Graduate Teaching Assistants/PhD studentships

We have two open PhD opportunities, one on the topic of the Evolution of the hominin midface, and another on Convergent evolution in the masticatory system of hard-object feeding primates

The projects will involve the application of methods from virtual anthropology, morphometrics, materials testing and functional simulation (finite elements analysis and/or multibody dynamics) to skeletal material. For this reason the successful candidate will likely have experience of two or more of these areas.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute 250 hours per annum of teaching support in relation to both postgraduate and undergraduate teaching undertaken by CAHS. This will include the supervision of laboratory classes (in gross anatomy, physiology, virtual anthropology and evolutionary anatomy), day to day support for MSc students in relation to research projects, and general support to MBBS and MSc teaching and assessment as required. While we do not expect the successful candidate to each be able to cover all areas of teaching and research in the first instance, we will look to make an appointment that covers these areas collectively and to train the appointee in areas in which they are unfamiliar. Additionally, training will be provided in relation to University teaching methods, management and delivery.

Full details are here:

A stipend at the Research Council UK rate (indicative £14,296 for 2016/17) and a fee waiver at the Home/EU rate will be provided (indicative £4,121 for 2016/17).

This competition is open to UK and EU graduates or graduates from overseas. If a successful candidate is not eligible to pay Home/EU fees, they will need to fund the difference in tuition fees between the prevailing Home/EU and Overseas fees.

Start Date October 2016

The deadline for applications is the 20th June 2016.