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Postdoctoral Fellow in Chemistry, Material Science, Conservation Science – UiO, Norway

University of Oslo, UiO

Norway

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The Museum of Cultural History, University of Oslo, (KHM), and the University of Nottingham, are inviting applicants for a two year position as  postdoctoral research fellowship in the project “Virtual Reconstruction, Interpretation and Preservation of the Oseberg Textiles” (TexRec). We are looking for an applicant who is attracted by developing new, bio-inspired materials for preservation of archaeological textiles.

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General Info

Position: Postdoctoral Fellow
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: , ,
Deadline to Apply: November 9, 2021(GMT +1)
Joining Date: Mar 01, 2022
Contract Period: 2 Years
Salary: 534 400 - 615 800 NOK/Year

Workplace:
Museum of Cultural History
University of Oslo, (KHM), and the University of Nottingham
University of Oslo, UiO
Oslo,

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Qualification Details

  • Phd degree in chemistry or a related field.
  • Good knowledge and skills in preparative organic chemistry
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English, which is the working language in the project
  • Strong interest in cultural heritage is an advantage, but not necessary.

Personal skills

The candidate is expected to be

  • able to develop novel research ideas, and to realize them within the project’s framework
  • willing and interested in communication and collaboration with projectparticipants from very different working fields
  • result- and solution orientated
  • well organized and delivers quality results within agreed deadlines
  • able to work independently and efficiently

Responsibilities/Job Description

The postdoctoral fellow will develop bio-inspired/biomimetic materials to consolidate the fragile fibers. The focus would be on cellulose-based materials. This may include cellulose and its derivatives, chitosan, aminocelluloses, nanocellulose and other relevant materials. The developed materials are expected to be applied to textile objects in other collections, too.

If you

  • are attracted by an exciting combination of science, technology and historical artifacts
  • think that the switch to Green Chemistry is important also in the field of Cultural Heritage, and that the biomimetic approach is a valuable tool in development of new materials
  • enjoy working in a cross-disciplinary, international team
  • consider to give your career an unusual direction

then do not hesitate to contact us.

The main purpose of the fellowship is to qualify researchers for work in higher academic positions within their disciplines.

The postdoctoral fellow will develop bio-inspired/biomimetic materials to consolidate the fragile fibers. The focus would be on cellulose-based materials. This may include cellulose and its derivatives, chitosan, aminocelluloses, nanocellulose and other relevant materials. The developed materials are expected to be applied to textile objects in other collections, too.

If you

  • are attracted by an exciting combination of science, technology and historical artifacts
  • think that the switch to Green Chemistry is important also in the field of Cultural Heritage, and that the biomimetic approach is a valuable tool in development of new materials
  • enjoy working in a cross-disciplinary, international team
  • consider to give your career an unusual direction

then do not hesitate to contact us.

The main purpose of the fellowship is to qualify researchers for work in higher academic positions within their disciplines.

How to Apply?

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Documents Required

The application must include

  • cover letter (statement of motivation, summarizing scientific work and research interest)
  • CV (summarizing education, academic and relevant non-academic work and activities)
  • copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts only)
  • a complete list of publications
  • copies up to five publications the candidate wishes to be reviewed
  • list of reference persons: two references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number)

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University's grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English.

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on the documented, academic qualifications, as well as the candidates motivation and personal suitability. Interviews with the best qualified candidates will be arranged.

About the Project

The project TexRec is funded by the Norwegian Research Council. The postdoc will be part of a larger, international group of researchers from different fields. The research team consists of chemists, archaeologists, a botanist, conservators, computer scientists and experts in photography and imaging.

The TexRec project will focus on the over 80 fragments belonging to several different tapestries. The project covers a thorough investigation of the fabrics, the development of a computer-assisted virtual reconstruction, archaeological interpretation of the motifs, the development of a suitable preservation strategy and communication of our research to the public.

Project partners are:

  • Museum of Cultural History, University of Oslo, Norway
  • Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim and Gjøvik, Norway
  • University of Nottingham, National Centre for Macromolecular Hydrodynamics, UK
  • DWI Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials, Aachen, Germany
  • University of Bologna, Italy
  • University of Bergen, Norway
  • Natural History Museum, University of Oslo, Norway
  • AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow, Poland

About the Employer: University of Oslo, UiO

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Contact details

Associated professor Hartmut Kutzke, project coordinator TexRec, phone: +47 97985024, E-mail: hartmut.kutzke@khm.uio.no

Professor Stephen E. Harding, work package leader, phone +44 (0)7811090635, E-mail: steve.harding@nottingham.ac.uk

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