Friday, 19 June 2009

Post-Doc position for the archaeobotany of rice

This is just to mirror the newlu advertised post-doc position at UCL, for candidates who are (or will be) qualified at doctoral level with expertise in the relevant research areas, to join our project 'The Identification of Arable Rice Systems in Prehistory'. The project is funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and the appointment is for the period 1 September 2009 to 31 August 2012. In particular, we are seeking an established track record in phytolith analysis. In addition expertise in archaeobotany, palaeoenvironments or archaeology in Asia would be helpful.

The candidate with join a diverse archaeobotanical research laboratory, but will be expected to focus on phytolith analyses from Chinese archaeological and modern analogue samples. The candidate may also be involved in assisting/advising student research on Indian samples. This project will involve fieldwork in China, Cambodia, Thailand and possibly additional countries.

For further information on the overall research project, visit this web-page: and for further details, contact the project leader, Dr. Dorian Q Fuller (this blogger). It would also be helpful to know your intention to apply, via email, before the closing date.

The starting salary is on Grade 7 point 29, currently £28,839 per annum plus £2,781 London Allowance per annum.

Interviews are expected to be held between 15th and 22nd July 2009.

A downloadable application form is available from the UCL Job Opportunities website or by contact Louisa Goldsmith at, 0207 679 7503.

Please complete an applications form and send with a covering letter, full CV and two letters of reference to Louisa Goldsmith UCL Institute of Archaeology, 31-34 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PY or by email to

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The closing date for applications is Monday, 6th July 2009.

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