CDD « Radiography of the Past »

In the framework of the Marie Curie/People Academia Industry project “Radiography of the Past” (GA 230679;, a recruitment is opened for a contract of 12 months of an experienced researcher in spatial and digital data management, CAD and visualization of topographical and structural data from archaeological sites.
The purpose of this project (acronym “Radio-Past”) is to develop methods for the non-destructive survey of complex archaeological sites ( This will be partly achieved by way of an intensive case study aimed at investigating the topography of the Roman city site of Ammaia in Portugal. During year 3 of the grant, an external expert will be recruited to integrate and process a wide variety of archaeological data collected in the framework of the project, in Ammaia and elsewhere.
The postholder will be an experienced researcher in the field of computer assisted spatial data processing (GIS) and digital data management, with some additional experience in 3D reconstructions, modeling and possibly museum presentation of the scientific results from a variety of non-destructive archaeological surveys. This specialist will be a key figure in the translation of the spatial and volumetric data achieved with the fieldwork to the wider public.
Candidates are requested to hold a PhD in Archaeology, digital technologies or Computer Assisted Design applied to archaeology (or 4 years equivalent experience) and have extensive experience in spatial data management and technical analysis and mapping of ancient monuments, preferably in a Southern European (Roman period) environment.
As the recruitment is inserted in the Marie Curie Actions Mobility scheme, candidates can be all nationals, but Portuguese.
Following the guidelines of the European Commission’s Roadmap for Equality between Women and Men (2007) and of the European Council’s Pact for Gender Equality (2006), the management staff of the project Radio-Past committed to the effort of improving the representation of women in the European Research area, and therefore specifically invites applications by women.
Among equally qualified applicants women will receive preferential consideration.

English proficiency is required.
Working in a team based international environment, supporting your team in achieving the highest quality standards. Excellent inter-personal skills and a good team player. Problem solving and troubleshooting skills to resolution. Ability to work on own initiative and to adapt to change. Ability to meet strict deadlines and targets. Ability to work confidently without supervision.

CONTRACT TYPE : temporary; 12 months starting peremptorily on June 6th 2011.

SALARY: according to Experienced Researcher’s yearly allowance (53,000 euro per Portugal’s Country Correction factor (= 91,4%; taxes to be deducted); travel expenses, mobility allowance and career exploratory allowance are also provided. Relationships between Uevora and the Researcher will be ruled according to Annex III of the Grant Agreement of IAAP People Actions (Specific Provisions, downloadable at:

HOLIDAYS – 30 days/year.

RELOCATION Part of the work will be executed Ammaia, in the region Portalegre, the rest at the University of Evora. A suitable relocation scheme is provided.

APPLICATION: applicants to email CV to Prof. Cristina Corsi at the CIDEHUS centre of the University of Evora ( before March 18th, 2011.
Applicants should state that they are ready to start the contract on the fixed date, and to take up residence in Portugal.