[ES_JOBS_NET] 2017 Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute Analytical Studies Intern Program

Erika Marín-Spiotta marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Fri Dec 2 13:44:25 MST 2016

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From: France, Christine <FranceC at si.edu>
Date: Fri, Dec 2, 2016 at 1:56 PM

The Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute is now accepting applications
from undergrads and pre-graduates for our Analytical Studies Internship
Program.  Please pass along the announcement below to interested students
or undergraduate/graduate directors for further distribution.  The projects
include stable isotopes, as well as ICP-MS, SEM, XRD, XRF, GC-MS, FTIR,
Raman, and several other techniques that may be of interest to earth
science, biology, and chemistry students.  Deadline for application is
February 25, 2017.  Applicants are very strongly encouraged to contact
potential advisors before applying.  These internships are paid and are a
great opportunity for undergrads in particular!


Christine France

*2017 **Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute Analytical Studies Intern

The Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute (MCI) is offering short-term
opportunities for undergraduates to work on research projects with staff
members of its technical studies and research group.  MCI is the center for
specialized technical collections research and conservation for all
Smithsonian museums, collections, and research centers.  MCI combines
state-of-the-art instrumentation and scientific techniques to provide
technical research and characterization of objects.

Internships are intended mainly for summer 2017, but consideration will be
given to projects at other times of the year.  Acceptable majors include,
but are not limited to:  museum studies, conservation studies, art history,
anthropology, archaeology, paleontology, chemistry, biochemistry, biology,
ecology, earth sciences, chemical engineering, and materials science
engineering.  Basic courses in chemistry and math are preferred; lab
experience is not required.  A stipend will be offered for a period of 10

Applicants should contact potential advisors in advance of application and
should specify preferred advisors in their application. Applications must
be made on line at https://solaa.si.edu  - apply for the Museum
Conservation Institute Analytical Studies Intern Program.  Those interested
in working under the supervision of conservators at MCI may apply
separately through SOLAA for a different MCI internship:  Museum
Conservation Internship Program.  Application deadline is February 25,
2017.  Selected candidates will be interviewed by telephone, although MCI
visits are welcome.  Projects will be supervised by one of the following
staff members:

A. Elena Charola, Research Scientist, 301-238-1213 <(301)%20238-1213>,
charolaa at si.edu

Deterioration and conservation of stone and other inorganic materials.

Janet Douglas, Head of Technical Studies, 301-238-1238 <(301)%20238-1238>,
douglja at si.edu

Materials/provenance studies of museum objects using XRF, SEM, optical
microscopy, FTIR, and NIR.

Christine France, Research Physical Scientist, 301-238-1261
<(301)%20238-1261>, *francec at si.edu <francec at si.edu>*

Analyses of human and animal remains using stable isotope mass

Gwénaëlle Kavich, Conservation Scientist, 301-238-1265 <(301)%20238-1265>,
kavichgm at si.edu

Analyses of organic and inorganic materials in cultural heritage using
py-GC-MS, FTIR, Raman, and XRF.

Thomas Lam, Physical Scientist, 301-238-1232 <(301)%20238-1232>, lamt at si.edu

Materials characterization of cultural heritage using SEM,
cathodoluminescence, XRF, and microfadometry.

Nicole Little, Physical Scientist, 301-238-1243 <(301)%20238-1243>,
littlen at si.edu

Provenance studies of museum objects and analysis of biologic remains using

Odile Madden, Research Scientist, 301-238-1257 <(301)%20238-1257>,
maddeno at si.edu

Analytical study of synthetic and natural polymeric materials in cultural
heritage using Raman, FTIR, XRF, visible light, and SEM.

Keats Webb, Digital Imaging Specialist, 301-238-1212 <(301)%20238-1212>,
webbekeats at si.edu

Advanced imaging of museum objects using 2D- and 3D-imaging techniques as
well as optical imaging beyond the range of human vision.

Edward Vicenzi, Research Scientist, 301-238-1215 <(301)%20238-1215>,
vicenzie at si.edu

Determining the origin and history of natural and manufactured materials
via spectroscopic imaging in the SEM, including micro XRF imaging and


Christine France, PhD

Research Physical Scientist

Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute

4210 Silver Hill Rd.

Suitland, MD  20746

301-238-1261 <(301)%20238-1261> (office)

301-238-1262 <(301)%20238-1262> (lab)
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