This application is closed. The next opportunity to apply for this two-year fellowship will be in November of 2014. Please check back in 2014 for information and detailed application instructions.

The Getty Conservation Institute's (GCI) Postdoctoral Fellowship in Conservation Science is a two-year program designed to provide recent PhDs in chemistry and the physical sciences with experience in conservation science. For detailed information on the focus of the fellowship and the history of the program, including past participants, please refer to the Getty Conservation Institute's Web site.

General Information
The next GCI Postdoctoral Fellows will be in residence at the Getty Center for two years beginning in September 2015.

In addition to a monthly stipend prorated to the actual dates of residency, the fellow will be provided with with support toward a related study trip, an apartment in the Getty scholar housing complex, airfare to Los Angeles and health benefits.

Applications are welcome from scientists of all nationalities. Applicants should have a recent (2010 or later) PhD in chemistry or another physical science, experimental research experience, strong instrumental analysis skills, an aptitude for learning and adapting new analytical techniques, be a creative and versatile problem solver and be able to work effectively in small teams. Candidates should have an interest in the visual arts and a serious interest in pursuing a career in conservation science within the museum environment. A background in the humanities is helpful, and excellent written and oral communication skills are required.

Application Availability and Deadline
Complete application materials are now accepted online only. The next deadline for this fellowship will be in November of 2014.

Applicants will be notified of the Getty Conservation Institute's decision in late spring 2015.

Please address inquiries to:

Attn: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Conservation Science
The Getty Foundation
1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 800
Los Angeles, CA 90049-1685

Phone: (310) 440-7374
Fax (inquiries only): (310) 440-7703