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Job Vacancy: Phytolith Laboratory Technician

27 September 2013

Wheat spikelet phytolith from the Late Natufian site of Raqefet Cave, Israel (Image courtesy of Arlene Rosen)

The Institute of Archaeology currently has a vacancy for a Phytolith Laboratory Technician (part-time, Ref.:1365783). The deadline for applications is 13 October 2013.

A Phytolith Laboratory Technician is sought to provide assistance to the NERC funded "The impact of evolving of rice systems from China to Southeast Asia" project led by Dorian Fuller.

The successful candidate will process archaeological sediment samples for phytoliths, keeping a clear record of the samples processed and maintaining a database of the results.

The post is part-time (20% FTE) and is funded for 2 years in the first instance.

The successful candidate will have experience of archaeobotanical laboratory work, specifically processing sediment samples for phytoliths. They should have experience working with archaeobotanical micro-remains.