Yale Institute for the Preservation Cultural Heritage, United States
Job location: West Haven, CT
Yale’s Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage, established by a transformational gift from Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin ’78, is dedicated to advancing innovative and sustainable practices in the field of heritage preservation. At the crossroads of science and art, the Institute is comprised of leading-edge conservation, research, and imaging laboratories.
A position of a Postdoctoral Associate in Computer Science is open in the IPCH Lens Media Lab. This is a full‐time, two‐year position, reporting to the Head of the Lens Media Lab (LML).
The research goals of the LML are focused on the preservation and characterization of photographic materials with an emphasis on creating and interpreting large datasets gleaned from reference, archival, and museum collections. Building on this base, collaborations across disciplines in the humanities and sciences will be fostered to assemble and interpret datasets derived from a broad spectrum of cultural heritage materials.
Primarily through image/signal processing and machine learning techniques, the Postdoctoral Associate will pursue data-driven approaches for understanding art and cultural material with a focus on preservation and documentation but also touching on vital scholarly questions including issues of attribution, artistic working methodologies, stylistic development and spheres of artistic influence. Other datasets, including those derived from art/artifact storage and display environments (made using conventional and new generation, low power, sensors) are also contemplated. Through the development of data visualization methods, tools, and interfaces, meaning and impact of these data will be communicated to broad constituencies including scientists, conservators, art historians and curators.
Eligibility: Candidates must have a PhD in computer science or a related field (e.g. signal and image processing, data science) obtained within the last five years. Strong interest in collaborative research as well as the desire and ability to work with cultural heritage and across academic and professional fields.
Requirements: An advanced knowledge of the theory and practice of image processing and machine learning techniques; demonstrated ability to assess large datasets using statistical and visualization tools; excellent written and verbal skills, including English language fluency.
Remuneration: The level of remuneration is dependent on experience according to the policy of the Yale Office for Postdoctoral Affairs starting from $40,600 plus health benefits with an annual cost of living increase.
Review of applications will begin immediately and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications, including a cover letter, CV, and contact details of two references, should be addressed to:
Senior Administrative Assistant to the Director
Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage
Yale University ‐ West Campus
PO Box 27395
West Haven, CT 06516
Tel: 203‐737‐3159 Fax: 203‐479‐1407