Early-Stage Research Fellowship in Ceramic Analysis
Research project title: Culinary traces of the past: Aegean-Balkan mobility and interaction at the dawn of urbanisation in late 2nd and early 1st millennium BC through an interdisciplinary study of cooking pots and practices
The British School at Athens, as beneficiary of the Horizon 2020 MSCA-ETN-ITN project Training the next generation of archaeological scientists: Interdisciplinary studies of pre- modern Plasters and Ceramics from the eastern Mediterranean (PlaCe-ITN), offers a fully funded research position with the above research project.
The successful applicant will be based at the Marc and Ismene Fitch Laboratory for science-based archaeology, an integral part of the British School at Athens, receiving high quality interdisciplinary training through practice and taught courses. The ESR will spend study sessions at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, but s/he is also expected to travel to partner organisations for further training, including a secondment to the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.
The successful candidate is expected to have a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree in archaeology, cultural heritage, heritage science, earth or material sciences, or a related field. For the particular research requirements of this fellowship, a Bachelor’s degree and/or a Master’s degree in archaeology will be considered as an advantage. It is envisaged that the successful candidate will apply to be enrolled in the PhD programme of the Department of History and Archaeology, of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. The PhD thesis will be written in English.
Expected starting date: 1 September 2021
The successful candidate will receive a gross salary in accordance with the MSCA regulations for Early-Stage Researchers; it includes living and mobility allowances, and a family allowance, if the researcher is married or with children. The exact salary will be confirmed upon appointment.
Duration of the contract: 36 months without provisions for extension
The deadline for applications is Friday, 30 April 2021. Interviews will be held online.
PlaCe-ITN has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action grant agreement No 956410