Offre d’emploi – Research Associate x2 After the Plague Project [Fixed-term] (University of Cambridge)

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £32,816 to £40,322
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 3rd June 2020
Closes: 19th June 2020
Job Ref: JC23181


Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 6 months.

The McDonald Institute invites applications for two 6-month, full-time, Research Associates to work on the project « After the Plague: Health and History in Medieval Cambridge ». Applicants must have a PhD and experience in the relevant research areas; applicants will be considered who have submitted their doctoral thesis and are awaiting viva. Relevant research areas and skills include:

– Detailed familiarity with the later medieval period in East Anglia
– Advanced specialist familiarity with one or more of the following scientific methods, including geometric morphometrics, CT scanning of archaeological bone specimens, aDNA analysis, isotopic analysis, and/or palaeopathology
– Methods and tools of statistical analysis, including R
– Experience working with databases of osteoarchaeological/ biological anthropological data
– Experience with working with archaeological collections and liaising with archaeological units and collections managers

The role holders would possess some research experience with sufficient breadth/depth of specialist knowledge in the discipline and of research methods and techniques to work within established research programmes. Ability to complete tasks in accordance with a realistic timetable is important, and a demonstrable track record of experience working in large and scientifically diverse bioarchaeological projects would be a bonus.

Starting date: 1 July 2020, or as soon as possible thereafter.

We particularly welcome applications from women and candidates from a BME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our department.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit:

Please include details of two referees.

Applications are a two-stage process (see further particulars by following the link below for details). Please do not apply without consulting the further particulars as these give you essential information about the procedure and the documents you need to submit. Informal inquiries may be addressed to Professor John Robb (

Please quote reference JC23181 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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