Institute of Archaeology


Job Vacancy: Research Fellow in Plant Isotope Ecology

25 April 2022

The UCL Institute of Archaeology currently has a vacancy for a Research Fellow in Plant Isotope Ecology (Ref.:1883732). The deadline for applications is 20 May 2022.

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A Research Fellow in Plant Isotope Ecology is sought to join the NERC project 'Unlocking wetland ecologies and agriculture in prehistory through isotopes'. The project is based at the UCL Institute of Archaeology with collaborating institutes including the UK Centre for Environment and Hydrology (UKCEH) and the University of Leeds School of Earth and Environment.

The Research Fellow, with expertise in plant science and/or biogeochemistry, will join the project team at the Institute of Archaeology. They will work closely with the project PI and and will be responsible for conducting the modern experiment strand of the project, and will assist with archaeological case studies. The post-holder will lead on/contribute to the writing and preparation of articles, presentations and other project outputs.

The successful candidate will have obtained a PhD in plant sciences, biogeochemistry or a closely related field. They will have the proven ability to undertake research of the highest quality, with a strong publication record for their career stage. They will also have experience working in a laboratory environment, with hands on experience of laboratory processing of environmental samples and/or wet chemistry techniques and demonstrable knowledge of stable isotope/trace element analysis.

Applications are encouraged from those who are underrepresented in the sector and in the UCL Institute of Archaeology including, but not exclusive to, people from Black, Asian, and ethnic minority backgrounds, women, and people who identify as having a disability.

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