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Field Research Assistant

The Faculty of Computer Science is currently recruiting one or more graduate or undergraduate students with accreditation as a Certified Archaeological Field Technician to work with a software development team at the University of New Brunswick (UNB), Canada.


In concert with Dr. Cora Woolsey, Dr. Scott Bateman, and the STRATUM research and development team, the successful candidate(s) will support the development of innovative archeological software for data collection and mapping in the field by field-testing and compiling results. This is a MITACS-funded, full-time position for a period of four months with the possibility of renewal.

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Project Description

The successful candidate(s) will contribute to the research and development agenda of the STRATUM developer team to create an innovative field mapping and data collection tool for archeologists.

We are seeking to appoint an Undergraduate or Graduate Research Assistant to work on implementation of STRATUM, an archaeological software, with Dr. Cora Woolsey, Dr. Scott Bateman, and the STRATUM research and development team at UNB. The successful candidate(s) will contribute to the research agenda of the STRATUM team, with a particular focus on testing the data collection software we are developing in the field with users, collecting feedback, and compiling the results for analysis and publication. Duties will include archaeological field work, interviewing archaeological workers, reporting results to the team, and analyzing the results using qualitative methods.

UNB is dedicated to cultivating new ideas, creative thinking, and entrepreneurial spirit in the ever-changing world of technology.


We are seeking a candidate with knowledge of archaeological field practices and a strong work ethic.

Eligibility Requirements:
  • Enrolment at UNB in computer science, geoscience, geomatics, engineering, archaeology, or a similar field

  • Certified Archaeological Field Technician (PNB) accreditation

Desired Assets:
  • A minimum of one year of practical work experience in archaeological field work

  • Strong understanding of mapping, science, and surveying tools used in archaeology

  • Excellent communication and writing skills

  • Confidence interviewing others

  • Knowledge of, and experience with, qualitative methods used in the Social Sciences


The candidate will work closely with academic colleagues from various disciplines and with multiple stakeholders from industry, government, and the Indigenous community.

How to Apply

Salary Range/ Pay Rate:

$40,000 CAD per year (including benefits).

Start Date and Duration of Appointment:

May 2022 or shortly after; the position will continue for four months with the possibility of renewal.


Please contact Dr. Cora Woolsey ( with a PDF that includes: 1) cover letter (1 page max); 2) current CV; 3) the names of two references that can speak to your academic performance and research abilities. If applying as an undergraduate, please provide a copy of your transcript (unofficial is fine).

The University of New Brunswick is committed to employment equity, fostering diversity within our community, and developing an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the broader community that we serve. We welcome and encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including women, visible minorities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

Preference will be given to applications received by January 28th, 2022, but application review will continue until the position is filled.

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