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Subject: Position at Getty Conservation Institute

Position at Getty Conservation Institute

From: Tina Segler <tsegler<-a>
Date: Friday, June 20, 2014
Associate Scientist
Getty Conservation Institute

Three-year, limited-term position

The Getty Conservation Institute (GCI), located in Los Angeles,
California, and one of the operating programs of the J. Paul Getty
Trust, works internationally to advance conservation practice in the
visual arts, broadly interpreted to include objects, collections,
architecture, and sites.

The GCI serves the conservation community through scientific
research, education and training, model field projects, and the
broad dissemination of the results of both its own work and the work
of others in the field.  In all its endeavors, the GCI focuses on
the creation and dissemination of knowledge that will benefit the
professionals and organizations responsible for the conservation of
the world's cultural heritage.

The GCI's Science Department is seeking an individual with a
background in Imaging Science or Information Science (or related
field) to fill the position of Associate Scientist, a three-year,
limited-term position.  The Associate Scientist will join the
research team for the Integrating Imaging and Analytical
Technologies for Conservation Practice project.

This project will develop software tools to integrate, visualize,
and interrogate imaging and analytical data (including, but not
limited to: UV/VIS/IR/X-ray imaging, multi-/hyper-spectral imaging;
XRF, XRD, FTIR, and Raman spectroscopies, SEM-EDS, and GC/LCMS).

The initial three-year development phase of this project will have
several complementary activities, including needs assessment,
information gathering, analysis, report writing, and dissemination
of information.

Project background information can be found at


Responsibilities: Reporting to the Collections Research Laboratory
Senior Scientist, the Associate Scientist will be part of an
interdisciplinary team of conservators, scientists, and IT project
managers.  The Associate Scientist will identify representative
end-users among cultural heritage researchers, assess their
data-based needs, prioritize the data and metadata types critical to
addressing those needs, contribute to the development of technical
software specifications, survey relevant existing technologies for
data integration/fusion, and gather and prepare relevant data sets
to test the new tools being developed.  The Associate Scientist will
coordinate meetings with domain experts in relevant analytical and
imaging techniques to build data and metadata standards, and work
with the project team to initiate software development.  Some
laboratory work may also be required, primarily associated with the
use and/or adaptation of scientific imaging methodologies to serve
as a framework for data integration.  Additionally, the Associate
Scientist will produce documentation for both in-house and external
use at all stages of the project.

Qualifications: The Associate Scientist must have: a Master's
degree in Imaging Science, Information Science, or other relevant
field; 3-7 years of scientific research experience, including
experience in cultural heritage; and demonstrated experience in
project development. Familiarity with the major research programs in
conservation and conservation science, and knowledge of widely
utilized analytical and imaging techniques/data formats, is
required.  The successful candidate will have strong data management
skills, and be at ease using a wide variety of analytical software
packages.  Working knowledge of data analysis techniques (e.g. PCA,
regression modeling, etc.), and commonly used image processing
and/or visualization tools (e.g. Tableau, VIPS, IIPImage, etc.) is
also preferred.  The successful candidate must be adaptable,
analytical, and a creative problem-solver and thinker; able to learn
and utilize new technologies quickly; able to work effectively in a
highly collaborative and variable environment and posses excellent
organizational, communication, and writing skills.  He/she must be
available for occasional travel (including internationally).

An excellent benefits package and salary commensurate with
experience will be provided.

To apply, please see:


All applicants should be prepared to upload a cover letter and
curriculum vitae as a single file (either a PDF or a Word document)
when prompted to upload a Resume online.  Candidates who
successfully complete the online application process will receive an
automated message from "autoreply<-a t->icims< . >com".

If you have specific questions about the Associate Scientist
position, please email gcistaffing<-a t->getty< . >edu.

Deadline for applications is July 31, 2014.

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