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Position at British Museum

From: Sophie Obertelli <sobertelli>
Date: Tuesday, November 7, 2006
Scientist - Vitreous materials
Conservation, Documentation and Science (CDS)
British Museum

UKP24,476 pa

Scientists at the British Museum undertake research and routine
analysis of materials to investigate the history, technology,
deterioration, conservation and storage of artefacts in our
collections. These scientific activities support the Museum's wider
aims of preserving and presenting the collections, and the results
are disseminated to a wide range of audiences through reports,
publications, lectures and information in the galleries or web-site.

You will undertake research and other investigations into the
archaeometric aspects of the identification of the materials and
technology of glass and ceramic artifacts, and to address issues
related to their deterioration and conservation. Particular current
interests include the problems of glass deterioration and methods
for the removal of salts from ceramics.

You will have a degree or higher qualification in materials science
or a related discipline, as well as experience in the analysis of
vitreous and possibly ceramic materials e.g. glass, enamels,
earthenware, porcelain, etc. You will also have experience in the
application of analytical techniques such as SEM-EDX, XRD, XRF,
optical microscopy, Raman, FTIR or ICP-AES. You may have worked in a
university or museum where you will have carried out investigations
on vitreous and/or ceramic museum artefacts.

For further information or a full application pack, please visit
<URL:http://www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk/jobs> or email
bm [at] peoplemedia__co__uk bm [at] peoplemedia__co__uk> quoting reference 72606.

Closing date for applications is 12pm, 1 December 2006.


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