CDD : Laboratory assistant in the laboratory of archaeobotany (Leiden)

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The successful candidate will be responsible for providing technical and organisational support to the laboratories run by the Bioarchaeology Research Group. While these include the laboratories for Osteoarchaeology, Archaeobotany and Archaezoology, their main task will be to support the Laboratory of Archaeobotany. Under supervision (of Dr. Michael Field) and in close collaboration with the scientific staff of these laboratories, the successful candidate will be in charge of the preparation and processing of samples for the study of pollen and spores, the curation and digitization of the reference collection of pollen, wood, and plant macrofossils, the purchase and distribution of supplies (for the Bioarchaeology Group as a whole), the implementation of laboratory safety protocols and procedures (particularly the Pollen preparation Room), including the handling, disposal, and stock taking of chemicals, as well as the inventorisation and maintenance of technical equipment, opening and closely of the Archaebotany Lab and keeping the Archaeobotany Lab bio-safety level 1 clean. They will furthermore assist in the safety training of students and the set -up of practical sessions for courses taught particularly in the Archaeobotany Lab.

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