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Postdoctoral Research Assistant in GIS/database applications in the Eurasian Bronze Age

The School of Archaeology, 1-2 South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3TG

Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 per annum

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant (PDRA) to join the project ‘The Flow of Ancient Metal across Eurasia’ (FLAME) group in the School of Archaeology at the University of Oxford. The position is funded by the European Research Council and the grant led by Professor Mark Pollard.

The post is a full-time appointment, for a fixed term starting as soon as possible and ending on 30 September 2020.

Applicants must have a PhD in Archaeology or a related discipline. The FLAME project aims to track the flow of metal across Bronze Age Eurasia using novel approaches to chemical and isotopic data. The primary role of the PDRA will be to manage and develop the GIS database. Experience of GIS (preferably ArcGIS) and databases (preferably PostgresSQL) and a good knowledge of aspects of Eurasian Bronze Age archaeology and/or archaeo-metallurgy are essential. Experience of JavaScript and Python programming and web design (including basic knowledge of HTML and CSS) is desirable.

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

Further details are available from Professor Mark Pollard (mark.pollard@rlaha.ox.ac.uk) Additional information about the FLAME project is available at http://flame.arch.ox.ac.uk 

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 29 September 2017.

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=130581


Laboratory Technician in stable isotope analysis

Research Laboratory for Archaeology, Dyson Perrins Building, South Parks Road, Oxford

Grade 4:  £21,220 - £24,565 per annum

The School of Archaeology is seeking to appoint a Laboratory Technician to aid in sample preparation as part of the FEEDSAX project.  The project is funded by the European Research Council and is led by Prof Helena Hamerow. 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 a postdoctoral research assistant on the FEEDSAX project.

The position is full time and fixed term for 18 months. 

Experience in wet chemistry and data management is required, as well as a completed Bachelor/Master’s degree in Chemistry, Archaeological Science, or relevant education and technical qualification in a similar field.

The closing date for applications is Friday 13 October 2017 at 12 noon.

Applications are to be made on line 

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=130313


Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Bio-archaeology

The School of Archaeology, 36 Beaumont Street, Oxford, OX1 2PG

Grade 7:  £31,604 - £38,833 per annum

The School of Archaeology is seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Assistant to join the European Research Council-funded project, ‘Feeding Anglo-Saxon England: The Bio-archaeology of an Agricultural Revolution’. The overall aim of the project is to build and integrate key lines of evidence for characterising the agroecology of early medieval farming. A central method will be stable carbon and nitrogen isotope analysis of archaeological plant and faunal material, to chart crop growing conditions and animal feeding ecology, respectively. The project team in Oxford will consist of several senior staff with relevant expertise and three postdoctoral researchers focused respectively on archaeobotany, pollen analysis and stable isotope work (this post). This team will work closely with archaeo-zoologists in Leicester.

The position is full time and fixed term for 20 months. 

Applicants must have a PhD in bio-archaeology (or related discipline) incorporating stable isotope analysis of bio-archaeological material.

The closing date for applications is Friday 13 October 2017 at 12 noon.

Applications are to be made on line.

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=130249

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