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Job Vacancy: Research Associate (NERC-funded Rice project)

1 August 2014

NERC

The Institute of Archaeology currently has a vacancy for a Research Associate (Ref.:1427918). The deadline for applications is 11 August 2014.

'The impact of evolving of rice systems from China to Southeast Asia Project' is a three-year NERC-funded research project hosted at the UCL Institute of Archaeology (Principal Investigator: Dorian Fuller, Co-Investigator: Andrew Bevan).

A Research Associate is sought to develop the project's archaeobotanical database and GIS of rice and other crops in China, Southeast Asia and South Asia, with the aim of using this to build spatial models of the spread of rice production, the productivity of wet versus dry rice, and associated methane emissions over time from Neolithic to Early Historic times.

Applicants should have a PhD in Archaeology or a relevant subject. It is essential that the Research Associate has spatial modelling experience, knowledge of GIS software, and general statistical competence. Previous work with archaeological datasets is also essential.

The post is funded for 18 months in the first instance.

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.

NERC invests in world-class environmental science, innovation and training for the UK and co-ordinates some of the world's most exciting research projects, tackling major issues such as climate change, environmental influences on human health, and much more.