July 28, 2020

Vacancy: POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER IN THE AFTERMATH OF THE IMJIN WAR (JAPAN)

REF: 2020DILEUA67 “Departament de Traducció i d’Interpretació i d’Estudis de l’Àsia Oriental – Investigador postdoctoral”

Application deadline: 30th September 2020

Start date: no later than 1st March 2021

Location: Barcelona, Spain (remote work also possible)

Salary: Negotiable

Hours: Full Time, flexible

Contract Type: fixed term

Full job details, including how to apply: download file.

Applications are invited for a three-year postdoctoral position as part of the European Research Council funded project, Aftermath of the East Asian War of 1592-1598 (H2020-ERC CoG 758347), led by ICREA Professor Rebekah Clements and hosted by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. The successful candidate will work on the aftermath of the Imjin War as it relates to Japan, from the perspective of one or more of the Aftermath project’s three themes: environment, technology, or society.  Applicants are advised to familiarize themselves with the description of the Aftermath project provided on this website (https://aftermath.uab.cat/) and to consider what their proposed research would contribute to the aims of the project.

The candidate will have access to a stimulating research environment as part of a team of researchers, as well as generous funding for fieldwork, the purchase of books, and conference travel.  The working language of the project is English and candidates are not required to speak Spanish or Catalan.  However, the successful candidate will be encouraged to acquire a basic competence in one of these languages during their tenure so as to be able to participate in locally organized events.

 

Benefits 

We offer a full time research position for up to 3 years (subject to an evaluation after the first 12 months) in an innovative research project funded within the prestigious European Research Council framework. The candidate will have access to a stimulating environment as part of a team of scholars, as well as a research allowance of 4000 euros per year for fieldwork, the purchase of books, and conference travel.

The position is regulated by a post-doctoral labour contract for research staff at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Salary range €21,180-€28,180 (for EURAXESS R2) or €28,180-€34,180 (for EURAXESS R3).  The upper limit of this salary range is negotiable, depending on experience and skill set of the successful candidate. See https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/europe/careerdevelopment/trainingresearchers/researchprofilesdescriptors.

Note that Spanish employment packages automatically provide access to public healthcare and pay public pension contributions in addition to the salary quoted above.

The successful candidate will be provided with office space in the shared office of the project on the main campus of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, and depending on the COVID-19 situation, will be expected to be regularly present in the office to work with other members of the team. If COVID-19 prevents office work, the successful candidate may work from home in Spain, and in cases where the international COVID-19 situation temporarily prevents a move to Spain, there is the possibility of remote working from a foreign country until a move is feasible.

For further details, including how to apply, please click here. Please note that applications should be made via the job website of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (https://convocatoriesupac.uab.cat), and that the job reference is 2020DILEUA67 “Departament de Traducció i d’Interpretació i d’Estudis de l’Àsia Oriental – Investigador postdoctoral”. Referees should send their letters of reference directly to rebekah.clements@icrea.cat.