15/11/2021

Post-doctoral position in phytolith analysis focussing on soil and sediment thin sections

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    VUB
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Biological sciencesBotany
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    15/12/2021 22:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Belgium › Brussels
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    38
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/02/2022

OFFER DESCRIPTION

The Maritime Cultures Research Institute (MARI) is a fundamental research centre that explores how people in or close to a maritime environment created particular ‘fluid’ cultures and societies based on connectivity and transience. Within MARI’s research project "Archaeology of Coastal Communities: social resilience, innovation and adaptation in landscape, settlement and material culture driven by migration and globalization, climate and environment” we are opening a call for a 1 year post-doctoral position in phytolith analysis focussing on soil and sediment thin sections.

Key responsibilities

- The study of phytoliths in thin sections from 2 settlement sites under investigation in the project

- Take an active part in the project and in MARI (attend regular meetings) and work closely with all members of the team (PIs, PhDs,and Postdocs)

Selection criteria

Essential

- PhD in archaeology, archaeological sciences or biology

- Profound knowledge and skills in phytolith studies

- Highly motivated and eager to cross the boundaries between humanities and science

- Team spirit and excellent communication skills

- Level B2 or higher in English

Desired

- Previous experience working with a petrographic microscope, preferentially on soil and sediment thin sections

Applications must include:

- Detailed CV

- Essay (max. 500 words) in which you explain the relevance of the study of phytoliths in soil and sediment thin sections

- Portfolio detailing research experience (dissertation, reports, publications)

- Copy of diploma(s)

Applications are to be sent to Dr. Yannick Devos (yannick.george.devos@vub.be) by 15 December 2021.

The selected candidates will be invited for a job interview via ZOOM on 22nd of December 2021.

More Information

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Biological sciences: PhD or equivalent

Skills/Qualifications

ESSENTIAL:

- PhD in archaeology, archaeological sciences or biology

- Profound knowledge and skills in phytolith studies

- Highly motivated and eager to cross the boundaries between humanities and science

- Team spirit and excellent communication skills

- Level B2 or higher in English

DESIRED:

- Previous experience working with a petrographic microscope, preferentially on soil and sediment thin sections

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Vrije Universiteit Brussel - MARI
Belgium
Brussels
1050
Pleinlaan 2

EURAXESS offer ID: 708499

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