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Job Vacancy: Research Associate (EUROEVOL project)

1 October 2012

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The Institute of Archaeology currently has a vacancy for a Research Associate on the ERC-funded EUROEVOL Project (Ref.:1283431). The deadline for applications is 11 October 2012.  

Since 2010 Stephen Shennan has been leading a 4-year project entitled ‘Cultural Evolution of Neolithic Europe (EUROEVOL)’, funded by the European Research Council, which has been applying cultural evolutionary approaches to the study of prehistory.

The aim of the project is to address specific questions concerning the links between demographic, economic, social and cultural patterns and processes and in doing so to provide the basis for a new account of the role of farming in transforming early European societies, c.6000-2000 cal BC. The project has a team of five postdoctoral researchers, specialising in archaeobotany, zooarchaeology, radiocarbon data, material culture and site data.

A researcher is now being sought responsible for managing the database and GIS as well as carrying out more complex analytical procedures, including spatial and phylogenetic analyses and modelling, in association with the other RAs. The post is available from 1 January 2013. The post is funded initially for 16 months until 30 April 2014. Further funding to support the post for another 6 months may be available.

Further details of the post and the online application facility are available on the UCL website. Enquiries about the application process may be directed to the Institute's HR Administrator, Louisa Goldsmith.

The UCL Institute of Archaeology is one of the very few places in the world that is actively pursuing research on a truly global scale and has an outstanding record training doctoral and postdoctoral researchers.

The European Research Council's mission is to encourage the highest quality research in Europe through competitive funding and to support investigator-initiated frontier research across all fields of research, on the basis of scientific excellence.