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Research Fellow in Archaeobotany

UCL - Institute of Archaeology

Location: London
Salary: £36,770 to £44,388 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 22nd June 2022
Closes: 8th July 2022
Job Ref: 1885291
 

The appointment will be on UCL Grade 7.

The UCL Institute of Archaeology is recognised as one of the leading academic departments of Archaeology and heritage in the world. It is the largest department within its field in the UK. It offers a uniquely stimulating environment with more than 60 staff pursuing high-quality research across five continents. We are at the forefront of global archaeology, conservation and heritage studies and archaeological sciences.  We are seeking to appoint a full-time Research Fellow with practical skills and experience in archaeobotany to join the NERC funded project 'Evolutionary dynamics of vegetative agriculture in the Ethiopian Highlands'.

The post-holder will work closely with the PI and will be primarily responsible for processing and studying modern reference samples of enset to develop a reliable enset phytolith identification criteria that define parameters of interpretability in terms of domestication, varietal differences, and/or cultural processing parameters, so that these can be applied to archaeological phytolith samples.  We currently intend to conduct fieldwork in winter 2022/23, foreign office travel guidelines permitting.  The post will be available from 1 October 2022 and will be funded for a period of 31 months in the first instance.

The successful candidate will have obtained a PhD in Archaeology, Archaeobotany or a related discipline (e.g. Quaternary ecology/geography with use of plant microfossils), and have an excellent knowledge of archaeobotanical laboratory and field methods.

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button above.

Enquiries about the post may be addressed to Professor Dorian Fuller at d.fuller@ucl.ac.uk.

Queries regarding the application process can be sent to Louisa Goldsmith (HR Administrator) at l.goldsmith@ucl.ac.uk.

We encourage applications from those who are underrepresented in the sector and in the UCL Institute of Archaeology including, but not exclusive to, people from Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds, women, and people who identify as having a disability.

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

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