Post Doc Archaeological Research Asst.

The School of Archaeological and Forensic Sciences is seeking an enthusiastic and motivated person to join us as a Post Doctoral Research Assistant as part of our Submerged Landscape Research group and the “Taken at the Flood” project, managed by Professor Vincent Gaffney. We are looking for someone who has excellent knowledge of the late Pleistocene and early Holocene archaeology of the North Sea basin, has good written and oral communications skills and can work as part of an interdisciplinary team working on the provision of models of archaeological potential across the southern North Sea, and also to develop mitigation strategies based on that work. 

Please note that due to the funding of this role, the post is a fixed term contract and expect to run from the 1st September 2022 to the 1st September, 2025. 

You will be expected to assist Professor Gaffney and other team members in research supporting development of a simulation model as part of the “Taken at the Flood” project. The position will require knowledge of late Pleistocene and early Holocene archaeology of the North Sea basin, and knowledge relating to marine mitigation policies. The successful candidate will be capable of liaising with European partners, wind energy and related groups to assist in the planning of detailed surveying and coring campaigns. You may participate in survey missions and associated activities and training will be provided to support this. The successful candidate will be able to work as part of a team, attend or arrange project meetings or stakeholder events, present the results of research, provide reports and contribute to academic publications. The candidate will be expected to assist undergraduate and masters’ students where their projects fall within the scope of activities undertaken by the Submerged Landscapes research group. 

The School of Archaeological and Forensic Sciences provides a supportive and developmental environment to all academic staff. It has one of the most experienced groups in the UK for the processing and visualisation of submerged landscape geophysical data. It has a state-of-the-art archaeological visualisation facility and a variety of geophysical processing resources available to it. The candidate will be provided with access to the University’s new computer cluster and the recently acquired CAPCO research data storage system which will provide fully secure storage for the project.

The University empowers and encourages staff to develop and maintain their own research and professional profile, and to participate in internationally leading, interdisciplinary research and innovation that helps us understand the recent and distant past, and shapes and benefits future societies. The University has invested significantly in high quality research facilities and space for the School of Archaeological and Forensic Sciences.  

Informal enquiries may be made Professor Vincent Gaffney 

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