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Three ERC-funded archaeobotanical research posts available

2 May 2013

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Dorian Fuller has been awarded an ERC Advanced Grant for research on comparative pathways to agriculture, for which three research posts are now available. 

The ERC funded project entitled 'Comparative Pathways to Agriculture: the archaeobotany of parallel and divergent plant domestications across world regions' (ComPAg), led by Dorian, will produce the first global comparative synthesis of the convergent evolution of domesticated plants and early agricultural systems based primarily on empirical archaeobotanical data. The origins of agriculture is widely regarded as the most significant ecological and economic change in the history of human populations. The planned research programme will pursue cutting edge research to produce a new critical understanding of early agricultural transformations.

ERC-funded Postdoctoral Research Staff Vacancies

  • Research Associate - Ref:1331094

    The principal duty and responsibility of the post will be carrying out archaeobotanical research on plant macro-remains, both in the field and laboratory, with a focus on eastern Asia and comparisons across Eurasia. The Research Associate will also be expected to coordinate taxon-based analyses with other research associates employed at UCL and visiting researchers collaborating with the ComPAg research programme. The deadline for applications is 16 May 2013.
    Full details of the post and online application facility are available here»

  • Research Associate x 2 - Ref: 1331352

    The principal duty and responsibility of the two further Research Associates will be carrying out archaeobotanical research on plant macro-remains, both in the field and laboratory, with a focus on either Southern Asia or Africa and Western Asia. The Research Associates will also be expected to collaborate on taxon-based analyses with other research associates employed at UCL and visiting researchers collaborating with the ComPAg research programme. The deadline for applications is 31 May 2013.
    Full details of the posts and online application facility are available here»

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.

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.

It is currently also hosting the ERC-funded research projects on 'Cultural Evolution of Neolithic Europe' (EUROEVOL), 'The Origins of the Acheulean in East Africa' (ORACEAF), 'Transmission of innovations: comparison and modelling of early farming and associated technologies in Europe' (EUROFARM) and 'Production and Consumption: Textile Economy and Urbanisation in Mediterranean Europe 1000-500BCE' (PROCON).

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