Conservation DistList Archives [Date] [Subject] [Author] [SEARCH]

Subject: Position at Smithsonian Institution

Position at Smithsonian Institution

From: Ann N'Gadi <ngadia<-a>
Date: Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Conservation Scientist (Interdisciplinary)
Smithsonian's Museum Conservation Institute

The Smithsonian's Museum Conservation Institute (MCI) is seeking a
Conservation Scientist with a specialization in applied spectroscopy
or modern materials science to conduct research in the general area
of organic analysis of museum collections, objects, and artifacts.
The research scientist will participate in interdisciplinary and
collaborative studies at MCI that may involve collections from some
or all of the 19 Smithsonian museums, with an emphasis on detection
and/or degradation of modern materials and polymers.  An instrument
specialization in one or more of the following techniques is
essential: stable isotope ratio mass spectroscopy (IRMS), gas
chromatography mass spectroscopy (GC-MS, Py-GC-MS), dispersive or FT
Raman spectroscopy (Raman), and/or infrared spectroscopy (FTIR). The
successful applicant's research focus should have relevance to the
care, preservation, and characterization of art, historical,
archaeological, natural history, and/or other museum objects.

The position is Full Time Career/Career-Conditional with a salary
range of US$69,764 - 90,698 per year.  It is interdisciplinary and
may be filled under any of the following disciplines and
qualification requirements: Research Biochemist, GS-0401; Research
Plant Physiologist, GS-0435; Materials Research Engineer (Plastics),
GS-0806; Research Materials Scientist, GS-1301; or Research Chemist,
GS-1320.  Application is open to citizens or nationals of the United

Open Period: Monday, August 4, 2008 to Tuesday, September 2, 2008

This position is located at the Museum Conservation Institute (MCI)
of the Smithsonian Institution (SI), in Suitland, Maryland, just
outside of Washington, DC. MCI is a research institute of SI; its
mission is to increase and disseminate scientific knowledge that
improves the preservation and conservation of museum collections and
related material, and contributes to the enhancement of their
contextual interpretation. For a more detailed description of the
Center's programs access <URL:>.

For more information on duties, qualifications and evaluations,
benefits and other information, and how to apply, please see the
full announcement at USAjobs:


    **** Moderator's comments: The above URL has been wrapped for
    email. There should be no newline.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 22:9
                 Distributed: Saturday, August 9, 2008
                        Message Id: cdl-22-9-018
Received on Wednesday, 6 August, 2008

[Search all CoOL documents]