The Department of Archaeology at York is looking for a skilled and highly motivated Early Stage Researcher (PhD candidate), with knowledge of archaeological scientific methods particularly applied to artefacts.
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 ‘aquatic Neolithic’ of the Northern European Boreal Forest”.Within this you will undertake organic residue analysis study of the earliest pottery from the Russian boreal European steppe (Upper Volga and Serteyskaya culture) dating to 8,500- 8,000 BP. You will join and work closely with the Early Pottery Research Group: http://www.earlypottery.org/. You will be supervised at York by Dr Oliver Craig.
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 Groningen.
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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