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 Eurasian Archaeometallurgy

The School of Archaeology, Research Laboratory for Archaeology, Dyson Perrins Building, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3QY

Grade 7: £30,738 - £37,768 per annum

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

The post is a full-time appointment, for a fixed term of 12 months and is available from October 2016.

Applicants must have a PhD/DPhil (or equivalent qualification) in Central Eurasian archaeology with experience of archaeometallurgical research and a familiarity with the Russian language. The FLAME project examines the chronological and spatial patterns in the composition and character of metal artefacts across Eurasia. The primary role of the PDRA will be to collect and collate data on metal chemistry and chronology within the FLAME GIS database and contribute to the analysis and interpretation of this data. The primary foci of this research will be Russia, Mongolia, and the CIS. A demonstrable track record of publications in archaeometallurgy or Eurasian Archaeology is desirable, as is experience of working with Russian and Chinese language literature. Familiarity with website maintenance is also desirable but not essential.

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

Further details are available from Professor Mark Pollard ( Additional information about the FLAME project is available at

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 24th June 2016.

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:

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