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Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Egyptological Data Management

Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Egyptological Data Management, Faculty of Oriental Studies, Sackler Library, Oxford

An opportunity to put your database and website skills to use on a major Egyptological project. You will be a member of a research team with responsibility for carrying out and supporting research for the AHRC-funded project ‘Artefacts of Excavation: the international distribution of Egyptian finds from British excavations 1880 -1980’. You will undertake core duties on the project, including taking primary oversight and responsibility for developing the project website as a key methodological tool for data collection and a conduit for communication between the project team and museums around the world. You will provide guidance to members of the research group on the collection and presentation of data associated with the project.

You will hold a PhD/DPhil (or show equivalent experience), and have significant demonstrable experience in designing and building web-accessible databases, and in designing and building user interfaces to large collections, including search functionality. Proficient in standard web technologies and programming languages (HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP and SQL), you will also be able to manage administrative activities and event organisation, for example conference and workshop organisation, and have excellent communications skills to represent the research group at meetings and conferences.

This is a part-time post (18.75 hours per week) for 30 months.

For additional information and to apply, search for Vacancy ID: 112817.


Posted on May 14, 2014 in Jobs

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