UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN (UCD)

Research Scientist (Archaeology & GIS), UCD, Temp 18months

Location
Dublin
Posted
02 Nov 2021
End of advertisement period
15 Nov 2021
Ref
013832
Contact
University College Dublin
Academic Discipline
Arts & Humanities, Archaeology
Contract Type
Temporary
Hours
Full Time

Applications are invited for a 18-month research position as part of a new interdisciplinary project Looking Up: the future of early prehistoric heritage in Europe's mountains (2021-2023) funded by the Irish Research Council Coalesce programme (https://research.ie/funding/coalesce/).

Looking Up combines geological and archaeological approaches to high mountain landscapes to develop our understanding and management of heritage in these landscapes with a primary case study in the Cairngorms, Scotland, UK (https://ucd.ie/archaeology/research/lookingup).

The Research Scientist position available focuses on 1) the development of predictive models of hunter-gatherer site location, and 2) recommendations for managing heritage in high mountain landscapes. Candidates are expected to have a PhD in archaeology. Candidates will require expertise in GIS and agent-based models, ideally with a background in hunter-gatherer archaeology and/or cultural resource management.

Given the strongly interdisciplinary character of the project, the successful candidate should enjoy the opportunities and challenges that working across disciplinary boundaries provides.

The Research Scientist appointed will have two primary areas of responsibility: - to develop agent-based models within GIS to identify potential areas of archaeological significance. This will integrate the results of diachronic snow and ice models developed through the geological analysis. Comparative perspectives on the location of high mountain hunter-gatherer archaeological sites in other regions will be used as inputs for these models.

The successful candidate will also have the opportunity - if desired - to undertake reconnaissance field work testing these predictions. - to assist in the drafting of documents relating to the development of policy for the management of heritage features of these landscapes.

The Research Scientist position available focuses on 1) the development of predictive models of hunter-gatherer site location, and 2) recommendations for managing heritage in high mountain landscapes. This position will be based at University College Dublin (IE) in the School of Archaeology.

The successful applicant will be working directly with the Irish Co-Principal Investigators, Professor Graeme Warren (Archaeology) and Dr Sam Kelley (UCD Earth Sciences).

The successful applicant will be based in UCD for CHAGS13 in June 2022 (www.ucd/chags13). It is anticipated that interviews will be held in early December 2021, with the role commencing 1st March 2022 and ending 30th August 2023. For further information about the project, please contact Professor Warren ().

Fixed salary: €41,525 per annum

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 15th November 2021

Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 17:00hrs (Local Irish Time) on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system. UCD are unable to accept late applications. UCD do not require assistance from Recruitment Agencies. Any CV's submitted by Recruitment Agencies will be returned.

Prior to application, further information (including application procedure) should be obtained from the Work at UCD website: https://www.ucd.ie/workatucd/jobs/.