Research Technician and Demonstrator in Human Osteology

University of Sheffield - Faculty of Arts and Humanities - Department of Archaeology

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Research Technician and Demonstrator in Human Osteology to join the Department of Archaeology. You will be part of one of the major Archaeology departments in the UK. We are a world leading department in researching and teaching (among other fields) Bioarchaeology, Landscape Archaeology, Mediterranean Archaeology, Funerary Archaeology, Medieval Archaeology, and Cultural Materials.

As a member of our technical support team you will support student learning and staff research projects in the areas of human osteology and biological anthropology, including:

  • practical teaching and technical support to undergraduate and postgraduate students studying osteology and biological anthropology, including demonstration of the use of equipment and methods regularly used in the analysis of human remains.
  • demonstrating support for undergraduate and postgraduate modules in human osteology and biological anthropology.
  • curatorial responsibility for the department’s collections of human skeletal remains, and manage access to these collections for research and teaching purposes, for both departmental students and visiting researchers.
  • maintain the department’s osteology laboratories and other teaching spaces, ensuring that they are appropriately equipped with all necessary study materials and consumables, ordering replacements from approved suppliers as required, and maintaining a safe working environment.
  • assist academic staff in the supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations in human osteology and biological anthropology, and provide support to PhD students engaged in research in these fields.
  • work closely with academic staff to enhance student experience, support student projects and dissertations, and work with academic staff to develop departmental research projects and public engagement activities in areas related to human osteology.
  • maintain a research profile in osteology/biological anthropology, and will be expected to undertake regular training in new methods and techniques in the analysis of human skeletal remains.

You should have or be close to completion of a PhD (or have equivalent experience) in human osteology and biological anthropology, and experience of using a range of analytical techniques and statistical packages relevant to the study of human remains.

The closing date for applications is 10 July 2017.

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