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Subject: Position at Metropolitan Museum of Art

Position at Metropolitan Museum of Art

From: Julie Arslanoglu <julie.arslanoglu<-a>
Date: Friday, September 19, 2014
Research Assistant
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York

Duration: November 1, 2014 - August 30, 2015

Salary: $35,400/year
Benefits: Generous benefits package

The Department of Scientific Research at the Metropolitan Museum
(the Met) in collaboration with the Department of Physiology at
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons has an
opening for a Research Assistant.  A highly motivated and naturally
curious candidate is sought with strong experimental skills, strong
academic record, a positive attitude, the ability to work
innovatively and independently, and a willingness to learn
unfamiliar techniques.  The successful candidate will work on an NSF
funded research project applying immunological and bioanalytical
techniques to the identification of proteins and polysaccharides in
art, archaeological and ethnographic objects.  These studies will
include investigations of the influence of pigments, ageing and
processing on the physical state of proteins and gums used as art
materials and the development of reliable identification techniques.
The candidate should have a strong background in chemistry or
biochemistry (a familiarity with immunological techniques is a
plus).  The candidate will be involved in a team oriented research
project and it is expected that the candidate will interact
effectively with colleagues at Columbia and the Met.  The candidate
will gain exposure to scientific research of artworks.  The
appointment will be for 10 months.

Qualifications: Applicants must have a minimum of a B.S. or M.S. in
Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biophysical Chemistry, Immunology or a
related field.  Other essential criteria: strong research
background; the ability to work independently is essential;
experience with immunological techniques preferred; strong interest
in the scientific research of art related materials, especially in a
museum environment; excellent writing and verbal communication
skills.  Applicants will be expected to integrate into
multidisciplinary research laboratories in two institutions.  In
addition, applicants will be interacting with art conservators and
curators at the Met as the project progresses.

Application procedure: Please email cover letter and resume to
employoppty<-a t->metmuseum< . >org with the position title in the subject line.
Please contact julie.arslanoglu<-a t->metmuseum< . >org with any questions.

Julie Arslanoglu
Associate Research Scientist
Department of Scientific Research
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York, NY 10028

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