The successful candidates will have completed a PhD, or equivalent, and will be proficient in Latin and/or at least one modern language related to the project. With experience of research/teaching/curatorial work, and strong knowledge of electronic text, particularly digital cultural heritage resources for the 17th and 18th centuries.
As an excellent team player, the post-holder will be able to work closely and diplomatically with research partners and museum colleagues and will be confident in speaking publicly about research to scholarly and wider audiences. You will have excellent organization skills, will work to meet set deadlines and have your own academic publication in preparation.
An exciting opportunity has arisen at the British Museum for two Postdoctoral Research Assistants to contribute to the Leverhulme Trust funded research project "Enlightenment Architectures: Sir Hans Sloane's catalogues of his collections" under the Principal Investigator, Kim Sloan and Co-Investigator Julianne Nyhan (UCL).
Beginning in January 2017, as part of this project, the post-holders will assist with the process of digitally encoding externally sourced transcriptions of six of Sir Hans Sloane's manuscript catalogues and will assist with identifying information entities within them which will inform research. The research assistants will also participate in the production of the project's peer-reviewed research publications, planned to be a minimum of four co-authored interdisciplinary articles which will be published by the end of the project.