School of Archaeology Job Vacancies

Current job vacancies, within the School of Archaeology.  Comprising of the Institute of Archaeology and Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art (RLAHA).

Postdoctoral Research Assistant in the Effects of the Industrial Revolution on Oral Biology and Health

School of Archaeology, 34-36 Beaumont Street, Oxford, OX1 2PG

Grade 7: £30,434 - £37,394 per annum

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant position to work on a project entitled: Investigating the effects of the Industrial Revolution on oral biology and health funded by the Oxford University Fell Fund. The successful candidate will join a multi-disciplinary team of archaeologists and geneticists to explore how applying a variety of analyses to ancient human dental calculus can enable a quantitative investigation of a broad suite of bacterial, dietary, and environmental factors that contribute to human health and disease. The project is led by Dr Greger Larson at Oxford in collaboration with Drs Tina Warriner and Camilla Speller at Oklahoma and York Universities respectively.

The position is full time and fixed term for 1 year and available from October 2015.

The post-holder will focus primarily on dental calculus from 50 skeletons dating to the last two centuries that have been recovered from secure archaeological contexts. This pilot project will establish the research potential of dental calculus from this pivotal time period and the links that can be made to modern databases containing information on modern oral health. 

Experience of working practice with periodontology or oral microbiomes is beneficial.

The candidate will possess an excellent academic track record and have completed a PhD in Bioinformatics, Population Genomics, Evolutionary Genetics, Biomedical Sciences, Microbiology, or related discipline.

The closing date for applications is midday on Friday 21st August 2015. Applications for this vacancy are to be made online.

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