We seek a highly motivated individual to join the Quest team and work as a geoarchaeological technician, contributing to both research and developer-funded projects across the UK and Europe.
Quest (Quaternary Scientific) is a well-established enterprise within the School of Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Science (SAGES) at the University of Reading. We provide an expert Archaeological Science service to archaeological units, environmental consultancies, government organisations and charities.
We seek a highly motivated individual to join the Quest team and work as a geoarchaeological technician. This is an excellent opportunity to develop fieldwork and laboratory skills and experience in geoarchaeology and palaeoecology, whilst contributing to both research and developer-funded projects across the UK and Europe.
You will have:
- Academic degree level qualifications in Quaternary Science, Environmental Archaeology, geoarchaeology, archaeology, geography or a related discipline
- Knowledge and understanding of geoarchaeological and palaeoenvironmental field and laboratory work
- Proven work experience in relevant roles
- Effective written and oral communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to contribute to team meetings
- Effective organisational and time-management skills
- Effective interpersonal skills, including the ability to deal with students, other team members and senior staff
- The ability to work away from home at short notice, including overnight stays where necessary
- Valid driving license
Informal contact details
Dr Rob Batchelor
0118 378 8941 / 07734 530438
Interviews will be held on 21 January 2021
The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, supports the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter and the Race Equality Charter, and is a Diversity Champion for Stonewall, the leading LGBT+ rights organisation. Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.
Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates who do not already have permission to work in the UK should note that this role is not recognised as a graduate level job by UK Visas and Immigrationand the Tier 2 sponsorship route is not available for non-graduate level occupations. There is further information about this on the UK Visas and Immigration Website.