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Laser Based intervention on Historical Glass

Project Description and Objectives

Assesment of literature and reports, as well as previous work performed on-site by conservation specialists regardingglass used in historic monuments.
Definition and comparison of the state of the art conservation methods and their influence on selected historic glasses.
Initial evaluation of the laser-glass interaction, taking into account laser emission parameters and material physico-chemical properties.
Establishment of laser tool selection criteria for decontamination/conservation of historic glass.
Comparison of laser conservation methods vs other alternatives in terms of how properties are affected.
Development of a dynamic, automated or semiautomated laser conservation method for historic glass.

Expected Results
Advancing the understanding of laser interactions with historic glass.
Develop practical criteria to apply lasers in Cultural Heritage Conservation.
Establish problems associated with historic glass, acording to origin and use.
Develop skills necessary to select, operate safely and apply lasers to problems in Cultural Heritage materials in general.

Type of Contract and Benefits

The selected ESR11 will be offered a full-time 36 months employment contract by the University of Burgos (UBU)

The contract will include the following allowances:

Living Allowance (LA) = € 3035,36 per month corresponding to the monthly salary for the fellow before any deductions: contributions of both employers and employees to social security, pension, taxation.
Family allowance (FA) = 500€ per month. The LA will be paid only if the recruited ESR has a family* status at the time of recruitment.
Mobility Allowance (MA) = 600€ per month. The MA is a contribution to household, relocation and travel expenses.

*"Family" means persons linked to the researcher by marriage (or a relationship with equivalent status to a marriage recognised by the legislation of the country where this relationship was formalised) or dependent children who are actually being maintained by the researcher.

Doctoral Degree

ESR11 will be awarded a joint Double Doctorate degree by the University of Burgos (UBU) in cotutelle with the University of Bordeaux-Montaigne (UBM).

Additional Secondments to ED-ARCHMAT Beneficiaries and/or Partners could be planned according to ESR11 research needs

Eligibility Criteria

Main Eligibility criteria are indicated in section ADMISSION RULES

ESR 11 Additional Eligibility Criteria:
A good command of English language is required (minimum level C1 - Common European Framework of Reference for Languages CEFR) and it will be assessed at the interview stage after shortlisting.

ESR11 Specific Requirements

Master (2nd cycle equivalent according to the Bologna Process) Degree issued by an officially recognized academic institution which grants admission to PhD programmes in the country of issuance in one of the following fields: Humanities and Sciences.

Foreign academic degrees and diplomas will be validated and recognized by the authorized personnel of the University of Burgos and the University of Bordeaux-Montaigne before enrolment in the double PhD degree.

Additional Requirements:
Candidats already having experience in archaeometry and having an interest in cultural heritage science are welcome.

One of the following certificates of English language knowledge, regardless of the date of obtainment:
IELTS with a minimum score of 5.0;
One of the language certificates recognized equivalent to IELTS 5.0 by the Foreign Languages Centre and detained at the webpage: or a declaration of having a Ba. and/or M.Sc. degree issued by a University in which courses are taught in English, i.e. “The medium of instruction was English”. Certificates not included in the list above will not be accepted;
Valid GRE® General Test, possessed by the application deadline.

Application Deadline

The deadline for the online submission of completed application forms available under section APPLICATION of the ED-ARCHMAT website is 15th July 2018.

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