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Funded PhD | Liverpool John Moores University

  • Position: Match-Funded PhD Studentship: The ancient inhabitants of the middle Nile valley: dental morphology and biological affinity across time and changing cultures
  • Institution: Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool UK
  • Job type: Full-time 3-year PhD studentship
  • Closing Date: 17:00 on 24th August 2018

We invite applications from appropriately qualified UK/EU candidates with a Master’s degree for a full-time 3-year PhD studentship. Funding is provided by Liverpool John Moores University (Prof Joel D Irish), in partnership with the British Museum (through the Wellcome Trust; Dr Daniel Antoine).


The PhD project will investigate the biological origins and affinities of Neolithic through medieval Nubian peoples who once lived near the 4th Cataract in present-day Sudan. The focus of study will be on highly heritable dental nonmetric traits recorded in the Museum’s skeletal collections (n>2000 individuals) from this and surrounding regions. Results will also be used to complement ongoing research projects using the same samples.


The Studentship will begin by 5 October 2018. The deadline for applications is 17:00 on Friday 24th August 2018. Interviews will be held for shortlisted candidates in Liverpool on Friday 7th September 2018. Skype interviews will be possible for candidates unable to attend in person. For details and application procedure, click here and select Prof J.D. Irish in the Supervisor box.