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Subject: Fellowship at Harvard

Fellowship at Harvard

From: Narayan Khandekar <nkhandek>
Date: Friday, March 15, 2002
Narayan Khandekar
Senior Conservation Scientist
Mellon Research Fellow, Conservation Science
Harvard University Art Museums

Duties And Responsibilities: The Straus Center for Conservation and
Technical Studies is seeking a post-doctoral scientist for a 3-year
research fellowship in the field of conservation science funded by
the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Fellowship will provide the
opportunity to work with scientists, conservators, conservation
interns, curators and the University's academic art historians. The
research projects will utilize a broad range of art and artists'
materials collections in the Art Museums and other institutions.
Focus will be on traditional artists' materials and techniques.
Organize workshops and symposia for the purpose of examining issues
related to conservation science research. Participate in the
activities of the laboratory by providing analytical services to the
Straus Center conservators and research curators in the study and
preservation of the collection.

Required Education: Ph.D. in chemistry/physical science is required.
The successful candidate will have a high level of scientific
achievement combined with a strong interest in the visual arts.
Experimental research experience and an ability to conduct research
are required. Strong oral and written communications skills
required. Knowledge of one or more foreign languages preferred. The
Fellow is expected to make a serious commitment to a career as a
scientist in the museum field.

Additional Information: The Straus Center has a long history of
multi-disciplinary collaboration between scientists, curators and
art historians. The Art Museums house world-renowned art collections
in addition to significant study collections of art and artists'
materials. Renovated laboratories are equipped with microscopes
(polarizing light and reflectance/UV fluorescence), FT-IR, XRD, XRF,
X-radiography, GC-MS and UV-vis spectroscopy. Beyond the resources
of the Center, Harvard University offers access to specialized
analytical equipment and a large scientific community. A stipend of
$40,000 per annum will be provided. Additional funds are available
for travel, exchange visits and workshop/conference organization.

Please send your resume and cover letter to:

    Harvard University
    Resume Processing Center
    Req# 12970
    11 Holyoke Street
    Cambridge, MA 02138

Please note that upon submitting your credentials, you will become
part of Harvard's applicant database, and therefore, may be
considered for other suitable positions at the University. Harvard
University is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity.

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