Postdoctoral Research Assistant – Geochronology, University of Oxford -Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art
Postdoctoral Research Assistant – Geochronology
University of Oxford -Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art
Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art, Little Clarendon Street, Oxford.
Grade 7: £29,249 – £35,938 p.a.
Applications are invited for a postdoctoral candidate to join a multi-disciplinary team under the supervision of Professor Michael Petraglia on a project funded by the European Research Council investigating past environmental change and demographic history in the Arabian Peninsula.
The candidate will provide essential and specialist experience in geochronology especially with respect to the collection, preparation, measurement and analysis of samples for luminescence dating. The overall objective is to obtain chronometric ages from archaeological and palaeontological localities ranging over the Pleistocene and Holocene periods in this region.
The candidate will possess an excellent academic track record along with a degree in a relevant area as well as having completed a PhD in a relevant discipline. They must be self-motivated, have excellent organisational skills, demonstrate a willingness to share results with other team members and co-author research findings, and have previous experience of geochronological field work.
Informal enquiries are encouraged and can be made to Professor Michael Petraglia.
This post is for 30 months, part of which will be spent in the Arabian Peninsula.
Only applications received before midday on Friday 19 October 2012 will be considered. You will be required to complete an application form and submit a covering letter with a CV.
Applications for this vacancy are to be made on line.