16/09/2021

Scientific Staff (post doc)

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Faculty of Historical and Cultural Studies
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    HistoryArchaeology
    HistoryOther
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    06/10/2021 00:00 - Europe/London
  • LOCATION
    Austria › Vienna
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    40
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/01/2022
  • REFERENCE NUMBER
    12323
  • MARIE CURIE GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER
    No

OFFER DESCRIPTION

The Vienna Institute for Archaeological Science (VIAS), University of Vienna, invites applications for the position of Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Archaeology and Bayesian chronological modelling, full-time, fixed-term post for 3 years with starting date between January 1 and April 1 2022.
The position is funded by the bilateral Austrian-UK research project “SEASCAPES: Tracing the emergence and spread of maritime networks in the Mediterranean in the 3rd millennium BCE”, jointly financed by the FWF and the AHRC.

The SEASCAPES project will conduct a large-scale programme of AMS radiocarbon dating (including compound-specific radiocarbon analysis/CSRA) and Bayesian radiocarbon modelling for the Bell Beaker period in the Central and Western Mediterranean. The successful candidate will be responsible for the collation and evaluation of existing radiocarbon dates, and the selection of 360 new samples for radiocarbon dating. They will work on the radiocarbon dating of these samples, both from absorbed fatty acids in pottery and other short-lived materials, and on the Bayesian chronological modelling of the dates. The postdoctoral researcher is expected to contribute substantially to academic publications and dissemination of the project outcomes to non-academic audiences.

The postdoctoral researcher will be based at VIAS, University of Vienna, under the supervision of the Austrian PI Maria Ivanova-Bieg, and will work with an international research group consisting of the two (Austrian and UK) project PIs, two co-investigators and a second postdoctoral researcher.

The employment includes an extended research stay (12 months) in the UK. The successful candidate will be trained in the preparation of pottery lipids and other materials for radiocarbon dating under the supervision of the UK PI Lucy Cramp at the University of Bristol and will be supported in Bayesian radiocarbon modelling by the project co-inverstigator Alex Bayliss at Historic England. The post will also involve travelling to museums and archives in Portugal and Spain for selection and collection of samples, if Covid-related travel restrictions permit. The SEASCAPES project will conduct a large-scale programme of AMS radiocarbon dating (including compound-specific radiocarbon analysis/CSRA) and Bayesian radiocarbon modelling for the Bell Beaker period in the Central and Western Mediterranean. The successful candidate will be responsible for the collation and evaluation of existing radiocarbon dates, and the selection of 360 new samples for radiocarbon dating. They will work on the radiocarbon dating of these samples, both from absorbed fatty acids in pottery and other short-lived materials, and on the Bayesian chronological modelling of the dates. The postdoctoral researcher is expected to contribute substantially to academic publications and dissemination of the project outcomes to non-academic audiences.

The postdoctoral researcher will be based at VIAS, University of Vienna, under the supervision of the Austrian PI Maria Ivanova-Bieg, and will work with an international research group consisting of the two (Austrian and UK) project PIs, two co-investigators and a second postdoctoral researcher.

The employment includes an extended research stay (12 months) in the UK. The successful candidate will be trained in the preparation of pottery lipids and other materials for radiocarbon dating under the supervision of the UK PI Lucy Cramp at the University of Bristol and will be supported in Bayesian radiocarbon modelling by the project co-inverstigator Alex Bayliss at Historic England. The post will also involve travelling to museums and archives in Portugal and Spain for selection and collection of samples, if Covid-related travel restrictions permit.

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Benefits

Eligibility criteria

Required:
• Doctoral degree/PhD at a university or other research institution
• In-depth understanding of archaeology, including post-excavation analysis
• In-depth understanding of radiocarbon dating
• Good interpersonal skills and the abilities to work independently, to collaborate in an interdisciplinary research group, to produce and publish state-of-the-art research
• Fluency of spoken and written English

Selection process

Required:
• Doctoral degree/PhD at a university or other research institution
• In-depth understanding of archaeology, including post-excavation analysis
• In-depth understanding of radiocarbon dating
• Good interpersonal skills and the abilities to work independently, to collaborate in an interdisciplinary research group, to produce and publish state-of-the-art research
• Fluency of spoken and written English

Additional comments

The University of Vienna was founded in 1365 and is the oldest university in the German-speaking world and one of the largest in Central Europe. At present, about 88,000 students are enrolled in 180 courses at the University of Vienna. The University of Vienna is also the largest teaching and research institution in Austria with 8,900 employees, 6,700 of whom are scientists and academics.

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Required Research Experiences

  • RESEARCH FIELD
    HistoryArchaeology
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    None
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    HistoryOther
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    None

Offer Requirements

Skills/Qualifications

Required:
• Doctoral degree/PhD at a university or other research institution
• In-depth understanding of archaeology, including post-excavation analysis
• In-depth understanding of radiocarbon dating
• Good interpersonal skills and the abilities to work independently, to collaborate in an interdisciplinary research group, to produce and publish state-of-the-art research
• Fluency of spoken and written English Desirable/advantage:
• Understanding of / experience in Bayesian modelling with a demonstrable interest in archaeological applications
• Experience of working with archives from museum collections and past excavations
• Experience in managing large datasets

For further information about the position, please contact Maria Ivanova-Bieg (maria.ivanova@univie.ac.at) and Lucy Cramp (Lucy.Cramp@bristol.ac.uk). For specific details about the expected qualifications in Bayesian modelling, please contact Alex Bayliss (Alex.Bayliss@HistoricEngland.org.uk).

APPLICATION DOCUMENTS:
• Letter of motivation (max. 1,5 pages), including a brief description of current research and an explanation of how the candidate's experience matches the required qualifications
• Academic curriculum vitae
• List of publications, including a maximum of three publications which the applicant considers particularly relevant to the advertised position (marked with * and including DOI/link to online repository; selected publications that are not available online should be attached to the application).
• Documentation of formal qualifications (examination certificates/PhD diploma, etc.).

Specific Requirements

Required:
• Doctoral degree/PhD at a university or other research institution
• In-depth understanding of archaeology, including post-excavation analysis
• In-depth understanding of radiocarbon dating
• Good interpersonal skills and the abilities to work independently, to collaborate in an interdisciplinary research group, to produce and publish state-of-the-art research
• Fluency of spoken and written English Desirable/advantage:
• Understanding of / experience in Bayesian modelling with a demonstrable interest in archaeological applications
• Experience of working with archives from museum collections and past excavations
• Experience in managing large datasets

For further information about the position, please contact Maria Ivanova-Bieg (maria.ivanova@univie.ac.at) and Lucy Cramp (Lucy.Cramp@bristol.ac.uk). For specific details about the expected qualifications in Bayesian modelling, please contact Alex Bayliss (Alex.Bayliss@HistoricEngland.org.uk).

APPLICATION DOCUMENTS:
• Letter of motivation (max. 1,5 pages), including a brief description of current research and an explanation of how the candidate's experience matches the required qualifications
• Academic curriculum vitae
• List of publications, including a maximum of three publications which the applicant considers particularly relevant to the advertised position (marked with * and including DOI/link to online repository; selected publications that are not available online should be attached to the application).
• Documentation of formal qualifications (examination certificates/PhD diploma, etc.).

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Vienna Institute for Archaeological Science
Austria
VIENNA
Vienna
1010
Universitätsring 1

EURAXESS offer ID: 685751
Posting organisation offer ID: 12323

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