The Getty Conservation Institute's Postdoctoral Fellowship in Conservation Science is a two-year program. The 2009-2011 fellowship will give particular emphasis to the application of science to some of the conservation issues being posed by modern and contemporary art. The postdoctoral fellow will play an integral role in the GCI's expanding area of Contemporary Art Research that works in collaboration with several external partners to address some of the pressing issues in the field. Existing projects include modern paints, outdoor painted sculpture, contemporary murals, and plastics, and for each of these areas methods are being developed to improve analysis, and to better understand how these materials will change with age and/or conservation treatments. Depending on the experience and expertise of the fellow, he/she may propose to work on one of the existing areas of interest, or to initiate a new project that addresses other areas of concern with modern and contemporary art.
Applications are welcome from scientists of all nationalities who are interested in pursuing a career in conservation science and have received a PhD in chemistry/physical science no earlier than 2003. All candidates should have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively in small teams, and be versatile and creative problem-solvers. Excellent written and oral communication skills are required.
Application Availability and Deadline
Completed application materials must be received in the Getty Foundation office on or before November 1, 2008. We regret that incomplete or late applications (those received after November 1, 2008, regardless of their postmark date or place of origin), cannot be accepted for consideration. Unfortunately, we cannot accept applications hand-delivered to the Getty Center or those sent by e-mail or fax. Application material cannot be returned.
Applicants will be notified of the Conservation Institute's decision by spring 2009.
How To Apply
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