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59051OT: any of you have the correct science background to analyze the Staffordshire Hoard?

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  • Kareina Talvi Tytär
    Jun 2, 2012
      The below message was posted to an academic email list I am on--it
      sounds like a fun job, but, sadly, I don't have the experience with
      the correct equipment, so I thought I would check to see if any other
      SCA folk do...

      (apologies to those of you who will see this more than once, as I will
      post it in a couple of places...)

      From: Arch-Metals Group [ARCH-METALS@...] on behalf of
      Susan La Niece [SLANIECE@...]
      Sent: Thursday, May 31, 2012 6:55 PM
      To: ARCH-METALS@...
      Subject: 1 year post at the British Musem

      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. The post is to
      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.

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

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

      Fixed Term Contract; 12 months in duration (Full time)
      Salary: GBP 26,820 per annum

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

      <URL: http://www.britishmuseum.org/about_us/jobs.aspx>

      Closing date: 12 noon, Thursday 21st June 2012

      Susan La Niece
      Department of Conservation and Scientific Research
      The British Museum
      London WC1B 3DG


      Mobile Phone: +46 72-539 07 76