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NO. 3378 - Oferta de personal investigador UC (Dpto. de Ciencias Históricas)

Texts in this job offer may be shown in Spanish because this offer is prior to the English translation of this site.

Dpto. de Ciencias Históricas, The C.O.I.E. of the University of Cantabria announces a selection process for researchers for the following research project "Subsistence and human resilience to sudden climatic events during MIS3 in Europe " whose principal investigator is Mr./Mrs. Ana Belén Marín Arroyo. REFERENCE OF THE CALL Nº 3378

Project funded by: Unión Europea

The type of category of the position(s) called is Investigador Tipo 3 - Doctor

Number of vacancies: 1

Deadline for Web registration

11:59 PM hours of Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Deadline to submit documentation

5 días hábiles

 Job Duties and Tasks


The Research Associate will be responsible of the work tasks within WP3 related with the estimation of the climatic conditions in the Middle-Upper Paleolithic transition from the available proxies and those obtained along the project; of evaluating the carrying capacity of the different ecosystems along the study period considering the faunal assemblages of the archaeological sites located in Iberia, Italy, Croatia and Serbia; of applying SDMs to the species preserved in the deposits and setting up Agent-Based Models to test the different hypotheses of the project.


The RA will have:

              a PhD in Human Evolution, Palaeoecology of Quaternary, Geophysics or related fields.

              Experience of multi-agent programmable modelling (e.g. NetLogo, R)

              Experience of advanced statistical analysis (e.g. RSPSS, PAST) and in managing large data sets.

              Knowledge in foraging ecology related with hominins.

              Ideally, knowledge of working with paleoclimatic models.

              Ability to write up research work for publication in high-profile journals.

              Capacity to work independently and in a team, to lead on specific tasks and deliver on time under pressing deadlines.

              Interest in working in a multidisciplinary environment.

 Dedication regime and duration of the contract

The duration of the fixed-term contract will be 2 años , dedicated Duración determinada tiempo completo, and may be extended provided that the maximum limit of 6 months is not exceeded, depending on the continuity of the object of the contract and the existence of credit; projects associated with the implementation of the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan or from European Union funds are excepted in terms of duration.

On schedule: 8,30 a 16.00 horas


45.872 euros (gross salary including the proportional part of the extra payments during the contract.).


Academic requirements

  • Investigador Tipo 3 - Doctor
  • Estudios Universitarios (Doctorado en Cuaternario y Prehistoria)
  • Doctorado en Evolución Humana
  • Doctorado en Paleoecología del Cuaternario
  • Doctorado en Técnicas Geofísicas aplicadas a la investigación


  • Tener nacionalidad española o tener la nacionalidad de un país miembro de la Unión Europea o ser de cualquiera de los estados en los que, en virtud de tratados internacionales establecidos por la U.E. y ratificados por España, sea aplicable la libre circulación de trabajadores. Así mismo podrán presentar su solicitud los aspirantes con nacionalidad diferente a la mencionada anteriormente, siempre que puedan acreditar estar en posesión del permiso de trabajo y residencia en el momento de formalización del contrato.
  • Estar en posesión de la titulación requerida en la presente convocatoria. Los documentos expedidos en el extranjero que quieran hacerse valer en este procedimiento deberán estar legalizados de acuerdo con la normativa vigente (Circular nº 134 de la Gerencia).
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 Merits to be evaluated

Other official qualifications

Master and Bachelor Degree in History, Archaeology or related subjects

10 points


Quality and relevance of previous education

Demonstrable experience in programmable modelling, statistical analysis, foraging ecology

Experience in presenting data at international conferences and in disseminating scientific results outside academia

Experience working in external research groups where her/his PhD was undertaken

75 points

Complementary Training

"No additional training required"


Knowledge of Spanish and English (B2 of both, minimum) will be needed

5 points

Other Merits

"No other merits required"

Personal Interview

The shortlisted candidates will be interviewed at the beginning of April by videoconference, if considered by the panel. Short-listed applicants will be required to provide two letters of recommendation.

10 points



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