University of Lancaster: Post-Doctoral Research Assistant in Archaeology

An opportunity has arisen within the School of Natural Sciences for a highly motivated individual to support an exciting research project in Archaeology. The successful applicant will work alongside Professor Duncan Sayer, who is a leading expert in historical archaeology and has a particular interest in early medieval cemeteries, migration, death, burial and ethics. Prof Sayer has led field work projects for over 20 years, most recently these have included Oakington early Anglo-Saxon cemetery and Ribchester Roman fort. As a result, Prof Sayer is currently collaborating with DNA labs in Harvard and Max Planck to put together one of the largest ancient DNA projects in Europe.

You should be able to demonstrate excellent oral and written presentation and communication skills and experience in working in an archaeological setting, preferably in early medieval or DNA archaeology. You must also hold a PhD in Archaeology.

If you are interested in this position and would like to discuss further, please email Prof Duncan Sayer.

Applicants need to meet all essential criteria on the person specification to be considered for interview. This position is based in Preston. Applications close 14/08/2022

School/Service: School of Natural Sciences

Contract Type: Fixed term contract for 1 year

Interview Date: To be confirmed

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