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Subject: Position at Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica

Position at Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica

From: Johanna Muller <muller<-at->
Date: Monday, July 29, 2013
Conservation scientist
Institute of History and Philology
Taipei, Taiwan

The Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica, Taipei
wishes to appoint a post-doctoral fellow in conservation science for
an eight months contract from September 1 2013. The applicant must
have completed a PhD degree in material/chemistry/physical sciences.

The focus is on performing scientific investigations turning towards
the understanding of the historical and cultural significance of the
archaeological artefacts from the collection into the deterioration
of materials and the amelioration of such deterioration. He/she will
work in close relationships with historians and archaeologists.

The laboratory is equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation:
optical microscopy, research Raman microspectroscopy, portable XRF
and FTIR spectrometry. A potentiostat/galvanostat is available for
corrosion experiments.


    Participation in the development and implementation of a strong
    conservation science laboratory with a focus on non-destructive
    analytical techniques

    Operation and maintenance of the modular Horiba-Jobin
    micro-Raman system

    Examination and analysis of archaeological artefacts using
    scientific techniques

    Documentation and interpretation of results


    PhD in material/chemistry/physical sciences

    Knowledge of advanced instrumental techniques with a significant
    experience in research Raman spectroscopic analysis required

    Interest in archaeology is desirable

    Demonstrated genuine interest in working with museum

    Ability of working cautiously as he/she will have to analyse
    high-valuable objects

    Should be able to work independently

    Ability to communicate scientific concepts to a non-scientific

Resume and cover letter are to be sent to Ms. Yu-Yun Lin
<hsyuyun<-at->mail<.>ihp<.>sinica<.>edu<.>tw> by August 8, 2013.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 27:7
                 Distributed: Wednesday, July 31, 2013
                        Message Id: cdl-27-7-036
Received on Monday, 29 July, 2013

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