Job Opportunity: Postdoctoral Researcher

October 6, 2022

Job Opportunity: Postdoctoral Researcher

The Image Permanence Institute (IPI) is looking for an early career researcher to join the team as Postdoctoral Researcher. This 30-month postdoctoral position offers the opportunity to gain experience of applied materials characterization and data analytics within the cultural heritage field. The appointed researcher will conduct research using advanced thermo-mechanical analytical techniques and data analytics to quantify the impact of changing environments on the mechanical properties of plastic composites, with a view to identifying safe storage, display and handling conditions for historic plastics. This research forms the core activities of a three-year research project, funded by an Institute of Museum and Library Services National Leadership Grant, designed to interrogate the relationship between temperature, equilibrium relative humidity, equilibrium moisture content and the mechanical properties of a range of plastics commonly housed in museum collections. The results will inform guidelines for sustainable preservation environmental management for plastics and plastic composite artifacts.

Required Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications

Learn more about the position (RIT Career Zone, 7300BR) and apply

Questions

Please contact Emma Richardson, Director of Research and Chair of the search committee, if you have any questions about the position: ejrpph@rit.edu

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