We seek to hire a motivated postdoctoral research assistant for a fixed term of 12 months to work on developing methodologies in screening for protein preservation in archaeological objects. In this role you will conduct a variety of experiments using shotgun proteomics, peptide mass fingerprinting and amino acid analysis in coordination with the PI to identify potential screening tools for ancient protein preservation.
You will be based in the BioArCh research facility, a unique collaboration between the departments of Biology, Archaeology and Chemistry with a vibrant and welcoming research community. BioArCh holds dedicated facilities for ancient protein analysis, and has strong links with the Centre of Excellence in Mass Spectrometry, through which it has access to MALDI and Orbitrap Fusion mass spectrometers, and the North East Amino Acid Racemization facility.
You will hold a first degree in archaeology, anthropology or chemistry or a related discipline and a PhD in the analysis of ancient biomolecules. You will have knowledge of the analysis of ancient proteins sufficient to engage in high quality research, an interest and enthusiasm for the subject, knowledge of a range of appropriate research techniques and methodologies and research expertise in an area that will complement and enhance the department’s research strategy and goals. You will have highly developed oral and written communication skills to engage effectively with wide ranging audiences, as well as the experience and ability to write up research work for publication in high profile journals and engage in public dissemination and the ability to develop research objectives, projects, and proposals for your own and joint research, in coordination with the PI. You will have experience and competency to conduct individual and collaborative research projects, the ability to identify sources of funding and contribute to the process of securing funds. You will show a high attention to detail, a positive, proactive and collaborative ethos, the ability to plan and prioritise work using your own initiative and a commitment to professional and personal development.
Interview date: 21st of February 2020
For informal enquiries: please contact Jessica Hendy on email@example.com
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