04/05/2018
European Research Council

2-year Post-doctoral position in Paleodemographic modelling for ERC project PALEODEM (Grant number 683018)


  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Institut Català de Paleoecologia Humana i Evolució Social (IPHES)
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Anthropology
    Computer science
    Demography
    Environmental science
    Geography
    HistoryPrehistory
    Physics
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    Established Researcher (R3)
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    28/05/2018 20:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Spain › Tarragona
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    40
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020 / ERC
  • REFERENCE NUMBER
    683018

The Institute of Human Paleoecology and Social Evolution (IPHES), invites applications for a 2-year postdoctoral position in radiocarbon palaeodemographic modelling 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.

We look for an enthusiastic postdoctoral researcher with a data scientist profile, good publication record, and demonstrable experience in statistical and modelling methods, particularly in the analysis of time series of radiocarbon dates.

The postdoctoral researcher will perform different kind of statistical analyses on aggregated ensembles of radiocarbon dates and correlation analyses with other archaeological and palaeoclimatic/palaeoenvironmental proxies.

Benefits

The gross salary is 31,000 €/year, according to the PhD salary scales of the Spanish Research system (MINECO Ramón y Cajal research grants). Vacation days, parental leave and medical coverage are included according to the Spanish employment regulation and Social Security system.

Selection process

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.

Additional comments

Applicants must send by e-mail to jobs@iphes.cat with the subject "Postdoc_3-ERC-683018" the following documentation:

  • (1 page) cover letter explaining the personal and scientific motivations for applying and the candidate’s most relevant scientific contributions
  • Updated curriculum vitae
  • Contact details of one referee

Required Research Experiences

  • RESEARCH FIELD
    HistoryArchaeology
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    4 - 10
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Anthropology
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    4 - 10
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Environmental science
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    4 - 10
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Physics
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    4 - 10
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Geography
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    4 - 10
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Demography
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    4 - 10
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Computer science
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    4 - 10

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    History: PhD or equivalent
    Anthropology: PhD or equivalent
    Environmental science: PhD or equivalent
    Physics: PhD or equivalent
    Geography: PhD or equivalent
    Demography: PhD or equivalent
    Computer science: PhD or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    ENGLISH: Good

Specific Requirements

  • Proficiency in statistical methods, time series analysis, bootstrapping and correlation techniques.
  • Experience in Geographic Information Systems, Spatial Analysis and Geostatistical techniques.
  • Experience in Python or R programming languages.
  • Knowledge of European Prehistory
  • Fluency in English, basic knowledge in Spanish and/or Catalan desirable High engagement and willingness to work in an interdisciplinary team

 

Map Information

Job Work Location Personal Assistance locations
Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Institut Català de Paleoecologia Humana i Evolució Social (IPHES)
Spain
Tarragona
ES43007
Zona Educacional, 4 (W3)

EURAXESS offer ID: 303340