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ER03 Fellowship: "The use of pXRF in Archaeology"

This Experienced Researcher post (ER03) forms part of the Department’s commitment to the recently funded EU initiative, NARNIA -"New Archaeological Research Network for Integrating Approaches to ancient material studies", coordinated by the University of Cyprus. The successful candidate will pursue research in line with NARNIA objectives, specifically undertaking research utilising pXRF in tandem with network partners. The successful candidate will be responsible for initiating and completing research, coordinating training events, and publishing scholarly articles. The successful candidate will be part of the department’s large Post Doctoral research community reporting directly to Dr Roger Doonan who will be leading this aspect of the NARNIA network. The successful candidate will be an important member of the NARNIA ITN network and will benefit from attending numerous training events and networking in a number of research projects.

Applicants should possess a PhD (or have equivalent experience) in archaeology, archaeological science or materials analysis. Candidates should also be able to demonstrate a proven track record of pursuing independent research and experience of archaeological excavation methods. The ability to coordinate and organise resources also is essential.

The department is amongst the largest in the UK and has global research interests. The department is well equipped for field and laboratory research and has a vibrant community of Academics, Post-doctoral researchers and research students. The current post will require the candidate to both lead and collaborate in a number of research initiatives within the NARNIA network by liaising with academics at institutions in Cyprus, Jordan, France, Greece and Belgium.

Main duties and responsibilities:

· Undertake research in accordance with NARNIA objectives.

· Lead and coordinate research initiatives as part of the international NARNIA network.

· Develop, plan and manage the University’s contribution to the research project.

· Contribute to general planning of the wider research project and plan for own/University contribution to the project, incorporating issues such as the availability of resources, deadlines, project milestones and overall research aims

· Liaise with NARNIA and commercial partners

· Report to the Work Package Leader and commercial partners

· Develop a strong international research profile in collaboration with network partners through high-impact journals and other high-impact channels including academic and professional conferences.

· Publish scholarly articles in collaboration with network partners.

· Plan, organise and carry out fieldwork as necessary for the research project.

· Read academic papers, journals, books and professional literature and attend conferences to keep abreast of developments in the area.

· Coordinate and organise training events for network partners.

· Manage research staff.

· Attend NARNIA network meetings as required.

· Any other duties, commensurate with the grade of the post.

This post is full time and fixed-term with a start date of 1 July 2011 and an end date of 30 June 2013.

The Post is offered in the context of a Marie Curie Initial Training Network and transnational mobility is a key element of eligibility. As such, applications will only be accepted from candidates who have spent less than 12 months in the United Kingdom within the last three years. Candidates’ eligibility for the post is determined by Marie Curie terms and conditions.

Terms and conditions of employment: Will be those for Grade 1-9 staff, except for when these are superseded by the Marie Curie Terms and conditions. Salary for this grade: £47,434 per annum, with additional allowances as per Marie Curie.

Closing date: Tuesday 21 June 2011.

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For informal enquiries about this job and department, contact Dr Roger Doonan by email on

For NARNIA related enquiries, contact Maria Dikomitou by email on

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