Oxford Archaeology is one of the largest independent archaeological practices in Europe. Our size and reputation ensure that we work on the most exciting and varied range of projects and can offer real opportunities for long term employment and career development.
An opportunity has arisen at Oxford Archaeology South, based in Oxford. We intend to appoint a Zooarchaeologist with proven experience in the relevant field to publication standard. The post-holder will undertake the assessment and analysis of faunal assemblages of all sizes and archaeological periods from OAs diverse and expanding work programme, leading to the production of technical reports as well as monograph and journal publications. Recent and ongoing projects include the excavation of medieval settlement activity in the grounds of an Oxford college, a prehistoric monumental landscape in Dorset and a Roman roadside settlement in Somerset. The successful candidate will report directly to the Head of Environmental Archaeology.
This is a great opportunity to work on a range of exciting projects, further your career and be part of a dynamic and passionate team.
- Contribute to the intrusive archaeological investigations by cataloguing, assessing, analysing and reporting on relevant faunal assemblages.
- Demonstrable experience in the identification, analysis and reporting of animal bones from archaeological sites to publication standard.
- Support the OA South team in relevant aspects of conducting an investigation and provide on-site guidance and advice where appropriate on zooarchaeological issues.
- Carry out work practices in accordance with health and safety requirements.
- A good knowledge and understanding of British archaeology and the principles, practices, procedures and processes relevant to investigations.
- Ability to work as part of a team, with a flexible approach when working under pressure and to deadlines.
- A higher degree in archaeozoology, archaeological science or related discipline will be highly advantageous, as will experience of professional archaeological fieldwork within the UK commercial environment.
- Fluent in spoken and written English.
Applicants should be members, or eligible for membership, of the CIfA preferably at the ACIFA level.
For further information about the role, please contact Dr Rebecca Nicholson (Environmental Manager) at the Oxford office on 01865 980724 or via email: rebecca.nicholson [at] oxfordarchaeology.com
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