Postdoctoral Researcher in the Aftermath of the Imjin War (Korea)

Updated: 3 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 11 Feb 2021

REF:  2021DILEUA1  

Start date: 1/04/2021 (negotiable) 

Salary range: €21,180-€34,180 (negotiable) plus €4000 research allowance

Contract type: Fixed term, full time. 

Location: Barcelona, Spain. 

Closing date for applications: 11th Feb 2021

The position 

Applications are invited for a three year postdoctoral position in Korean history as part of the European Research Council funded project, Aftermath of the East Asian War of 1592-1598 (H2020-ERC StG 758347) at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. The successful candidate must be willing to work on the aftermath of the Imjin War as it relates to Korea, 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 the website ( ) and to consider how their proposed research would contribute to the aims of project.  

The successful candidate will have access to a stimulating research environment as part of an established 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. 


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 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 skillset of the successful candidate. See r development/trainin gresearchers/researc h - profile s - descriptor s .  

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

In addition, the candidate will have a research allowance of 4000 euros per year for fieldwork, the purchase of books, and conference travel. Further funding may be available from the project on a case by case basis. 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. 

How to apply 

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This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European ion’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No 758347).   

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