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The Cyprus Institute (CyI) is a non-profit research and educational institution with a strong scientific and technological orientation, emphasizing international collaborations and cross-disciplinary research and post graduate education. CyI, through its established research centers, addresses challenging issues that are important at both the regional and international levels. Many of its research activities are being carried out in partnership with leading institutions in the respective thematic areas.
The selected Post-Doctoral Fellow, who will be engaged in the activities of the People in Motion project, will be responsible for the microanalytical study of dental calculus deposits on ancient teeth with the aim of identifying microdebris of different origin to allow reconstruction of past lifeways and networks of contact, where possible. In this direction, the successful candidate is expected to set up an open access reference collection for the identification of relevant microdebris, as well as to conduct the actual analysis of archaeological dental calculus deposits.
The appointment will be on a full time basis, for a fixed-term period of two years.
People in Motion aims at exploring human mobility across the Mediterranean during the Early and Middle Byzantine period. Human mobility has played a key role in the formation of the multi-ethic Byzantine state. The proposed project will be the first to systematically explore the scale, nature, and impact that migration had on those who relocated and on the local communities in the lands they inhabited based on the most direct evidence of the people in motion, human skeletal remains. To this end, the project will focus on material from Tunisia, Morocco, Italy, Greece and Cyprus. Human mobility and its effect will be explored using a combination of macroscopic (geometric morphometric analysis of cranial and dental morphology), microanalytical (dental calculus microdebris analysis of indigenous and imported plant species and minerals), and biochemical (strontium isotope analysis) methods. The aforementioned markers of palaeomobility will be examined in conjunction with cultural evidence of different ethnic identities in order to formulate a coherent biocultural narrative on the issue of migration and integration.
The successful candidate will be carrying out the following activities
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Required Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications and Experience
For full consideration, interested applicants should process their application at The Cyprus Institute JobBoard (http://jobboard.cyi.ac.cy/) based on the instructions given. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae including a letter of interest and a list of three references (including contact information) (all documentation should be in English and in PDF Format). For further information, please contact Dr Efthymia Nikita, (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please note that applications which do not follow the announcement’s guidelines will not be considered.
Recruitment will continue until the position is filled.
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Thursday, August 1, 2019
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Sunday, September 15, 2019