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Position: Research Associate - Photonic Imaging Strategies for Technical Art History and Conservation
Institution: Heriot-Watt University
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Duties: The overarching aim of this project is to leverage exciting technical opportunities presented by recent advances in photonic and computational technologies to reveal new insights and knowledge of objects forming part of our cultural heritage, such as historical and contemporary paintings, polychrome sculpture and historic decorative scheme of interiors, buildings and monuments. Our objective is to create a process where current knowledge and conventional techniques from the technical art history community are used to inform the development of smart ICT strategies such as spectral compressive sensing and 4D spatio-spectral imaging
Requirements: You will have a PhD in an area cognate to the project - ideally in infrared femtosecond laser microscopy or spectroscopic imaging. Demonstrable experience in the construction of laser systems and/or imaging systems, for example sub-surface laser-scanning microscopes or optical coherence tomography systems. A record of high quality publications, and evidence of contribution to the writing of these publications proportionate to your opportunity and career stage
Text: Research Associate in Photonic Imaging Strategies for Technical Art History and Conservation Vacancy details Job ref IRC14768 Closing date 6 Jun 2018 23:00 (UK time) Salary GBP31604 -GBP38833 (Grade 7) Location Edinburgh Department IPAQS Category Research Status Full Time Duration 42 months fixed-term
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