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Research Assistant - Palmyra Portrait Project

University of Aarhus - School of Culture and Society

Location: Højbjerg - Denmark
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 11th February 2019
Closes: 22nd March 2019

The research project Palmyra Portrait Project, funded by the Carlsberg Foundation and affiliated with Centre for Urban Network Evolutions (UrbNet), School of Culture and Society, Aarhus University, is looking to recruit a full-time research assistant for the period 1 June 2019 – December 2019.

Place of employment: Moesgård, Moesgård Alle, 8270 Højbjerg, Denmark.

The position
The successful candidate is expected to take on a key role in managing the project database of Palmyrene funerary portraiture and, generally, assisting the project leader in pushing the work forward. Tasks include:

  • documenting and describing new portraits in the database according to set criteria
  • supporting publication projects (including copyediting and providing content for exhibition catalogues)
  • training new research assistants and student helpers
  • facilitating processes in connection with funding applications
  • reporting to funding agencies.

Applicants are expected to be able to document:

  • as a minimum a Master’s degree in classical archaeology or a related discipline
  • familiarity with Palmyrene portraiture and sculpture
  • a professional level of English (spoken and written)
  • excellent attention to detail
  • a methodological and structured approach to work and good organisational skills
  • good time-management skills and ability to meet deadlines
  • good interpersonal and collaborative skills.

Applicants who can document experience from similar roles will have an advantage.
The application must be uploaded in English.
Further information
For further information about the position, please contact Professor Rubina Raja (

For more information about applications, please contact HR supporter Marianne Birn (

Learn more about the Palmyra Portrait Project:

Application Deadline
22 March 2019

Read the full job description and apply at the university homepage

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