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Laser Based intervention in Archaeological Materials and Museum Artifacts

Project Description and Objectives

Definition and Comparison of the state of the art conservation methods and their influence on selected archaeological museum stored artefacts. Evaluation of laser sample interaction, taking into account laser emission parameters and the physicochemical properties of the material under study. Establishment of laser tool selection criteria for decontamination/conservation of museum artifacts.

Comparison between laser based methods and alternative tools. Development of a dynamic, automated or semiautomated laser conservation methods for archaeological artifacts and samples.

Expected Results: Advancing the understanding of laser interactions with archaeological objects of value. Develop practical criteria to apply lasers in CH conservation, particularly in the field Archaeology and Palaeontology. Select problems associated with archaeological artifacts and CH material of historic value, according to their origin and use.

Develop skills necessary to select, operate safely and apply lasers in CH and Archaeometry.

Type of Contract and Benefits

The selected ESR8 will be offered a full-time 36 months employment contract by the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC)

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

ESR8 will be awarded a joint Double Doctorate degree by the University of Burgos in cotutelle with the University of Evora (UEVORA). Secondments to the University of Evora and the Museum of Human Evolution (MEH) are envisaged.

Additional Secondments to ED-ARCHMAT Beneficiaries and/or Partners could be planned according to ESR6 research needs.

Eligibility Criteria

Main Eligibility criteria are indicated in section ADMISSION RULES

ESR 8 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.

ESR8 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 Evora before enrolment in the double PhD degree.

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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