ORGANISATION/COMPANYAustrian Academy of Sciences, The Institute for Oriental and European Archaeology (OREA)
RESEARCH FIELDHistory › Archaeology
RESEARCHER PROFILEFirst Stage Researcher (R1)
APPLICATION DEADLINE15/10/2020 21:00 - Europe/Brussels
LOCATIONAustria › Vienna
TYPE OF CONTRACTTemporary
HOURS PER WEEK24
Job ID: OREA097DOC220
PhD Student Position (f*m)
(part-time, 24h per week)
within the frame of the FWF project “New insights in Bronze Age metal producing societies in western and central Balkans”.
The research tasks of the applicant will have a focus on artefacts dating to the Bronze Age. The successful candidate will be engaged in the evaluation of objects (typology, distribution, dating and context) from Central and Southeastern Europe to gain fundamental knowledge of the archaeology of these regions. Active participation in the FWF projects field activities (surveys, research excavations) on Bronze Age metallurgy is part of the position. Furthermore the successful candidate is required to correlate the afore mentioned archaeological data with the results of archaeometallurgical analyses with regard to regional and supra-regional similarities or differences. The applicant is expected to analyse large sets of analytic data in spatial and chronological perspective in order to elucidate metallurgical and technological background of bronze use and production. The applicant will also be educated in different analytic methods (metallography, SEM-EDS, pXRF, XRF and lead isotope analyses) at the project’s partner institution – the research department for Archeometallurgy, VIAS, University Vienna.
The research of the applicant and achieved results will represent the backbone of PhD dissertation that is expected to be accomplished at the University in Vienna under the co-supervision of Principal Investigator of the FWF Project “Bronze Age metal producing societies”, Mario Gavranović.
- MA Degree in Prehistoric Archaeology
- General Interest in Metal Ages in Central and Southeast Europe with focus on metallurgy
- Profound knowledge of German and English and very good command of one Slavic or Romanic language
- Good knowledge of statistic, chemistry and handling of large data sets are of advantage
- Driving license
The research position is located at the Institute for Oriental and European Archeology in Vienna, Austria. We offer this position for a period of initially 1 year with the possibility of an extension.
The annual gross salary of EUR 24.702,72 according to the collective agreement of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. The project will cover all expenses directly related to the conduct of the research including travel costs and conference participation fees.
Please send your application including all relevant documents, certificates/references via e-mail to Mario.Gavranovic@oeaw.ac.at (mentioning Job ID: OREA097DOC220) no later than October 30, 2020.
The Austrian Academy of Sciences (OeAW) pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities, as well as diversity. The OeAW lays special emphasis on increasing the number of women in senior and in academic positions. Given equal qualifications, preference will be given to female applicants.
EURAXESS offer ID: 558352
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