UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage


We're hiring: Research Fellow in optical damage to heritage plastics

21 October 2021

UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage are looking for a Research Fellow to undertake research in optical damage to heritage plastics.

Two researchers working the ISH heritage science laboratory

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This is a one-year post to undertake research as part of the EU Horizon 2020 funded IPERION HS project. You will investigate the mechanisms, type and extent of damage to modern and heritage plastics caused by optical analysis techniques.

The post has funding for 12 months from the 01 January until the 31 December 2022 in the first instance, further funding to support the post may be available. 

Key requirements

We encourage applicants with a wide range of backgrounds to apply for this cross-disciplinary position. Our main criterion is a keen interest in and enthusiasm for interdisciplinary research. We expect to receive applications from applicants with a variety of backgrounds which may include chemistry, physics, engineering, and/or conservation. Expertise in polymer degradation, interactions of light with materials and a basic understanding of mathematical modelling are desirable but training will be provided. Experience working within the heritage sector is desirable but not essential. 

Further details

A job description and person specification can be accessed on the UCL HR application page.

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact: bseer-recruitment@ucl.ac.uk

If you have specific questions about the role please contact Adam Gibson adam.gibson@ucl.ac.uk.

Closing date

14 Nov 2021

Interview date

26 Nov 2021

Additional information

Our department holds an Athena SWAN Silver award, in recognition of our commitment and demonstrable impact in advancing gender equality.

This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Support Staff.