The Centre for Cultural Heritage Technology (CCHT@Ca’Foscari) in Venice of Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia aims at researching and promoting new technologies and approaches for analysis and preservation of Cultural Heritage expanding and improving current approaches. A strongly interdisciplinarity-oriented infrastructure, the Centre combines expertise from conservation and computing sciences domains, integrating these competencies to foster cutting-edge research.
CCHT@Ca’Foscari is currently seeking to appoint one Post Doc with proven experiences in Material Science applied to Cultural Heritage, and experimental background in development of polymeric nanocomposite coating for Cultural Heritage preservation and conservation for its newly established lab. The selected candidate will join an interdisciplinary team of scientists focused on Cultural Heritage safeguard and protection through the understanding of the physico-chemical properties of the investigated materials and the development of appropriate strategies for their preservation and conservation.
The candidate will oversee junior researchers and PhDs working on characterisation of CH items and on the development of polymeric nano-micro/composite materials applied as protective coatings to heritage objects (including glass, metal and ceramic items, manuscripts, textiles, paintings and sculptures etc). Sensing technologies might also be developed and integrated in the protective layers in order to monitor the state of the degradation of heritage items.
Strongly motivated, the ideal candidate will contribute to the establishment of CCHT@Ca’Foscari as a leading global centre in the domain of conservation of Cultural heritage and to the expansion of the Centre itself.
Required qualifications for the candidate:
The successful candidate will be offered a salary commensurate to experience and skills.
The call will remain open until the position is filled but a first deadline for evaluation of candidates will be November 15, 2019.
Please send your application to firstname.lastname@example.org quoting “CCHT - Conservation of Cultural Heritage and Coating Development for Material Preservation – BC 77469” in the e-mail subject.
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