Two PhD Scholarships Available in the Area of Archaeological Science/Analytical Chemistry

Adelaide, Australia
25 Jun 2019
End of advertisement period
15 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

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We are offering two fully funded PhD scholarships (scholarship and tuition fee waiver)  in Archaeological Science/Analytical Chemistry, for students wishing to join us on an exciting new project using genomic and chemical analysis for understanding past material exchange.

The project is funded by the Australian Research Council and is based at Flinders University, in Adelaide, Australia. Working closely with Indigenous communities, this research aims to identify the origins and movements of Australian archaeological ochre through the development of a novel tool combining genomic and chemical analysis. Using this new archaeomicrobiological technique, the project hopes to answer significant questions about past human behaviour, in terms of trade, cultural interactions, territoriality and colonisation.

The project is a collaboration of analytical chemists, archaeologists and genomic scientists and collaboration with Indigenous communities; therefore, the students will be involved in a mixture of laboratory and genomics research along with archaeological field work. The students will be co-supervised by the project team, which is comprised of chemists and archaeologists (Rachel Popelka-Filcoff, Claire Lenehan, Claire Smith and Amy Roberts).

The positions will start in late 2019 and the deadline for applications is July 15, 2019.  Please see the website for more information.  Applications will only be accepted per the guidelines.