ORGANISATION/COMPANYUniversity College London
RESEARCHER PROFILEFirst Stage Researcher (R1)
APPLICATION DEADLINE02/08/2021 23:00 - Europe/London
LOCATIONUnited Kingdom › London
TYPE OF CONTRACTTemporary
HOURS PER WEEK36.5
OFFER STARTING DATE01/09/2021
EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMMEH2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
MARIE CURIE GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER956410
UCL Institute of Archaeology (http://www.ucl.ac.uk/archaeology/) is one of the leading academic departments of archaeology in the UK and globally. The Institute is the largest department in its field in the UK, with an international graduate research community, and the broadest range of coverage of any UK department. It offers a uniquely stimulating environment for the study of all fields of archaeology and related areas of museum studies and cultural heritage. With a total of 60+ research-active staff pursuing high-quality research across five continents, the Institute is at the international forefront in all aspects of archaeology, archaeological science, conservation, heritage and museum studies.
The candidate will join the IoA’s Ceramic Technology Research Group, which brings together staff and early stage researchers interested in the study of ancient ceramics and their technology, including their traditional macroscopic study, ethnography and experimental replication, as well as archaeometric approaches. IoA research on the compositional and technological analysis of ceramics covers a wide spectrum of periods and parts of the world, including Inka South America, pre-contact California, Mayan Belize, Iron Age central Africa, Bronze Age Kurdistan, Chalcolithic Near East, Qin Period China, Hellenistic Adriatic, Prehistoric and Roman Britain, as well as the prehistoric Eastern Mediterranean.
The project will make use of the well-equipped archaeological science laboratories which include two SEMs, a microprobe, XRD, FTIR, LIBS, LA-ICP-MS, several portable XRFs, optical microscopes and all necessary equipment for the preparation of scientific samples.
At the time the appointment is made, in order to qualify as a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action Trainee (EU Early Stage Researcher), candidates must have under four years (full-time equivalent) research experience and not yet have been awarded a doctoral degree. This is measured from the date when they obtained the Masters degree which would formally entitle them to embark on a doctorate.
Candidates must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the United Kingdom for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the recruitment date. Compulsory national service and short stays such as holidays are not taken into account.
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Familiarity and demonstrable interest in the archaeology of the Near East or Mediterranean world. Knowledge of ancient ceramics and/or plasters and their study in archaeology.
Experience in the scientific analysis of archaeological ceramics and/or plasters via one or more of the following techniques: thin section petrography, instrumental geochemistry, X-ray diffraction and scanning electron microscopy.
EURAXESS offer ID: 629891
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