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Subject: Position at Yale

Position at Yale

From: Catherine Stephens <catherine.stephens<-a>
Date: Friday, February 7, 2014
Associate Conservation Scientist
Yale University
New Haven, CT

Requisition:  24121BR


Position Focus: In its continuing effort to support the conservation
of cultural property through scientific research and innovation, the
Art Conservation Research Center (ACRC), a part of the Center for
Conservation and Preservation at Yale's West Campus, seeks a
full-time scientist to perform research into the effects of light on
museum, library, and archival materials.  The research will
primarily involve the use and further development of the
micro-fading technique pioneered at the ACRC.  The development would
include evaluating the limitations of the technique and establishing
protocols for its application to photographic print materials and
manuscript inks.  Other investigations would explore the chemistry
of light-induced color changes and the dark chemistry of
light-sensitive residues in photographic prints.  These
investigations could become collaborations with other scientists at
Yale, other universities, and museum laboratories.  In addition to
this laboratory research, this position will utilize the
micro-fading tester to provide diagnostic services, examining Yale
collection objects for their vulnerability to light damage.  This
position reports to the Director of the Art Conservation Research

Required Education, Skills and Experience:

    Bachelor's Degree in chemistry or related field and three years
    of laboratory research experience or equivalent combination of
    education and experience

    Proven ability to perform scientific research in experimental
    physical or analytical chemistry or a related field

    Excellent verbal and written communication skills,
    problem-solving abilities, and ability to work with others

    Strong computer skills, with the ability to learn LabVIEW or
    other computer programming language for instrument control and
    data processing

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience:

    Ph.D. in physical or analytical chemistry; experience developing
    computer interfaces for data acquisition and control

    Experience performing scientific research on cultural property
    or natural history collection objects

    Working knowledge of art history, studio art practice, and
    routine art conservation practices

Salary and Benefits: 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.

How to apply:  Review of applications will begin immediately and
will continue until the position is filled.  Applications,
consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact
information of three professional references should be submitted by
applying online at

    The STARS req. ID for this position is 24121BR

Please be sure to reference #24121BR in your cover letter.  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.

Catherine H. Stephens, Ph.D.
Senior Conservation Scientist
Center for Conservation and Preservation (CCAP)
and Art Conservation Research Center (ACRC)
Yale University
Fax: 203-737-8313

                  Conservation DistList Instance 27:32
                Distributed: Thursday, February 20, 2014
                       Message Id: cdl-27-32-053
Received on Friday, 7 February, 2014

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