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Positions at Museum Conservation Institute

From: Ann N'Gadi <ngadia<-a>
Date: Monday, March 24, 2008
Conservation Scientist
MCI, Suitland, MD, USA

Announcement #: 08-AD-294069-JNT-MCI

This position is interdisciplinary and may be filled under any of
the following disciplines and qualification requirements.

    (Interdisciplinary) Anthropologist, GS-0190
    Archeologist, GS-0193
    Biologist, GS, 0401
    Chemist, GS-1320
    Conservation Scientist, GS-1301

Salary Range: 48,108.00 to 62,546.00 USD Per Year Open period: March
24, 2008 to April 21, 2008 Series and grade:
GS-0190-0193-0401/1301-1320-09 Position Information: Full Time,
Career/Career-Conditional Promotion Potential: 11 Duty Locations:
Few Vacancies - Suitland, MD

Who may be considered: U.S. citizens or nationals of the United
States. U.S. citizens include natives of Guam [since 1950], Northern
Mariana Islands; Puerto Rico; and the U.S. Virgin Islands. A
national is a person who owes allegiance to the U.S. and includes
natives of American Samoa and Swains Island. If you need a
reasonable accommodation for the application/hiring process, please
call 202-633-6370 or 202-633-6409 (TTY).

Job Summary: This position is located in the Museum Conservation
Institute (MCI) of the Smithsonian Institution located in Suitland,
MD. This position is responsible for performing chemical analyses of
samples relating to the care, preservation and characterization of
art, archeological and other museum objects.

Major Duties: The incumbent will perform various chemical techniques
in the analysis of samples relating to the care, preservation, and
characterization of art, archaeological, and other museum objects.
These analyses will be based on microchemical approaches with
emphasis on nondestructive and/or minimally invasive sampling.
Performs analyses using sophisticated analytical techniques, e.g.
stable isotope ratio mass spectrometers (IRMS), gas chromatography
(GC), high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), pyrolysis gas
chromatography, mass spectrometry (GC-MS, Py-GC-MS/MS) and/or
infrared spectroscopy (FTIR). Conducts laboratory experiments to
analyze a wide range of museum objects, degradation products, and
materials used in the conservation, exhibition and/or storage of
objects. Interprets and evaluates the results to determine their
scientific accuracy and ensure that all required information has
been gathered. Writes technical laboratory reports discussing
experimental procedures and results for both scientific and
non-scientific audiences. Ensures that assigned complex and
sensitive laboratory equipment is properly maintained and operating
at optimum efficiency.

Applications must be received by the closing date and may be
submitted in the following ways:


    Smithsonian Institution
    Office of Human Resources
    PO Box 23772
    Capital Gallery Suite 5060
    MRC 517
    Washington DC 20026-3772

  Fax: 202-633-6402
    You do not need to submit a cover sheet. Write the Announcement
    Number on all pages faxed.

  Hand Deliver or FEDEX:

    600 Maryland Avenue SW
    Capital Gallery Bldg.
    Suite 100W Washington DC 20024

Note: Do not send your resume/application materials via e-mail.
These will not be accepted.

To obtain information on the Federal Hiring Process, review other
Smithsonian vacancies, or obtain an Optional Application for Federal
Employment (OF-612) at <URL:  or

For further information please call 202-633-6370 (voice),
202-633-6409 (TTY); or email to<-a t->si< . >edu

                  Conservation DistList Instance 21:50
                 Distributed: Wednesday, March 26, 2008
                       Message Id: cdl-21-50-030
Received on Monday, 24 March, 2008

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