PhD Studentship

PhD Studentship
Institution University of Calgary
Department Anthropology and Archaeology
Location 2500 University Dr NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1N4
Duration 4 years
Start Date January 2019
Hours 40/week
Contract Type SSHRC Partnership Grant: “Olduvai Gorge: Stone Tools, Diet, and Sociality”
Research Topic Plio-Pleistocene Fauna from East Africa
Supervisors Dr. Julio Mercader Florin

Job Description
• Doctoral student able to participate in the extraction, description, taxonomic identification and taphonomic analysis of Pleistocene East African bone materials from Olduvai Gorge (Tanzania)

• Must hold a Master’s degree in either Archaeology, Paleontology, Biology or a related field prior to date of hire
• Excellent knowledge of related areas through reading of current literature, online database searching, and attendance of seminars and conferences.
• Motivated and organized self-starter, one who can work with minimum supervision
• An ability to work supportively in a laboratory environment.
• Smooth laboratory operation by assuming a share of group responsibilities, which includes keeping detailed laboratory records and reporting.
• An ability to solve problems and push methodological boundaries.
• Excellent communication skills in English both written and verbal.

Additional Information
• Please note that successful candidates will be subject to standard University of Calgary Faculty of Graduate Studies and departmental selection procedures. More information can be found here
• The University of Calgary is an equal opportunity institution, candidates will be chosen who are the best fit regardless of age, disability, gender, race, religion or sexual orientation
• Full funding for the position will be provided

Application Instructions
• Please send your resume and cover letter to
• Successful candidates may be required to provide 3 references to complete selection process
• Deadline for submissions is November 21st, 2018