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Research Scientist in the field of Archaeometallurgy (24 months)

Applications are invited from enthusiastic and talented individuals for a 24-month laboratory support and research position as a part of a European Research Council funded project - The Fall (The Fall of 1200BC: The role of migration and conflict in social crises at end of the Bronze Age in South-eastern Europe).

The position is available from September 2019 in the field of archaeometallurgy. Candidates are expected to have a Master's qualification in the field of archaeometallurgy. They must have expertise in Aegean and / or Balkan prehistoric archaeology.

The ERC funded The Fall of 1200 BC project explores changes in migration and conflict at the end of the Bronze Age (ca.1300-1000 BC) and their relevance for understanding the collapse of Europe's first urban civilisation in the Aegean and proto-urban groups of the Balkans. Combined with mortuary research, material culture studies, and landscape / settlement archaeological research, the project seeks to better understand the social context of personal and cultural mobility, including the social networks through which traditions moved within and between distinct societies.

This Research Scientist will conduct analysis of metalwork of the 14th to 11th century BC from the Balkans and the Aegean, with a particular focus on transcultural artefact forms. This will include, but is not limited to, the creation of an up to date database of known finds and studying metallographic samples. They shall work closely with the PI and project collaborators to identify suitable bodies of material.

As a part of this project, we offer a challenging full-time position for 24 months in an inspiring multidisciplinary and international environment at University College Dublin. It is anticipated that the position will begin on 2nd of September 2019.

The successful applicant will be working directly with The Fall's principal investigator, Assoc. Prof. Barry Molloy and a team of international collaborators. They will have access to the resources of the newly established Laboratory of Artefact Biographies at UCD School of Archaeology and collaborating laboratories within the University. Visits to European museums, higher education institutes and research organisations is a requirement for this position and may include extended durations for primary research activities amounting to several months per calendar year. This position will primarily be based at University College Dublin (IE) in the School of Archaeology as part of Assoc. Prof. Molloy's research group.

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