Job Vacancy: Leverhulme-Trust funded Research Assistant

2 September 2013

Zooarchaeological material

The Institute of Archaeology currently has a vacancy for a Research Assistant (part-time, Ref.: 1361645). The deadline for applications is 12 September 2013.

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 identify zooarchaeological remains from prehistoric sites in Jordan, 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 post is funded for 3 years in the first instance and will be available from 1st October 2013.

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 zooarchaeology or osteoarchaeology of identifying and recording animal bone remains on a database is essential.