Applications sought for Research Fellowship and Research Assistant (x2) positions
A Research Fellow (post doctoral or of equivalent experience) and two Research Assistants are sought for a four month period (start Aug – end Nov) to work on the Neolithic and Bronze Age Landscapes of North Mayo project. This project is supported by INSTAR, managed by the UCD School of Archaeology and based at ITAS Béal Deirg (Belderrig Research and Study Laboratories), Belderrig, North Co. Mayo. The project will eventually bring to final publication important sites in North Mayo including the Céide Fields, Belderg Beg, and Rathlackan. It is a collaboration between Prof. Seamas Caulfield, Gretta Byrne, Prof. Martin Downes, Noel Dunne, and Dr. Graeme Warren, and will be managed by Dr. Graeme Warren and the UCD School of Archaeology. In this first phase, our emphasis is on the construction of stratigraphic reports and formalizing of archives.
Applicants should forward a full CV and covering letter outlining their suitability for the position to: Dr Graeme Warren, UCD School of Archaeology, Newman Building, University College Dublin, Belfield Dublin 4. Please indicate very clearly which post you are applying for.
Closing date: 5pm, Thurs June 25th. Interviews will be held June 30th
Candidates for the senior post should indicate whether they wish to be considered for one of the assistant posts if unsuccessful in their primary application.
Both posts must begin on 1st August 2009 and will be complete within 4 months. Note that the starting and closing dates for the project are non-negotiable. The project is based in Belderrig, N Mayo.
Please ensure that you supply a direct phone number and advise us if you are going to be away in late June/early July.
Further details regarding are available from Graeme Warren (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone 0044 (1) 7168613
The research fellow will be responsible for the generation of stratigraphic accounts for the sites included in the proposal. This will involve working with the Project Leaders and the extant archives to generate basic stratigraphic and spatial information in order to inform later analysis and writing the associated reports. They will also be responsible for managing the day-to-day activities of the Research Assistants.
The Fellow should be of post-doctoral level or have gained commensurate professional experience. They must be able to demonstrate experience in managing a small team, the ability to produce reports to deadlines and to work independently. Candidates for the position must have a very strong background in the Neolithic and Bronze Age of Ireland and considerable excavation and post-excavation experience. Candidates should have excellent research skills, an ability to write and edit reports to a high standard and good IT skills: especially Excel, Access and Word.
The gross salary for the four-month period will be €14,134 (€42,404 annual equivalent inclusive of mandatory employee pension contribution of 5%).
The Research Assistants will work for 4 months under the direction of the Project Leaders and the Research Fellows. They will have primary archival responsibilities, generating catalogues, processing samples, preparing artefacts and varied records for storage etc. They will also assist the Research Fellow and Project Leaders as required. Candidates for the position should have a postgraduate degree in Archaeology or commensurate experience. A very good knowledge of the Neolithic and Bronze Age in Ireland, especially in terms of material culture, is essential. Candidates should have very good research skills, an ability to write and edit reports and good IT skills: especially Excel, Access and Word.
The gross salary for the four-month period will be €10,136 (€30,409 annual equivalent inclusive of mandatory employee pension contribution of 5%).