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Position at Yale

From: Aniko Bezur <aniko.bezur<-at->
Date: Thursday, February 7, 2013
Conservation Scientist
Yale University

Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and
growth in New Haven, Connecticut. Conveniently located between
Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of
Connecticut with cultural resources that include three major
museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art
concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art,
Drama, and Music.

This position is in the Center for Conservation and Preservation and
reports to the Director of Scientific Research. The Conservation
Scientist provides scientific support to Yale's cultural heritage
and natural history collections by working closely with
conservators, curators, faculty, researchers and students to define
and carry out projects that involve the scientific study of objects
or object related issues. This position is based on West Campus, but
activities at collections, conservation laboratories and other
research facilities require travel to Central Campus and the Library
Shelving Facility.

The Center for Conservation and Preservation (CCAP) is a core
facility. The construction of CCAP scientific research labs was
completed in early February 2013 and the Center will also house new
conservation treatment facilities. For more information about the
CCAP, please visit:


Principal Responsibilities:

    Examines and analyzes material components of objects at Yale's
    collections in order to support research, exhibition, and
    conservation activities.

    Prepares written reports on projects at Yale, contributes to the
    dissemination of research results through internal and external
    venues: including publications, conferences and workshops.

    Provides advice and counsel to researchers, Principal
    Investigators and others throughout the Yale community.

    May manage a project or act as a team leader in a team or
    matrixed environment.

    Coordinates the involvement of Yale or external specialists in
    select projects and utilizes on-campus user facilities as

    Performs some instrument and laboratory maintenance.

    May supervise and mentor fellows, interns and/or students
    working in the laboratory.

    Participates in teaching activities.

    May organize workshops and events held by Yale Research Centers.

    May perform other duties as assigned.


    Minimum of a Master's Degree in a related scientific discipline
    and four years of experience involving the scientific study of
    works of art or an equivalent combination of education and

    Demonstrated abilities involving scientific study of works of
    art. Demonstrated genuine interest in working with museum and
    library collections.

    Demonstrated practice with instrumental materials
    characterization techniques (for example, FTIR, Raman, XRF,
    SEM/EDX, GC/MS, etc) applied to the study of cultural heritage

    Proven ability to develop and manage research projects
    independently. Demonstrated ability teaching and/or supervising
    undergraduate students in classroom and laboratory settings.

    Record of publications including some on scientific research
    applied to cultural heritage. Well-developed oral and written
    communication, data analysis, organizational skills. Ability to
    communicate scientific concepts to a non-scientific audience.

    Proven ability to work collaboratively and professionally with
    scientists, conservators, curators, faculty and collection
    care/management staff.

    Preferred: PhD in physical or biophysical sciences (including
    materials science, polymer science, and biochemistry).
    Experience in the scientific study of photographic materials;
    familiarity with non-destructive imaging techniques used in
    conservation; knowledge of one or more languages other than

Application: For more information and immediate consideration,
please apply online at

    The STARS req ID for this position is 19826BR

Please be sure to reference this website when applying for this

We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and
excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country's
great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for
meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is
among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices,
liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a
variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities,
and much more. Yale University is an affirmative action/equal
opportunity employer. Yale values diversity in its faculty, staff,
and students and strongly encourages applications from women and
members of underrepresented minority groups.

Aniko Bezur, PhD
Director of Scientific Research
Center for Conservation and Preservation
Yale University
PO Box 27393
West Haven, CT 06516-7393
Mobile: 203-815-6968
Fax: 203-479-1444

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