jueves, marzo 15, 2012

Puesto de trabajo para fotografiar fósiles

Os adjuntamos información de un puesto de trabajo para fotografiar fósiles en el British Geological Survey.

The British Geological Survey (BGS), founded in 1835, is part of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), and is the world's longest-established national geological survey and the UKs premier centre for earth science information and expertise. A vacancy has arisen for two highly motivated and enthusiastic Digitisation Staff, working on a high-profile JISC (Joint Information Standing Committee) funded 3D fossil project at our headquarters in Keyworth, Nottingham.

Your role will be working as part of a flexible team and will be working partly at Keyworth, and partly offsite at museums and collections around Britain. Duties include;

. Operating digital SLR camera, photographing type fossil specimens, including production of stereo pairs
. Operating NextEngine HD laser scanner to produce digital models of selected fossils
. Enter and retrieve information into PalaeoSaurus database
. Post-processing of images to add scales and produce anaglyph stereo images
. General data management, ensuring model and image metadata is correctly recorded according to the Data Management Plan

Qualified to GCSE or equivalent in Maths, English and Science subject at C and above, you must also show evidence of being a neat, tidy, careful and accurate worker. In addition you must have basic time management and data management skills. The role requires travelling round the UK therefore you need to show flexibility and be able to work away from home and to work in difficult conditions. A current driving licence is essential. Knowledge or training in photography and/or palaeontology and/or Museum Curation and PhotoShop or similar for image manipulation would be desirable. Working with anaglyphs (superimposed coloured stereo images), you must be able to differentiate colours.

The appointments will be for 21 months and starting salary will be between £14,620 per annum and £18,910 per annum depending on qualifications and experience. Working hours will be 37 per week excluding lunch breaks. A generous benefits package is also offered, including a company pension scheme, childcare allowance, 30 days annual leave plus 10.5 days public and privilege holidays.

Applications are handled by the RCUK Shared Services Centre; to apply please visit our job board at https://ext.ssc.rcuk.ac.uk and complete an online application form. Applicants who would like to receive this advert in an alternative format (e.g. large print, Braille, audio or hard copy), or who are unable to apply online should contact us by telephone on 01793 867003, Please quote reference number IRC48868. Closing date for receipt of application forms is 28 March 2012.