KU Leuven K

Geologie, Leuven (Arenberg) (BB-258EC)

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The research group Archaeometry of the department Earth and Environmental Sciences at KU Leuven, participant in the Horizon 2020 MSCA-ETN-ITN project Training the next generation of archaeological scientists: Interdisciplinary studies of pre-modern Plasters and Ceramics from the eastern Mediterranean (PlaCe-ITN) offers a fully funded doctoral position with the above research project, based at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium. This high-profile Innovative Training Network aims at training Early-Stage Researchers to conduct state-of-the-art, science-based research on the provenance, use, and technology of plasters and ceramics, in pre-modern societies in different regions of the eastern Mediterranean. The successful applicant will be admitted to the PhD programme of the Arenberg Doctoral School at KU Leuven, and will receive high quality interdisciplinary training on a broad range of topics in the fields of archaeology and archaeological sciences, and particularly plaster and ceramic analysis. Most of the research will be conducted at KU Leuven, but the successful applicant is expected to travel to partner organisations for further training, including a secondment to the Science and Technology in Archaeology and Culture Research Center of the Cyprus Institute. QualificationsThe successful candidate is expected to have a Masters degree in earth science, material sciences, archaeological science or a related field. For the particular research requirements of this fellowship, a degree in geology, mineralogy or engineering will be considered as an advantage.Good oral and written communication skills in English and the ability to work in an international, interdisciplinary research environment are essential.Applicants should also refer to additional information about admission requirements to the Arenberg Doctoral School, which can be found on https://set.kuleuven.beEligibility CriteriaAccording to the eligibility criteria set by the European Commission and the particular MSCA-ITN-2020 call, the recruited Early-Stage Researchers (ESRs) will have to comply with the following conditions:1. not have resided in Belgium for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the recruitment date, and not have carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Belgium. Short stays, such as holidays, are not taken into account;2. be at the date of recruitment an early-stage researcher (i.e., in the first four years of his/her research career and not have a doctoral degree).Qualified applicants from all countries are welcome to submit an application, provided they meet the eligibility criteria.Recent studies on Roman concrete, with its unusual durability, longevity and lessened environmental footprint, have been gathering media and industry attention. Roman concrete (opus caementicium) was a material used in construction during the late Roman Republic until the final days of the Roman Empire. It was based on a hydraulic binder, a lime-based paste often mixed with volcanic ashes, and applied with aggregates (including pieces of rock, ceramic tile and brick rubble) usually far larger than in the modern equivalent. Some Roman concrete sets underwater, and was extremely useful for maritime or water-related construction. This Phd will investigate the composition of Roman concrete throughout the empire, and investigate its structural strength in various applications, in a research setup to be further developed with the successful candidate.

calendar_todayil y a 4 jours


location_on Leuven , Flanders, Belgique

work KU Leuven

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