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Subject: Position at Rathgen Research Laboratory

Position at Rathgen Research Laboratory

From: Stefan Simon <simon.kdc<-a>
Date: Thursday, June 5, 2008
Conservation Scientist
Rathgen Research Laboratory
National Museums Berlin

Job reference: RF 2-2008
Limited term 1 year

Application Deadline: 20 June 2008

The Rathgen Research Laboratory, which forms part of the Berlin
State Museums, is currently seeking to fill the position of a
Conservation Scientist, available from September 1, 2008.

The position is graded at grade 13 TVoD (Collective Agreement for
the German public service). The grading is provisional, as the
grading agreement under the collective agreement has so far not been

The Rathgen Research Laboratory is the leading institution for
conservation science, art technology and archaeometry at the Berlin
State Museums. It carries out investigations on a broad variety of
materials within the museum environment and focuses its research on
scientific issues concerning the care of monuments and
archaeological sites. It carries forward the tradition of the
world's oldest scientific museum laboratory, the Chemical Laboratory
of the Royal Museums in Berlin, which was founded on April 1, 1888
and bears the name of its first director, Friedrich Rathgen.

Main activities/Responsibilities: The successful applicant will be
able to apply his knowledge of scientific research as it relates to
the conservation of polychrome sculpture in the project team. She/he
will work closely with conservators and curators across
interdisciplinary lines in an extremely diversified and
intellectually stimulating environment. For selected objects within
the collection of the National Museums she/he will evaluate the
results of structural (3D) investigations, assess the preservation
state of polychrome surfaces with specialized equipment of the
laboratory and in collaboration with the project partners, and carry
out a subsequent risk assessment in a probabilistic approach. She/he
will coordinate the interdisciplinary research team, evaluate and
compile the project reports.


    Graduation from a recognized college or university with a Master
    in Conservation or conservation science

    Applicants who have worked in a museum conservation environment
    are strongly preferred

    Experience and willingness to work in interdisciplinary team

    Proficiency in English and German

The Stiftung Preussischer Kulturbesitz is an equal opportunities
employer as set out by Bundesgleichstellungsgesetz (Federal Equal
Opportunities Act). Applications from female applicants are
welcomed. Applicants with disabilities will be considered with
priority in cases of equal qualification. Applicants must be
prepared to adjust their working times to work requirements.

Please send your application which must include the customary
documents to the following address, quoting job reference RF 2-2008

    Stiftung Preussischer Kulturbesitz
    Der Prasident
    Sachgebiet I 2 c
    Von-der-Heydt-Str. 16-18,
    10785 Berlin

Please do not apply by email. If you would like the documents
submitted returned to you, please enclose a SAE. For further
information please contact

    Herr Burkhardt Mittag
    +49 30-25463 216
    mittag<-a t->hv< . >spk-berlin< . >de

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