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Position at British Museum

From: Catherine Higgitt <chiggitt<-at->
Date: Thursday, May 31, 2012
Department of Conservation and Scientific Research
British Museum

Fixed Term Contract; 12 months in duration (Full time)

Salary: GBP 26,820 per annum

We are currently recruiting for a Scientist to work within the
department of Conservation and Scientific Research. This post will
involve responsibility for analysis and research of both material in
the British Museum collection and the Anglo-Saxon Staffordshire
Hoard which forms part of the contract work being delivered by the
British Museum on behalf of the Staffordshire Hoard owners. You will
undertake scientific examination, analysis and X-radiography of
archaeological and museum materials for their identification,
provenance or technological investigation and to understand their
deterioration and conservation. Further to this, the post will
involve responsibility for the management, archiving and reporting
of all data as part of the contract research.

You will have a strong and relevant science background with
experience in a research and/or analytical laboratory environment.
Experience in the application and use of a range of analytical
techniques including XRF are essential. You will have experience in
some of the following: SEM-EDX, specific gravity measurements,
X-radiography, XRD, Raman or FTIR spectroscopy, microscopy

The Museum is looking to appoint a candidate who, ideally, is able
to start as soon as possible.

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


Closing date: 12 noon, Thursday 21 June 2012

Dr Catherine Higgitt
Head of Science,
Department of Conservation and Scientific Research,
The British Museum,
Great Russell Street,
London, WC1B 3DG
+44 20 7323 8679
Fax: +44 20 7323 8276
Mobile: +44 781 4472 586
BB: +44 7812 677 091

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