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Subject: Position at National Museums of Scotland

Position at National Museums of Scotland

From: Anita Quye <aq>
Date: Friday, July 21, 2000
Museum Scientist - Organic Analysis
National Museums of Scotland

We are seeking a motivated and well qualified analytical organic
chemist to assist in the identification of organic materials
associated with the collections such as natural and synthetic
adhesives, polymers (plastics) and coatings.  Practical experience
in infrared spectroscopic trace analysis is essential and
microscopic skills highly desirable.  You should be an excellent
communicator.  This is a part-time appointment funded for
approximately one and a half days per week (not less than 12 hours)
and working with an experienced organic chemist who concentrates on
the analysis of natural dyes from historic artefacts.

The post is within the Analytical Research Section of the Department
of Conservation and Analytical Research.  The department has
responsibility for conservation of all artefact collections in the
museum, work which is undertaken by some 15 staff in the Artefact,
Textile and Paper and Engineering Conservation Sections.  The
conservation is complemented by staff in the Analytical Research
Section who provide a scientific analysis service and undertake
research projects to further curatorial understanding of the museum

The post will be funded pro-rata at an annual salary of
Application forms and further information can be obtained from

    National Museums of Scotland
    Chambers Street
    Edinburgh EH1 1JF
    +44 131 225 7534

To be returned by 11th August 2000.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 14:6
                   Distributed: Friday, July 21, 2000
                        Message Id: cdl-14-6-028
Received on Friday, 21 July, 2000

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