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Subject: Position at Art Institute of Chicago

Position at Art Institute of Chicago

From: Francesca Casadio <fcasadio<-a>
Date: Thursday, January 6, 2005
Assistant/Associate Conservation Scientist
Art Institute of Chicago

The Art Institute of Chicago is seeking a qualified professional to
join the recently established Conservation Science Department.

Reporting to the Conservation Scientist, the Assistant/Associate
Conservation Scientist will work in close relationship with the
Conservation Microscopist, Conservators and Curators to preserve,
research and interpret objects in the collection. The incumbent
should be able to work independently and will have primary
responsibilities in developing organic materials characterization
capabilities for the Laboratory, including selection, operation and
maintenance of Py-GC/MS equipment. The incumbent is expected to
ensure general lab. organization, provide analytical services and
maintain record of analysis as well as write reports on completed

The successful candidate should have a minimum of MS in chemistry
(organic, analytical or polymer preferred) or the
physical/natural/materials sciences. Applicants with an education
background in conservation or art history (MA) with solid
credentials in science (BS) will also be considered. Candidates must
have proven chromatography and laboratory experience and a strong
interest in the visual arts; knowledge of other analytical
techniques and previous experience in conservation or conservation
science preferred.

Salary commensurate with experience, with benefits and allowance for
traveling, and the appointment will be for four years, with the
possibility for renewal.

Please send cover letter with resume' and two letters of
recommendation to:

    The Art Institute of Chicago
    Human Resources, MC/536
    111 S. Michigan Ave
    Chicago IL 60603
    Fax: 312-857-0141

Please direct questions to:

    Francesca Casadio, PhD
    Andrew W. Mellon Conservation Scientist
    The Art Institute of Chicago
    111 South Michigan Ave.
    60603-6110 Chicago IL
    Fax: 312-541-1959
    fcasad<-a t->artic< . >edu

Review of applications will begin March 14th, 2005 and continue
until the position is filled.

Additional Information: the recently established Conservation
Science facilities are equipped with state of the art
instrumentation: research microscopes (polarized light and
reflectance/ UV fluorescence), Raman and FTIR microspectroscopy,
portable XRF spectrometry, X-radiography and IR reflectrography. In
addition, the Museum has a close relationship with the Materials
Science and Engineering Center at Northwestern University and with
the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratories,
providing access to advanced research and analytical facilities and
to faculty with a wide range of expertise in the physical sciences.

Francesca Casadio, PhD
Andrew W. Mellon Conservation Scientist
The Art Institute of Chicago

                  Conservation DistList Instance 18:30
                 Distributed: Monday, January 10, 2005
                       Message Id: cdl-18-30-010
Received on Thursday, 6 January, 2005

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