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Position at National Museum of Denmark

From: Birgit Sorensen <birgit.sorensen>
Date: Tuesday, March 13, 2007
Project researcher (Post Doc) - conservation of industrial heritage
The National Museum of Denmark

The National Museum of Denmark's Dept. of Conservation, is seeking
to appoint a project researcher for a three-year position starting
with immediate effect.

The main work area is research into the physical preservation of
objects from the industrial era, with focus on composite objects
such as machinery and vehicles. The research will be carried out in
close cooperation with other specialists from the National Museum.
The aims of the project are to provide knowledge about deterioration
mechanisms, and the protection and monitoring of objects, which are
displayed under conditions without climate control.

The project is focused upon applied research whereby the results of
the research will be tested in various pilot projects and presented
to professionals in the form of method protocols and guidelines for
their use. It is also expected that theoretical and practical
results concerning the conservation and preservation of industrial
cultural heritage shall be presented at national and international
fora and published in relevant journals.

Qualifications: The applicant shall be qualified to PhD level within
materials or conservation science. We are looking for an applicant
with both a theoretical background and practical experience of the
deterioration and protection of metals. Practical experience and
knowledge of relevant measuring techniques in both a laboratory and
field environment are also essential. Furthermore, it is important
that the applicant is open minded, shows a willingness to
collaborate and has experience in networking and dissemination of
research. Preferably, the applicant will have experience within the
area of preservation of cultural heritage.

Terms of employment: 37 hours per week. Salary is according to the
agreement between the Ministry of Finance and Danish Association of
Masters and PhDs (candidates with a Masters Degree) and according to
government circular of March 5. 1997. Applicants professional
qualifications will be evaluated by an expert committee.

Employment can imply some travel activity. Candidates must have a
valid drivers licence.

Application: The National Museum of Denmark is an equal opportunity
employer and we encourage applications from all interested
applicants regardless of gender, age, ethnic and religious

Written applications, including information on education and
previous employment, along with scientific publications, which you
want to include in the evaluation of the application, should be sent
in triplicate to:

    Nationalmuseet, Drifts- og Administrationsafdelingen
    Frederiksholms Kanal 12
    1220 Kobenhavn K

Alternatively, E-mail the application,including scientific
publications, to job [at] natmus__dk. Applications should be marked:
Project Researcher - conservation of industrial heritage.  Deadline:
10 April 2007 at 12 o'clock. If your application is sent by e-mail,
it has to include your postal address and the format must be Word 97
or later Word versions and/or PDF.

For more information please contact

    Birgit Sorensen
    +45 33 47 35 45
    birgit.sorensen [at] natmus__dk

The National Museum encompasses and develops the settings so that
everyone can gain insight into the cultural history. We are
Denmark's principal museum for cultural history and are one of the
Ministry of Cultures accredited state museums. A total of 550
employees work in three departments: Research and Exhibitions;
Conservation; and Finance and Operations.  In recent years, work has
focused on ensuring that everyone should link the National Museum
with wide relevance, scientific quality and high-level service.  For
more information about the National Museum of Denmark see


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Received on Tuesday, 13 March, 2007

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