2 postdoctoral research positions are available in Archaeological Chemistry at BioArCh research center at the University of York, UK. The positions are full time, on a fixed term contract at the Department of Archaeology. The department of Archaeology at the University of York, UK pursues research in several domains including; Medieval & Historical Archaeology, Bioarchaeology, Prehistory & Human evolution, Heritage & Conservation, Digital Archaeology, Theory & Practice, Material Cultures. The department of Archaeology has 6 research centers:

BioArCh center is home to researchers with expertise in human palaeoecology, archaeological chemistry, and environmental archaeology. Research at BioArCH covers prehistoric and historic themes, with links between laboratory and fieldwork, with a focus on topics like; human and other mammal, lipids, DNA, proteins, molluscs, stable isotopes, soils, fish and bird bones, microscopic remains of plants and animals. The research center is a collaborative effort by the Archaeology, Biology and Chemistry Departments, at the University of York.

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Research Associate in Archaeological Chemistry (TRADITION Project)

Job Description

A postdoctoral position in archaeological chemistry is available for 36 months at BioArCh, Department of Archaeology, to support the ERC funded project “TRADITION: Long-term Coastal Adaptation, Food Security And Poverty Alleviation In Latin America”. The position is open to either an analytical chemist or archaeological scientist while working on the chemical analysis of Brazilain coastal Atlantic pottery. A prior experience or PhD research training or experience in archaeological chemistry (organic residue analysis) is highly desirable. As part of the project the candidate is expected to occasional travel to South America for sampling and results dissemination with project partners.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • To pursue research work under the supervision of senior colleagues while contributing to research in archaeological chemistry
  • To assist in the identification and development of potential research areas, along with creation of research proposals for independent or collaborative projects
  • To analyze, interpret data using proper research methodology and techniques; writing and presentation of research results via publications (seminar,conference, outreach activities, public engagement) contributing to the identification of possible new areas of research

Job Requirements

  • A PhD degree in earth sciences, archaeological sciences, chemistry, biochemistry, earth sciences, or equivalent.
  • Knowledge in chemistry and/or geochemistry, along with other related research techniques/methodologies.
  • Having previous experience and expertise in a research area that will enhance the department’s research strategy and goals
  • Knowledge of organic residue analysis or organic chemistry in archaeological context  
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and in written
  • Ability to produce research publication for high profile journals
  • Ability to develop research objectives, projects and proposals for own and joint research, with the assistance of a mentor if required

The deadline to apply for this position is June 26, 2020. The Interview date for this position is scheduled for 15 July 2020. For further questions: please contact Oliver Craig by email at: oliver.craig@york.ac.uk

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Research Associate in Archaeological Chemistry (ENCOUNTER Project)

Job Description

A postdoctoral position in archaeological chemistry is available for 36 months at BioArCh, Department of Archaeology, to support the ERC-funded project “Encounter: Demography, Cultural change, and the Diffusion of Rice and Millet during the Jomon-Yayoi transition in prehistoric Japan”. The vacancy is for an analytical chemist or archaeological scientist to work on the chemical analysis of Final Jomon and Early Yayoi ceramic vessels through lipid and protein residue analysis. A prior experience or PhD research training or experience in archaeological chemistry (organic residue analysis) is highly desirable. As part of the project the candidate is expected to occasional travel to Japan for sampling and results dissemination with project partners, and to Cambridge where other team members will be based..

Duties & Responsibilities

  • To pursue research work under the supervision of senior colleagues while contributing to research in archaeological chemistry
  • To assist in the identification and development of potential research areas, along with creation of research proposals for independent or collaborative projects
  • To analyze, interpret data using proper research methodology and techniques; writing and presentation of research results via publications (seminar,conference, outreach activities, public engagement) contributing to the identification of possible new areas of research

Job Requirements

  • A PhD degree in earth sciences, archaeological sciences, chemistry, biochemistry, earth sciences, or equivalent.
  • Knowledge in chemistry and/or geochemistry, along with other related research techniques/methodologies.
  • Having previous experience and expertise in a research area that will enhance the department’s research strategy and goals
  • Knowledge of organic residue analysis or organic chemistry in archaeological context  
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and in written
  • Ability to produce research publication for high profile journals
  • Ability to develop research objectives, projects and proposals for own and joint research, with the assistance of a mentor if required

The deadline to apply for this position is June 26, 2020. The Interview date for this position is scheduled for 15 July 2020. For further questions: please contact Oliver Craig by email at: oliver.craig@york.ac.uk

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