Full-time (100%) doctoral scholarship holder in the area of image analysis for painting conservat...

University of Antwerp
July 24 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

The Department of Heritage is seeking to fill a full-time (100%) vacancy for a doctoral scholarship holder in the area of image analysis for painting conservation.

Project:  https://www.uantwerpen.be/en/rg/heritage-and-sustainability/research/projects/stimpro/

Job description

  • You prepare a doctoral thesis in the field of deformation behaviour of paintings, based on experimental research and image analysis of 4D datasets.

  • Your main task concerning image analysis consists of looking for optimised methods to process and analyse 4D CT-datasets, including the application of innovative reconstruction algorithms.

  • The experimental work consists of designing and executing tests in which the deformation of painting samples is measured under the influence of the interaction with moisture, eg. using micro-CT or other radiographic or microscopic techniques, possibly in combination with dilatometry.

  • You publish scientific articles related to the research project of the assignment.

Profile and requirements

  • You hold a master degree in science, engineering, heritage conservation or another relevant academic discipline. Students in the final year of their degree can also apply.

  • You have experience in image processing and analysis and you are motivated to explore and investigate problems of painting conservation, OR you have a strong background in conservation of paintings and you are motivated to develop your skills in digital image analysis and CT techniques.

  • You can submit outstanding academic results.

  • Your academic qualities comply with the requirements stipulated in the university's policy.

  • You are quality-oriented, conscientious, creative and cooperative.

We offer

  • a doctoral scholarship for a period of one year. During this period the promotor will submit grant applications in order to provide full financing for the following years;

  • the scholarship starts between 1 October 2017 and 1 January 2018 and runs for 1 year;

  • a gross monthly grant ranging from € 2 280.27 to € 2 419.84;

  • a dynamic and stimulating work environment; you will work both on the City Campus (Heritage Department) and on the Campus Drie Eiken (Vision Lab) and in external labs.

How to apply?

  • Applications may only be submitted online.  Along with  your application, add a CV and motivation letter. You can submit your application till closing date August 31, 2017.

  • A pre-selection will be made from amongst the submitted applications.

  • The remainder of the selection procedure is specific to the position and will be determined by the selection panel.

  • More information about the application form can be obtained from vacatures@uantwerpen.be

  • For questions about the profile and the description of duties, please contact Prof. Roel Hendrickx

The University of Antwerp is a family friendly organization, with a focus on equal opportunities and diversity. Our HR-policy for researchers was awarded by the European Commission with the quality label HR Excellence in research

We support the Science4Refugees initiative and encourage asylum-seeking, refugee scientists and researchers to apply for a job at the University of Antwerp.

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