Salary commensurate with skills and experience
Officer Grade - £23,063 - £26,823
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Wessex Archaeology is amongst the UK’s largest and most comprehensive archaeological service providers, with a market-leading geoarchaeological team servicing both terrestrial and marine projects.
Due to our continued success with off-shore, near-shore and coastal projects, we are seeking to add a marine geoarchaeologist to our team. Depending on the experience of the candidate, we would be looking to appoint at either Geoarchaeologist, Senior Geoarchaeologist or Principal Geoarchaeologist level. This would be a permanent role with excellent scope for career progression.
The Geoarchaeology and Environmental team forms part of the dynamic and ambitious GeoServices section, which brings together technical experts from a wide range of science disciplines.
Our remit is to seek out interesting projects, engage the scientific curiosity and expertise of our teams, and find innovative solutions to our clients’ archaeological problems.
As a team, we get to design and implement some exciting and unusual projects within terrestrial, coastal and marine environments both at home and internationally, as well as working closely with our Fieldwork and Coastal & Marine teams on some of the best archaeological sites across the British Isles.
You will work closely with the Marine Geophysics department, using your expertise (and that of your colleagues in the geoarchaeological team) to investigate, model and interpret submerged palaeolandscapes, using data from laboratory analysis of physical samples in conjunction with the remote sensing resulwats.
As well as reporting and publication of your own work, you will also have the opportunity to edit and synthesise the work of other geoarchaeological and palaeoenvironmental specialists.
You should be experienced and confident in the description, interpretation and subsampling of sedimentary sequences, and have a solid understanding of both terrestrial and marine depositional environments. We would expect you to have excellent reporting and communication skills, and ideally hold a post-graduate qualification in geoarchaeology, geology, geomorphology or a related discipline.
A strong publication record would be an advantage, but there will be opportunity to further build your bibliography while in post.
Wessex Archaeology’s Geoarchaeology and Environmental team is based at its head office in Salisbury and also operates from its regional offices in Bristol, Edinburgh, Sheffield, Welshpool and Maidstone. The post would be based in our Salisbury office, although the option to relocate to one of our regional offices at a later date could be an option if desired.
In common with all Wessex Archaeology’s investigations, a certain number of projects require staff to work away from their base from time to time. In such cases, accommodation, travel and subsistence are covered by Wessex Archaeology.
Further details, including Job Descriptions, Person Specifications and Application Packs can be found at: http://www.wessexarch.co.uk/vacancies.html.
Applicants are invited to submit a completed application form with a copy of their CV, to be returned by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm Friday 8th September 2017.
For more information on the post please contact Dave Norcott (Senior Technical Manager, Geoarchaeology and Environmental; email@example.com)
Whilst Wessex Archaeology welcomes applications from all sections of the community and is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, it is essential that all applicants must be either a British citizen, EU National or hold a full work visa and where appropriate be registered under the ‘Worker Registration Scheme’, or must hold a current work permit. Proof of identity and eligibility to work in the UK will be required prior to commencement of employment.