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Archaeological Geophysicist

  SUMO Geophysics in Thornton
   £18,000 - £24,000 (from April 2017)
  Apply before: 24/03/2017
Responsibility Level:  Trainee   L 2  L 3  L 3/4  L 4  L 4/5  L 5  L 5/6  L 6  L 7
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SUMO Geophysics is the new name for GSB and Stratascan, the largest and most experienced company offering archaeological and engineering surveys throughout the UK. Dr John Gater is the Director of Archaeology who oversees the newly integrated companies. At present there are offices in Havant (HQ), St Austell, Upton-upon-Severn and Bradford. The current vacancy is at our Bradford Office. This is an exciting opportunity for someone wishing to extend or to start their career in archaeological geophysics. SUMO Geophysics is investing in new personnel and equipment, for example, in addition to new magnetic cart systems, we have recently purchased our second Mini Mala multiple antenna radar system to add to our array of instrumentation. 

Permanent position, training given. Start date – ASAP. Closing date 24/03/17 BUT suitable candidates may be appointed immediately, so an early submission is advised.
Previous applicants need not re-apply.


  • Degree in Archaeology or Archaeological Sciences or related subject.
  • Full driving licence
  • MSc in Archaeological Prospection or similar.
  • Experience of geophysical techniques and software
  • Autocad and GIS knowledge
  • Report writing
  • CIfA membership

A fieldwork assistant is required to work on sites throughout the UK, with extensive travelling away from the main base.This is primarily a full-time field position and requires a willingness to work outdoors in all weathers, in small teams staying away from home. 

Accommodation (hotel/B&B/pub) and subsistence provided when working away from base, paid by the company. 25 days paid holidays plus 8 public holidays per annum; Auto-enrol Pension with company contribution. 

Letter, CV and names of two referees who can be contacted by email.

Applications to (Dr John Gater) 




Please quote BAJR in your application.

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