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Intern in Human Osteoarchaeology in STARC (STARC_IHO_18_02)

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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 Human Osteoarchaeology from the 1st of July 2018 until the 30th of November 2018. More specifically, the Intern will a) excavate commingled human skeletal remains from Roman-era sarcophagi in the region of Larnaca, Cyprus and b) prepare the relevant reports for CyI and the Department of Antiquities. Depending upon the obtained results, the intern will also participate to the scientific publication of this material. Even though the Intern will primarily be engaged in the excavation of the material, in close collaboration with members of the Department of Antiquity, s/he will be offered the opportunity to work closely with faculty members of the Cyprus Institute, for the macroscopic and microscopic analysis of human skeletal remains at the Bioarchaeology Laboratory facilities of STARC, gaining training in advanced osteological techniques and 3D digital surface microscopy.

The appointment will be on a full-time basis for a fixed term of 5 months (July-November 2018).


  • Excavation of commingled human skeletal remains from Roman era sarcophagi
  • Sorting the skeletal remains belonging to separate individuals on site
  • Detailed recording of the excavation process
  • Reporting to CyI faculty
Job Requirements

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in a related field such as Human Osteoarchaeology or Bioarchaeology or Biological/Physical Anthropology
  • Previous experience on excavation of human skeletal remains (preferably from commingled contexts – mass burials) is desirable
  • Proficiency in oral and written English
  • Knowledge of Greek language preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary team.



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 Dr. Efthymia Nikita at Recruitment will continue until the position is filled. Please note that applications which do not follow the announcement’s guidelines will not be considered.

Starting Date
Monday, April 30, 2018
Closing Date
Saturday, May 19, 2018