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Postdoctoral Researcher in the Aftermath of the Imjin War (Japan)

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Location: Barcelona - Spain
Salary: Negotiable
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 1st August 2020
Closes: 30th September 2020
Job Ref: 2020DILEUA67

To start by 1/03/2021  

The position 

Applications are invited for a three-year postdoctoral position as part of the European Research Council funded project (H2020-ERC CoG 758347), Aftermath of the East Asian War of 1592-1598, led by ICREA Professor Rebekah Clements and hosted by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. The successful candidate must be willing towill work on the aftermath of the Imjin War as it relates to Japan, from the perspective of one or more of the Aftermath project’s three themes: environment, technology, or society.  Applicants are advised to familiarize themselves with the description of the Aftermath project provided on the website ( and to consider what their proposed research would contribute to the aims of project.  

The candidate will have access to a stimulating research environment as part of a team of researchers, as well as generous funding for fieldwork, the purchase of books, and conference travel.  The working language of the project is English and candidates are not required to speak Spanish or Catalan.  However, the successful candidate will be encouraged to acquire a basic competence in one of these languages during their tenure so as to be able to participate in locally organized events. 


We offer a full time fixed-term research position for up to 3 years (subject to an evaluation after the first 12 months) in an innovative research project funded within the prestigious European Research Council framework. The candidate will have access to a stimulating environment as part of a team of scholars, as well as a research allowance of 4000 euros per year for fieldwork, the purchase of books, and conference travel.  

The position is regulated by a post-doctoral labour contract for research staff at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Salary range €21,180-€28,180 (for ( EURAXESS R2) or €28,180-€34,180 (for EURAXESS R3).  The upper limit of this salary range is negotiable, depending on experience and skillset of the successful candidate. See 

Note that Spanish employment packages automatically provide access to public healthcare and pay public pension contributions in addition to the salary quoted above. 

The successful candidate will be provided with office space in the shared office of the project on the main campus of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, and depending on the COVID-19 situation, will be expected to be regularly present in the office to work with other members of the team. If COVID-19 prevents office work, the successful candidate may work from home in Spain, and in cases where the international COVID-19 situation temporarily prevents a move to Spain, there is the possibility of remote working from a foreign country until a move is feasible. 

How to apply 

For further details of the position, and to apply, please click here:

This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No 758347).   

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