Applications are invited for a Post-Doctoral Research Assistant (PDRA) to work in an analytical chemistry role specialising in the HPLC analysis of single amino acids and their radiocarbon dating at the Oxford Radiocarbon Accelerator Unit (ORAU) at the University of Oxford. The post holder will be responsible for implementing the compound specific radiocarbon dating component and it is funded by NERC’s National Environmental Isotope Facility (NEIF) programme, which provides state-of-the-art isotopic services to the UK’s research community. You will work with Professor Tom Higham and the ORAU team of post-doctoral researchers, technicians and administrators.
Compound-specific approaches to radiocarbon dating are increasingly important in reliable chronometric analysis because of the much greater reliability of these methods. Single amino acid radiocarbon dates of bone collagen and well as Super-Critical Fluid chromatography and extraction are two of the principal approaches we have been using.
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