The Department of Art Conservation at the University of Delaware is seeking a postdoctoral researcher for a 2-year position in the field of conservation science. This is a term position with a tentative start date of September 1, 2020, for one year with the option for a further 1-year renewal.
The successful candidate will work at Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library in partnership with the University of Delaware, reporting to the lab manager of the Scientific Research and Analysis Laboratory. The museum’s Scientific Research and Analysis Laboratory (SRAL) is equipped with GC-MS, py-GC-MS, LC-MS, XRD, SEM-EDS, FORS, FT-IR, Raman, and XRF spectrometers. Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library is an internationally recognized cultural organization consisting of a world-class museum with 175 furnished rooms and exhibition galleries, a nearly 1000- acre garden and estate, a specialized research library, and an intellectual research center for object-based inquiry with two graduate programs.
The researcher is expected to work with scientists, conservators, curators, and conservation and material culture fellows at Winterthur and the University of Delaware on research projects utilizing a broad range of materials from the collections of Winterthur Museum and Library. Fifty percent (50%) of the time will be dedicated to a research project(s). The researcher will also provide analytical services to the Museums’ conservators, curators, and art conservation and material culture students.