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Positions at Getty Conservation Institute

From: Melena Gergen <mgergen>
Date: Monday, September 27, 2004
Senior Scientist (Getty Villa Analytical Lab)
Senior Scientist (Building Materials)
Getty Conservation Institute

The Getty Conservation Institute (GCI)
<URL:>, with facilities at the
Getty Center in Los Angeles, California and at the Getty Villa (the
former J. Paul Getty Museum, Malibu), is an operating program of the
J. Paul Getty Trust that serves the international conservation field
by working strategically to advance practice in the profession.  The
GCI Science department is seeking qualified candidates for the
following positions:

Senior Scientist (Getty Villa Analytical Lab)

    The Getty Villa is scheduled to reopen in late 2005.  In
    addition to housing the works of art from the Getty Museum's
    Antiquities Collection, the Villa*s broader mission encompasses
    the comparative study of ancient art and cultures. Additionally,
    the Getty and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
    have jointly undertaken a master's degree program for the
    conservation of archaeological and ethnographic materials, which
    will have laboratories and training facilities at this location.
    Reporting to the Chief Scientist and working closely with the
    museum's Antiquities Conservation department, scientists at the
    Getty Center, and UCLA students and professors, the Senior
    Scientist will manage complex research projects, in addition to
    a staff composed of approximately two scientists and/or
    technicians.  Experience in the scientific examination of
    Mediterranean antiquities preferred.

Senior Scientist (Building Materials)

    Reporting to the Chief Scientist, the Senior Scientist will work
    in collaboration with conservators and will manage complex
    research projects involving the study of inorganic materials
    with an emphasis on porous building materials.  S/he will
    oversee a staff composed of approximately five scientists,
    technicians, interns and/or administrative staff.  Experience in
    the scientific analysis of porous building materials and
    expertise in field applications of research results in
    architecture and archaeological sites preferred.

    The ideal candidates should be high-level contributors to the
    field of conservation science who have the ability to work
    effectively with experts, scholars and colleagues from a wide
    variety of disciplines. Candidates should be creative thinkers
    who are able to apply advanced knowledge of scientific research
    as it relates to art conservation.  A minimum of seven years
    experience in scientific research and a demonstrated ability to
    manage people, research and budgets are required.  Knowledge in
    one or more foreign languages preferred. Doctorate degree in
    chemistry or other natural science is preferred.

Excellent benefits package and salary commensurate with
qualifications and experience will be provided.  EOE

Please Fax: resume and cover letter to Giacomo Chiari, Chief
Scientist, by November 15, 2004 to 310-440-6182.

Melena Gergen
GCI Administration

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