Palaeoanthropology Research Laboratory Technician

University of Cambridge
Full Time
£24,285 - £27,929 a year
Posted 25 days ago
Job description

The Department of Archaeology seeks to appoint a full time, permanent Palaeoanthropology Research Laboratory Technician. This post is based in the Henry Wellcome Building (HWB) on Fitzwilliam Street. The HWB houses the Palaeoanthropology Laboratory and the Duckworth Laboratory, both state of the art facilities supporting international level research. Both laboratories are devoted to research into human and non-human primate evolutionary studies as well as wider archaeological research through a variety of methods.

The duties of the role holder include technical support for research and teaching in osteology and palaeoanthropology. The role holder will work in both the Palaeoanthropology Laboratory and the Duckworth Laboratory. The work will be primarily, but not exclusively, on osteological material, using morphometric and photogrammetric techniques, microscopy, 3D scanning and printing, mCT scanning, and destructive biological and chemical sampling procedures.

The post holder will provide technical support for the Director and Collections Manager of the Duckworth Laboratory, for visiting and in-house researchers working with material in the Duckworth Laboratory, as well as supporting the Collections Manager in curatorial and conservation work on the collections. They will be expected to attend and contribute to weekly Palaeolab and Duckworth group meetings as well as less frequent technician support meetings.

Candidates will have a good standard of general education, (A level, NVQ level 3, or an equivalent level of practical experience.) Candidates will have a basic knowledge of anatomy and biology, with an interest in osteology, some knowledge of basic conservation and curatorial practices applicable to osteological material and archaeological/palaeontological samples and some experience of 3D scanning and photographic techniques. Knowledge of 3D imaging software and morphometric techniques are desirable but not required.

The deadline for applications is 10 April 2023. Interviews will be held on 19 April 23.

The role is available immediately and is subject to a 6-month probationary period.

We particularly welcome applications from women and /or candidates from a BME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our department.

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For further information about the role contact Joanna Osborn [email protected]

Please quote reference JD35865 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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