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Job Vacancy: Research Assistant

12 August 2014

Zooarchaeological material

The Institute of Archaeology currently has a vacancy for a Research Assistant (part-time, Ref.: 1429895). The deadline for applications is 22 August 2014. 

Applications are invited for a Research Assistant to work with Louise Martin on the 'Prehistoric hunting strategies in Jordan; reconstructing prey behaviour and ecology' project, funded by the Leverhulme Trust.

The principal duties and responsibilities of the post will be to record and document specimens; to select and prepare zooarchaeological samples for science analysis, including isotope analysis and dental microwear imaging; to catalogue project materials and undertake SEM imaging and quantitative analysis of dental microwear samples.

The part-time post (20%) is funded for 2 years in the first instance and will be available from 1st October 2014.

The successful candidate will be educated to graduate level with an MA or MSc in either Archaeology, Osteoarchaeology, Environmental Archaeology or Zoology. Laboratory experience in preparing specimens for archaeological science analyses, including isotopes is essential.

The successful candidate will also have knowledge of key issues and Resources & Subsistence and Palaeoecology in past societies.