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Fellowship at Harvard

From: Kathleen Kennelly <kathleen_kennelly<-at->
Date: Monday, June 11, 2012
Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Conservation Science
Harvard Art Museums

Duties and Responsibilities: 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. This
position reports to the Senior Conservation Scientist and works with
scientists, conservators, conservation fellows, curators, and
academic art historians on research projects. Utilizes 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 Straus Center conservators and research
curator in the study and preservation of the collection 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: Ph.D. in
chemistry/physical science combined with experimental research
experience and an ability to conduct academic research required. 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 preferred.

Additional Information: The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation funds this
3-year research fellowship. The Straus Center has a long history of
multi-disciplinary collaboration among scientists, curators, and art
historians. The Harvard Art Museums houses 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, GC-MS, FT-IR, MALDI-TOF-MS,
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 November 1,
2012 and ending November 1, 2015.

Application Instructions: All applicants must submit their statement
of interest (not to exceed one page single-spaced, summarizing the
applicant's interests and intent in the fellowship) and curriculum
vitae online through the Harvard employment website:s

    <URL:http://www.employment.harvard.edu>
    Auto req ID: 26999BR

Inquiries may be directed to kathleen_kennelly<-at->harvard<.>edu,
617-495-2392.

Application deadline:   August 20, 2012
Interview notification: September 4-7, 2012
Interviews held:        September 10-28, 2012
Fellowship start date:  November 1, 2012

The Harvard Art Museums require a pre-employment reference and
background screening. Harvard University is an Affirmative Action /
Equal Opportunity Employer.


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