Job Vacancy: Research Assistant (ComPAg Project)

29 November 2013

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The Institute of Archaeology currently has a vacancy for a Research Assistant on the ERC-funded ComPAg Project (part-time, Ref.:1385593). The deadline for applications is 11 December 2013.

The research project 'ComPAg - Comparative Pathways to Agriculture' is led by Dorian Fuller and aims to produce the first global comparative synthesis of the convergent evolution of domesticated plants and early agricultural systems based primarily on empirical archaeobotanical data.

A part-time (40%) Research Assistant is now sought to sort archaeological samples for macro-botanical remains, keeping a clear record of the samples processed and entering this into a database. Samples will mainly derive from South East Asian excavations. The successful candidate will work closely with postdoctoral fellows on the ComPAg project.

Candidates should be educated to graduate level in Environmental Archaeology and have experience of archaeobotanical laboratory work, specifically sorting macro-botanical samples from Tropical Asia. Experience with Old World Tropical archaeobotany, especially Asian Crops, is desirable.

The appointment is funded for 12 months in the first instance.

  • 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.