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Position at Centre for Art Technological Studies and Conservation (CATS)

From: Jorgen Wadum <j.wadum<-at->
Date: Monday, May 27, 2013
Researcher in Conservation Science
The Centre for Art Technological Studies and Conservation (CATS)
Statens Museum for Kunst (SMK)

The Centre for Art Technological Studies and Conservation (CATS) at
Statens Museum for Kunst (SMK), the National Gallery of Denmark,
wishes to appoint a researcher in conservation science. The
researcher must have completed a PhD degree in chemistry/physical
sciences, cf. below.

The focus is on artists' materials and techniques, and on the
deterioration of materials. Working with the Senior Conservation
Scientist the researcher will establish the research and reputation
of the CATS and plan for its future maintenance and development.

Responsibilities

    Participation in the development and implementation of a strong
    conservation science program within CATS with a focus on
    non-destructive analytical techniques including Raman
    spectroscopy, XRF and FTIR.

    Undertake research into materials and techniques of objects
    within the visual arts and presenting and publishing the results
    internationally.

    Examination and analysis of works of art using spectroscopic
    techniques, and the documentation and interpretation of results.

    Acting as a representative for the CATS in national and
    international fora.

Qualifications

    PhD in chemistry/physical sciences with significant experience
    in organic/inorganic chemistry and materials identification,
    relating to art and artefacts.

    Knowledge of art and art history is desirable, as is the ability
    to disseminate and communicate the subject matter of scientific
    research to a non-technical audience.

    The candidate must have a strong interest in collaborative
    research since close collaboration with conservation scientists
    from partner institutions is expected.

The candidate who is offered the position must provide an official
document related to the candidates criminal record.

Salary and employment conditions: Working hours are 37 per week.
Salary is in agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and
Danish Association of Masters and PhDs.

The position commences as a starting point 1 September 2013. Though,
a start date different from the mentioned can be agreed. The
position is time limited to 31 July 2017. The work place is CATS,
Statens Museum for Kunst, Solvgade 48-50, 1307 Kobenhavn K.

Application procedure You apply for the job via our e-recruitment
system on

    <URL:http://www.smk.dk>

On the jobs-page you find practical information in regards to the
application procedure.

About CATS: The Centre for Art Technological Studies and
Conservation (CATS) was made possible by a substantial donation by
the Villum and Velux Foundations as a collaborative research venture
between Statens Museum for Kunst (SMK), The National Museum of
Denmark (NM) and the School of Conservation (SoC) at the Royal
Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and
Conservation. While this initial donation will support the CATS for
five years from 2011, the partners aim to seek further funding to
sustain the Centre permanently. Information about CATS can be found
on

    <URL:http://www.cats-cons.dk>

prof. dr. J. (Jorgen) Wadum
Keeper of Conservation and Director of CATS
Statens Museum for Kunst and Center for Art Technological Studies
    and Conservation (CATS)
Professor in Conservation and Restoration
University of Amsterdam
Faculty of Humanities
Capaciteitsgroep Conservering en Restauratie

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