Post Doctoral Research Associate in Luminescence Dating

Durham, United Kingdom
Grade 7 (£33,199 - £39,609) pro rata
17 Jul 2019
End of advertisement period
16 Aug 2019
Academic Discipline
Arts & Humanities, Archaeology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Department Of Archaeology

Grade 7 (£33,199 - £39,609) pro rata

This role is fixed term and part time (0.8 FTE)

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Luminescence Dating, with a particular emphasis on developing a service facility that will deliver the latest luminescence techniques to support fieldwork-based archaeology and a range of environmental research related to the Quaternary period. It is envisaged that such work will be funded by a combination of commercial and grant funded research generated by the facility.

Reporting to the Principal Investigator (PI, Prof. Ian Bailiff), the postholder will assist in establishing the service facility within the existing well-founded Luminescence Dating Research Laboratory. A management group formed with Prof. Chris Gerrard and Dr. Karen Milek will oversee the project, and commercial activity will be developed in tandem with the Department’s other service facilities (Durham Archaeomaterials Research Centre; http://www.darclab.com/).

A primary aim of the project is to develop a range of commissioned dating projects that will form the basis of a sustainable income generating framework, with the objective of securing one or more external grant supported contracts and several commissioned projects during the 23-month developmental stage of the project. The facility will aim to provide a research ‘package’ that extends from the selection of samples to the interpretation results.

The successful applicant will be expected to perform the full range of laboratory and fieldwork tasks required for luminescence dating, including sampling and/or sampling advice, as required; sample preparation, luminescence analysis and data processing; the production of reports to publication standard; promotion of the facility through marketing and researcher network building. The postholder will also train students and Technical Staff in the laboratory procedures, as required.

Successful applicants will, ideally, be in post by ca 1st October 2019.

Closes midday on :     16-Aug-2019

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