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Subject: Position at National Gallery, London

Position at National Gallery, London

From: Catherine Higgitt <catherine.higgitt<-a>
Date: Thursday, September 15, 2005
Assistant Organic Analyst
Scientific Department, National Gallery, London
Salary c. UKP22,000 p.a. inc.

The National Gallery, which houses one of the finest collections of
Western European paintings in the world, maintains a well-equipped
Scientific Laboratory with an international reputation. The
Scientific Department is devoted to the study and care of the
Collection and to the analysis and technical documentation of
paintings. The Scientific Department works closely with the
Gallery's Conservators and Curators.

You will assist the Senior Organic Analyst in the analytical
research on the Collection. Particular emphasis will be on the
examination and identification of the organic components associated
with easel paintings and their ageing and deterioration in support
of conservation work and other technical research.

We are looking for a well-qualified chemist, ideally with
postgraduate or post-doctoral experience in the analysis of organic
natural products, primarily lipids and possibly proteins and/or
terpenoids. Knowledge of, or experience in, chromatography and/or
mass spectrometry is required and experience in FTIR, SEM-EDX, XRD
or optical microscopy would be an advantage. You will also be able
to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with a wide
range of individuals who may have varying levels of understanding of
the field.

Closing date: 7 October 2005.

For an application pack, please visit
<URL:> or e-mail
recruitment<-a t->ng-london< . >org< . >uk

Alternatively, please telephone Mala Rudki on +44 20 7747 2812.

Please quote reference SCIEN/06/03.

All applicants with a disability who meet the essential
short-listing criteria will be guaranteed an interview.

The National Gallery is an Equal Opportunities employer.

Dr Catherine Higgitt
Scientific Department
National Gallery
Trafalgar Square
London, WC2N 5DN
+44 207 747 2828
Fax: +44 207 839 3897

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