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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 techniques.
Good verbal and written communication skills are essential, you will be required to disseminate results and information through reports, publication and lecturing etc, and to participate in public outreach events. In addition, you will be able to demonstrate an ability to work independently and to deadline, with strong organisational skills and an ability to pay close attention to detail.
The Museum is looking to appoint a candidate who, ideally, is able to start as soon as possible.
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Closing date: 12 noon, Thursday 21st June 2012.