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ESR11 Fellowship: “Techniques and materials used in mosaics”

Early Stage Researcher Fellowship Announcement

Fellowship Title and ID code

Marie Curie Early Stage Research Fellowship (ESR11) at the Université Paris Ouest-Nanterre: Ecole doctorale 395 Milieux Cultures et Sociétés du Passé et du Présent (MCSPP), Unité Mixte de recherche Archéologies et Sciences de l’Antiquité (ArScAn)

Title of Research Project

Techniques and materials used in mosaics in the Eastern Mediterranean.

Fellowship Description

The main objective of this research fellowship (equivalent to doctoral research) is the interdisciplinary study of the materials and the evolution of the techniques used in mosaics in the Eastern Mediterranean, from the Hellenistic to the Roman period. A similar project will be carried out in Cyprus, within the framework of NARNIA, and another aim of this research is to compare and contrast the results in an effort to identify regional differences and/or similarities.

Academic Requirements

Eligible applicants for this Fellowship (equivalent to a PhD position) must be in possession of a Master degree (MA/MSc), in the field of archaeology, or materials science, or chemistry, or conservation.

It is required that the degree has been acquired not more than 4 years earlier to the envisaged starting date.

Applicants should also have good knowledge of both English and French languages, as the successful candidate will be asked to submit project reports in English and his/her doctoral thesis written partly in French.

The Post is offered in the context of a Marie Curie Initial Training Network and transnational mobility is a key element of eligibility. As such, applications will only be accepted from candidates who have spent less than 12 months in France within the last three years. Candidates’ eligibility for the post is determined by Marie Curie terms and conditions.

Duration of fellowship

3 years – starting from October 2011. This post is full time and fixed-term.

Submitting an application

Deadline for Fellowship application:  31 July 2011

Applicants should send via e-mail

I: Their Curriculum Vitae

II: A relevant recent essay or published works, if available

III: A covering letter briefly describing their research activities and the way they intend to conduct their research

IV: Two reference letters

All documents must be sent to Prof. Anne-Marie Guimier-Sorbets (e-mail: Please note that the two reference letters should be sent directly by the referees to this email address.

Financial regime

Fellowship covers monthly salary for three years and other allowances in line with FP7- PEOPLE-2010-ITN. The annual salary is approximately 42.338 Euros before tax and national insurance deductions.

For more information:

Contact person

Prof. Anne-Marie Guimier-Sorbets, Université de Paris Ouest-Nanterre, Unité mixte de recherche ArScAn (CNRS, Université de Paris Ouest, Université de Paris I, Ministère de la Culture), e-mail:

More information about Université Paris Ouest:

Unité Mixte de Recherche Archéologies et Sciences de l’Antiquité:

Ecole doctorale 395 (MCSPP):

More information about NARNIA

Visit the following link: or contact the project’s manager Maria Dikomitou (email: