PhD and JOB OPPORTUNITIES
PhD OPPORTUNITIES: The IN-AFRICA Project welcomes applications from graduate students interested in developing their PhD as part of the project. Research questions in a wide range of fields are being considered – from human morphology, to archaeology, to palaeontology, to palaeoenvironmental sciences. Potential areas for research can be found at: PhD Opportunities. Students who join the project will receive support for fieldwork, funding for associated analyses, and access to original fossil and prehistoric remains to be studied. Interested students should contact Dr Marta Mirazon Lahr or Prof. Robert Foley before applying to the Department of Archaeology & Anthropology, University of Cambridge; please send a CV and short statement (not more than 2 pages) with an idea for a research project that would contribute to the understanding of the origins, history and adaptation of modern human populations in Africa.
TECHNICIAN/RESEARCH ASSISTANT POSITION: The IN-AFRICA Project is looking for a Technical/Research Assistant to support and assist the project. This position is critical for the success of the project, and is available for the duration of the programme (40 months from February 2014). The research assistant will be expected to help implement the project’s programme of activities under the categories of fieldwork, public engagement and management. In particular, the assistant will help the PI in (1) the organisation and planning of fieldwork and all project travel, (2) in the planning and organisation of the project’s conferences, (3) in the keeping of financial records and writing of reports, and (4) managing and running the IN-AFRICA Education Extension Programme. Further information on the post can be found at: Research Assistant Position. Deadline for applications: 5 March 2014