Fully funded Ph.D, yes please

We look for candidates for a fully-funded PhD position that takes place within a scientific initiative of studying, understanding, and implementing underwater augmented reality interfaces for cultural heritage. The position is for an EU project called i-MareCulture and the location is in Brno (Mekka of computer science in Czech Republic) at Masaryk University (second biggest university in Czech Republic).

Project’s i-MareCulture aim is to raise public awareness of European identity by focusing in maritime cultural heritage, which by default bridges different civilizations. In particular, iMareCulture aims in bringing inherently unreachable underwater cultural heritage within digital reach of the wide public by implementing virtual visits, serious games with immersive technologies and underwater augmented reality. Scope of the project is to design, analyze, develop and validate pioneer applications and systems in the context of Virtual Museums through collaborative and innovative research from a diverse group of scientists, researchers, archaeologists, experts and museums.

The project i-MareCulture is unique, innovative and promising, contributing fully to the H2020 Framework and the Digital Agenda for Europe, a H2020 initiative, for New Skills and Jobs. In addition, this project abides by the EU’s strategy to become a smart, sustainable and inclusive economy by implementing the knowledge triangle by connecting the Education, Research and Industry by supporting and boosting innovative enterprise to develop their technological breakthroughs into viable products in the area of Virtual Museums and Digital Heritage, with real commercial potential.
Salary will depend on qualifications, skills and past experience.



Archaeological Conservator State of Maryland

The Research & Preservation Specialist I/Conservator examines and documents objects, performs analytical tests, prepares treatment proposals, performs conservation treatments including mechanical and chemical treatment, package or mount artifacts for transport, storage or display, and submits full reports of all activities, thus fulfilling contractual obligations and providing revenue generation for the Conservation Program of the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory.

Closes May 4

CITiZAN (Coastal and Intertidal Zone Archaeological Network)

MOLA is delighted to host the CITiZAN (Coastal and Intertidal Zone Archaeological Network) project, an exciting community archaeology project working with local volunteers on England’s coastline and estuaries. Now in year 3 of our generous grant from Heritage Lottery Fund, CITiZAN supports a new national focus and forum for integrating local groups monitoring and surveying the exposed and eroding archaeological heritage of our coasts and tidal estuaries.

We are looking for an enthusiastic part-time CITiZAN Archaeologist for Training to share the role of CITiZAN Archaeologist for Training, to assist the CITiZAN team working out of our Portsmouth office at Fort Cumberland. The post holder will part-time basis, working flexibly based at Fort Cumberland, Portsmouth.

The successful candidate will be responsible for working with the South West CITiZAN team in delivering the key targets of the CITiZAN Training Programme: organising and delivering training events and workshops; assisting the CITiZAN Archaeologist for Outreach with outreach events; and helping to increase the profile of CITiZAN in the South West.

Applicants must have knowledge of intertidal zone archaeology and associated recording systems, demonstrable experience working with volunteers within projects of extended duration, social media campaigns, and working in multi-disciplinary teams to deliver projects within time and budget constraints.

Closes May 5.

Underwater Archaeologists

FEMA uses the PA TAC nationally to obtain architect–engineers, consultants, and other related professional services to assist state and local municipalities in developing grant applications for Federal Public Assistance funding for the repair of their infrastructure damaged by natural or man-made disasters. In preparation for future task orders we are looking for candidates interested in working on the PA TAC. Our Program Management Team is building a team, who is interested in temporary assignments (90 days minimum) in Cleveland,  OH. U.S. Candidates for the FEMA assignments must be U.S. citizens, able to pass a FBI background check, and be able to mobilize within 24-48 hours.
The minimum qualifications for this position are:
Due to the nature of the work, selected candidates need to have excellent client communication skills and must meet the following requirements:
  • Demonstrated ability to carry out research to completion, usually evidenced by timely completion of research reports or other similar documents.
  • Seven-to-ten (7-10) years of experience in maritime archaeology.
  • At least twelve (12) months of professional experience and/or specialized training in archaeological field, laboratory, administration, or management.
  • At least four (4) months of supervised field and analytic experience in or maritime archaeology.
  • At least one (1) year of full-time professional experience at a supervisory level in the study of maritime archaeology.
  • Current diving certification from one of the recognized national agencies (PADI Professional Association of Diving Instructors, NAUI National Association of Underwater Instructors, BSAC British Sub Aqua Club etc.)
  • Must have knowledge of the theory and method of archaeological research and knowledge of the theory and method of professional research diving in order to blend archaeological and research diving skills into a meaningful submerged cultural resource management program. Such knowledge is used to assist in planning, carrying out, and evaluating submerged cultural resources and assist in studies and assessing the value of investigative results, and to evaluate the significance and proper management or interpretive treatment of submerged archaeological resources.
  • A professional knowledge of anthropological and archaeological theory including Great Lakes and/or maritime cultural landscapes, methods and technique is required so that the SOI archaeologist comprehends the reasons for implementing field and archaeological sampling techniques.
  • Knowledge of Cleveland Harbor, Lake Erie, Great Lakes, maritime architecture and history. Must be able to conduct library research on general and specific topics related to Great Lakes history, vessel history, general and economic history and archaeological method.
  • Ability to use and interpret the results of a variety of diagnostic and test equipment such as voltmeters, ohmmeters, intermediate pressure gauges, to solve in field equipment issues.
  • Ability to plan, supervise, direct and complete marine remote sensing archaeological projects within the scope and specifications provided by the project director or higher level archaeologist.
  • Ability to gather and interpret accurate and precise remote sensing survey data from Great Lakes or marine contexts via the use of side-scan sonar, single or multi-beam echo sounders, magnetometers and sub-bottom profilers, bottom classification instruments.

Data Exploitation Analyst (Underwater Archaeology)


The Data Exploitation Analyst participates in all phases of data collection, processing, and reporting at a customer site in Suitland/Camp Spring, MD. The primary responsibilities of this role are to acquire, analyze, compile, evaluate, and review data for use in standard products, non-standard products, and/or data holdings in support of mission requirements.



  • Associate’s Degree in a technical or related field. Equivalent work experience may be considered in lieu of degree.
  • Minimum three (3) to five (5) years of related experience.
  • Background in GIS products (ESRI) and Side Look Sonars (SLS) processing.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
  • Ability to obtain a DoD security clearance is required. Must hold/acquire a TS/SCI with Polygraph.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be able to prioritize tasks and work independently and in team settings.
  • Ability to pass and maintain a maritime physical.  Must take maritime safety training IAW the US coast guard guidelines and meet physical, dental, and regional immunization requirements.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Oceanography, Underwater Archeology, or related field.
  • Experience with Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV), & Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) and their support equipment.
  • Experience with SLS systems, Doppler Sonars, Navigation & underwater cameras equipment.
  • Knowledge of products like SonarWiz, Hypack and WinFrog.