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Position at University of Canberra

From: Colin Pearson <pearson>
Date: Monday, January 24, 2000
Research Associates
University of Canberra
Division of Management & Technology
$33799 - $38401 pa  Ref No.00/2013

The Centre for Cultural Heritage Studies requires two Research
Associates to participate in collaborative research activities
involving the National Museum of Australia and the National Gallery
of Australia. The project involves the investigation of problems
associated with Aboriginal bark paintings in museum custody and the
development of strategies for their conservation.

A degree in conservation or materials science and experience in a
relevant branch of conservation using analytical techniques in
conservation studies is required.

One of the positions will be associated with the NMA and the other
with the NGA and are available initially for 1 year with the
possibility of an extension dependent upon funding.

Persons of ATSIC descent are encouraged to apply.

Deadline - 11 Feb 2000
Selection documentation is available at
<URL:> or by calling 02-6201-2607
(24 hour answering machine).

Applications should be addressed to:

    Recruitment Officer 1D107
    University of Canberra ACT 2601

The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Position Description:
Division:  Management and Technology
School/Unit:  Information Sciences and Engineering
Supervisor:  Professor DC Creagh
Local Title:  ARC Research Associate
Qualifications/Experience: Degree in Conservation or Materials
Science.  Experience in a relevant branch of conservation and the
use of analytical techniques in conservation studies.

Description of Position: Undertake analysis of the constituent
materials of existing Aboriginal bark paintings and actively
participate in the conservation of Aboriginal bark paintings;
participate in fieldwork and analyze materials resulting from

Accountability: The ARC Research Associate will be responsible on a
daily basis: to designated supervisors at the National Gallery of
Australia and the National Museum of Australia; for the project: to
Professor DC Creagh.

Examples of duties undertaken:

    *   Use analytical techniques such as FTIR, Raman microscopy,
        electron microscopy to study the composition of materials in
        Aboriginal bark paintings;

   *    assist in the development of techniques for conservation,
        such as ultrasonic misting techniques; and

   *    assist in the collection and classification of artefacts.

Selection Criteria:
Local Title: ARC Research Associate
Ref NO: 00/2013
Division: Management and Technology
School: Information Sciences and Engineering
Appointment Level: UC 5
Essential Criteria

    1.  Degree in Conservation, Materials Science, or equivalent.
    2.  Demonstrated experience in a relevant branch of
    3.  Demonstrated experience with modern analytical techniques.
    4.  Experience in the treatment of organic materials.
    5.  An appreciation and empathy with aboriginal culture.
    6.  Ability to work as a member of a multidisciplinary team.
    7.  Strongly developed written and oral communication skills.
    8.  Demonstrated interpersonal skills.
    9.  Demonstrated understanding of, and commitment to
        implementation of equity principles.
    10. Must hold a current driver's licence.

Desirable Criteria:
Persons of ATSIC descent are encouraged to apply.

For further information about the position contact Professor Colin
Pearson +61-2-6201 2368

                  Conservation DistList Instance 13:41
                Distributed: Thursday, January 27, 2000
                       Message Id: cdl-13-41-033
Received on Monday, 24 January, 2000

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