The Division of Science at New York University Abu Dhabi is inviting applicants for a post graduate hire in the area of physics applied to cultural heritage.
The candidate for this job will take over all data acquisition and analyses, and administrative activities relating to a custom macro-XRF (MA-XRF) scanner.
Further, the candidate will conduct research in the chemical composition of cultural heritage materials and report to our Arts & Humanities collaborators within the Dhakira Center for Interdisciplinary Heritage Studies.
The candidate will conduct research on the surface elemental and chemical composition of cultural heritage materials. Particularly, the candidate will be responsible for all data analyses on these objects.
The candidate will identify potential instrumentation of the CTP that could be useful in the classification, identification, dating, and general analysis of this cultural heritage materials.
The candidate will be the point of contact with our Dhakira collaborators in the Arts & Humanities
The candidate will assist in managing all paperwork and bureaucratic procedures that could originate from the activities with the XRF instrument.
Such procedures include, but are not limited to : revising and publishing risk assessments (RAs), standard operating procedures (SOPs), safe working methods (SWFs), and supervising that all licenses, training and permissions are in place.
The candidate will be in charge to liaise with our existing local and international collaborators and will be the point of contact for the XRF instrument development project, as well as for the ceramic analysis project.
Applicants must have at least a Bachelor of Science in Physics. Extensive knowledge of XRF techniques, image processing software, data analysis techniques, and data acquisition electronics.
is required. Experience with the handling of sensitive and valuable cultural heritage items (such as museum pieces) is preferred.
Applicants with previous publications in the field are highly preferred.
The terms of employment are competitive and will include housing and travel subsidies. Applications will be accepted immediately and candidates will be considered until the position is filled.
To be considered, all applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcript of degree, and at least one letter of recommendation, all in PDF format.
If you have any questions, please email : francesco.arneodo nyu.edu
About NYUAD :
NYU Abu Dhabi is a degree-granting research university with a fully integrated liberal arts and science undergraduate program in the Arts, Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Engineering.
NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU New York, and NYU Shanghai, form the backbone of NYU’s global network university, an interconnected network of portal campuses and academic centers across six continents that enable seamless international mobility of students and faculty in their pursuit of academic and scholarly activity.
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As a major intellectual hub at the crossroads of the Arab world, NYUAD serves as a center for scholarly thought, advanced research, knowledge creation, and sharing, through its academic, research, and creative activities.
UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply.
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