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).


Receptionist/General Assistant
Research Laboratory for Archaeology

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

The School of Archaeology is seeking to appoint a part-time Receptionist/General Assistant (20 hours per week) to be based at the Research Laboratory for Archaeology. 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 efficient and well organized and be able to work independently and as part of a team.  The post would possibly suit a current University Graduate Student.

This is a part-time fixed term position with the working hours 1pm – 5 pm Monday - Friday, to start as soon as possible and will be available up until January 2016.

Applications are to be made on line.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 14th November 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=115810


Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Evolutionary Genomics of Animal Domestication and Migration

Henry Wellcome Ancient Biomolecules Centre, School of Archaeology, Parks Road, Oxford

Grade 7: £30,434 - £37,394 p.a.

This PDRA position will work on the Unifying Evolution and Domestication using Ancient DNA (UnDEAD) project funded by the European Research Council (ERC) under the leadership of Dr Greger Larson. 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.

You will focus primarily on the amplification and analysis of nuclear and mitochondrial DNA sequences from ancient domestic animal bones and teeth using shotgun and capture techniques. The two major research questions you will explore will be: 1) the admixture between Near Eastern pigs and European wild boar during the Neolithic, and 2) the use of domestic animals to assess the resilience and survival of early North Atlantic settlements.

You will have a PhD in bioinformatics, population genomics, evolutionary genetics, animal genomics, or a related discipline. You will have research experience with ancient or degraded DNA and familiarity with library preparation and handling next generation sequencing results.

This post is full-time and fixed-term for 3 years.

For informal enquiries, please contact Dr Greger Larson, email: greger.larson@arch.ox.ac.uk.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online:

https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.display_form

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on Monday 24 November 2014.


Laboratory Technician in Stable Isotope Analysis
Research Laboratory for Archaeology

Grade 4:  £20,781 - £24,057 per annum 

The School of Archaeology is seeking to appoint a Laboratory Technician to aid in sample preparation as part of the AGRICURB project.  The project is funded by the European Research Council and is led by Prof Amy Bogaard. The technician will be responsible for the preparation of archaeological bone and plant samples for stable carbon and nitrogen isotope analysis. This will include the cataloguing and recording of sample identification data, the application of chemical pretreatment protocols and managing the final IRMS analysis. The technician will be based at the Research Laboratory for Archaeology and will be fully trained in all laboratory and health and safety procedures. The technician will be directly supervised by postdoctoral research assistants on the AGRICURB project.

Experience in wet chemistry and data management is required, and a relevant secondary education and technical qualification.

The position is full time and fixed term for 5 months.

Applications are to be made on line.

The closing date for applications is Friday 12 noon on the 28th November 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=115789

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