Research Associate in Biomolecular Archaeology

Job Reference : S&E-12842
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Closing Date : 19/10/2018
Salary : £32,236 to £39,609 per annum, depending on experience
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Science & Engineering
Division : -
Hours Per week : Full Time
Contract Duration : Available from 2 January 2019 until for 24 months

A position is available in the biomolecular archaeology group that is led by Dr Mike Buckley. The post is funded by an ERC project grant awarded to Prof. Cheryl Makarewicz entitled ASIAPAST based at the University of Kiel but will be conducted at the University of Manchester within the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences. The Postdoctoral Research Assistant will focus on the use of proteomics for the species identification of animal remains collected from numerous archaeological sites across the Eurasian steppe. They will also assemble multitudes of different types of data, and assist in their archiving and management.

The successful applicant will hold a PhD relating to biomolecular archaeology, molecular biology or biochemistry, and a track record of research publication in international, peer-reviewed journals. They will also have experience in database management and evidence of appropriate analytical skills for analysing biomolecular data.

The successful applicant will be given the opportunity to supervise undergraduate and masters projects.

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status.  All appointments are made on merit.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies

Enquiries about vacancy shortlisting and interviews:

Dr Mike Buckley


Technical support:


Tel:       0161 850 2004

General enquiries:


Tel:       0161 275 4499

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date

Further Particulars and Job Description


This position is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for this position.