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Positions at Carnegie Mellon

From: Paul Whitmore <pw1j<-a>
Date: Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Assistant Staff Scientist and
Associate Staff Scientist
The Art Conservation Research Center
Carnegie Mellon University

The Art Conservation Research Center at Carnegie Mellon University
is accepting applications for two vacancies to do conservation
science research at our center, an Assistant Staff Scientist and an
Associate Staff Scientist.  Both positions are available
immediately.

The Assistant Staff Scientist will conduct research on the
off-gassing of peroxides from degrading polymers. Responsibilities
will include using air sampling and fluorescence analysis as well as
measuring solid-phase peroxides with infrared spectroscopy and
chemical titrations.  The assistant staff scientist will work as a
fully functional member of a team that carries out the scientific
and technical efforts related to the research projects defined by
the director and deputy director.

Qualified candidates for the Assistant position should have a
Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of training and
experience in Physical/Analytical Chemistry or Materials Science and
at least one year of research experience with an emphasis in
analytical method development and building/troubleshooting chemical
apparatus.  The candidate should have an interest in beginning or
continuing a career in art conservation science.  Familiarity with
fluorescence spectroscopy, analytical instrumentation and
air-sampling systems is desirable.

The Associate Staff Scientist will conduct research on further
development of the micro-scale color fading tester. This will
include improving optical configurations of the light source both to
make the device more compact as well as to minimize chromatic
aberrations. The improved instrument will be used to study
photobleaching of paper and canvas as well as exploring other areas
of research that can benefit from the improved device.  The
associate staff scientist will work as a fully functional
independent researcher that carries out the scientific and technical
efforts related to research projects developed with consultation
from the director and deputy director.

Qualified candidates for the Associate position should have a
Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of training and
experience in Physical/Analytical Chemistry or Materials Science
with at least three years of research experience with an emphasis in
optical spectroscopies and instrument development. The candidate
should have an interest in beginning or continuing a career in art
conservation science. Familiarity with instrument development/optics
and maintenance of instrumentation as well as experience in the use
of optical spectroscopies such as FTIR, Raman and fluorescence is
desirable.

Interested applicants should apply online at Carnegie Mellon
University's Careers web site by submitting a resume and cover
letter for the Assistant Staff Scientist job (posting 4903) or
Associate Staff Scientist job (posting 4876).  Further information
about the research center can be found at
<URL:http://www.cmu.edu/acrc>. AA/EOE.

Paul Whitmore
Director, Art Conservation Research Center
Research Professor, Department of Chemistry
Carnegie Mellon University
700 Technology Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
412-268-6854
Fax: 412-268-1782


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