The Louvre Abu Dhabi opens positions as Senior Scientists
The Louvre Abu Dhabi is a new cultural beacon, bringing different cultures together to shine fresh light on the shared stories of humanity. In March 2007, the government of the United Arab Emirates and France formed an unprecedented partnership for cultural exchange, and the highlight of this was the establishment of the Louvre Abu Dhabi on Saadiyat Island. The partnership combines the UAE’s bold vision of cultural progression and openness with France’s expertise in the world of art and museums. Louvre Abu Dhabi champions cultural achievements from prehistory to the present day. The galleries are not separated by geography but set in chronological order, the aim is to encourage respect, curiosity, learning and self-reflection.
Louvre Abu Dhabi is looking to appoint:
- a Senior Conservation Scientist (Organic Materials) to join the Research Laboratory to perform scientific analysis and research aimed at understanding, preserving, and interpreting objects from the museum’s diverse collection.
- PhD in chemistry, materials science, or any other science relevant to the study of organic materials in materials in the museum collection.
- 7+ years’ experience in experimental scientific research applied to cultural heritage in a museum environment.
2. a Senior Imaging Scientist to join the Research Laboratory to perform radiography, CT scanning of cultural heritage objects and research aimed at understanding, preserving, and interpreting objects from the museum’s diverse collection.
- PhD in physics, radiology, or any other relevant field.
- 7+ years’ experience in radiography, CT scanning and other advanced complementary analytical or data-processing techniques applied to cultural heritage in a museum environment.
Other qualifications for both positions
- Demonstrated ability to show initiative and resourcefulness in handling difficult and unusual analytical and technical problems.
- A working cross-cultural knowledge of art, art history, artists’ materials and techniques, and routine art conservation practices is desirable.
- Excellent writing and verbal communication skills in English, and knowledge of one or more foreign languages, in particular Arabic or French, is an added value.
- Record of peer-reviewed research and publications in cultural heritage science or in conservation-related themes and topics.
- Ability to effectively disseminate and communicate the work of conservation science to non-technical audiences, including the public.
- A strong interest in collaborative and multi-disciplinary research and the ability to work collaboratively with conservators, curators, collections management staff, museum educators, academic scientists, and scientists from other museums is essential.
- Demonstrated organizational skills with high attention to detail.
If you are interested in these positions, please send a cover letter detailing your vision for the position, a CV including references, and three relevant publications to firstname.lastname@example.org