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2022DILEUA116 Predoctoral Researcher

08/11/2022

Job Information

Organisation/Company
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Department
Research Management/Strategic Projects
Research Field
Geography
Geosciences
Geosciences » Geology
Biological sciences
Researcher Profile
First Stage Researcher (R1)
Country
Spain
Application Deadline
Type of Contract
Temporary
Job Status
Full-time
Hours Per Week
37,5
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?
H2020 / ERC
Reference Number
101043738
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?
No

Offer Description

Job position

Predoctoral Researcher

Job position requirements (skills/languages/required experience)

We are looking for a highly motivated candidate who holds a Master of Science in Geography, Geology, Archaeology or Natural Sciences. You will be required to carry out fieldwork in the Bolivian Amazon and travel there for a period of 2 to 3 months during the dry seasons (July - October) of 2023 and 2024. The field work will involve flying a drone with a LIDAR over approx. 75 archaeological sites each field season, as well as surveying and sampling, with an auger, another 100 sites per season. Back in Barcelona your work will focus on building a database of the archaeological sites, calculating the volume of each site and analysing their patterns and properties. You are expected to publish at least 3 papers in well-known scientific journals by the end of the 4 yrs position. You have excellent skills in Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing (e.g., ArcGis, ENVI, Qgis) and programming language (e.g., Python, IDL). Knowledge of R is also very welcome. You are fluent in both English and Spanish. Ideally, you are able to drive off road vehicles (4WD car and/or motorbike) and fly drones. You are open to different cultures and respect local customs and social norms

Benefits:

You will be part of a team of academic researchers working on state-of-the-art technologies in Geoarchaeology. You will have the chance to contribute to and participate in the international research community. We are located in Barcelona, Spain, one of the most enjoyable cities worldwide. You will be affiliated to the Institute of Science and Environmental Technology (ICTA-UAB), one of the most prestigious research centres in Spain. You will have a 4 years contract with a salary of 21.000 € during the first 3 yrs and 22.729,98€ for the fourth year, plus financial support to attend training courses and international conferences.

Eligibility criteria:

Academic curricula; experience with GIS/RS software and programming languages; proficiency in Spanish and English; fitness for fieldwork and ability to drive offroad vehicles.

Academic record (35)

Relevant Research Experience (15)

Motivation (10)

Interview (30)

Language skills (10)

Selection process:

We expect to interview shortlisted candidates (in person or via Zoom/Skype) within 21 working days after the application deadline.

Starting date between 1/3/2023 and 30/4/2023.

The selection committee reserves the right to not fill this position if no suitable candidate is identified.

 

Requirements

Research Field
Geography
Education Level
Bachelor Degree or equivalent
Skills/Qualifications

Job position requirements (skills/languages/required experience)

We are looking for a highly motivated candidate who holds a Master of Science in Geography, Geology, Archaeology or Natural Sciences. You will be required to carry out fieldwork in the Bolivian Amazon and travel there for a period of 2 to 3 months during the dry seasons (July - October) of 2023 and 2024. The field work will involve flying a drone with a LIDAR over approx. 75 archaeological sites each field season, as well as surveying and sampling, with an auger, another 100 sites per season. Back in Barcelona your work will focus on building a database of the archaeological sites, calculating the volume of each site and analysing their patterns and properties. You are expected to publish at least 3 papers in well-known scientific journals by the end of the 4 yrs position. You have excellent skills in Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing (e.g., ArcGis, ENVI, Qgis) and programming language (e.g., Python, IDL). Knowledge of R is also very welcome. You are fluent in both English and Spanish. Ideally, you are able to drive off road vehicles (4WD car and/or motorbike) and fly drones. You are open to different cultures and respect local customs and social norms

Specific Requirements

Job position requirements (skills/languages/required experience)

We are looking for a highly motivated candidate who holds a Master of Science in Geography, Geology, Archaeology or Natural Sciences. You will be required to carry out fieldwork in the Bolivian Amazon and travel there for a period of 2 to 3 months during the dry seasons (July - October) of 2023 and 2024. The field work will involve flying a drone with a LIDAR over approx. 75 archaeological sites each field season, as well as surveying and sampling, with an auger, another 100 sites per season. Back in Barcelona your work will focus on building a database of the archaeological sites, calculating the volume of each site and analysing their patterns and properties. You are expected to publish at least 3 papers in well-known scientific journals by the end of the 4 yrs position. You have excellent skills in Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing (e.g., ArcGis, ENVI, Qgis) and programming language (e.g., Python, IDL). Knowledge of R is also very welcome. You are fluent in both English and Spanish. Ideally, you are able to drive off road vehicles (4WD car and/or motorbike) and fly drones. You are open to different cultures and respect local customs and social norms

Languages
ENGLISH
Level
Good
Languages
SPANISH
Level
Good

Additional Information

Benefits

Benefits

You will be part of a team of academic researchers working on state-of-the-art technologies in Geoarchaeology. You will have the chance to contribute to and participate in the international research community. We are located in Barcelona, Spain, one of the most enjoyable cities worldwide. You will be affiliated to the Institute of Science and Environmental Technology (ICTA-UAB), one of the most prestigious research centres in Spain. You will have a 4 years contract with a salary of 21.000 € during the first 3 yrs and 22.729,98€ for the fourth year, plus financial support to attend training courses and international conferences.

Eligibility criteria

Eligibility criteria:

Academic curricula; experience with GIS/RS software and programming languages; proficiency in Spanish and English; fitness for fieldwork and ability to drive offroad vehicles.

Academic record (35)

Relevant Research Experience (15)

Motivation (10)

Interview (30)

Language skills (10)

Selection process

Selection process:

We expect to interview shortlisted candidates (in person or via Zoom/Skype) within 21 working days after the application deadline.

Starting date between 1/3/2023 and 30/4/2023.

The selection committee reserves the right to not fill this position if no suitable candidate is identified.

Additional comments

Reference Offer: 2022DILEUA116

Submit your application at: https://seleccio.uab.cat

You will find the bases of the call in the following link: https://tauler.seu.cat/pagDetall.do?idEdicte=390318&idens=11

Programme: HERC-2021-COG

Grant agreement number: 101043738

 

Work Location(s)

Number of offers available
1
Company/Institute
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Country
Spain
State/Province
Barcelona
City
Cerdanyola del Valles - Barcelona
Postal Code
08193
Street
Campus Bellaterra
Geofield

Where to apply

Website

Contact

State/Province
Barcelona
City
Cerdanyola del Valles - Barcelona
Street
Campus Bellaterra
Postal Code
08193
E-Mail
upac.acces@uab.cat