Current Vacancies

Research Associate (Fixed Term)

Reference: GH21988

Salary: £32,816-£40,322

Closing Date: 6 February 2020

The Faculty is seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work on the DFG-AHRC funded project, 'The Íslendingasögur as Prosimetrum', a collaborative project between the University of Cambridge and Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen. The post holder will be based in the Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic at the University of Cambridge from 1 March 2020, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Working in collaboration with the PIs and the project's other postdoctoral researcher (who will be based in Tübingen), the Research Associate's primary role will be the quantitative and qualitative analysis of the prosimetric texts of the Íslendingasögur. S/he will be expected to develop a monograph-length study on some aspects of saga prosimetrum. Together the postdoctoral researchers will co-edit a collection of essays arising from project workshops, which they will co-organise and to which they will contribute papers.

The post-holder should have a PhD in a relevant field of research, excellent organisational skills and the proven ability to work to deadlines without close supervision. Excellent written and oral communication skills and a close familiarity with common IT packages including MS Word, Excel and Powerpoint are also essential, as is the ability to work as part of a team. A detailed knowledge of Old Norse is essential; familiarity with medieval Scandinavian manuscript culture is highly desirable.

Two references are required for this post. Candidates should ask their referees to submit their references to by the closing date.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 36 months in the first instance.

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