25 September 2023

Reporting to the Head Scientist of the Conservation Center, the Greenberg-Steinhauser Post Doctoral Fellow is a three-year fellowship for a candidate who has recently completed their PhDs in STEM fields, including chemistry, physical science, geology, and materials science. The successful candidate will provide key scientific skills and expertise as part of LACMA’s contribution to the GREENART (GREen Endeavour in Art ResToration) project, which is funded by the European Commission for Horizon Europe funding. The project aims to support the study and sustainable conservation of artworks.

This role provides a unique chance to work in a highly collaborative role with a wide reach across the organization, touching on program areas as well as research and collection care. The fellow will have the opportunity to work closely with LACMA’s team and the 28 partners in the GREENART project to contribute to a groundbreaking project that is addressing pressing challenges in the conservation of cultural heritage.


  • Research, technical examination and analysis of case studies and GREENART systems

  • Assist the GREENART core team in the assessment of the GREENART systems.

  • Use advanced statistical methods to analyze data and present research findings through technical reports and presentations.

  • Present research findings at professional conferences and contribute to peer-reviewed journals.

  • Organize and manage sample preparation, data, reports, and literature review tasks according to priority.

  • Develop strong communication and collaboration skills to work independently and as part of a team.

  • Supervise and guide departmental interns and junior staff.

  • Encouraged and supported to attend specialized training courses and participate in professional meetings and workshops for professional development.


  • The expected salary for this Los Angeles, CA based position is $64,500.00 – $65,000.00, subject to change, and the position is eligible for LACMA’s comprehensive benefits package, including pension plan
  • LACMA is committed to providing its employees with valuable and competitive benefits as a core part of a strong overall employee experience.


  • Ph.D. in chemistry, physical science, and materials, or another related STEM field.
  • Proficiency in a diverse range of analytical techniques, particularly FTIR spectroscopy, chromatographic methodologies, digital microscopy.
  • Experience with artists’ materials and methods, and mineralogical characterization is preferred.

  • Creative problem-solving with a willingness to learn new skills and work effectively in a highly colla