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Positions at Getty Conservation Institute

From: Melena Gergen <mgergen<-a>
Date: Wednesday, October 5, 2005
Conservation scientist (2)
The Getty Conservation Institute (GCI)

The GCI Science department is seeking to fill two positions in the
Museum Research Laboratory (MRL) located at the Getty Center.  The
mission of the MRL is to conduct scientific research in
collaboration with conservators and curators to further the
understanding and preservation of the collection of the J. Paul
Getty Museum and other institutions with which we collaborate; to
disseminate our findings through professional publications and
conferences; and to contribute to the advancement of the field of
conservation through the organization of seminars, symposia and

Successful candidates will be expected to conduct scientific
analyses and research on works of art using the wide range of
chemical and instrumental techniques available at the GCI.  In
addition, independent research projects that further the
understanding or preservation of works of art, collaborating with
other cultural or academic institutions as appropriate, may be
developed.  Professional development is encouraged and supported
through participation in professional meetings and workshops.

The GCI Science department is seeking individuals who will
complement and enhance the existing expertise of the MRL.  For one
position, experience and interest in the examination of paintings is
preferred; the second position may be filled in any other area of
conservation science.  All candidates should have a broad range of
skills and interests, excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to
work effectively in small teams, and be versatile and creative
problem solvers.  A Ph.D. in chemistry or other physical science is
preferred and a minimum of 3 7 years experience in conservation
science is required, although exceptional candidates with equivalent
training or experience will be considered.  Excellent written and
oral communication skills are required.

For further information about the MRL or the positions, please

    Karen Trentelman, Ph.D.
    Senior Scientist
    Museum Research Laboratory
    ktrentelman<-a t->getty< . >edu

Rank and salary will be commensurate with education and experience.
An excellent benefits package will also be provided.  EOE

To apply, please send curriculum vitae and cover letter to
gcistaffing<-a t->getty< . >edu or fax to 310-440-6182 by December 15, 2005.

The Getty Conservation Institute (GCI), located at the Getty Center
in Los Angeles, California and the Getty Villa in Malibu (scheduled
to reopen January, 2006) is one of the operating programs of the J.
Paul Getty Trust and serves the international conservation community
by working to advance practice in the profession.  Activities
include scientific research, education and training, dissemination
of information, and carefully selected field projects, all directed
towards unsolved problems in the field of conservation.

Melena Gergen
GCI Administration

                  Conservation DistList Instance 19:19
                 Distributed: Friday, October 14, 2005
                       Message Id: cdl-19-19-011
Received on Wednesday, 5 October, 2005

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