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Subject: Position at British Museum

Position at British Museum

From: Susan Bradley <s.bradley>
Date: Monday, April 2, 2001
Band 5 Conservation Scientist
The British Museum

Salary in the range 20000 - 24000 UK pounds

This post is located in the Conservation Research Group of the
Department of Conservation.  The post holder reports to the Head of
Group.  The staff of the Group work on all types of objects in the
collection, carrying out scientific investigations and research to
determine deterioration mechanisms, develop and evaluate
conservation methods and materials, analyse  objects to facilitate
conservation; and devise preventive conservation strategies for
collection care.  The successful candidate will be mainly involved
in the evaluation of methods and materials for conservation, and
research into the deterioration of organic materials found in the
collections.  He/she will carry out analysis of objects, and be
involved in the training of staff and students.  The Group
disseminates its work through publication and lecturing; and is
involved in the development of public access programmes involving
science and collection care.  The post holder will be expected to
participate in these activities, and to play a full part in planning
for the move of the Department of Conservation to the British Museum
Study Centre.

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
science, or conservation research subject.  Previous experience in
the conservation field is desirable, but not essential.

Please apply with a CV and covering letter quoting  reference
2001/12 to:

    Human Resources
    The British Museum
    Great Russell Street
    London WC1B 3DG

Closing date for applications is 19 April 2001.

Further information can be obtained by email from:
recruit [at] thebritishmuseum__ac__uk or from the Museum Web site

We regret that we are not able to notify unsuccessful candidates.

The British Museum is an Equal Opportunities Employer

Susan Bradley
Head of Conservation Research Group
Department of Conservation
British Museum
London WC1B 3DG
+44 20 7323 8679
Fax: +44 20 7323 8636


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