quinta-feira, 6 de janeiro de 2011

Bolsa de Doutoramento - Universidade de Reading

Aqui fica a descrição do concurso para uma bolsa em Antropologia Biológica:

PhD position on the Adolescence, Migration and Health in Medieval England Research project (Leverhulme Trust)
Department of Archaeology, University of Reading

Applications are welcomed for a 3-year PhD studentship in biological anthropology funded by the Leverhulme Trust. The candidate will join a team of researchers examining the life course of children and young adults (10-15 years) during the early and later medieval period, especially in regard to employment and migration. This will be a full-time doctoral project to identify and record the prevalence of trauma in child skeletons from the two large multi-period sites in England. This is an understudied area in archaeology, and requires further detailed research into the properties of juvenile bone and mechanics of non-adult fractures. The project will include the collation of published and unpublished medieval trauma cases, and an evaluation of the importance of these in suggesting activity. It is anticipated that this research will provide new information on the diagnosis and recording of child trauma, whilst contributing to, and benefitting from, the project as a whole.

The research student's activities will include project planning and management, on-site analysis and library and archival research. The research student will contribute to the project publications where appropriate and will be encouraged to take the lead publishing aspects of the project that derive from their PhD research, especially in their final year. Throughout their PhD, the successful candidate will be expected fulfil the training requirements of the University and will contribute to relevant academic and research activities. The candidate will have access to a fully equipped osteological research laboratory and a reference archive. Dr Lewis currently supervises five PhD students and they, in addition to the project PDRA and Dr Janet Montgomery (University of Durham), provide a supportive and vibrant community for this research.
The applicant will normally be expected to be a university graduate with a Masters degree in human osteology and palaeopathology or related discipline. The candidate should demonstrate a strong motivation to complete a PhD within 3 years, and have experience of palaeopathological analysis, including trauma identification. Experience of examining child skeletal remains is desirable, but not essential. You will be expected to travel to collect data in both Lincoln and London.
Closing date for applications: 7 March 2011
Starting date of the PhD project: 1 October 2011.
Informal enquiries should be directed to the Project Leader: Dr Mary Lewis (m.e.lewis@reading.ac.uk).
Apply at: http://www.reading.ac.uk/Study/apply/pg-applicationform.aspx. A statement regarding your suitability for this research studentship should be included in the ‘Description of Proposed Research’ section at the end of the application form. For any queries regarding the application process please contact Elizabeth Wyeth (m.e.wyeth@reading.ac.uk).
Further information on the Department of Archaeology can be found at: http://www.reading.ac.uk/archaeology/

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