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Postdoctoral Research Associate

University of Exeter - College of Humanities, Archaeology

Location: Exeter
Salary: £29,515 to £31,302 Generous holiday allowances, flexible working, pension scheme and relocation package (if applicable).
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 23rd January 2019
Closes: 21st February 2019
Job Ref: P60139

This full time post is available from 1st April 2019 on a fixed term basis until 28th February 2020.

The post

The College wishes to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Associate to support the work of Professor Naomi Sykes. This AHRC-funded post is available from 1st April 2019 on a fixed-term basis (11 months). The successful applicant will be expected to plan and conduct work in close collaboration with the project's geneticists (University of Oxford), linguists (University of Leicester) and wider research network. They will be responsible for writing up their work for publication will be expected to use their initiative and creativity to identify areas for research development and extend their research portfolio.

The post will include visiting collections of ancient/modern material, both in the UK and abroad, to collect samples and data for the project. The post-holder will oversee an integrated programme of lagomorph-centred analysis, bringing together results from zooarchaeology, genetics and isotope analysis.

About you

The successful applicant will be able to present information on research progress and outcomes, communicate complex information, orally, in writing and electronically to a wide range of audiences. They will be capable of preparing proposals and applications to external bodies.

Applicants will possess a relevant PhD or an equivalent qualification/experience in a related field of study and be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge in zooarchaeological research methods and techniques to work within the established research programme. Applicants will be able to conduct high-quality zooarchaeological analysis and be capable of integrating complex datasets from across the Arts-Science spectrum.

Please ensure you read our Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role here.

For further information please contact Professor Naomi Sykes, e-mail

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer and holds an institutional Athena SWAN Silver award. We are officially recognised as a Disability Confident employer and a Stonewall Diversity Champion. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.

The closing date for completed applications is Thursday 21st February. Interviews are expected to take place on Tuesday 12th March 2019.

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