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Fellowship at Harvard

From: Kathleen Kennelly <kathleen_kennelly<-a>
Date: Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Beal Family Postgraduate Fellow in Conservation Science
Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies
Harvard Art Museums

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.  Reporting to the senior conservation
scientist, the fellow works with scientists, conservators,
conservation fellows, curators, and academic art historians on
research projects, utilizing a broad range of art and artists'
materials collections in the Harvard Art Museums and other
institutions.  Emphasis will be shared between traditional and
modern/contemporary artists' materials and techniques.  Provides
analytical services to the Harvard Art Museums' conservators and
curators in the study and preservation of the collections 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

Basic Qualifications: PhD in chemistry/physical science, combined
with experimental research experience and an ability to conduct
academic research required.

Additional Qualifications: 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.  Experience with microscopy of
diverse types, image analysis, and advanced computational skills
desirable.  Strong oral and written communications skills required.
Demonstrated interest in the visual arts, record of publication
and/or presentation, and knowledge of one or more foreign languages

Additional Information: The Straus Center has a long history of
multidisciplinary collaboration among scientists, curators, and art
historians.  The Harvard Art Museums house 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, and GC-MS, MALDI-TOF-MS,
FT-IR, Raman, and XRF spectrometers.  Beyond the resources of the
center, Harvard University and other local universities and museums
offer access to specialized analytical equipment and a large
scientific community.  Please note this is a term position beginning
September 1, 2015, ending August 31, 2018.

Application Instructions: A complete application includes a
curriculum vitae and statement of interest, not to exceed one page,
single-spaced, summarizing the applicant's interests and intent in
the fellowship.

Please apply online

    <URL:> Search by School/Unit:
    Harvard Art Museums

Application deadline: January 2, 2015 Interview notification:
January 26-29, 2015 Interviews held: February 24-March 6, 2015

Inquiries may be directed to am_straus<-a t->harvard< . >edu

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants
will receive consideration for employment without regard to race,
color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected
veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Kathleen Kennelly
Conservation Administrator Straus Center for Conservation and
    Technical Studies
Harvard Art Museums
32 Quincy Street
Cambridge MA 02138
Fax: 617-495-0322

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