European Research Council

Predoctoral research in Prehistoric Rock art

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    Universitat de Barcelona
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
    31/01/2022 00:00 - Europe/Athens
    Spain › Barcelona
    H2020 / 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 ofthis 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 explore major changes in global rock art using Levantine rock art as a proxy. Qualitative and quantitative analysis of rock art from different parts of the world will be conducted to answer questions of interest to this project. This research will be developed in collaboration and in parallel to other members of the project.

Responsibilities and tasks within the project.

The successful applicant will be expected to:

  • Develop a PhD thesis on rock art within the framework of the project and addressing the themes of interest to the project.
  • Participation in field and laboratory work related to the project and the research topic (database maintenance, documentation of rock art, data analysis, and others as required)
  • Data preparation for GIS as needed
  • Management tasks for the project (max. 10% of time) including writing reports, when needed

Collaboration in the preparation of results to be presented in projects and publications.




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Project title

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

23.900,57 €


Required documents

As per in the UB call:

  • application according to the standard application form Annex II of the call for proposals (https://seu.ub.edu/ofertaPublicaCategoriaPublic/listPublicacionsAmbCategoria?categoria.id=280249)
  • Application letter explaining how the candidate fulfils the requirements requested in the call for applications, and a declaration of responsibility that each and every one of the details stated in the application and in the attached documentation are true (curriculum vitae and a copy of the academic transcript of the bachelor's and master's degree). At any time, the University may require any applicant to provide documentation accrediting the aspects declared as responsible).
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Copy of academic transcripts

Send your application to:


The application and declaration of responsibility, together with the other required documents, must be submitted, within the period stipulated in base III.1 (up until January 28th 2022), to the registry of the University of Barcelona, using a generic application procedure available at https://www.ub.edu/eadministracio/IG.html


Send the documentation also to the email: ines.domingo@ub.edu

For further information contact : ines.domingo@ub.edu


Inés Domingo

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Predoctoral research in Prehistoric Rock art


Job Starting Date

15 days after the selection process


More Information

Eligibility criteria


  • The applications are assessed by a committee as listed at Annex I of the call.
  • The committee will evaluate the applications according to the following criteria:

- Average grade of the academic record of bachelor's and master's degrees: up to 5 points out of 10.

- Curricular merits: up to 1 point out of 10 in accordance with the specific criteria listed in Annex 1.

- Suitability to the tasks to be carried out in the framework of the project or research assistance to which it would be linked: up to 4 points out of 10.

Selection process

As stated above

Additional comments

Priority will be given to people with disabilities (article 59 Law 5/2015 of October 30), according the basic Statute of Public Employees.

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Offer Requirements

    Anthropology: Master Degree or equivalent
    ENGLISH: Excellent
    SPANISH: Good


a) Hold a bachelor's, engineer's, architect's or university graduate's degree with at least 300 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) credits or a university master's degree, or the equivalent.

b) Not be in possession of a doctoral degree, nor have defended a PhD thesis.

c) Be admitted to a full-time doctoral programme before the corresponding contract is formalised (once selected, the candidate will have to request admission), in accordance with the letter from the Vice-Rector for Doctoral Studies and Research Staff in Training dated 2 November 2021.

d) Hold a work and residence permit before formalising the corresponding contract, and maintain them in force throughout the employment relationship, in the case of non-EU foreign nationals and those who cannot be included in the scope of application of international treaties concluded by the European Union and ratified by Spain.

e) Not to have been contracted through this type of pre-doctoral contract, either with the same institution or with another, for a period of more than four years, including any possible extensions, except in the case of people with disabilities, for whom the period may not exceed six years. If a pre-doctoral contract has previously been held for a period of less than four years (or six in the case of disability), the beneficiary may be hired for the remaining time until the maximum duration foreseen in the call is reached. If the resulting duration is less than that foreseen by the contract offered, the awarded contract may not be concluded, or a contract may be offered for the resulting contract time, provided that this does not prejudice the project.


Specific Requirements

- Bachelor's degree in Archaeology

- Master's degree in Archaeology in the last 4 years with Master Thesis (TFM)

focusing on the study of prehistoric art

- Accredited field and laboratory experience in the digital documentation and study of prehistoric art

- Proven field and laboratory experience in archaeology.

- Knowledge of databases (Filemaker)

- Knowledge of GIS

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Universitat de Barcelona
Montealegre, 6-8

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