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Position at University of Amsterdam

From: Katrien Keune <katrien.keune<-at->
Date: Tuesday, May 1, 2012
PhD position in Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry
University of Amsterdam

38 hours per week

The Faculty of Science of the University of Amsterdam in
collaboration with the Faculty of Science of the Utrecht University
and the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Amsterdam, is
offering a PhD position funded by the NWO Science4Arts Programme.
The candidate will work within the PAinT research project Paint
Alterations in Time. Implications of pigment-binder interactions for
conservation, presentation and storage of oil paintings from Van
Eyck to Mondrian. In this multidisciplinary international project
scientists and paintings conservators from leading museums,
universities and institutions work closely together. The PAinT team
is supported by a broad (inter)national group of experts.

The PAinT team investigates the ageing, deterioration and migration
processes inside mature oil paints related to pigment-binder
interactions. In a combined approach, analysis of paintings from
Dutch museum collections will be linked with scientific experiments
on model systems. The project aims to provide an improved scientific
basis to inform conservation strategies.


The successful candidate is a chemist specialized/experienced in
(in)organic synthesis, spectroscopic techniques, and/or mass
spectrometry. He or she has interest to apply science to the field
of cultural heritage. The candidate will focus on the synthesis and
characterization using state of the art analytical techniques of
mature oil paint model systems. In a later stage, these models
systems will be exposed to relevant storage conditions and
conservation treatments to investigate reaction and transport
processes in time. Besides that the candidate should be able and
interested to work in an interdisciplinary team en have the
flexibility to travel and to work in various locations within and
outside the Netherlands.

Further information

    Prof. dr. Piet Iedema
    Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Scien(HIMS)
    University of Amsterdam

    Dr. Andy Beale
    Department of Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysiss
    Utrecht University

Appointment: The position would preferably start from 1 September

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).
An educational plan will be drafted that includes attendance of
courses and (international) meetings. The PhD student is also
expected to assist in teaching of undergraduates. Based on a
full-time appointment (38 hours per week) the gross monthly salary
will range from Euro 2042,-- in the first year to Euro 2612,--in the
final year, according to the Dutch salary scales for PhD students.
The collective employment agreement (CAO) of Dutch universities is

Job application: Interested applicants should email a Letter of
Motivation and CV to application-science<-at->uva<.>nl, quoting the vacancy
number vacancy number W12-097 and arrange for two recommendation
letters to be sent to the same address.

The closing date for applications is 31 May 2012.
Interviews will be held second half of June 2012.

On behalf of the PAinT team,

Katrien Keune
Conservation Scientist/ Project Leader
PAinT-S4A project
Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS)
University of Amsterdam
The Netherlands

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