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Subject: Fellowship at Harvard

Fellowship at Harvard

From: Kathleen Kennelly <kathleen_kennelly>
Date: Thursday, July 6, 2006
Andrew W. 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: Basic requirements: Ph.D.
in chemistry/physical science combined with a demonstrated interest
in the visual arts; experimental research experience; experience
with microscopy of diverse types of image analysis. Additional
requirements: 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; must have ability to conduct academic
research; strong oral and written communications skills; advanced
computational skills; a record of publication or presentation
preferred; knowledge of one or more foreign languages preferred.

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, and GC-MS. Beyond the resources of
the Center, Harvard University offers access to specialized
analytical equipment and a large scientific community.

Please apply online via the Harvard University Jobs Website at
<URL:>, Requisition #27059. 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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