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Fellowship at Getty Conservation Institute

From: Reem Baroody <rbaroody<-at->
Date: Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Postdoctoral fellowship
The Getty Conservation Institute's (GCI)

The Getty Conservation Institute's (GCI) postdoctoral fellowship is
a two-year program designed to provide recent PhDs in chemistry and
the physical sciences with experience in conservation science.  The
2013-2015 Postdoctoral Fellow will be part of the GCI's Collections
Research group


In collaboration with conservators and curators, the Collections
Research group conducts scientific research to further the
understanding and preservation of the collections of the J. Paul
Getty Museum and other museums around the world with which we
collaborate.  Research projects may address questions of
authenticity, provenance and artists' technique, assist in the
evaluation of conservation treatment programs, or investigate the
properties and behavior of the materials found in works of art.  As
member of the Collections Research group, the Postdoctoral Fellow
will gain experience in conservation science within a museum

Using the extensive range of analytical instrumentation available in
the GCI's laboratories, the fellow will conduct scientific analyses
on a wide variety of artists' materials and works of art, including
paintings, decorative arts, sculpture, antiquities, and works of art
on paper.  In addition, an independent research project that
furthers the understanding or preservation of works of art,
collaborating with other cultural or academic institutions as
appropriate, may be developed. Professional development is
encouraged and supported through participation in professional
meetings and workshops.  Working under the guidance of the Senior
Scientist heading Collections Research, the fellow will develop
project strategies, conduct research, interpret results, write
reports and communicate findings to scientific as well as
non-scientific audiences.

Applicants should have a recent (2008 or later) PhD in chemistry or
another physical science, experimental research experience, strong
instrumental analysis skills, an aptitude for learning and adapting
new analytical techniques, be a creative and versatile problem
solver and be able to work effectively in small teams.   Candidates
should have an interest in the visual arts and a serious interest in
pursuing a career in conservation science within the museum

The fellowship runs from September 2013 to August 2015.  In addition
to an annual stipend, the fellow will be provided an annual study
trip allowance and generous benefits including travel to, and
housing in, Los Angeles and full health benefits.

Completed application materials must be received in the Getty
Foundation office on or before November 1, 2012. Application
materials and full terms of the GCI postdoctoral program can be
found on the Getty Foundation website:


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