The Syriac Galen Palimpsest: Recruitment of Research Associates

Professor Peter Pormann, Director of the John Rylands Research Institute, has recently received funding for a large-scale (£1m) project entitled ‘The Syriac Galen Palimpsest: Galen’s On Simple Drugs and the Recovery of Lost Texts through Sophisticated Imaging Techniques’.

We are seeking to recruit two Research Associates who will be part of a team comprising the principal investigator (Professor Peter E. Pormann) and two co-investigators (Dr Bill Sellers and Dr Siam Bhayro). You will be supervised by Professor Pormann and Dr Siam Bhayro. As Research Associate to this project you will identify and transcribe under text of the SGP, analyse the text with reference to British Library manuscripts and Greek versions, disseminate your findings by means of presentation and publication and assist the Principal Investigators in organising workshops and conferences. You will also be expected to play an active role in the Institute, such as attending and contributing to seminars and lectures.

You will have a strong command of Syriac and Greek, a doctorate and proven track record of research in the field of Syria Studies and previous experience of reading Syriac manuscripts. You will also need excellent interpersonal and communication skills, be able to prioritise and manage your own workload meeting deadlines where applicable, be able to work independently and as part of a collaborative team.

The closing date is 6 August 2015. For further information and details of how to apply, please see the jobs page on the University website.

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