PhD Studentship Institution University of Calgary Department Anthropology and Archaeology Location 2500 University Dr NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1N4 Duration 4 years Start Date January 2019 Hours 40/week Contract Type SSHRC Partnership Grant: “Olduvai Gorge: Stone Tools, Diet, and Sociality” Research Topic Plio-Pleistocene Fauna from East Africa Supervisors Dr. Julio Mercader Florin
Job Description • Doctoral student able to participate in the extraction, description, taxonomic identification and taphonomic analysis of Pleistocene East African bone materials from Olduvai Gorge (Tanzania)
Qualifications • Must hold a Master’s degree in either Archaeology, Paleontology, Biology or a related field prior to date of hire • Excellent knowledge of related areas through reading of current literature, online database searching, and attendance of seminars and conferences. • Motivated and organized self-starter, one who can work with minimum supervision • An ability to work supportively in a laboratory environment. • Smooth laboratory operation by assuming a share of group responsibilities, which includes keeping detailed laboratory records and reporting. • An ability to solve problems and push methodological boundaries. • Excellent communication skills in English both written and verbal.
Additional Information • Please note that successful candidates will be subject to standard University of Calgary Faculty of Graduate Studies and departmental selection procedures. More information can be found here • The University of Calgary is an equal opportunity institution, candidates will be chosen who are the best fit regardless of age, disability, gender, race, religion or sexual orientation • Full funding for the position will be provided
Application Instructions • Please send your resume and cover letter to [email protected] • Successful candidates may be required to provide 3 references to complete selection process • Deadline for submissions is November 21st, 2018
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