Post-Doc : Conservation science (Cambridge, USA)

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The Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies is seeking a postdoctoral scientist for a three year research fellowship in the field of conservation science. The Conservation Fellowship Program at the Harvard Art Museums is designed to broaden the experience of conservators and scientists embarking on professional careers in museum conservation through work with our global collection. Under the supervision of the Senior Conservation Scientist, this person works with scientists, conservators, conservation fellows, curators, and academic art historians on research projects. This position 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. Basic qualifications: Candidates must meet the following basic qualifications in order to be considered for this role: Ph.D. in chemistry/physical science combined with experimental research experience and demonstrated experience of an ability to conduct academic research required.

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