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Senior Scientist at the Getty Conservation Institute (GCI)

The Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) Science department is seeking a Senior Scientist for the Inorganic Materials Research Lab at the Getty Center. A minimum of seven years experience in scientific research is required; experience in the scientific analysis of inorganic materials and expertise in field applications of research results in architecture and archaeological sites is preferred.

The GCI, with laboratory facilities at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, California and at the Getty Villa (the former J. Paul Getty Museum, Malibu, California), is an operating program of the J. Paul Getty Trust that serves the international conservation field by working strategically to advance practice in the profession. Activities include scientific research, education and training, dissemination of information, and carefully selected field projects, all directed towards unsolved problems in the conservation field.

Reporting to the Chief Scientist, the Senior Scientist will work in collaboration with conservators and Science department staff and will manage complex research projects involving the study of inorganic materials with an emphasis on porous building materials. The Senior Scientist oversees a staff composed of approximately five scientists, technicians and interns.

The ideal candidate should be a high-level contributor to the field of conservation science who is able to apply his/her advanced knowledge of scientific research as it relates to art conservation. S/he should be a creative thinker who has the ability to work effectively with experts, scholars and colleagues from a wide variety of disciplines. A minimum of seven years experience in scientific research is required; experience in the scientific analysis of inorganic materials and expertise in field applications of research results in architecture and archaeological sites is preferred. The ideal candidate should display a demonstrated ability to manage people, research and budgets. Knowledge in one or more foreign languages and a doctorate degree in chemistry or other natural science are preferred. An excellent benefits package and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be provided.

To apply, please send curriculum vitae and cover letter to gcistaffing@getty.edu or via fax to 310-440-6182 by 30 September 2006.

For further information about the GCI's Inorganic Materials Lab or the position of Senior Scientist, please contact Giacomo Chiari, Chief Scientist, e-mail: gchiari@getty.edu.