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Fellowship at British Museum

From: Richard Burillo <rburillo>
Date: Friday, November 17, 2006
Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Conservation Science
Department of Conservation, Documentation and Science

The Science Group at the British Museum is seeking a postdoctoral
scientist for a three-year research fellowship in the field of
conservation science funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The
main purpose of the fellowship programme is to attract outstanding
scientists into the disciplines of examination and conservation of
museum artefacts, and hence into careers in the museum sector. The
fellowship will provide the opportunity both to study the extremely
broad range of materials represented in the British Museum's
collections and the chance to conduct one or two focused research
projects, in each case working alongside experienced scientists,
conservators and curators in interdisciplinary teams.

The fellowship will include the following components: training in
the application of analytical techniques to answer curatorial and
conservation enquiries, time to conduct at least one substantial
research project on a topic to be agreed between you and the Head of
Science and to publish the results, participation in professional
meetings and conferences, visits to other laboratories in the London
area and short-term placements in analogous laboratories in the UK
or abroad. In the final year the fellow will organise and lead a
workshop/symposium on a topic related to their research.

You should hold a PhD in a scientific discipline and will have a
high level of scientific achievement combined with a strong interest
in museum objects or archaeology. Experimental research experience
and an ability to plan and execute research are required. You will
be able to communicate the results of your work clearly and
engagingly to a variety of audiences in oral and written form. An
annual stipend (UKP24,476 in the first year) will be provided and
additional funds are available for travel, conference attendance,
exchange visits and workshop/symposium organisation.

For further information or a full application pack, please see
<URL:http://www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk/jobs> or email
bm [at] peoplemedia__co__uk or telephone +44 845 601 0885, quoting
reference 72628

Closing date: 12pm, 15 December 2006.

It is intended that the fellowship will begin in early 2007.

We are an equal opportunities employer.

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