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Research Assistant (Part Time, Fixed Term)

The McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research is seeking a part time (0.2 FTE) Research Assistant to work on "Memories for Life: Materiality and Memory of Ancient Near Eastern inscribed private objects". This is a 3-year collaborative project funded by the Swedish Research Council (PI Jakob Andersson, Uppsala, co-PI Christina Tsouparopoulou, Cambridge), which aims to identify and highlight the personal perspective, materiality and agency in inscribed objects commissioned by private individuals in the Ancient Near East throughout three millennia.

The post holder will be responsible for the digitization of Near Eastern inscribed private objects, the entry of data and images of relevant objects in the database, the logistical organization of project meetings and will offer support in the preparation of publications. The post holder will report to Christina Tsouparopoulou, Principal Investigator of the project in Cambridge.

The post holder will have an MA in Ancient Near Eastern Archaeology or in a relevant field of knowledge. Experience of databases is essential. Knowledge or experience of archaeological theory and database management is desirable.

The post is funded for 3 years and will be available from November 2017. Applications from current PhD students are welcome. Informal enquiries can be directed to Christina Tsouparopoulou at

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 December 2020 in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

The application deadline for this post is Friday 20 October. We anticipate that interviews will be held on Wednesday 25 October 2017.

Please quote reference JC13521 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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