07/01/2019

PhD in materials science or in imaging and intelligence techniques for Cultural Heritage Artifacts

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Haute Ecole Arc
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    ChemistryAnalytical chemistry
    ChemistryApplied chemistry
    ChemistryInstrumental analysis
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    15/02/2019 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Switzerland › Neuchâtel
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    40
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020
  • REFERENCE NUMBER
    813789

Analysis and assessment of degradation of polychrome metallic artworks

This research project will be carried out within the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 813789 (Innovative Training Networks - ITN CHANGE): www.change-itn.eu.

Job description

This project focuses on the study of the formation of metal soaps on painted metal. The research team will develop a methodology based on multi-modal analyses for the assessment of the different factors related to the degradation processes.

Main supervisor: Edith Joseph (Haute Ecole Arc Conservation-restauration)

Co-supervisors: Francesco Caruso (University of Oslo) and Laura Brambilla (Haute Ecole Arc Conservation-restauration)

The period of employment for the position is 3 years.

 

 

Eligibility criteria

http://change-itn.eu/vacancies/eligibility-criteria/)

Early stage researcher (ESR) rule: the ESR must, at the date of recruitment, be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of his/her research career and have not been awarded a doctoral degree.

Mobility rule: researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Switzerland for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the recruitment date. Compulsory national service, short stays such as holidays, and time spent as part of a procedure for obtaining refugee status under the Geneva Convention are not taken into account.

Selection process

Questions about the position: Edith Joseph, edith.joseph@he-arc.ch, main supervisor.

For administrative issues related to the work place: Isabelle Rérat, isabelle.rerat@he-arc.ch, human resources delegate.

For doctoral administrative and pedagogical enrolment, contact Sunniva Engh, sunniva.engh@iakh.uio.no, Head of research at IAKH.

The application file should include a letter of motivation accompanied with a short research proposal related to the research project (2 pages max.), copies of titles (English translations of the Diplomas/academic transcripts if they are in another language), a curriculum vitae (with publications and other academic works that the applicant would like to be considered in the evaluation) and two reference contacts should be sent to Isabelle Rérat, isabelle.rerat@he-arc.ch.

Additional comments

Doctoral enrolment at Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History (IAKH), University of Oslo (UiO), Norway. The successful candidate will apply to the Faculty of humanities at UiO for enrollment in the doctoral programme and will receive his/her doctoral degree from UiO. For more information about the doctoral programme at UiO, please see https://www.hf.uio.no/english/research/phd/structure/organisation-at-iak....

Therefore, the candidate will have stays in Oslo to attend the PhD training programme of UiO.

Furthermore, international internship opportunities are planned.

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    ENGLISH: Good
    FRENCH: Basic

Skills/Qualifications

The candidate should:

  • Hold a university Master’s degree in materials science or in imaging and intelligence techniques

  • Have autonomy, organizational and very good communication skills

  • Having a good level of English (oral and written). CEFR level - B2 is a prerequisite.

Specific Requirements

Additional assets are:

  • Experience in dealing with polychrome artworks and conservation research

  • Knowledge on metals (identification, corrosion)

  • Technical analytical skills (including FTIR/Raman microscopy, XRD, SEM-EDS)
  • Some knowledge of French will be an advantage

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Haute Ecole Arc
Switzerland
Neuchâtel
Neuchâtel
2000
Espace de l'Europe, 11

EURAXESS offer ID: 368308

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