ORGANISATION/COMPANYUniversitat de Barcelona
RESEARCHER PROFILEFirst Stage Researcher (R1)
APPLICATION DEADLINE23/10/2020 00:00 - Europe/Athens
LOCATIONSpain › Barcelona
TYPE OF CONTRACTTemporary
HOURS PER WEEK37.5
OFFER STARTING DATE01/11/2020
EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMMEH2020 / ERC
LArcHer is an interdisciplinary research project led by ICREA Research Professor Inés Domingo. LArcHer project aims at pioneering a new and more comprehensive way of understanding one of Europe’s most extraordinary bodies of prehistoric art, awarded Unesco World Heritage status in 1998: Levantine rock art (LRA). The ground-breaking nature of the project relies on combining a multidisciplinary (Archaeology, Heritage Science and IT) and multiscale approach (from microanalysis to landscape perspectives) to gain a holistic view of this art. It also aims at closing existing gaps between science and heritage mainstreams, to better understand the values and threats affecting this tradition and bring about a change in the way we understand, care, use and manage this millenary legacy.
One of the key aims of this project, is to redefine Levantine rock art through a new multidisciplinary and multi-scale approach. In this part of the project, and related to this particular position, the idea is to combine fieldwork (surveys, excavations and study of particular rock art sites) with traditional approaches to rock art using qualitative and quantitative analysis (statistical analysis) with the use of digital recording techniques (graphic recording and digital databases) and GIS. This research will be developed in collaboration and in parallel to other experimental approaches conducted by other members of the project.
Responsibilities and tasks within the project: the successful applicant will be expected to:
- Develop a PhD thesis focusing on the study of Levantine rock art.
- Participate in the different fieldwork campaigns related with the study of Levantine rock art and the archaeological context (including excavations, surveys and site specific recording).
- Participate in the different in Lab activities necessary to conduct research on this particular rock art traditions (including use and maintenance of databases, digital recording of rock art, statistical analysis of data, qualitative analysis (stylistic analysis), and others as necessary).
- Preparation of data for GIS analysis
- Participate in GIS interpretation.
- Management tasks for LArcHer project (max. 10% of the time) including drafting applications for permits and formal reports, among others).
- Prepare and present the achieved results in international and national conferences and publications.
Other duties as required.
FBG project number
Breaking barriers between Science and Heritage approaches to Levantine Rock Art through Archaeology, Heritage Science and IT
Inés Domingo Sanz
History and Archaeology
Gross salary per year
- Application letter describing previous experience in the field (rock art research)
- Curriculum vitae
- 2 reference letters
Send your application to:
Job Application – D1. Doctoral researcher in Rock Art Analysis and Recording
- A Master Degree in Archaeology in the last two years (with an expertise in rock art research. Previous research in Levantine rock art will be an advantage)
- Demonstrated experience in the study of rock art (specially in Levantine rock art)
- Ability to work independently and cooperatively in a research team
- Excellent writing and communication skills – publications, reports, grant and project writing.
- Ability to produce outcomes according to strict deadlines
- Experience in writing submissions for permits or funding.
Foreign language skills.
Priority will be given to people with disabilities ( Law 89/2015 of June 2, reserve of quota 2% in favour of people with disabilities in companies of 50 or more people)
REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVELAnthropology: Master Degree or equivalent
REQUIRED LANGUAGESSPANISH: Mother TongueENGLISH: Excellent
- Master Degree in Archaeology obtained in the last two years (with an expertise in rock art research. Previous research in Levantine rock art will be an advantage)
- Field experience in rock art recording
- Field experience in archaeology (excavations and surveys)
- Experience in the use of digital recording techniques inherent to rock art recording and analysis
- Experience with the application of statistical analysis applied to rock art
Fluent in Spanish and English (or commitment to learn Spanish to become fluent early during the contract)
- Fieldwork availability (several seasons per year for data collection in remote and sometimes physically challenging locations)
- Driving licence (Levantine rock art sites are located in remote areas and the candidate has to be independent to access the sites, if needed)
Full time commitment to the project
EURAXESS offer ID: 566362
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