PhD Student in Chemistry/ Material Sciences at University of Bern, Switzerland

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The Bern University of Arts (BUA) unites a multitude of artistic disciplines while developing interdisciplinary per-spectives in teaching and research. It offers regular BA and MA courses and further education diplomas in art, design, conservation and restoration as well as music, opera, theatre and literature. We are seeking a Ph.D. student to join our team and study the role of the substrate in light-and anoxia-induced fading of Prussian blue artefacts by means of synchrotron techniques.

The candidate must hold a University Master’s degree in Chemistry/ Material Sciences and should have a solid background in solid state chemistry / physics, physical chemistry, material sciences, crystallography or related areas. Experience in synchrotron techniques isa plus but not a necessity. Ability and motivation to learn new techniques is a sine qua non condition. The candidate is expected to work independently and communicate with the various institution partners. Excellent command of written and spoken English is essential.

Deadline: 30.06.2012

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