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Position at Getty Conservation Institute

From: Melena Gergen <mgergen>
Date: Tuesday, September 2, 2003
Senior Scientist
The Getty Conservation Institute

The Getty Conservation Institute (GCI), located at the Getty Center
in Los Angeles, California, and one of the operating programs of the
J. Paul Getty Trust, serves the international conservation field by
working strategically to advance practice in the profession.
Activities include scientific research, education and training,
dissemination of information, and carefully selected field projects,
all directed towards unsolved problems in the conservation field.

Reporting to the Chief Scientist, the Senior Scientist will have
overall responsibility for Museum Research, a section of the GCI
Science department with laboratory locations at both the Getty
Center and the J. Paul Getty Museum site in Malibu, California
(scheduled to reopen in 2005).  This individual will manage complex
research projects, in addition to a staff composed of approximately
four scientists, technicians and/or interns.  S/he will routinely
work with other Getty operating programs, the J. Paul Getty Museum
and the Getty Research Institute, to assess their research needs and
ensure that options are developed to meet those needs.

The ideal candidate should be a high-level contributor to the field
of conservation science who is able to apply his/her advanced
knowledge of scientific research as it relates to art conservation.
S/he should be a creative thinker who has the ability to work
effectively with experts, scholars and colleagues from a wide
variety of disciplines.  A minimum of seven years experience in
scientific research is required; experience in the examination of
metal objects is preferred.  The ideal candidate should be not only
a strong contributor to the field but also display a demonstrated
ability to manage people, research and budgets.  Knowledge in one or
more foreign languages preferred.  A doctorate degree in chemistry
or other natural science is preferred.  An excellent benefits
package and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience
will be provided.

Please send resume and cover letter by October 15, 2003 to:

    The Getty Conservation Institute
    Attn:  Giacomo Chiari, Chief Scientist
    1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 700
    Los Angeles, CA  90049
    Fax: 310-440-6244
    gchiari [at] getty__edu


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