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Subject: Position at Rijksmuseum

Position at Rijksmuseum

From: Lieke Boers <l.boers<-a>
Date: Thursday, October 9, 2014
Paintings Research Scientist

36 hours per week for 1 year with the possibility of renewal

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 is attracting over two million
visitors per year.

The Paintings Conservation department of the Rijksmuseum seeks a

Job Description: The scientist will play a central role in planning
and developing research projects in close collaboration with the
Paintings Conservation, and the Curatorial staff of the Rijksmuseum.
The scientist will provide analytical support to the paintings
conservation staff and to participate in all levels of research
activities in the department.  The Scientist is expected to
contribute to technical advances in the field, publish results in
appropriate journals, speak at national and international
conferences, and play a leading role in disseminating information
through lectures, publications and the museum website.


    A Ph.D. in chemistry (analytical/organic/inorganic)

    An up to date knowledge of the materials used in the creation
    and conservation of traditional oil paintings

    Experience in successfully developing and writing research

    A demonstrated record of scholarship and publication in this

    Experience with various methods used in analysis and
    identification of paintings materials (LM, SEM-EDX, FTIR, Raman,
    GC-MS, HPLC, XRD, and XRF)

    Experience with non-destructive imaging methods and
    synchrotron-based micro-analytical studies related to painting

    Experience in studying paintings of a museum collection, and in
    analysing their constituent materials

    An international reputation in Conservation Science and an
    extensive international network

    An ability to establish productive working collaborations
    within, as well as outside the museum


    A clear vision on development on painting research science

    Excellent social and communication skills

    A pro-active, analytical and problem-solving attitude

    Good knowledge of Dutch--or willing to learn--and English
    (spoken and written)

    A focus on the development of the profession

Terms and conditions of employment: The position is for 1 year with
the possibility of renewal.  The salary for this category 12
position will range from a minimum of Euro 3384, up to a maximum of
Euro 4713, monthly (gross) for a full-time working week (36
hours/week), depending on education, training and experience, and is
exclusive of holiday allowance (8%) and end-of-year payment.

For more specific information about the position, contact

    Dr. Robert van Langh
    Head of Conservation and Scientific research department
    +31 20 674 7233

For questions regarding the application procedure, contact

    Lieke Boers
    HR Advisor
    +31 20-6747324

Applications: Please e-mail your application (letter, cv and list of
publications) to vacatures<-a t->rijksmuseum< . >nl with the title of the
position in the subject line before 23 October, 2014.

Lieke Boers
Personeel and Organisatie / HR department
Museumstraat 1
Postbus 74888
1070 DN Amsterdam
+31 20 674 7304

                  Conservation DistList Instance 28:19
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Received on Thursday, 9 October, 2014

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