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Internship for Archaeobotany in STARC (STARC_IAB_04)

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Job Description

The Cyprus Institute (CyI) is a European non-profit science and technology institution based in Cyprus and led by an acclaimed Board of Trustees. The research aims of the Cyprus Institute are represented by three research centers: the Computation-based Science and Technology Research Center (CASTORC), the Science and Technology in Archaeology Research Center (STARC), and the Energy Environment Water Research Center (EEWRC). Considerable cross-center interaction is a characteristic of the Institute’s culture.

The Cyprus Institute invites applications for an Intern who will have the opportunity to gain hands-on working experience by supporting STARC’s research activities on Archaeobotany. More specifically, the Intern will assist in archaeobotanical research activities for preparing the material for publication, recording measurements of specific species and writing the relevant reports.

 Such activities will include sorting of samples and basic identification of plant remains, but also measurements of olives and grapes for morphometric analysis, as part of the project ‘’Olive and grape cultivation and the production of olive oil and wine in the Mediterranean’’ led by Dr Evi Margaritis.

The archaeobotanical material derives from Greek and Cypriot sites, mainly dated to the Bronze Age.


The successful candidate’s responsibilities will be the following:

  • Sorting of archaeobotanical samples
  • Identification and quantification of plant remains
Job Requirements

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Environmental Archaeology or in Archaeobotany
  • Previous experience on Greece and Cyprus archaeobotany preferred
  • Proficiency in oral and written English and Greek languages
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary team.

The appointment will be on a full-time basis for a fixed term of 3 months.


For full consideration, interested applicants should attach a letter of interest, CV and the names of three contactable referees (all documentation should be in English and in PDF Format). For further information, please contact Asst. Prof Evi Margaritis ( Recruitment will continue until the position is filled. Please note that applications which do not follow the announcement’s guidelines will not be considered.

Closing Date
Friday, September 15, 2017