Postdoctoral job opportunities in museums & heritage

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UCL Museums & Collections (in collaboration with UCL Department of Gynaecological Oncology)
Research Associate (Science)
We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and motivated postgraduate to a multidisciplinary research team investigating the potential of museum object handling as an enrichment and/or therapeutic intervention in hospitals and other healthcare settings. Funded by the AHRC this post will focus on the psychological impact of ‘object therapy’ and in collaboration with the research team will seek to better understand the impact, role and potential of object handling in patient wellbeing, staff training and professional development.
The applicant should hold a PhD in psychological, biological or health sciences, or arts therapy, have excellent written and verbal communication skills, be highly organised and meticulous to detail.
The post is available immediately for a period of 1.5 years/20 months and is full time (100% FTE). Salary will be on Grade 7: currently £27,466 to £33,780 plus London Weighting of £2,649.
Research Assistant (Museology)
We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and motivated postgraduate to a multidisciplinary research team investigating the potential of museum object handling as an enrichment and/or therapeutic intervention in hospitals and other healthcare settings. Funded by the AHRC this post will focus on evaluating the impact of ‘object therapy’ and developing best practice guidelines for heritage engagement with healthcare.
The applicant should hold a postgraduate qualification in museums/heritage studies, have excellent written and verbal communication skills, be highly organised and meticulous.
The post is available immediately for a period of 2.5 years/30 months and is part-time (50%FTE). Salary will be on Grade 6 Spinal point 24 to 26: currently £23,692 to £25,135 plus London Weighting of £2,649.
Further details for the post and an application form may be obtained from www.ucl.ac.uk/museums/jobs/ or contact: Lauren Sadler (Email: l.sadler@ucl.ac.uk, Tel: 020 7679 2540). Please return completed application forms to Lauren Sadler by email or by post – Museums and Collections, Strang Print Room, South Cloisters, UCL, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT.
The closing date for applications is: 19 September 2008

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