Offre d’emploi – Post-doctoral Research Associate for Leverhulme Project: People and Place (People and place: the making of the Kingdom of Northumbria AD300-800)

Durham University – Department of Archaeology
Location: Durham
Salary: £32,548
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed on: 26th October 2017
Closes: 24th November 2017
Job Ref: 009185

Contract Type: Full time, fixed term until 31 December 2018
Closing Date: 24 November 2017 (Midday)


The postholder under the supervision of the Co-Investigators, will be one of 3 Research Associates based in the Department of Archaeology at Durham University working as a team to engage in key aspects of the project. This post will involve the osteological and isotopic analysis of skeletal assemblages curated in a variety of regional museums in Scotland and the north of England. The post will involve travel for the purpose of analysing, sampling and acquiring datasets.

Tasks will include the full osteological and palaeopathological analysis of human skeletal assemblages, the sampling and preparation of bones and teeth for isotope analysis of strontium, oxygen, carbon and nitrogen, coordinating a programme of radiocarbon dating, and the integration and interpretation of these skeletal data-sets with funerary evidence in order to explore questions of diet, mobility, health and social identity.

The post-holder will assist PDRA 3 to integrate scientific data within the GIS and will contribute to the creation and publication of all journal papers and the project monograph. The post-holder will support PDRA 1 and 3 in delivering conference papers and will support the PI in the production of annual reports to relevant funding bodies.

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