This post-doctoral position requires a highly motivated individual to work within the Pacific Northwest Conservation Science Consortium, a partnership with five museums and their conservation staff (funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation). Scholarly activities include research on specific works within museum collections with particular emphasis on their unique strengths, such as Native American, Asian and Regional artistic works. Products from scholarly activities include publications and co-/production of didactic or educational materials in collaboration with museum partners.
This is a one-year position with the possibility of a second year, contingent on performance and availability of external funding.
Ph.D in chemistry, materials science, or physics, and have an interest in visual arts.
Ability to travel both within the USA and abroad to meet with consortium partners (Oregon, Washington and Alaska) and for conferences nationally and internationally.
Possession of valid documents that would allow the employee to travel abroad.
The ideal candidate will have experience using more than one of the following instruments: micro-FTIR, micro-Raman, mapping XRF, Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy, Infrared Reflectography, Digital CT-scanning, GCMS or other MS techniques.
Other useful laboratory or computer skills include: synthesis experience, biochemical lab skills, database construction and management, OriginLab, IGOR Pro.
The ideal candidate will have at least one year experience working with museum conservators and curators.
Internal Number: 32167
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