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Position at British Museum

From: Claire Corridan <claire.corridan<-at->
Date: Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Scientist (Polymeric and Modern Materials)
Conservation and Scientific Research
British Museum

Fixed Term Contract: 6 month maternity cover, with possibility of
extension to 12 months

Full Time

UKP26,820 per annum pro-rata

Ref: 1390437

The British Museum is currently recruiting for a Scientist to work
within the department of Conservation and Scientific Research.  This
post will involve responsibility for the analysis of natural and
modern polymeric organic artefacts and materials in the collections
of the British Museum and for undertaking investigation and research
into the deterioration, conservation and technology of such

The ideal candidate will have a strong and relevant science
background combined with experience in analysis of polymeric
materials ranging from archaeological to modern organic museum
artefacts and conservation materials (e.g. textiles, paper,
plastics, adhesives etc.) using a range of analytical techniques
such as: FT-IR, nIR, py-GC-MS, SPME, XRF, SEM-EDX.  A strong
interest or experience in the technology and conservation of museum
objects would be an advantage.

You will be educated to degree level or equivalent in a related
science subject.  Good verbal and written communication skills are
essential; the post-holder will be required to disseminate results
and information through reports, publication and lecturing etc. and
to participate in public outreach events.

The Museum is looking to appoint a candidate who is able to start as
soon as possible and it is hoped to conduct interviews in early
January 2013.

For further information or to apply for this role, please go to


Closing date: 12 noon, Monday 6 January 2014.

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