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Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher

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University of York - Heslington Campus
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26,000 - 29,000 a year
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The Department of Archaeology at York is looking for a skilled and highly motivated Early Stage Researcher (PhD candidate), with knowledge of medieval Archaeology (c.AD 400-1400) alongside biomolecular approaches to the species identification of animal bone.

Working on the European Commission-funded “ArchSci2020: Archaeology on the Edge, Northern Europe and the Circumpolar World” you will undertake doctoral research focussing on “Artefact geographies of the Viking Age”. Within this you will analyse worked-bone collections (notably combs) from across the Scandinavian peninsula, Britain and Ireland, Iceland, Faroe, and Greenland. By combining these results with knowledge of animal biogeography, and comparative analysis of comb-making technology, morphology, and ornament, your research will provide a powerful new proxy for both human migration and the expansion of trade in this dynamic period. You will be supervised at York by Dr Steve Ashby.

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 Stockholm.

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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