The Department of Archaeology at York is looking for a skilled and highly motivated Early Stage Researcher (PhD candidate), with knowledge of Mesolithic bone tools and peptide mass fingerprinting of bone collagen for species identification
Working on the European Commission-funded “ArchSci2020: Archaeology on the Edge, Northern Europe and the Circumpolar World” you will undertake doctoral research focussing on ‘The animality of Mesolithic bone tools’. Within this you will focus on understanding materiality, age and use of Mesolithic bone points by identification of the animal species from which they originate. You will develop a typological scheme and map distributions of Mesolithic bone points. You will be supervised at York by Professor Matthew Collins.
This is a 36-month fully funded PhD opportunity enabling you to study for a double doctorate at the universities of York and Copenhagen. As part of the role you will be expected to spend a minimum of 12 months at the University of Copenhagen.
In order to comply with European Commission regulations, to be eligible to apply for this role you must, at 1 October 2016, be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of your research career and have not been awarded a doctoral degree.
Mobility Rule: on 1 October 2016 you must not have resided or carried out your main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the UK for more than 12 months in the preceding 3 years. Compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays are not taken into account.
Salary will be within the range of £26,000 - £29,000 a year.
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