Proposed Salary £32,816 £40,322
Career Level Staff
Industry Research/ Development
Qualifications Bachelor's Degree
Research Scientist (Research Associate, scientific analysis of metals)
Salary range £30,942 – £40,322
Twelve-month contract starting January 2020
The Fitzwilliam Museum houses the principal collections of art and antiquities of the University of Cambridge, and holds over half a million objects in its care. It is also one of the eight museums that comprise the University of Cambridge Museums consortium (UCM). The successful candidate will take up a new post specifically for the scientific analysis of archaeological and historic metal objects across various Museum Departments. Notably, as part of a major research and exhibition initiative, the post-holder will be involved in a special project undertaking technical and scientific investigation of ancient Cypriot metalwork from within the Department of Antiquities collections.
Under the supervision of the Fitzwilliam’s Senior Research Scientist, the role-holder will investigate and document individual objects with a combination of invasive and non-invasive spectroscopic and imaging tools. As necessary, specific training for the combined, mutually complementary use of different examinational and analytical methods will be provided. The work will include data collection, processing and interpretation. Contribution to publications will be encouraged.
Candidates should hold a PhD in archaeological science, cultural heritage science or materials science, or equivalent research experience. They should be familiar with a range of imaging and spectroscopic methods for the scientific analysis of metals, as specified in the Further Particulars document.
A collaborative, supportive and flexible team working style is essential. The ability to deal with people at all levels and in a professional manner is crucial. A high degree of IT literacy, including the use of software for data acquisition and analysis and image processing, is required. Familiarity with archaeological and archaeometallurgical research in the prehistory of the Eastern Mediterranean would be an advantage.
Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 1 year in the first instance.
Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records check) check, a security check and a standard Disclosure and Barring Service check.
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Closing Date: Sunday 3rd November 2019 at 12 Midnight
Interview Date: Wednesday 20th November 2019
Please quote reference DA20809 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.
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