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Fellowship at Harvard

From: Kathleen Kennelly <kathleen_kennelly<-a>
Date: Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship for Scientists in
Harvard Art Museum

The Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies is seeking
a postdoctoral scientist for a 3-year research fellowship in the
field of conservation science. This position reports to the Senior
Conservation Scientist and works with scientists, conservators,
conservation fellows, curators, and academic art historians on
research projects. Utilizes a broad range of art and artists'
materials collections in the Art Museum and other institutions.
Emphasis will be shared between traditional and modern/contemporary
artists' materials and techniques. Provides analytical services to
the Straus Center conservators and research curator in the study and
preservation of the collection and documents findings. Organizes
workshops and symposia to engage others in examining issues related
to conservation science research. Assists with instrument
maintenance and repair as necessary, and in training others to use
the instruments.

Required Education, Experience, and Skills: Ph.D. in
chemistry/physical science combined with a demonstrated interest in
the visual arts is required. 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. Experimental research
experience and an ability to conduct academic research required.
Experience with microscopy of diverse types, image analysis, and
advanced computational skills desirable. Strong oral and written
communications skills required. Record of publication or
presentation preferred. Knowledge of one or more foreign languages

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 Art Museum houses world-renowned art
collections and important study collections of art and artists'
materials. The laboratories are equipped with polarized light and
reflectance/UV fluorescence microscopes, GC-MS, FT-IR, Raman and XRF
Spectrometers. Beyond the resources of the Center, Harvard
University offers access to specialized analytical equipment and a
large scientific community.

Please apply online via

    Requisition #35528

Inquiries may be directed to

    kathleen_kennelly<-a t->harvard< . >edu
    Fax: 617-495-0322

The Harvard Art Museum requires a pre-employment reference and
background screening.

Harvard University is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity

Kathleen Kennelly
Coordinator for Administration, Straus Center for Conservation and
Technical Studies
Harvard Art Museum
32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Fax: 617-495-0322

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