Imaging and Analysis to enhance understanding of the Roman wooden tablets from Vindolanda
The British Museum is looking for a Research Assistant to develop and apply a protocol for the analysis of writing media (inks) on the Roman wooden tablets from Vindolanda. This role focuses on imaging and analysis to enhance understanding and promote effective conservation and display.
Key areas of responsibility:
- To develop and apply a protocol for the analysis of writing media (inks) on the Roman wooden tablets from Vindolanda using non-invasive scientific imaging and analytical techniques, including short-wave infrared (SWIR) and multiband imaging, XRF and Raman spectroscopy.
- To contribute scientific data that enhances understanding of the wooden tablets from Vindolanda and promotes their effective conservation and display.
- To update colleagues at regular progress meetings and publish results as appropriate through internal reports and peer-reviewed publications.
- To participate in the wider activities of Scientific Research, including contributing to the Museum’s public programme, to fully understand the role of museum scientists within the organisation.
- To demonstrate a commitment to professional development by continuing to advance knowledge, understanding and competencies.
The deadline is 12 pm (midday) on 28 October 2022
For further information and how to apply, please, visit https://bmrecruit.ciphr-irecruit.com/templates/CIPHR/jobdetail_4256.aspx