Research Assistant

University College London - Institute of Archaeology

The UCL Institute of Archaeology is one of the leading academic departments of archaeology in the UK and globally. The Institute is the largest department in its field in the UK, with an international graduate research community, and the broadest range of coverage of any UK department.Applications are now being sought for a part-time Research Assistant for the 'Iron Age and Roman Heritages: exploring ancient identities' project, a 3 year project which aims to assess how the Iron Age and Roman pasts of England, Scotland and Wales are called upon today, situating this understanding in an international context. The post holder will be responsible for the day to day management of non-relational (NoSQL) database and of heritage crowd-sourcing, taking on both technical tasks and community management/public engagement tasks. The post is available for 18 months in the first instance. The post holder will report to Dr Chiara Bonacchi, who is co-Investigator on the project and coordinating the digital heritage component of the research.The post is available from 1st February 2017.

The post holder will have an MA or MSc in Computational Archaeology, Computer Science, Data Science, Digital Heritage, Digital Sociology, Information Studies, Digital Humanities or equivalent in a relevant field of knowledge. Experience of databases and database management and Python and/or R programming is essential.Knowledge or experience of digital heritage/digital public archaeology theory and knowledge or experience of crowd-sourcing is desirable. A knowledge of British archaeology and/or of Iron Age, Roman, Early medieval archaeology is also desirable.

Part Time : 14.6 hours per week (40% FTE)

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