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Subject: Position at the British Museum

Position at the British Museum

From: David Thickett <dthickett>
Date: Tuesday, March 9, 1999
Conservation Scientist
The British Museum

The Department of Conservation is aiming to recruit a Band 5
Scientist to work within the Conservation Research Group.

The Conservation Research Group is a small group of scientists
working within the Department of Conservation at the British Museum.

Purpose of the job: To conduct research related to the conservation
and preservation of the British Museum collections; to provide
scientific services to the Department of Conservation and the Museum
within own area of expertise; and to make available the results of
research and to provide assistance to the wider Conservation and
museum community through activities organised by the Department of
Conservation and conservation professional bodies and by lecturing
and publication.

The post has through grading to Band 4

Qualifications and experience: The successful candidate will have a
good degree (minimum 2:1) in a chemistry or polymer related subject
and five years of experience, or a PhD in a chemistry, polymer, or
conservation research subject. They will be willing to build up an
expertise in paper and unusual organic materials, working closely
with existing members of the team; to work closely with conservation
staff on individual or groups of objects* and to develop an in-depth
knowledge of the materials used in conservation. They will be
expected to lecture, publish and attend conferences related to their

Salary: The post is graded as Band 5 and the salary will be in the
region of UK UKP14,150-UKP26,750 depending on qualifications and

For further information and an application form please write
enclosing a large SAE to;

    Personnel Services: Ref 10/99
    British Museum
    Great Russell Street
    London WC1B 3DG
    clazenby [at] british-museum__ac__uk (please include a postal address)

Closing date for Applications is 8 April 1999. We regret that we are
not able to notify unsuccessful candidates.

The British Museum is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 12:73
                  Distributed: Friday, March 12, 1999
                       Message Id: cdl-12-73-023
Received on Tuesday, 9 March, 1999

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