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Subject: Fellowship at Harvard

Fellowship at Harvard

From: Narayan Khandekar <nkhandek>
Date: Wednesday, March 3, 2004
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. Report to
the Senior Conservation Scientist. Work with scientists,
conservators, conservation interns, curators and academic art
historians on research projects. Utilize a broad range of art and
artists' materials collections in the Art Museums and other
institutions. Foci will be shared between traditional and
modern/contemporary artists' materials and techniques. Organize
workshops and symposia to engage others in examining issues related
to conservation science research. Document findings. Provide
analytical services to the Straus Center conservators and research
curators in the study and preservation of the collection. Assist
with instrument maintenance and repair as necessary, and in training
others to use the instruments.

Required Skills, Education and Experience: Ph.D. in
chemistry/physical science combined with a strong interest in the
visual arts is required. The successful candidate will have a high
level of scientific achievement and a serious interest in a career
as a scientist in the museum field. Experimental research experience
and an ability to conduct academic research required. Experience
with microscopy of diverse types, particularly fluorescence and
confocal microscopy, including state-of-the art 2D and 3D image
analysis, and advanced computational skills required; Strong oral
and written communications skills required. Record of publication or
presentation preferred. Knowledge of one or more foreign languages

Additional Information: The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation funds this
3-year research fellowship. The Straus Center has a long history of
multi-disciplinary collaboration between scientists, curators and
art historians. The Harvard University Art Museums (HUAM) houses
world-renowned art collections and 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

Application Instructions: Please apply online at
<URL:>, Requisition #19085. If you have
any questions, please contact the HUAM Human Resources office at
617-496-5864 or jose_cornier [at] harvard__edu. The HUAM requires a
pre-employment reference and background screening. Harvard
University is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer.

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                   Distributed: Monday, March 8, 2004
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Received on Wednesday, 3 March, 2004

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