continuing professional development.
Applicants must send by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject "Predoc 2-ERC-683018" the following documentation:
- a (1 page) cover letter explaining the personal and scientific motivations for applying
- an updated curriculum vitae,
- a copy of the Master's degree qualifications
- the contact details of an academic referee
Required Research Experiences
RESEARCH FIELDHistory › Archaeology
YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE1 - 4
REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVELAnthropology: Master Degree or equivalentHistory: Master Degree or equivalent
REQUIRED LANGUAGESENGLISH: Good
- Master’s degree in Archaeology, History or Anthropology or fulfilling the academic requirements to have access to doctorate degree.
- Knowledge in Palaeolithic and Mesolithic Archaeology
- Training in quantitative methods such as statistical analysis and computational modelling.
- Any experience in network analysis would be appreciated
- Fluency in English, basic knowledge in Spanish and/or Catalan desirable
- High engagement and willingness to work in an interdisciplinary team
Master’s degree in Archaeology, History or Anthropology or fulfilling the academic requirements to have access to doctorate degree.
EURAXESS offer ID: 268317