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 Primate Archaeology
Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art

Grade 7: £30,434 - £37,394 per annum

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant (PDRA) to join the Primate Archaeology research group at the University of Oxford. The position is funded by a European Research Council grant to Dr Michael Haslam.

The post is a full-time appointment, for a fixed term of 12 months from 1 January 2015.

Applicants must have a PhD in Primatology, Animal Behaviour or Biological Anthropology, with field experience recording and analysing tool-use behaviour in wild non-human primates. The Primate Archaeology project examines the evolution of non-human technology through the study of tool-use in three wild primate species (chimpanzees, bearded capuchin monkeys and long-tailed macaques). The primary role of the PDRA will be to co-ordinate the project’s research into wild capuchin tool use in Brazil. The successful candidate will also assist in the design and conduct of collaborative international field projects with macaques and chimpanzees. A demonstrated track record of publications on primate tool use from a comparative, cultural or historical perspective is desirable, as is a willingness to conduct fieldwork in Brazil, and fluency in Brazilian Portuguese. Archaeological experience conducting surveys and excavations is desirable but not essential.

The successful applicant will be expected to be able to work independently to produce research of an international standard, and to collaborate with team members in Oxford and abroad.

Further details are available from Dr Michael Haslam (michael.haslam@rlaha.ox.ac.uk). Additional information about the Primate Archaeology project is available at http://primarch.arch.ox.ac.uk.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 3 October 2014.

To apply for this role and for further details, including the job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below:

https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=112933


Part-time Administrative Assistant
Research Laboratory for Archaeology, New Barnett House, 28 Little Clarendon Street, Oxford

Grade 2: £15,765 - £18,031 p.a. (pro rata)

THIS VACANCY IS FOR INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY

The School of Archaeology is seeking to appoint a part-time Administrative Assistant (20 hours per week) to be based at offices in New Barnett House in Little Clarendon Street, Oxford. The role includes a range of administrative, secretarial and reception duties, in which the successful applicant will act as point of contact for departmental staff and visitors.

Excellent written, communication and administrative skills are required together with good IT skills. Applicants will be able to work independently and have the ability to manage their own workload and will be efficient and well organized. The post would possibly suit a current University Graduate Student.


This is a part-time fixed term position 1pm – 5 pm every day, to start as soon as possible and will be available up until the end of July 2015.


The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday, 15th September 2014. Interviews to be held as soon as possible thereafter.

To apply for this role and for further details, including the job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below:

https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=114964


Henry Wellcome Ancient Molecules Centre
Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Evolutionary Genomics of Ancient Domestic Animals

Grade 7: £30,434 - £37,394 p.a.

The School of Archaeology is seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Evolutionary Genomiss of Ancient Domestic Animals to work together with the Unifying Evolution and Domestication using Ancient DNA project, funded by the European Research Council. You will join a multi-disciplinary team of archaeologists and geneticists to explore the origins of animal domestication, and the use of domestic animals as a proxy to understand human migration. Your research will focus primarily on the bioinformatic analysis of DNA sequences generated from ancient dogs, pigs and chickens.

You will have a PhD in Bioinformatics, Population Genomics, Evolutionary Genetics, Animal Genomics, or related discipline and research experience in animal domestication, speciation, phylogeography and ancient DNA. You will have strong organisation skills, initiative and creativity in problem solving and demonstrable experience of contributing to large collaborative projects, presenting research at seminars and conferences, and leading and publishing research manuscripts.

This is a full-time post, fixed-term for 3 years, available from 1 November 2014.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. 

Only applications received online by 12.00 noon on Friday 12 September 2014 can be considered. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement. 

Interviews will take place the week beginning Monday 6 October 2014.

Contact person: Administrator
Contact email: administrator@arch.ox.ac.uk
Contact phone: 01865 278246
Closing date: noon, Friday 12 September 2014

To apply for this role and for further details, including the job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below:

https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=114843


Part-time Receptionist (3 posts)
Institute of Archaeology

Grade 2: £15,765 - £18,031 p.a. (pro rata)

The Institute of Archaeology is seeking to appoint two/three part-time Receptionists to provide a first class reception service for academics and other members of staff, students and visitors to the department. Job sharing will enable Reception to remain open 9.00 am - 5.00 pm Mondays - Fridays.

Successful applicants will have good written and spoken communication and interpersonal skills, good organisation skills, and ability to work both independently and as part of a team. They will have proven keyboard skills and be familiar with Microsoft Office and internet.

The positions are permanent and available from 1 October 2014.

You will be required to upload a CV and a supporting statement as part of your online application. You may wish to include details of your preferred working schedule (day, hours) in the statement.

Only applications received online before 12.00 noon on Thursday 4 September 2014 can be considered. Interviews will take place on Thursday 11 September 2014.

Contact Person : Administrator
Vacancy ID : 114857
Contact Phone : 01865 278246
Contact Email : administrator@arch.ox.ac.uk
Closing Date :  04-Sep-2014

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online.

To apply for this role and for further details, including the job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below:

https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=114857


Chemistry Laboratory Manager 

Grade 7:  £30,434 - £37,394

A post is available in the Oxford Radiocarbon Accelerator Unit (ORAU) at the Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art, for a Chemistry Laboratory Manager.  The post holder will also be expected to be involved with and develop research projects. 

The primary duties will be to perform, develop and manage chemical pre-treatment for radiocarbon dating, manage a team of technicians (currently 4), and coordinate laboratory use by students and other research assistants. ORAU is involved in the extraction of organic components from archaeological and environmental samples for radiocarbon dating.  This requires the ability to work methodically and accurately, to work as part of a team and be an effective manager. The post-holder will also be expected to liaise with submitters of samples to the laboratory to ensure that the laboratory work is performed in the best possible way for each dating project.

Applicants should have a first degree and doctorate in chemistry or a closely related subject.  Experience with chemical or biochemical methods is essential, as well as basic computer skills. Familiarity with spectroscopy and chromatography would be an asset as would experience of formal quality control procedures. Previous managerial skills would also be advantageous.  An interest in archaeology or environmental science would also be welcomed.

 The position is permanent and available from October 2014.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Friday, 26th September, 2014

 Applications for this vacancy are to be made online.

To apply for this role and for further details, including the job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below:

https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=114754


Chemistry Laboratory Technician 

Grade 4:  £20,781 - £24,057

A post is available in the Oxford Radiocarbon Accelerator Unit (ORAU) at the Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art, for a Laboratory Technician with chemistry or biochemistry training. The primary duties will be the extraction of organic components from archaeological and geological samples for radiocarbon dating.  This requires the ability to work methodically and accurately, and to work as part of a team.  There is also likely to be some involvement with research projects. 

Experience with chemical or biochemical methods is essential, as well as basic computer skills and a relevant secondary education and technical qualification. Familiarity with mass spectrometry and chromatography would be an asset. An interest in archaeology or environmental science would also be welcomed.

The position is permanent and available from September 2014.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Friday, 26th September, 2014

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online

To apply for this role and for further details, including the job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below:

https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=114818


Postdoctoral Research Assistant –Luminescence dating

Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art

Grade 7: £30,434 - £37,394 per annum

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant position to work in an exciting research project in scientific archaeology. The candidate will focus on developing and applying Luminescence and Optically Stimulated Luminescence dating methods to Palaeolithic samples from Eurasian archaeological sites. Research will take place at the Oxford Luminescence Laboratory, part of the Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art. The position is for 3 years and available from October 2014 as part of the PalaeoChron project, which is funded by the European Research Council (ERC). The project is led by Professor Tom Higham.

The post-holder will be responsible for implementing the Luminescence dating programme along with PalaeoChron investigator Dr Jean-Luc Schwenninger. The project focuses on the chronology of the Middle and Upper Palaeolithic of Eurasia and, specifically, tracing the spread of anatomically modern humans out of Africa and into Eurasia. Generating reliable Luminescence dates will be a key focus of the project, because the limit of radiocarbon is reached around 50,000 years ago, right when the earliest modern humans are thought to be moving into wider Eurasia.

The candidate will have proven experience in the day-to-day use of TL/OSL methods, with method development and application experience, and be interested in applying these skills to develop improved Luminescence dating techniques. Experience in the use of direct dating burnt flint from Palaeolithic contexts would be very advantageous. There is no requirement for archaeological knowledge or background, although an interest in the wider field would be useful.
The candidate will possess an excellent academic track record and have completed a PhD in a science field such as physics, or Quaternary/Earth or Archaeological science.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Friday 12 September 2014.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online.

To apply for this role and for further details, including the job description and selection criteria, please click on this link:

https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=114676


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