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Geophysical Survey Officer

  Historic Environment Scotland in Based in Edinburgh, but working throughout Scotland
  Apply before: 28/02/2020
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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The Geophysical Survey Officer will work within the Survey & Recording team at Historic Environment Scotland, contributing to investigating and recording the archaeology and historic sites of Scotland.? You will be the main point of contact for the HES Geophysical Survey development, a new initiative running as a research and development project from April 2020 to March 2023, with an expectation of becoming business as usual thereafter. In this role you will: help coordinate a programme of geophysical survey projects with international partners; participate in fieldwork, data collection, processing and interpretation; help to produce guidelines for good practice; liaise with internal HES and external historic environment stakeholders; contribute to publishing survey results; contribute to the development of geophysical survey capacity and expertise at HES, and in the wider historic environment sector; and help to identify and address research priorities for geophysical survey in Scotland.

You will be expected to participate in fieldwork for the geophysical survey project and other programmes of archaeological fieldwork as appropriate, contributing to developing large area, rapid archaeological survey methodologies. This will involve travelling throughout the country, often to remote locations, requiring the post-holder to stay away for periods of usually a week at a time.

The successful candidate will be expected to have a good degree in archaeological science, archaeology or a related discipline, experience of geophysical survey for archaeology, and an understanding of landscape archaeological and survey practice.

For further information, including a full job description and details of how to apply, please visit our website at

For further information about the post, please contact Dave Cowley ? Rapid Archaeological Mapping Programme Manager, via email at

Closing date: Monday 28th February 2020
Interview date: 18th March 2020




Please quote BAJR in your application.

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