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The Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow is responsible for participating in the scientific analysis and research aimed at understanding, preserving, and interpreting objects from the museums’ diverse collection in collaboration with curators, conservators and other museum staff, and in accordance with the AIC code of ethics. They will participate in all activities in the science lab including project design and workflow, non-destructive and micro-destructive analysis, data interpretation, generation and dissemination of scientific reports and papers, and instrument acquisition and maintenance. They are responsible for working with the Andrew W. Mellon Research Scientist, curators, and conservators to determine if analysis is warranted, deciding upon the best means for obtaining the requested information, carrying out analysis, interpreting the results, disseminating the findings, and archiving all samples, data files, and reports. They will initiate individual research projects and contributes to collaborative efforts led by the Andrew W. Mellon Research Scientist, the Chairman, Department of Conservation (MFAH) and the Chief Conservator (Menil) that will further scientific and technical art historical research at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and the Menil Collection.

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