The GCI is pleased to announce a new two-year postdoctoral fellowship in conservation science. The fellowship, which will support a specific project of the Institute, provides an annual stipend of $26,400, round-trip airfare to Los Angeles, housing in the Getty scholar complex, and health benefits. One fellow will be selected for each two-year period. The application deadline for the 2005–2007 fellowship is May 15, 2005.

The 2005-2007 postdoctoral fellow will work in the analytical research section of the GCI's Science department, focusing on the application of mass spectrometry to the characterization of materials from modern paintings—chiefly polymeric binding media and synthetic organic pigments. In addition, the fellow will investigate the nature and composition of stains and discolorations on cotton canvases, a primary concern in the conservation of Color-field paintings.

Experience with a double focusing, magnetic sector mass spectrometer is valuable, as is practical knowledge and experience in liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry.

The fellow is expected to be in residence at the GCI for the entire two-year period. Applications will be accepted by mail only. To apply, please submit a letter of interest, with a statement of qualifications and curriculum vitae to:

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Conservation Science
The Getty Conservation Institute
1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 700
Los Angeles, CA 90049-1684

For further information, please contact the Getty Conservation Institute at gciweb@getty.edu (inquiries only).