09/07/2018
European Research Council

Post-doctoral position in Network analysis and modelling for ERC project PALEODEM (Grant number 683018)


  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Institut Català de Paleoecologia Humana i Evolució Social (IPHES)
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Anthropology
    Computer science
    Physics
    Sociology
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    31/08/2018 20:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Spain › Tarragona
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    40
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/10/2018
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020 / ERC
  • REFERENCE NUMBER
    683018

The Institute of Human Paleoecology and Social Evolution (IPHES), invites applications for a 3-year (2+1) post-doctoral position in Network Analysis and 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 the interplay between 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 researcher will analyse spatio-temporal networks and perform computational experiments to study on and of network dynamics. To this end, the successful candidate will join a multidisciplinary research team, in close collaboration with two senior network scientists and a PhD student.

Benefits

The gross salary is 31,000€/year, according to the PhD salary scales of the Spanish Research system (equivalent to MINECO ‘Ramon y Cajal’ fellowships). 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. The second step will involve personal or remote interviews with the pre-selected candidates.

The Institute of Human Paleoecology and Social Evolution (IPHES) has endorsed the “European Charter for Researchers” (1) and follows 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. In particular, 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”, 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.

  1. https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/sites/default/files/cc-declarations/Endors...(IPHES).pdf

 

Additional comments

Applicants must send an e-mail to jobs@iphes.cat with the subject "Postdoc_4-ERC-683018" and enclose the following documentation:

  • a (1 page) cover letter explaining the personal and scientific motivations for applying
  • an updated curriculum vitae,
  • the contact details of an academic referee

Required Research Experiences

  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Anthropology
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    4 - 10
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Computer science
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    4 - 10
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    History
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    4 - 10
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Sociology
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    4 - 10
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Physics
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    4 - 10

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Computer science: PhD or equivalent
    Physics: PhD or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    ENGLISH: Good

Skills/Qualifications

  • PhD thesis on Network Science, preferably in a Physics or Computer Science program.
  • Python and/or R programming languages.
  • Skills on computational modelling, statistical analysis and Geographic Information Systems.
  • Fluency in English, basic knowledge in Spanish and/or Catalan desirable

Specific Requirements

  • Experience in the application of network methods to empirical case studies.
  • Experience on analysis of spatial and temporal networks appreciated.
  • Knowledge of Prehistoric Archaeology 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: 322697