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Position at Fine Arts Expert Institute

From: Kilian Anheuser <kanheuser<-at->
Date: Friday, October 5, 2012
Senior conservation scientist
or
Technical art historian
The Fine Arts Expert Institute (FAEI)
Geneva

The Fine Arts Expert Institute <URL:http://www.faei.org> is a
private laboratory specialised in the scientific study of paintings
and other works of art. Located within Geneva Freeport in
Switzerland, the laboratory is equipped with state-of-the-art
analytical equipment (digital X-radiography, infrared
reflectography, X-ray microfluorescence, polarization microscopy).
Other techniques such as Raman spectrometry, GCMS and various
scientific dating methods are regularly used through collaboration
with external partners.

The rapid development of activities since the launch of the
laboratory in 2010 brings us to recruit another Senior conservation
scientist. The ideal candidate would have the following profile:

    PhD in a relevant subject, for example in chemistry or materials
    science

    Several years hands-on experience in the technological
    investigation of paintings, familiarity with all commonly used
    analytical techniques, ability to assess and interpret their
    results

    Excellent organizing skills, ability to take on responsibility
    for individual projects from start to finish, leading a team
    consisting of a junior scientist, a paintings conservator and an
    art historian where relevant

    Ability to write reports in French and English; other languages,
    especially German and/or Russian, are a bonus

    IT literacy (MS Office, Photoshop, InDesign)

    A valid Swiss work permit or EU nationality are indispensable

Alternatively, FAEI would consider an application from a versatile
Technical art historian with the following profile:

    University degree, ideally a PhD, in art history, specialization
    in technical art history of paintings

    Several years of experience in the technological investigation
    of paintings or publication of a catalogue raisonne of an artist
    or preparation of estimates for auction houses

    Familiarity with all common techniques of scientific analysis of
    paintings, ability to interpret their results

    Excellent organizing skills, ability to collaborate within a
    team, together with scientists and a paintings conservator

    Ability to write reports in French and English; other languages,
    especially German and/or Russian, are a bonus

    IT literacy (MS Office, Photoshop, InDesign)

    A valid Swiss work permit or EU nationality are indispensable

Geneva is consistently rated among the cities with the highest
quality of life in the world. We offer a fascinating position at the
interface of science, conservation and art history.

Part time work and entry date to be negotiated.

For informal enquiries please contact:

    Yan Walther
    Executive director
    ywalther<-at->faei<.>org

or
    Kilian Anheuser
    Senior scientist and laboratory head
    kanheuser<-at->faei<.>org

CV's to be sent to:

    Fine Arts Expert Institute (FAEI)
    6A, route du Grand-Lancy
    PO Box 1370
    CH-1211 Geneva
    Switzerland

Or by e-mail to ywalther<-at->faei<.>org

There is no fixed deadline for application. The post remains open
until filled.

Dr Kilian Anheuser
Chef de laboratoire / Senior scientist
Fine Arts Expert Institute (FAEI)
6A, route du Grand-Lancy
Case postale 1370
CH-1211 Geneve 26
+41 22 706 19 80
Fax: +41 22 706 19 88

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