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Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Radiocarbon Dating and Project Database Management

University of Oxford - School of Archaeology

Location: Oxford
Salary: £34,308 to £36,386 Grade 7.1 - 7.3 p.a. (with the possibility to underfill at Grade 6: starting salary £30,502)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 7th December 2022
Closes: 21st December 2022
Job Ref: 162416

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant (PDRA) to join the Human-Environment Relationships in pre-Columbian Amazonia (HERCA) project, to be based at the University of Oxford. The position is jointly funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), and is led by Frank Mayle (Co-PI, University of Reading), Eduardo G. Neves (Co-PI, University of São Paulo) and Christopher Ramsey (Co-I University of Oxford).

The post is a full-time appointment, for a fixed term of 7 months from March 2023.

Applicants must hold a PhD/DPhil in archaeological or environmental science with the possibility to underfill if they instead hold a Bachelor’s Degree (or Master’s) in archaeological or environmental science, together with relevant experience. They must also possess sufficient specialist knowledge in radiocarbon dating to work within established research programmes.

The post holder will carry out laboratory work associated with radiocarbon dating of samples for the project using specialist scientific equipment in the radiocarbon laboratory. In addition to managing their own academic research and administrative activities, they will assist in the management and maintenance of the HERCA database.

The successful applicant will be expected to collaborate in the preparation of scientific reports and journal articles and occasionally present papers, and to collaborate with HERCA team members in Oxford, Reading, São Paulo and other collaborating organisations.

Further details about the post are available from Christopher Ramsey (christopher.ramsey@arch.ox.ac.uk).

Additional information about the context of this post within the wider HERCA project is available from Frank Mayle ( f.mayle@reading.ac.uk) and the project website  https://research.reading.ac.uk/herca/

Applications for this vacancy must be made online. The closing date for applications is 12:00 noon on Wednesday 21 December 2022. Shortlisting will take place in early January and interviews are expected to be held from 23 January 2023.

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