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Position at Peabody Museum

From: T. Holdcraft <tholdcr<-at->
Date: Thursday, September 5, 2013
Project Research Associate, part-time
Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Small Molecule Mass
    Spectrometry Facility, and Straus Center for Conservation
Cambridge, MA, USA

Job Function: Analytical research

Time: 17 hours/week for 10 months (from start date, hourly basis)

Application period: Now through October 9, 2013
On-site Interviews: October 30 - November 1, 2013
Start Date:  On or before November 19, 2013
Hourly rate:  $14.14

Duties and Responsibilities:

    A temporary project research associate position has recently
    been made available with funding from the National Center for
    Preservation Technology and Training/NPS. The project involves
    identification of mammalian sources of materials found in
    objects of cultural heritage. Details of previous work can be
    found at:


    Working in a research laboratory the position will include
    sample preparation and processing (protein digestion and
    analysis using MALDI-TOF MS), identifying and gathering
    reference materials from several museum and aquarium
    collections, and sampling museum objects. Selected applicant
    will maintain project's ongoing database(s), ensuring accurate
    data entry, provide interim summary reports, and produce one or
    more presentations on work-in-process. Position will be
    trained/supervised by an analytical chemist and/or conservator.


    Individuals who have a strong interest in analytical techniques
    and prior chemistry lab experience are encouraged to apply.
    Position requires a B.A. or B.S. in chemistry, biological
    sciences, art conservation, or anthropology. Position requires
    ability to follow detailed protocols with minimal supervision
    after training, excellent laboratory skills, strong attention to
    detail, ability to maintain accurate documentation of lab
    materials and processes, and ease with repetitive activities.
    Position will require familiarity with searching online
    databases, including museum collections management databases.
    Knowledge of digital imaging best practices and familiarity with
    imaging processing tools is desirable. Project will require
    excellent writing skills and interpersonal communication skills.

Application Instructions: Please send resume, a letter of interest
and two references by USPS or email to:

    T. Rose Holdcraft
    Conservation Department
    Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology
    Harvard University
    11 Divinity Avenues
    Cambridge MA 02138
    (with subject line "research associate position")

Closing date for applications: October 9, 2013

This is a term position and does not include benefits.

Harvard University/Cambridge, MA is an Affirmative Action Equal
Opportunity, Title IX Employer. It is the policy of Harvard
University to provide equal opportunities without regard to race,
color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual preference, age, or

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Received on Thursday, 5 September, 2013

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