RESEARCH FIELDAgricultural sciences
RESEARCHER PROFILEFirst Stage Researcher (R1)Recognised Researcher (R2)
APPLICATION DEADLINE02/01/2019 17:00 - Europe/London
LOCATIONIreland › Dublin
TYPE OF CONTRACTTemporary
HOURS PER WEEK39
Applications are invited for a 30-month research position as part of an Irish Research Council funded project Passage Tomb People: investigating the social drivers of passage tomb construction
The position available is in the field of zooarchaeology and bioarchaeology. Candidates are expected to have a PhD in zooarchaeology with expertise in both morphometric and biomolecular analytical techniques. They should also ideally have expertise in the prehistoric archaeology of northwest Europe/the Atlantic Façade.
The PDRA appointed will be a zooarchaeologist with experience in stable isotope analysis, who will conduct archival research and primary documentation of faunal remains (and occasional human remains) from the three study areas, select and prepare samples for isotope and protein analyses, manage data streams and help with interpretation and dissemination of results. They will also be expected to complete all appropriate applications and paperwork to facilitate the study of material identified for further research.
The successful applicant will be working directly with Passage Tomb People’s Principal Investigator, Dr Jessica Smyth, and a team of international collaborators. Visits to museums and higher education/research institutes in Ireland and the UK is a requirement for this position and may include extended durations for primary research activities amounting to several weeks per calendar year. This position will primarily be based at University College Dublin (IE) in the School of Archaeology as part of Dr Smyth’s research group.
It is anticipated that the position will begin by March 2019 or shortly thereafter.
Fixed Salary: €38,000 per annum
Closing date: 17.00hrs (Local Irish Time) on 2 January 2019
Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 17:00hrs GMT on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system. UCD are unable to accept late applications.
Prior to application, further information (including application procedure) should be obtained from the UCD Job Vacancies website: https://www.ucd.ie/workatucd/jobs/
UCD do not require assistance from Recruitment Agencies. Any CV's submitted by Recruitment Agencies will be returned.
EURAXESS offer ID: 356810
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