PhD in Conservation/Conservation Science 2019, University of Oslo, Norway

University of Oslo, Norway


May 31, 2019

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PhD in Conservation / Conservation Science

A Doctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1017) in Conservation/Conservation Science is available at the Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History, University of Oslo.

The applicant is asked to propose a project under the heading: “Imaging-based documentation and analysis for change monitoring of novel dry-cleaning restoration/conservation methods for unvarnished paintings”. The proposed project should focus on the study of dirt and soot removal from unvarnished oil paintings on canvas, specifically those by Edvard Munch (1863-1944). The candidate is to develop representative paint mock-ups for documentation and novel cleaning tests, and to perform relevant accelerated aging and testing followed by documentation. Main supervisor will be Professor Tine Frøysaker, University of Oslo. Co-supervisors will be Professor Jon Yngve Hardeberg, NTNU, and Assistant Professor Edith Joseph, Hes-so – Haute Ecole Spécialisée de Suisse occidentale.

More about the position

The candidate will be a part of the team connected to The Munch Aula Paintings Project that will develop cleaning strategies appropriate for Munch’s Aula paintings.

The project is part of CHANGE – Cultural Heritage Analysis for New Generations. CHANGE is a project within the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, Marie SkÅ‚odowska-Curie. The CHANGE training will include: Training by research (15 ESR projects) and CHANGE Schools (5-10 days): at NTNU, Norway; CNRS, France; WUT, Poland; and HESSO, Switzerland.

The person appointed will be affiliated with the Faculty's organized research training. The academic work is to result in a doctoral thesis that will be defended at the Faculty with a view to obtaining the degree of PhD. The successful candidate is expected to join the existing research milieu or network and contribute to its development. Read more about the doctoral degree.

The appointment is for a duration of 3 years. All PhD Candidates who submit their doctoral dissertation for assessment with a written recommendation from their supervisor within 3 years or 3 ½ years after the start of their PhD position, will be offered, respectively, a 12 or 6 months Completion Grant.

The place of work will be Oslo, Norway.

Qualification requirements

  • A Master's degree or equivalent in conservation/conservation science. The Master's degree must have been obtained and the final evaluation must be available by the application deadline.
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English (CEFR Level B2).
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position.

To be eligible for admission to the doctoral programmes at the University of Oslo, applicants must, as a minimum, have completed a five-year graduation course (Master’s degree or equivalent), including a Master’s thesis of at least 30 ECTS. In special cases, the Faculty may grant admission on the basis of a one-year Master course following an assessment of the study programme’s scope and quality.

To be eligible for the position the candidate must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Norway for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the recruitment date. Compulsory national service, short stays such as holidays, and time spent as part of procedure for obtaining refuge status under the Geneva Convention are not taken into account.

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on:

  • The project's scientific merit, research-related relevance and innovation.
  • The applicant's estimated academic and personal ability to complete the project within the time frame.
  • The applicant's ability to complete research training.
  • Good collaboration skills and an ability to join interdisciplinary academic communities.

Applicants who have recently graduated with excellent results may be given preference.

We offer

  • Salary NOK 449 400 – 505 800 per annum depending on qualifications.
  • A professionally stimulating working environment.
  • Membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.
  • Attractive welfare benefits.

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May 27, 2019