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School of Archaeology,
Geography and Environmental Science

Post-Doctoral Research Assistant in Isotope Analysis (Zooarchaeology)

Start date: 1 June 2016 (or as soon as possible thereafter)
Closing date: 3 April 2016
Interview date: 22 April 2016
Reference number: SF11627
Post type: Full-time, Fixed-term for 24 months

The purpose of the post is to conduct and report on multi-isotope analysis (C,N,S, Sr & O) of animal skeletal remains from Exeter as part of the AHRC-funded "Exeter - A Place in Time" research project.

You will have:

  • A PhD (or equivalent postgraduate research experience) in Archaeology, Archaeological Science or other relevant discipline
  • Knowledge of isotope analysis of skeletal remains and experience working in a laboratory
  • Animal bone identification skills
  • Excellent time-management and the ability to work to deadlines
  • The ability to work independently, using your own initiative, and as part of a team
  • A record of academic publications or a proven ability to write publication-quality reports

Informal contact details

Contact name: Dr Gundula Müldner
Contact phone: +44 (0)118 378 7389
Contact email:

To formally apply, please visit or contact Human Resources, University of Reading, Whiteknights, PO Box 217, Reading RG6 6AH. Telephone +44(0)118 378 6771 (voicemail)

Please quote the relevant reference number. The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce and we welcome applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements which will be considered in line with business needs.

posted: 16 March 2016     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.