16/04/2021
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Early Stage Researcher (PlaCe ITN, ESR06)

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    University College London
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Other
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    02/08/2021 23:00 - Europe/London
  • LOCATION
    United Kingdom › London
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    36.5
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/09/2021
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
  • REFERENCE NUMBER
    1877938
  • MARIE CURIE GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER
    956410

OFFER DESCRIPTION

The UCL Institute of Archaeology is looking to appoint a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Early Stage Researcher. This post is one of 15 PhD positions offered at 7 different European Higher Educational Institutions as part of the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks (ITN) project Training the next generation of archaeological scientists: Interdisciplinary studies of pre-modern Plasters and Ceramics from the eastern Mediterranean (PlaCe). The high-profile PlaCe network, coordinated by the Cypress Institute, includes University College London, the University of Cypress, Demokritos National Centre for Scientific Research, the British School at Athens, the University of Cambridge, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and the Czech Academy of Sciences.
 
The successful candidate will be based in the UCL Institute of Archaeology and undertake research in the "Early Ceramic Technologies and Traditions in the Edom Lowlands Region of Southern Jordan: A Diachronic Perspective" (ESR06). The project will document the traditions of of ceramic manufacture and use at several previously excavated settlement sites dating from the Pottery Neolithic (7th millennium BCE) to Medieval Islamic times (13th century CE) from sites in the Edom Lowlands region of southern Jordan.

 

The successful candidate will be supervised by Dr Patrick Quinn, Principal Research fellow in Ceramic Petrography and Dr Michael Charlton, Lecturer in Archaeomaterials, both at the UCL Institute of Archaeology. Close collaboration with and visits to colleagues in California and Jordan will be required for the purpose of sampling and fieldwork. In addition to benefiting from an exciting training programme delivered by the various network partners, the candidate will undertake a secondment at the Fitch Laboratory of the British School at Athens.

 

The post is available from September 2021, and is funded for up to 36 months.

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Benefits

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.

Eligibility criteria

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.

 

 

Additional comments

Queries regarding the studentships should be addressed to Patrick Quinn patrick.quinn@ucl.ac.uk

Queries regarding the application process should be address to Lisa Daniel l.daniel@ucl.ac.uk

Please visit https://www.ucl.ac.uk/work-at-ucl/search-jobs or https://bit.ly/2UxeGwK for full details of the application process.

 

Offer Requirements

Skills/Qualifications

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.

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
University College London
United Kingdom
London
WC1H 0PY
31-34 Gordon Square

EURAXESS offer ID: 629891

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