November 2, 2018
FINDER ERC Project: PhD position in Archaeological Science
The ERC-funded FINDER project (“Fossil fingerprinting and identification of new Denisovan remains in Pleistocene Asia”) is offering one 3-year funded PhD position in Archaeological Science.
Applicants will be expected to demonstrate significant experience and competence in working alongside interdisciplinary teams. They will be expected to disseminate the results of their study at international conferences across the world and publish them in peer-reviewed journals and books/chapters.
Opportunity Focus Areas:
English or German
ALL WORLD COUNTRIES.
- Have, or be about to obtain, a Masters degree or equivalent qualification in (Prehistoric) Archaeology, Archaeological Science, Biology, Organic Chemistry or a closely-related field.
- Practical experience with laboratory techniques, or willingness to work in a laboratory environment.
- Willingness to travel between Europe and Asia and spend considerable amount of time at each location working with different archaeological teams.
- Fluency in English (speaking, reading and writing) as well as in one of the most commonly-spoken languages in East Asia.
- Effective time management skills and ability to efficiently coordinate research analyses through to publication.
- We are looking for individuals who are fascinated by prehistoric (especially Palaeolithic) archaeology and archaeological science and are familiar with latest developments in the field of human evolution.
- Intellectual, technical and resource support for the development of world-leading research within the FINDER Project framework and the Max Planck umbrella.
- The opportunity to work with the FINDER team and associated institutes such as the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History (Jena, Germany), the Department of Evolutionary Genetics, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (Leipzig, Germany), and the School of Archaeology (University of Oxford, UK).
- An English-language working environment.
- Negotiable start of the PhD.
- Full funding for 3 years.
First Step: Fill in the required online application, then Submit.
- A cover letter expressing your interest in the project’s objectives and outlining your experience. Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the broader relevance of the research, and the ability to think creatively and critically.
- Your CV.
- A piece of written (published or unpublished) work in English (no more than 5 pages).
- Names and contact details of 2 referees – Please note that when submitting your documents in our application portal you’ll be asked for the contact information of your referees. Your referees will receive an email containing a link where they can upload their letter of recommendation. Please note that the deadline for submission of these letters is the same as the one for the applications.
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This Scholarship Published by:
” Alyaa Abdelraouf/ Egypt “
Reviewed by” Shimaa Elgizawy/ Egypt “
and “Hazem T. Dawoud/ Palestine”
MARJ3 Scholarships team