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Position at Rijksmuseum

From: Bart Schindeler <b.schindeler<-at->
Date: Wednesday, December 18, 2013
PhD in Chemistry on Ultramarine Degradation
Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

36 hours per week

Closing date: February 10

As the National Museum of Art and History of the Netherlands, the
Rijksmuseum holds canonical collections of Netherlandish fine and
applied arts and historical artefacts from the Middle Ages onwards,
supplemented by important holdings of other European and Asian arts.
Its principal function is to study, enhance and augment these
collections and to present them for the enjoyment and benefit of a
broad national and international audience.  The Rijksmuseum, which
is staffed by some 600 employees, was reopened on 13 April 2013
after an intensive refurbishment, and expects to attract over a
million visitors per year.

Summary: PhD position in Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry to study
the degradation mechanism of blue ultramarine paints.

The Rijksmuseum Amsterdam in collaboration with the Faculties of
Science and Humanities of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and
AkzoNobel, is offering a PhD position in conservation science.  The
research focuses on the degradation mechanism of the blue
ultramarine paints, natural as well as synthetic, and defining the
most appropriate treatment approach.  The PhD candidate will work
closely together with the paintings scientist and conservators of
the conservation department of the Rijksmuseum.  The candidate will
also work within the PAinT research project at the Van 't Hoff
Institute for Molecular Sciences at the UvA

    <URL:http://www.s4a-paint.uva.nl>

The PAinT team investigates the ageing, deterioration and migration
processes inside mature oil paints related to pigment-binder
interactions.

Requirements: The successful candidate is a chemist
specialized/experienced in (in)organic synthesis, surface chemistry,
zeolite chemistry and catalysis, spectroscopic techniques, and/or
mass spectrometry.  He or she has a true interest to apply science
to the field of cultural heritage.

For further information please contact Arie Wallert
<a.wallert<-at->rijksmuseum<.>nl>.

Appointment: The position would preferably start from 17 March 2014.
The full-time appointment will be on a temporary basis for a maximum
period of four years (18 months plus a further 30 months after a
positive evaluation) and will lead to a dissertation (PhD thesis).
The candidate is expected to attend courses and (international)
meetings and to disseminate the research outcome to the conservation
field.  Based on a full-time appointment (36 hours per week) the
gross monthly salary will range from Euro 2.103,- in the first year
to Euro 2.665,- in the final year, according to the Dutch salary
scales for PhD students.  The collective labour agreement (CAO) for
independent national museums applies.

Job application: Interested applicants should email a Letter of
Motivation and CV to vacatures<-at->rijksmuseum<.>nl, quoting the name of
the vacancy in the subject line and arrange for two recommendation
letters to be sent to the same address.

The closing date for applications is February 10, 2014.
Interviews will take place on February 27, 2014.



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