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Postdoc positions available to create cellular views of plant metabolism and compartmentalized metabolic models of Sorghum and Brachypodium

Department: DPB – Plant Biology

Salary:

Location: Stanford, CA

Postdoctoral positions are available starting Sept 15, 2019 in the laboratories of Drs. Sue Rhee and David Ehrhardt at the Carnegie Institution for Science, Department of Plant Biology, to participate in an exciting DOE-funded project (https://dpb.carnegiescience.edu/news/2019/8/carnegie-led-initiative-receives-major-doe-biofuels-research-grant) to generate a cellular view of plant metabolism and use the information to build and test compartmentalized metabolic network models using Sorghum and Brachypodium. This project is part of a large DOE initiative (https://www.energy.gov/articles/department-energy-announces-64-million-research-plants-and-microbes) to expand knowledge of gene function in bioenergy crops.

The scientists will work in a team setting with personnel from Drs. Drs. Markita Landry (UC Berkeley) and Jenny Mortimer (LBNL) labs. Our aim is to first accurately define subcellular locations of enzymes by both experimental and computational approaches, then model the compartmentalized metabolic network under different environmental scenarios. Projects include: 1) developing experimental methods to identify subcellular locations of metabolic enzymes using carbon nanotube-mediated transient expression and confocal microscopy; 2) developing computational methods to accurately predict enzyme locations within the cell by leveraging the experimental data; 3) developing database and visualization infrastructure for making all the data and codes from this project available to the public; 4) developing compartmentalized metabolic network models to study the functions of Sorghum and Brachypodium metabolism in response to changes in water, light, and temperature; and 5) developing flux balance models and performing metabolic flux analyses to optimize the production of lipids, suberin, lignin and starch.

Successful candidates should have demonstrated ability for independent and critical thinking, excellent communication and teamwork skills, and enthusiasm for learning new things. Qualified computational biology candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in bioinformatics, computational biology, plant biology, microbiology, systems biology, biochemistry or a related field, and a strong background in constraint-based metabolic model reconstruction of plants or fungi. Candidates should be proficient in at least one programming language, preferably python and/or perl. Experience in using MATLAB is highly desired. Qualified experimental biology candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in cell biology, plant biology, genetics, microbiology, systems biology, biochemistry or a related field, and a strong background in molecular biology and imaging analysis using confocal microscopy.

To apply, please submit your application below.

Carnegie Institution for Science is an equal opportunity employer.  We highly encourage candidates from under represented gender and ethnic groups to apply. All applicants will receive consideration of employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, veteran status or any other characteristics protected by law.

Additional information:

The Department of Plant Biology of Carnegie Institution is located on the campus of Stanford University. Carnegie Institution for Science is a private, nonprofit organization engaged in basic research and advanced education in biology, astronomy, and the earth sciences. It was founded and endowed by Andrew Carnegie in 1902 and incorporated by an act of Congress in 1904. Andrew Carnegie conceived the Institution’s purpose to be “to encourage, in the broadest and most liberal manner, investigation, research, and discovery, and the application of knowledge to the improvement of mankind.” The Department of Plant Biology engages in basic research on the mechanisms involved in the growth and development of plants and algae. The Department of Plant Biology is co-located with the Carnegie Department of Global Ecology on a seven-acre site on the campus of Stanford University. The Department of Plant Biology has state-of-the-art facilities for microscopy/imaging and mass spectrometry as well as molecular genetic studies of plants. To learn more about the Department of Plant Biology, visit https://dpb.carnegiescience.edu/

Early Independence Investigator Position at Carnegie Institution for Science, Department of Plant Biology

Department: DPB – Plant Biology

Salary: TBD

Location: Stanford, California

The Department of Plant Biology is seeking applications for the position of Staff Associate. The Staff Associate is a five-year position (equivalent level to Assistant Professor) intended to support exceptional scientists to start independent research programs at early career stages, ideally within one year after getting their Ph.D. degree. We are broadly interested in early career scientists who show great potential for developing a rigorous and creative research program that studies molecular genetic mechanisms in any photosynthetic organisms ranging from photosynthetic microbes to higher plants. The successful candidate is expected to lead an independent research group and interact synergistically with current faculty members. Current research programs of the department study broad biological questions (related to metabolism, growth, development, and environmental adaptation) using a wide variety of systems (cyanobacteria, unicellular algae, Arabidopsis, maize, and native plants) and research approaches (biochemical, genetic, genomic, proteomic, cellular microscopy, and computational). To learn more about the Department of Plant Biology, please visit https://dpb.carnegiescience.edu/

A Ph.D. in science is required. Postdoctoral experience is not required. To apply, please submit a Cover Letter, CV, Description of Research Accomplishments and Future Research Plans, and Statement on Diversity Inclusion and Equity, all in one PDF file, and contact information of three references, online at: https://jobs.carnegiescience.edu/jobs/apply/59525/. For additional queries, please email: sacis@carnegiescience.edu. Review of applications will start on October 1, 2020, but the position will remain open until filled.

Additional information: The Department of Plant Biology of Carnegie Institution is located on the campus of Stanford University. Formerly known as the Carnegie Institution of Washington, the Carnegie Institution for Science is a U.S.-based non-profit, privately endowed, research institution. Andrew Carnegie founded the Carnegie Institution of Washington in 1902 as an organization for scientific discovery to serve as a home to exceptional individuals capable of working at the cutting edge of their research fields. Carnegie investigators are leaders in the fields of plant biology, developmental biology, earth and planetary sciences, astronomy, and global ecology. The Department of Plant Biology has state-of-the-art facilities for microscopy/imaging and mass spectrometry, laboratory facilities for molecular genetic studies of plants, growth facilities for photosynthetic microbes and higher plants, field experimental stations, and high-performance computing nodes. 

Carnegie is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration of employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, veteran status or any other characteristics protected by law. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse research community and we encourage applications by members of all underrepresented groups.

Global Ecology Staff Associate

Department: DGE – Global Ecology

Salary: TBD

Location: Stanford, California

The Carnegie Institution for Science’s Department of Global Ecology seeks applications for two (2) Staff Associates and one (1) Senior Staff Scientist. Scholars in the Department of Global Ecology seek to understand how interactions between the Earth’s biogeochemical cycles and anthropogenic activity affect the sustainability of the Earth system, now and into the future. The Department of Global Ecology is located on the campus of Stanford University in California. The Carnegie Institution for Science has a deep commitment to scientific excellence and to increased diversity in STEM fields; we strongly encourage applications from candidates who will enrich and foster a culturally diverse and inclusive environment. 

The Carnegie Institution for Science is a unique organization dedicated to scientific discovery that provides individuals with the freedom and resources to explore areas at the cutting edge of their fields.  Scientists at the Institution have access to generous resources in support of their research and career success, including research equipment, technical staff, computing services/support, professional development opportunities, and discretionary funding for research support. 

About the Position: 

Carnegie staff scientists hold endowment-supported 12 month per annum salaried appointments. They pursue independent research that is supported by a combination of endowment funds and external support. Although staff scientists do not have formal teaching duties, we place considerable emphasis on mentoring graduate and postdoctoral scholars. Staff Associate positions are similar in seniority to early-career Assistant Professors and are appointed on a five-year fixed-term. Senior Staff Scientist positions are similar in seniority to Associate/Full Professor rank and are appointed on an open-ended term. 

Successful candidates will join a vibrant and growing scientific community that values both independent and collaborative research. Faculty in the department conduct use-inspired basic research, focusing on systems that involve life in its interactions with physical systems on planet Earth. The department has historical strengths in terrestrial ecology, plant physiology, climate science, energy systems, water resources, nutrient cycling, and aquatic ecology. Research approaches have ranged from field- and laboratory-based investigation to satellite remote sensing. More information about our current staff and their areas of expertise can be found on our website at https://dge.carnegiescience.edu

We seek candidates who will bolster existing areas of research as well those who would add complementary expertise as we further broaden the definition of Global Ecology. Examples of potential areas of interest include integrating mechanistic understanding of the biosphere from the leaf to the global scale, understanding interactions between climate and human health, quantifying feedbacks between physical climate and societal decision-making, anticipating global challenges of emerging technologies, understanding trade-offs and linkages in highly coupled natural, and natural-human systems, understanding the impact of global change on marine ecosystems and vice versa, improving understanding of the linkages among global biogeochemical cycles, and assessing co-benefits or unintended consequences of addressing environmental challenges. Candidates in complementary areas of research are also encouraged to apply. 

Job Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Conduct and publish innovative, cutting-edge research with potential to advance scientific knowledge in areas relevant to the Department of Global Ecology
  • Seek external funding to complement endowment support for research projects and graduate/postdoctoral trainees
  • Mentor/supervise post-doctoral and graduate scientists
  • Contribute to service in support of the department and the organization

Required Qualifications: 

  • PhD in relevant areas of physical, mathematical or life sciences. 
  • Evidence of innovative independent and collaborative research contributions. 
  • Demonstrated promise of external funding success
  • Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in STEM

Anticipated Hire Date: Appointments for all positions could begin as early as January 2021 or as late as September 2021. In light of ongoing challenges associated with the pandemic, we will work with successful candidates to provide flexibility in relocation and start dates to accommodate individual needs and safety. Candidates may be appointed to work remotely for a limited time to accommodate relocation challenges associated with the pandemic.

Application Documents & Submission:  Applicants should submit (1) a cover letter with names of at least three references, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) copies of three to five representative publications, and (4) a 3-4 page statement that addresses current and future research directions, mentoring philosophy, and experience with and/or commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM fields. First consideration of applications will begin November 1 and will continue until the positions are filled. Questions about these positions can be addressed to Dr. Anna M. Michalak at dgepositions@carnegiescience.edu. All materials must be submitted through Carnegie’s online application portal: https://jobs.carnegiescience.edu/jobs/dge

Employer Information: Employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of background checks. The Carnegie Institution for Science is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace where all employees can thrive. Carnegie Science does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors.

The Carnegie Science Mission Statement: Andrew Carnegie established a unique organization dedicated to scientific discovery “to encourage, in the broadest and most liberal manner, investigation, research, and discovery and the application of knowledge to the improvement of mankind …” The philosophy was and is to devote the institution’s resources to “exceptional” individuals so that they can explore the most intriguing scientific questions in an atmosphere of complete freedom. Carnegie and his trustees realized that flexibility and independence were essential to the institution’s success and that tradition is the foundation of the institution today as it supports basic scientific research. Learn more at https://carnegiescience.edu/why-carnegie.

Executive Assistant

Department: DGE – Global Ecology

Salary: TBD

Location: Stanford, California

Andrew Carnegie established a unique organization dedicated to scientific discovery “to encourage, in the broadest and most liberal manner, investigation, research, and discovery and the application of knowledge to the improvement of mankind …” The philosophy was and is to devote the institution’s resources to “exceptional” individuals so that they can explore the most intriguing scientific questions in an atmosphere of complete freedom. Carnegie and his trustees realized that flexibility and independence were essential to the institution’s success and that tradition is the foundation of the institution today as it supports basic scientific research. Learn more at https://carnegiescience.edu/why-carnegie.

About You:

Are you a highly skilled professional with meticulous attention to detail? Are you a renowned self starter with a passion for going above and beyond? Do you have amazing tech savviness with an ability to navigate technology like a pro? Do you possess a keen visual eye for aesthetics and know what just “looks good”? Can you track, organize, manage, and document details like a crime scene investigator? Then we just might have a job for you!

We are looking for a highly skilled administrative professional who is exceptionally detail-oriented, self-motivated, tech savvy, visually design conscious, and a superb communicator to provide high level administrative support to the Director of Global Ecology. 

What you will accomplish:

  • Provide a high level of collaborative professional support to the Director using independent judgment and discretion to ensure optimal work, confidentiality, and information flow.
  • Give general administrative support to the Director by managing schedules and calendars, making travel arrangements, and completing travel expense forms. Proactively monitor schedules to identify and resolve conflicts and inefficiencies.
  • Supply administrative support by arranging meetings, preparing and editing correspondence (some of which is confidential in nature), review and manage mail, file paper and electronic documents, and provide telephone support.  
  • Arrange additional support for the faculty through recruiting, job position searches, and shepherding committee members through the hiring process.
  • Maintain the Department of Global Ecology (DGE website) and edit presentation slides with a constant, hyper focus on textual and visual improvements.
  • Anticipate and create materials needed for Director meetings and presentations, initiate and answer correspondence within limits of authority, and research areas of interest for the Director as asked. 
  • Manage the Director so that they feel completely supported and relieved of the burden of administrivia. 

What you will bring:

  • A very high level of tech savviness, professional know-how, and first-class written and oral communication skills.
  • An outstanding sense of aesthetics for digital materials (flyers, emails, website, etc) and innate sense to know when something just “looks good”.
  • An ability to track and stay on top of things to ensure that “nothing falls through the cracks”.
  • A constant desire to look for ways to add value and contribute more rather than wait to be assigned tasks.
  • Reliability and responsibility: You never drop the ball, the buck stops with you, and you get things done when you say they will be done.
  • Superlative professionalism, tact, empathy, maturity, positivity, flexibility, openness, helpfulness, and good sense of humor.

What you will get:

An opportunity to receive great benefits and a competitive salary, have a flexible schedule, work in an academic environment on the Stanford campus, and work with a group of diverse, highly scientific people with a passion for science and humanity. This is the chance to work in a very non-hierarchical setting with folks who value and respect each other and are generally all working to safeguard the sustainability of our planet! 

Anticipated Hire Date:

This position will be filled as soon as the right candidate is found. In light of ongoing challenges associated with the pandemic, we will work with successful candidates to provide flexibility in start dates to accommodate individual needs and safety. Candidates may be appointed to work remotely for a limited time to accommodate challenges associated with the pandemic.

Application Documents & Submission: 

Applicants should submit (1) a cover letter with names of at least three references and (2) a curriculum vitae. Applications will begin November 4 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions about these positions can be addressed to Dr. Anna M. Michalak at dgepositions@carnegiescience.edu. All materials must be submitted through Carnegie’s online application portal: https://jobs.carnegiescience.edu/jobs/dge

Employer Information:

Employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of background checks. The Carnegie Institution for Science is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace where all employees can thrive. Carnegie Science does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors.

The Carnegie Science Mission Statement:

Andrew Carnegie established a unique organization dedicated to scientific discovery “to encourage, in the broadest and most liberal manner, investigation, research, and discovery and the application of knowledge to the improvement of mankind …” The philosophy was and is to devote the institution’s resources to “exceptional” individuals so that they can explore the most intriguing scientific questions in an atmosphere of complete freedom. Carnegie and his trustees realized that flexibility and independence were essential to the institution’s success and that tradition is the foundation of the institution today as it supports basic scientific research. Learn more at https://carnegiescience.edu/why-carnegie.

4 Postdoc or Technician Positions in Eco-Evolutionary Genetics, Genome Sequencing, or Gene Editing technologies in Plants

Department: DPB – Plant Biology

Salary: $64,268 (for postdoc level, may vary depending on qualifications)

Location: Stanford, California

Summary:

Moi Exposito-Alonso Lab – www.moisesexpositoalonso.org
Carnegie Institution for Science & Stanford University, California 94305, USA
Annual salary $64,268 (for postdoc level, may vary depending on qualifications)
Up to 5 years (extendable for technician positions)
Publication date: Aug 2020
Earliest starting date: Sep 2020 (flexible)
Closing date: accepting applications until filled

Description:

We aim to recruit highly motivated and creative people with strong training in at least one of the following areas: quantitative and population genetics, bioinformatics, next generation sequencing, gene editing.

We seek to study the impact of climate change on species and how or whether they will genetically adapt to such changes. Specifically, we aim to experimentally quantify the mode and tempo of genetic adaptation to different climates, find genetic loci involved in past adaptations, and model experimental populations using population genetic theory and computational approaches. A core project of the lab involves  next-generation sequencing of experimental populations in ~50 locations around the world (GrENE-net.org), and the analyses of this sequence data to understand evolutionary processes related to evolutionary rescue. A parallel project involves engineering plants with CRISPR or other tools to study the impact of engineered mutations in similar experimental evolution settings as GrENE-net.

These positions require conducting research independently using large genomic and experimental datasets, participating in collaborative projects, preparing publications, and presenting research in scientific meetings. 

Equal opportunity employer:

Carnegie is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, disability or any other protected status in accordance with applicable laws. We aim to have a vibrantly diverse lab, which is essential to tackle scientific questions from different creative angles. The main requirement for these positions is that you are passionate about the topics above, so please apply! 

Requirements:

Required qualifications for these positions are a doctoral degree in any of the following areas: molecular biology, population genetics, evolutionary biology, ecology, bioinformatics, computer sciences, or statistics; a track record of research productivity and independence, and a willingness to work closely with collaborators and lab members. 

Position details:

This is a full-time position with a competitive annual salary of $64,638 and benefits. The lab is located at the Carnegie Institution on the Stanford University campus. Carnegie Postdocs have access to Stanford facilities. Stanford campus is a vibrant community embedded in the San Francisco Bay area, with opportunities for extensive social and scientific interactions. The initial position will be for one year with potential renewal of up to five years depending upon performance. 

Additional information:

The Department of Plant Biology of the Carnegie Institution is located on the campus of Stanford University. Formerly known as the Carnegie Institution of Washington, the Carnegie Institution for Science is a U.S.-based non-profit, private endowment. Andrew Carnegie founded the Carnegie Institution of Washington in 1902 as an organization for scientific discovery to serve as a home to exceptional individuals – men and women – with imagination and extraordinary dedication capable of working at the cutting edge of their fields. Today, Carnegie scientists work in six scientific departments on the west and east Coasts and at the Las Campanas Observatory in Chile. Carnegie investigators are leaders in the fields of plant biology, developmental biology, Earth and planetary sciences, astronomy, and global ecology. The Department of Plant Biology and Department of Global Ecology have state-of-the-art facilities for molecular genetic studies of plants and computer resources. To learn more about the Department of Plant Biology and Global Ecology, visit https://dpb.carnegiescience.edu and https://dge.carnegiescience.edu.

The lab is co-affiliated with the Department of Biology at Stanford University (https://biology.stanford.edu) and with the center of Computational Evolutionary and Human Genetics (http://cehg.stanford.edu). The ideal candidate would become an active member of this community and would strengthen collaborative connections with grad students, postdocs, and faculty members across campus.

Contact:

Informal inquiries about this position can be made by emailing Moises (Moi) Exposito-Alonso at moisesexpositoalonso@gmail.com

To be formally considered, please include (1) a cover letter, (2) CV, and (3) three referees whom I can ask for letters of recommendation. 

Postdoctoral Opportunity: Identifying and evaluating innovation opportunities for a net-zero emission energy system

Department: DGE – Global Ecology

Salary: TBD

Location: Stanford, California

Carnegie Institution Science Department of Global Ecology (DGE) invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at its Stanford Campus. Founded in 2002, scientists at DGE conduct basic and applied research into the interactions among the Earth’s ecosystems and people. The Carnegie Institution has a deep commitment to scientific excellence and diversity;  we strongly encourage applications from candidates who will enrich and foster a culturally diverse and inclusive environment. 

Selected fellow(s) will join a highly collaborative and productive team of scientists identifying and evaluating innovative opportunities for net-zero emission energy under the guidance of Dr. Ken Caldeira. Our research focuses on developing innovative technologies and leveraging novel modeling strategies (e.g., macro-energy, integrated-assessment, climate and carbon-cycle modeling) to address urgent climate and energy challenges. Examples of recent research include: understanding electricity storage requirements for variable renewable electricity systems; a Monte Carlo analysis of architectures for future near-zero emission energy systems; and efficacy of seagrass as a carbon sink. 

Opportunities for independent research and publication are available. Postdoctoral Fellows at DGE have access to valuable research resources to launch successful scientific careers in academia and industry. Research resources include technical support staff, research equipment, and computing/IT resources. Opportunities to partner with other DGE scientists may also be available depending on Fellow(s)’ interests. DGE seeks to provide a culture of mentoring and professional development for all postdoctoral scientists; funding is available for travel to scientific conferences; additional professional development/training programs are offered internally.

Multiple positions are available with flexible start dates to begin within 18 months of this posting. Initial appointments are for 1 year, with possible renewal up to 4 years. Carnegie offers competitive salary and comprehensive benefits, including additional benefits to support employees during the COVID-19 outbreak . In addition, a budget is available to partially reimburse relocation expenses for successful candidates and their immediate families.

Responsibilities

  • Work closely and collaboratively with other scientists to design, implement, analyze and summarize innovative research on net-zero emission energy technologies;
  • Publish results in high-quality, peer-reviewed journals; 
  • Present results at conferences and seminars. 

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in any scientific or engineering discipline with a grounding in the physical sciences or engineering;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Evidence of ability to work independently and in teams;
  • Commitment to a collegial and inclusive workplace. 

In light of the current pandemic and associated travel restrictions, we are open to creative solutions for broad participation. Our scientists’ safety is of utmost importance at Carnegie; opportunities for remote work during the pandemic will be available to all Fellows. 

Informal inquiries and questions about these positions should be directed to Ken Caldeira (e-mail: kcaldeira@carnegiescience.edu). Applications will only be considered when submitted through our application portal (see blue bar below). Applicants are required to submit a cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information of at least three professional references. 

Carnegie is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration of employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, veteran status or any other characteristics protected by law. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse research community and we encourage applications by members of all underrepresented groups.

Environmental Health & Safety Manager

Department: DPB – Plant Biology

Salary: TBD

Location: Stanford, California

Position Description:

The Carnegie Institution for Science is seeking an Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) Manager for the Departments of Plant Biology and Global Ecology in Stanford, CA. Carnegie is a 501c(3) non-profit organization dedicated to basic scientific research. The institution’s Departments of Plant Biology and Global Ecology are located on the campus of Stanford University and pursue research in areas ranging from understanding the impacts of global change on the world’s ecosystems to exploring the world of plants. The EH&S Manager is responsible for leading environmental health and safety initiatives to provide for the safety of campus personnel and the campus environment. The responsibilities encompass a wide array of activities aimed at implementing best practices and ensuring compliance with Federal, State, County, and Stanford University requirements. This includes:

Providing expert guidance – Advise Department Directors on best practices and applicable requirements in occupational and environmental health and safety.

CollaborationInteracting with scientific staff to facilitate science, train new arrivals in best laboratory practices, instruct in use of general laboratory equipment, and maintain the scientific infrastructure. 

Hazardous Materials Management Program – Attend all Stanford HMMP and USP (University Safety Partners)  meetings, oversee the annual chemical inventory updates of all labs on Carnegie campus and update all Life Safety Boxes annually.

Regulatory Compliance with all Governmental Agencies – Primary contact for the following governmental agencies, as well as monitoring and retaining copies of all permits, certifications and licenses, including but not limited to: 

  • US ATF (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms) – 100% Ethanol permitting
  • USDA / APHIS – Biotechnology Regulatory Services (Permits for field, Evans)
  • Cal OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration – IIPP (Injury and Illness Prevention Plan)
  • County of Santa Clara – Environmental Health Permit (compressed gases, flammable liquids, corrosives and poisons). 
  • City of Palo Alto – Wastewater management permit
  • Stanford University- Forklift Operator Certification, Respirator Fit Test, chemical, radiological and hazardous waste disposal.

General Laboratory and Office Safety – Monthly walk-throughs and quarterly self-inspections. Correction of identified violations and follow up with appropriate personnel. Ensure a sufficient number of employees are First Aid trained and renew when required. 

Safety Training – Maintain a Safety Training program in accordance with California Title 8 provisions for all new hires and visitors, specifically tailored to cover the individual’s activities while at Carnegie. Train all new hires, maintain training documentation, and confirm re-certifications of existing personnel as required.

Hazardous Materials Safety and Storage – Monthly inspections, inventory control and document retention. 

Radiation Safety – Monthly radiations surveys with on-line reporting to EH&S. Oversee on-line and in-house training and re-certifications. Coordinate new protocol approvals. Conduct quarterly rad inspections with reporting to Stanford EH&S regarding radioisotope inventory, room inspections, GM counter tests and sealed source inventory. Facilitate the removal of solid and liquid radioactive wastes.

 Laser Safety – Procure new equipment approvals from Stanford EH&S Health Physics, monitor training and re-certifications.

Biohazard Safety – Monitor the training and re-certification of personnel and the use and disposal of BSL1 materials per existing SU EH & S guidelines. 

Chemical Waste Management – Arrange for the disposal of unwanted chemicals, oversee Chemtracker inventories for both Departments. 

Fire and Earthquake Safety – Coordinate on-site Fire Extinguisher training bi-annually and earthquake preparedness. Conduct emergency evacuation drills annually.

General Laboratory Management – Coordinate repairs and maintain annual service contracts of all major laboratory equipment that is in common use, continually investigate cost-effective alternatives, cultivate vendor relations, provide lab coat service, maintain records of training on common equipment, conduct quarterly lab manager meetings and resolve any laboratory related problems. Coordinate annual balance and pipette calibrations. Maintain common stocks such as ethanol in the warehouse, developer supplies for the film processor, dry ice and laboratory dishwasher supplies.

The manager also acts as the primary liaison with Stanford EH&S, Stanford and Palo Alto Fire Marshalls, County of Santa Clara, USDA and responds promptly to their inquiries and requests.

Required qualifications:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Bachelor’s degree in EH&S or a related field (Chemistry, Biology)
  • At least two years professional experience in EH&S related position
  • Comprehensive knowledge of relevant laws, regulations, and guidelines

Preferred qualifications:

  • Master’s degree preferred but not required
  • Professional certifications in EH&S specialities (CSP, CSHM, CHMM)
  • Supervisory experience
  • A very high level of professional know-how.
  • An ability to track and stay on top of things to ensure that “nothing falls through the cracks”.
  • A constant desire to look for ways to add value and contribute more rather than wait to be assigned tasks.
  • Reliability and responsibility: You don’t drop the ball, the buck stops with you, and you make sure that things get done reliably and efficiently.
  • Superlative professionalism, tact, empathy, maturity, positivity, flexibility, openness, helpfulness, and good sense of humor.

What you will get:

An opportunity to receive great benefits and a competitive salary, have a flexible schedule, work in an academic environment on the Stanford campus, and work with a group of diverse and passionate researchers with a passion for science and humanity. Additional training and professional development opportunities are also available.

Anticipated Hire Date:

We are looking to fill this position by early January 2021. However, this position will be filled as soon as the right candidate is found. In light of ongoing challenges associated with the pandemic, we will work with successful candidates to provide flexibility with start dates to accommodate individual needs and safety. Candidates may be appointed to work remotely for a limited time to accommodate challenges associated with the pandemic.

Application Documents & Submission: 

Applicants should submit (1) a cover letter with names of at least three references and (2) a curriculum vitae. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Questions about these positions can be addressed to Clare Tuma, HR Business Partner, at ctuma@carnegiescience.edu. All materials must be submitted through Carnegie’s online application portal: https://jobs.carnegiescience.edu/jobs/dpb. 

Employer Information:

Employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of background checks. The Carnegie Institution for Science is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace where all employees can thrive. Carnegie Science does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors.

The Carnegie Science Mission Statement:

Andrew Carnegie established a unique organization dedicated to scientific discovery “to encourage, in the broadest and most liberal manner, investigation, research, and discovery and the application of knowledge to the improvement of mankind …” The philosophy was and is to devote the institution’s resources to “exceptional” individuals so that they can explore the most intriguing scientific questions in an atmosphere of complete freedom. Carnegie and his trustees realized that flexibility and independence were essential to the institution’s success and that tradition is the foundation of the institution today as it supports basic scientific research. Learn more at https://carnegiescience.edu/why-carnegie.

Global Ecology Senior Staff Scientist

Department: DGE – Global Ecology

Salary: TBD

Location: Stanford, California

The Carnegie Institution for Science’s Department of Global Ecology seeks applications for two (2) Staff Associates and one (1) Senior Staff Scientist. Scholars in the Department of Global Ecology seek to understand how interactions between the Earth’s biogeochemical cycles and anthropogenic activity affect the sustainability of the Earth system, now and into the future. The Department of Global Ecology is located on the campus of Stanford University in California. The Carnegie Institution for Science has a deep commitment to scientific excellence and to increased diversity in STEM fields; we strongly encourage applications from candidates who will enrich and foster a culturally diverse and inclusive environment. 

The Carnegie Institution for Science is a unique organization dedicated to scientific discovery that provides individuals with the freedom and resources to explore areas at the cutting edge of their fields.  Scientists at the Institution have access to generous resources in support of their research and career success, including research equipment, technical staff, computing services/support, professional development opportunities, and discretionary funding for research support. 

About the Position: 

Carnegie staff scientists hold endowment-supported 12 month per annum salaried appointments. They pursue independent research that is supported by a combination of endowment funds and external support. Although staff scientists do not have formal teaching duties, we place considerable emphasis on mentoring graduate and postdoctoral scholars. Staff Associate positions are similar in seniority to early-career Assistant Professors and are appointed on a five-year fixed-term. Senior Staff Scientist positions are similar in seniority to Associate/Full Professor rank and are appointed on an open-ended term. 

Successful candidates will join a vibrant and growing scientific community that values both independent and collaborative research. Faculty in the department conduct use-inspired basic research, focusing on systems that involve life in its interactions with physical systems on planet Earth. The department has historical strengths in terrestrial ecology, plant physiology, climate science, energy systems, water resources, nutrient cycling, and aquatic ecology. Research approaches have ranged from field- and laboratory-based investigation to satellite remote sensing. More information about our current staff and their areas of expertise can be found on our website at https://dge.carnegiescience.edu

We seek candidates who will bolster existing areas of research as well those who would add complementary expertise as we further broaden the definition of Global Ecology. Examples of potential areas of interest include integrating mechanistic understanding of the biosphere from the leaf to the global scale, understanding interactions between climate and human health, quantifying feedbacks between physical climate and societal decision-making, anticipating global challenges of emerging technologies, understanding trade-offs and linkages in highly coupled natural, and natural-human systems, understanding the impact of global change on marine ecosystems and vice versa, improving understanding of the linkages among global biogeochemical cycles, and assessing co-benefits or unintended consequences of addressing environmental challenges. Candidates in complementary areas of research are also encouraged to apply. 

Job Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Conduct and publish innovative, cutting-edge research with potential to advance scientific knowledge in areas relevant to the Department of Global Ecology
  • Seek external funding to complement endowment support for research projects and graduate/postdoctoral trainees
  • Mentor/supervise post-doctoral and graduate scientists
  • Contribute to service in support of the department and the organization

Required Qualifications: 

  • PhD in relevant areas of physical, mathematical or life sciences. 
  • Evidence of innovative independent and collaborative research contributions. 
  • Demonstrated promise of external funding success
  • Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in STEM

Anticipated Hire Date: Appointments for all positions could begin as early as January 2021 or as late as September 2021. In light of ongoing challenges associated with the pandemic, we will work with successful candidates to provide flexibility in relocation and start dates to accommodate individual needs and safety. Candidates may be appointed to work remotely for a limited time to accommodate relocation challenges associated with the pandemic.

Application Documents & Submission:  Applicants should submit (1) a cover letter with names of at least three references, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) copies of three to five representative publications, and (4) a 3-4 page statement that addresses current and future research directions, mentoring philosophy, and experience with and/or commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM fields. First consideration of applications will begin November 1 and will continue until the positions are filled. Questions about these positions can be addressed to Dr. Anna M. Michalak at dgepositions@carnegiescience.edu. All materials must be submitted through Carnegie’s online application portal: https://jobs.carnegiescience.edu/jobs/dge

Employer Information: Employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of background checks. The Carnegie Institution for Science is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace where all employees can thrive. Carnegie Science does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors.

The Carnegie Science Mission Statement: Andrew Carnegie established a unique organization dedicated to scientific discovery “to encourage, in the broadest and most liberal manner, investigation, research, and discovery and the application of knowledge to the improvement of mankind …” The philosophy was and is to devote the institution’s resources to “exceptional” individuals so that they can explore the most intriguing scientific questions in an atmosphere of complete freedom. Carnegie and his trustees realized that flexibility and independence were essential to the institution’s success and that tradition is the foundation of the institution today as it supports basic scientific research. Learn more at https://carnegiescience.edu/why-carnegie.

Postdoctoral Fellow — Carbon-Based Materials

Department: EPL – Earth and Planets Laboratory

Salary: TBD

Location: Washington, D.C.

The Earth and Planets Laboratory, Carnegie Institution for Science, seeks applications for a postdoctoral position focused on the synthesis and characterization of novel carbon-based materials. The position will focus on using high-pressure and high-temperature conditions to synthesize and characterize unique diamond-like crystalline carbon compounds with high strength/hardness and tunable electronic structures including semiconductors and superconductors. The successful candidate will work closely in a team comprised of experimental and computational physicists, chemists, and materials scientists. Please refer questions to tstrobel@carnegiescience.edu.

Minimum qualifications:  A PhD in physics, chemistry, materials science or a related field is the requirement for this position.

Desired qualifications:  Expertise in solid-state physics and chemistry, including synthesis and characterization of electrical transport and magnetic properties, including superconductivity. Understanding of high-pressure techniques including laser-heated diamond anvil cells and/or large-volume press techniques is desirable. The successful candidate is expected to be able to work in both independent and collaborative group environments.

The appointment is intended for one year, with the possibility for up to two additional years pending progress and availability of funds. The position is expected to be available starting Fall 2020, and will remain open until filled. Interested parties should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae (including publications), statement of research interests, and contact information for a minimum of three references.

Prospective researchers will work at the Earth and Planets Laboratory, Carnegie Institution for Science, Washington, DC. The Carnegie Institution is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status.

Science Lab Instructor

Department: HQ – Headquarters

Salary:

Location: Washington, DC

The Carnegie Academy for Science Education (CASE) is Carnegie Science’s K-12 education arm and is housed within the institution’s headquarters. We have an exciting opportunity for a Science Lab Instructor working in Washington, D.C.

CASE’s mission is to enhance the education of DC children in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), through a variety of programs for students and their teachers, each with a common goal: to empower children to ask questions, sharpen their analytical skills, develop leadership and general life skills and broaden their educational and career horizons.

Since 1989 CASE programs has served more than 800 students and 1,000 teachers in DC. CASE’s STEM Kits program has trained 70 teachers have been trained and 1,500 students have developed skills to handle tools and equipment used in modern research laboratories. CASE was recently named Amgen Biotech Experience (ABE)’s new partner. ABE is an innovative science education program that provides teacher professional development, curriculum materials, and research-grade equipment and supplies to secondary schools. The program features a hands-on molecular biology curriculum designed to introduce students to the excitement of scientific discovery.

The Science Lab Instructor will train high school teachers in basic laboratory research techniques (using the ABE curriculum), assist in implementing the biotechnology program in schools, and support CASE’s education programs. This position is part-time for school year 2020-21, full-time in summer 2021, and may lead to full-time employment. Compensation based on experience.

Essential functions of this job may include but are not limited to:

Train teachers to run biotechnology program in their schools
● Prepare and deliver lesson plans and instructional materials that facilitate active, hands-on learning based on ABE’s curriculum
● Instruct and monitor participants in the use of learning materials and equipment
● Establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities
● Maintain equipment and supplies in accordance with established lab protocols

Recruit and maintain relationships with current and prospective participants
● Communicate with program participants to build ongoing relationships with schools
● Attend outreach events to recruit program participants

Support CASE’s education programs
● Participate in team planning meetings
● Communicate necessary information regularly to participants and colleagues regarding participant progress and needs

 

Education, Experience and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in STEM field or education, master’s degree in STEM field or education preferred
  • Demonstrated knowledge of laboratory skills and concepts (required), Next Generation Science Standards (preferred), and Project-Based Learning (preferred)
  • Ability and demonstrated knowledge of establishing and maintaining cooperative and effective relationships, and working with individuals from diverse cultural, economic and ability backgrounds
  • Experience in outreach, teaching in a school or out-of-school environment, and/or providing professional development preferred
  • Adaptable, able to think creatively and make decisions quickly, strategic problem solver, multi-tasker, organized, and goal oriented
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Instructional, lab materials and equipment procurement experience preferred, but not required
  • Perform all other related work delegated or required to accomplish the objectives of the total school program

To apply for this position please submit a cover letter and resume. Only applications with both cover letters and resumes will be considered. No phone or email inquiries please. 

At Carnegie, we are committed to building a diverse and inclusive community. We believe academic environments should be places where diverse groups of people with a variety of viewpoints and ideas can thrive and work together. As such, we encourage applicants from under-represented groups and backgrounds to apply.

The Carnegie Institution is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration of employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, veteran status or any other protected group status.

Staff Accountant

Salary:

Location: Washington, DC

Formerly known as the Carnegie Institution of Washington, the Carnegie Institution for Science is a U.S.-based non-profit, private endowment headquartered in Washington, DC. Andrew Carnegie founded the Carnegie Institution of Washington in 1902 as an organization for scientific discovery to serve as a home to exceptional individuals—men and women—with imagination and extraordinary dedication capable of working at the cutting edge of their fields. Today, Carnegie scientists work in six scientific departments on the West and East Coasts. Carnegie investigators are leaders in the fields of plant biology, developmental biology, Earth and planetary sciences, astronomy, and global ecology.

The Staff Accountant ensures timely, accurate payment of invoices. Responds to questions concerning vendor billings. Supports financial staff by performing administrative duties and coordinating related functions. This is a non-exempt position.

Responsibilities:

• Ensures timely, accurate payment of all headquarters’ invoices and maintains proper supporting documentation for paid bills. Maintains accounts payable files on a current basis, including W-8 and W-9 forms.
• Receives, reviews and processes all invoices, purchase orders and check requests in a timely fashion. Applies the appropriate tests to determine accuracy and legitimacy (checks math, supporting documentation, authorization). Performs research to answer staff and vendor questions regarding billings. Takes the initiative to identify and resolve billing problems. Ensures that all manual vendor checks are recorded in the central general ledger in a timely manner.
• Verifies 1099 information in preparation for the annual reporting.
• Reviews and processes all employee credit card reconciliations.
• Posts bank transactions including ACH payments and deposits and reconciles bank accounts monthly.
• Supports team with the full cycle close process including: accounts receivable, payroll, fixed assets, cash accounts, and general accounting ledger.
• Assists in monitoring compliance with Institution’s various financial policies including the procurement and record retention policy
• Performs other related duties as required and assigned

Education, Experience and Required Skills:

• Minimum B.S. degree in Accounting
• 0-2 years experience working in an accounting or auditing department
• Understanding of GAAP and non-profit accounting
• Highly skilled in using MS Excel spreadsheets
• Great organizational skills
• Excellent time management skills
• Ability to work in a fast paced environment
• Flexible team player
• Excellent communication skills and the ability to work in a collaborative and service oriented fashion.
• Detail oriented, with the ability to manage multiple projects in parallel on an ongoing basis.
Preferred Skills and Prerequisites:
• Microsoft Dynamics NAV (formerly Navision) or Netsuite experience a plus
• Experience with Big 4 Accounting Firm

Compensation is competitive and will be commensurate with work experience and skills.

All applicants will receive consideration of employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.

Experienced Machinist/Instrument Maker

Department: EPL – Earth and Planets Laboratory

Salary: TBD

Location: Washington, DC

Carnegie Institution for Science

Earth and Planets Laboratory

 Vacancy Announcement

This announcement is being circulated listing the qualifications for a vacant position on the staff at the Earth and Planets Laboratory located at 5241 Broad Branch Road, N.W., Washington, D.C.

Experienced Machinist/ Instrument Maker

Job Description

The Earth and Planets Laboratory of the Carnegie Institution for Science is seeking an experienced machinist with a diverse skill set and an interest in contributing to the design and construction of cutting-edge scientific instrumentation.  Experience in programming and operating CNC machines and the capability to set-up and use manual lathes, mills and saws is required along with the ability to use common measuring tools such as the calipers and micrometers needed to ensure precise tolerances in machined products.  The position involves working with staff scientists in the design and construction of prototype instrumentation and equipment needed for a diverse range of studies in Earth sciences, including equipment for measuring the properties of materials at extremes in pressure and temperature.

Position Requirements:

  • Highly experienced in the use of conventional and CNC equipment such as lathes, vertical mills, cylindrical / surface grinders and wire EDM machines.  Ability to set up, program and operate such equipment for the fabrication, modification and or repair of highly technical scientific instrumentation and equipment.
  • Must be able to verify the dimensions of parts and components, using measuring instruments, to high tolerance.
  • Ability to work with various types of metals, super alloys, ceramics and plastics.
  • Test instrumentation to determine conformance to specifications.
  • Interpersonal skills needed to interact with scientific staff to determine compliance with jobs submitted to the machine shop and communicate any requirements or problems faced with the development, improvement, and repair of job requests.
  • Willingness to participate in our mentorship program.
  • Experience with welding, particularly for vacuum equipment, desired but not a requirement of the position.
  • Other duties, functions and jobs as required to assist the scientific staff on the campus.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

Trade education or equivalent work experience, preferably 10 years or more; familiar with Solidworks and Mastercam, ability to communicate effectively, both written and oral; highly motivated individual who is capable of exhibiting good judgment and work independently on scheduled projects, seeing them through to completion; prior experience in a research environment a plus.

Only complete applications submitted via this website will be considered. 

At Carnegie, we are committed to building a diverse and inclusive community. We believe academic environments should be places where diverse groups of people with a variety of viewpoints and ideas can thrive and work together. As such, we encourage applicants from under-represented groups and backgrounds to apply. The Carnegie Institution is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status.

Lab Technician (Part-Time)

Department: HQ – Headquarters

Salary:

Location: Washington, DC

Lab Technician (Part-time)

The Carnegie Academy for Science Education (CASE) is Carnegie Science’s K-12 education arm and is housed within the institution’s headquarters. We have an exciting opportunity for a Lab Technician working in Washington, DC.

CASE’s mission to enhance the education of DC children in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), through a variety of programs for students and their teachers, each with a common goal: to empower children to ask questions, sharpen their analytical skills, develop leadership and general life skills and broaden their educational and career horizons.

Since 1989 CASE programs have served more than 800 students and 1,000 teachers in DC. CASE’s STEM Kits program has trained 70 teachers and 1,500 students have developed skills to handle tools and equipment used in modern research laboratories. CASE was recently named Amgen Biotech Experience (ABE)’s new partner. ABE is an innovative science education program that provides teacher professional development, curriculum materials, and research-grade equipment and supplies to secondary schools. The program features a hands-on molecular biology curriculum designed to introduce students to the excitement of scientific discovery.

CASE is seeking a Lab Technician to prepare biotech kits for classroom use. Kit preparation includes creating reagents, assembling supplies, and allocating materials. The Lab Technician will train high school interns, assist in training high school teachers in basic laboratory research techniques (using the ABE curriculum), assist in implementing the biotechnology program in schools, and support CASE’s education programs. This position is part-time during the school year (approximately 10 hours per week) and may lead to full-time employment in the summer. Compensation based on experience.

Education, Experience and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in STEM field preferred
  • At least two years of college in a biological science field required
  • Demonstrated knowledge of laboratory skills and concepts required
  • Ability and history of establishing and maintaining cooperative and effective relationships working with individuals from diverse cultural, economic and ability backgrounds
  • Adaptable, able to think on feet, strategic problem solver, multi-tasker, organized, and goal-oriented
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Instructional, lab materials and equipment procurement experience preferred
  • Experience in outreach or teaching in a school or out-of-school environment preferred

To apply for this position please submit a cover letter and resume. Only applications with both cover letters and resumes will be considered. No phone or email inquiries please. 

At Carnegie, we are committed to building a diverse and inclusive community. We believe academic environments should be places where diverse groups of people with a variety of viewpoints and ideas can thrive and work together. As such, we encourage applicants from under-represented groups and backgrounds to apply.

The Carnegie Institution is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration of employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, veteran status or any other protected group status.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Deep-time Data-Driven Discovery

Department: EPL – Earth and Planets Laboratory

Salary:

Location: Washington, D.C.

The Carnegie Institution for Science’s Earth and Planets Laboratory seeks a highly-qualified applicant for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow position with expertise in data science and visualization, and application thereof in deep-time Earth and/or planetary science. We seek experience in multi-dimensional analysis and visualization, including proficiency in machine learning, numerical modeling, high-performance computing, and geospatial analysis. Successful candidates should have a working knowledge of one or more relevant geoscience fields, including geochemistry, mineralogy, paleobiology, paleotectonics, petrology, and planetary evolution, particularly in the context of deep-time data-driven discovery (https://4d.carnegiescience.edu/). Research projects will be defined by the successful candidate in collaboration with members of the 4D Initiative team, including Robert Hazen and Shaunna Morrison at the Earth and Planets Laboratory, as well as the NASA Astrobiology ENIGMA team (https://enigma.rutgers.edu/) and the Tetherless World Constellation (https://tw.rpi.edu/).

 

Minimum qualifications:  The applicant must have a PhD in a computer science, data science, geoinformatics, or geoscience domain and must be proficient in methods of data-driven discovery.  Familiarity with database development, management, and use; programming, including knowledge of python and R coding; experience with machine-learning applications to geoscience problems; and the interest and ability to work knowledgeably with data scientists, applied mathematics colleagues, Earth and planetary scientists, biologists, and bioinformaticians, are essential.

 

This full-time, 2-year position will commence on or after February 1, 2021, and will be based at the Broad Branch Road campus of the Carnegie Institution for Science in Washington, DC.   This is an FLSA Exempt position.  Interested applicants should submit a CV, contact information for three references, a cover letter, and a 1-page research proposal by December 31, 2020.

 

Only complete applications submitted via this Carnegie website will be considered.

 

At Carnegie, we are committed to building a diverse and inclusive community. We believe academic environments should be places where diverse groups of people with a variety of viewpoints and ideas can thrive and work together. As such, we encourage applicants from under-represented groups and backgrounds to apply. The Carnegie Institution is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Geochemistry and Data Science

Department: EPL – Earth and Planets Laboratory

Salary:

Location: Washington, D.C.

The Carnegie Institution for Science’s Earth and Planets Laboratory seeks a highly-qualified applicant for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow position with expertise in geochemistry and data science. The successful candidate should have deep knowledge of geochemistry and petrology, particularly in the context of deep-time data-driven discovery (https://4d.carnegiescience.edu/), as well as proficiency in machine learning, numerical modeling, high-performance computing, and geospatial analysis. Research projects will be defined by the successful candidate in collaboration with members of the 4D Initiative team, including Robert Hazen and Shaunna Morrison at Carnegie, as well as the NASA Astrobiology ENIGMA team (https://enigma.rutgers.edu/) and the Tetherless World Constellation (https://tw.rpi.edu/).

Minimum qualifications: The applicant must have a PhD in Geoscience and must be proficient in methods of data-driven discovery. Familiarity with database development, management, and use; programming, including knowledge of python and R coding; experience with machine-learning applications to geoscience problems; and the interest and ability to work knowledgeably with data scientists, applied mathematics colleagues, and bioinformaticians, are essential.

This full-time, 2-year position will commence on or after February 1, 2021, and will be based at the Earth and Planets Laboratory at the Carnegie Institution’s Broad Branch Road campus in Washington, DC. This is an FLSA Exempt position. Interested applicants should submit a CV, contact information for three references, a cover letter, and a 1-page research proposal by December 31, 2020.

Only complete applications submitted via this Carnegie website will be considered.

At Carnegie, we are committed to building a diverse and inclusive community. We believe academic environments should be places where diverse groups of people with a variety of viewpoints and ideas can thrive and work together. As such, we encourage applicants from under-represented groups and backgrounds to apply. The Carnegie Institution is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status.

Postdoctoral Research Associate: Merging top-down and bottom-up approaches to partition carbon and water fluxes between the atmosphere and biosphere

Department: DGE – Global Ecology

Salary: TBD Competitive

Location: Stanford, California

Postdoctoral Research Associate: Merging top-down and bottom-up approaches to partition carbon and water fluxes between the atmosphere and biosphere

Department: DGE – Global Ecology

Salary: TBD Competitive

Location: Stanford, CA

The Department of Global Ecology at the Carnegie Institution for Science (CIS) is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate to contribute to a project funded by NASA that aims to leverage new theory and observations in land, atmosphere and space-based research to accurately partition global carbon fluxes between terrestrial ecosystems and the atmosphere at high spatial and temporal resolution.  This project is a collaboration between the Dr. Anna Michalak’s lab at CIS in Stanford, Dr. Trevor Keenan’s lab at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (LBNL) in Berkeley, and Dr. Joshua Fisher at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena. The position is based in Dr. Michalak’s lab and will involve extensive collaboration with researchers at the other two institutions, offering excellent opportunities for joint mentoring and career development.

The Postdoctoral Research Associate will be responsible for developing innovative strategies for using atmospheric modeling together with available in situ and satellite-based observations to inform the improvement of models representing carbon and water fluxes between the atmosphere and biosphere. There will be considerable flexibility regarding specific scientific questions to be examined, but these may include evaluating temperature versus water controls on the spatial and temporal variability of CO2 fluxes, identifying missing processes in mechanistic representations of gross primary productivity and ecosystem respiration, and assessing the impact of improved parameterizations on the constraint on global, continental, and regional carbon balance.

Position Duties

  • Coordinate with collaborators at CIS, LBNL, and JPL to identify key scientific opportunities and modeling strategies.
  • Together with collaborators at CIS, LBNL, and JPL, design experiments to elucidate the degree to which atmospheric observations inform mechanistic understanding of terrestrial carbon balance.
  • Lead and contribute to research papers to be published in the peer reviewed literature.

Requirements

  • Ph.D. in atmospheric science, earth science, or related field
  • Experience working with atmospheric transport models at regional, continental and/or global scales
  • Experience exploring questions about terrestrial fluxes of greenhouse gases.
  • Experience in the design and solution of atmospheric inverse problems a plus.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Informal inquiries about these positions can be made by emailing Anna Michalak at michalak@carnegiescience.edu.  Formal applications for employment must be submitted by clicking on the bar below, and must include a cover letter, CV, and list of at least three references.

The review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until it is filled. Compensation is competitive and will be commensurate with work experience and skills.

Carnegie is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, disability or any other protected status in accordance with applicable laws.

 

Post-Doctoral Research Scientist

Department: DPB – Plant Biology

Salary: 62,700

Location: Stanford, CA

We have a postdoctoral position for at least one year on a project focused on transforming symbiotic dinoflagellates in the family Symbiodiniaceae and understanding their interactions with their cnidarian hosts, including corals and sea anemones (most work will be done using the sea anemone Aiptasia pallida). Achieving transformation of these organisms will allow us to approach many questions concerning the interactions of the symbiont with its host, the importance of specific algal genes in the symbiotic process, the role of photosynthesis in the uptake and maintenance of the symbiont and the molecular mechanisms associated with coral bleaching, an area of major concern in many parts of the world. It will also facilitate our understanding of molecular mechanisms associated with the unusual structure of both the nuclear and chloroplast genomes, aspects of photosynthetic function and the nature of the processes involved in controlling the exchange of carbon and nitrogen between the alga and its host. The project will encourage interactions with other researchers working on the cnidarians/corals, including the laboratories of John Pringle and Steve Palumbi at Stanford University. Preference will be given to candidates who have worked with alga and who have strong training in molecular technology.  If interested, please apply below. For inquiries please contact Arthur Grossman, and also send all information including a CV, directly to Arthur Grossman (arthurg@stanford.edu).

Additional information:

The Department of Plant Biology of Carnegie Institution is located on the campus of Stanford University. Formerly known as the Carnegie Institution of Washington, the Carnegie Institution for Science is a U.S.-based non-profit, private endowment. Andrew Carnegie founded the Carnegie Institution of Washington in 1902 as an organization for scientific discovery to serve as a home to exceptional individuals—men and women—with imagination and extraordinary dedication capable of working at the cutting edge of their fields. Today, Carnegie scientists work in six scientific departments on the west and east Coasts and at the Las Camapanas Observatory in Chile. Carnegie investigators are leaders in the fields of plant biology, developmental biology, earth and planetary sciences, astronomy, and global ecology. The Department of Plant Biology has state-of-the-art facilities for microscopy/imaging and mass spectrometry as well as molecular genetic studies of plants. To learn more about the Department of Plant Biology, visit https://dpb.carnegiescience.edu/

Carnegie is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, disability or any other protected status in accordance with applicable laws.

Animal Caretaker-Mouse Facility

Department: EMB – Embryology

Salary: TBD

Location: Baltimore, MD

Job Summary:
The Carnegie Institution for Science Department of Embryology seeks an experiences Animal Caretaker to join the department. This individual will clean, wash, set up, and autoclave dirty cages and perform daily maintenance and care for laboratory animals, including recognizing and reporting of apparent animal illnesses or abnormalities. They will utilize special techniques or husbandry practices beyond those required for routine colony management.
 
Primary Duties:
  • Clean, wash, set up, and autoclave dirty cages.
  • Change dirty cages and provide food and water as required to maintain a clean and healthy environment for the animals.
  • Observe animals daily and prepare routing reports on dead and sick animals.
  • Observe and report problems involving animal care equipment and environmental support systems.
  • Receive, identify and house selected animal species.
  • Assist in specialized monitoring and surveillance programs.
  • Prepare special diets in accordance with the principal investigator’s protocols, and ensure that the special diets are provided to the correct animals.
  • Assist in the operation of standardizing, conditioning, and breeding programs.
  • Administer commonly used and easily administered treatments or medication as directed by the Facility Manager.
  • Perform basic manipulations such as restraining animals, euthanasia, tagging and tailing, etc.
  • Perform duties of other Animal Facility team members and other duties as assigned.
  • Sanitize and wash the equipment and wash Facility floor.
  • Awareness of the critical aspects of laboratory safety.
  • Assist in the training and supervision of new team members if requested by the Facility Manager.
Interactions with Others:
Work is performed under the immediate supervision of the Rodent Facility Manager.
 
Qualifications:
  • High School degree, equivalent or certification as animal technician
  • Previous animal care experience is not required but is a plus
  • Detail oriented
  • Reliable
  • Hardworking
  • Able to learn tasks with general instruction
  • Able to understand and follow work and safety protocols
  • Basic computer skills required

Physical Demands

  • Routinely stoops and bends
  • Routinely reaches and grasps with arms and hands above head
  • Routinely stands for long periods
  • Occasionally lifts, pushes and/or carries objects weighing up to 60 pounds
To apply:
A brief cover letter and resumé/CV listing two professional references are required to apply.
Additional Information:
The Department of Embryology is one of six departments comprising the Carnegie Institution for Science. The department functions as a private, non-profit research institute affiliated with the Johns Hopkins University and is located adjacent to the JHU Homewood campus in Baltimore, MD. The department consists of 10 laboratories studying a variety of questions in cell and developmental biology.
Carnegie is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status.

2021 Carnegie Fellowships for the Earth and Planets Laboratory

Department: BBR – Broad Branch Road, EPL – Earth and Planets Laboratory

Salary:

Location: Carnegie Science, 5241 Broad Branch Road, N.W., Washington, DC 20015

The Carnegie Institution for Science invites applications for postdoctoral fellowships at the Earth and Planets Laboratory in Washington D.C. Carnegie Science emphasizes interdisciplinary observational, experimental and theoretical research in fields including astronomy, cosmochemistry, data science, geodynamics, experimental petrology, geobiology, geochemistry, geophysics, mineral physics, planetary science and volcanology. Carnegie scientists conduct research in these and related fields in the general quest for improved understanding of the origin and evolution of Earth and planets, including the fundamental physics and chemistry of materials. The successful applicant’s primary field of research should overlap with one or more of these areas, but collaboration with other research areas on campus is encouraged.

The Earth and Planets Laboratory supports world-class laboratory facilities in analytical geochemistry and cosmochemistry, high-pressure research, materials spectroscopy and astrobiology. Carnegie scientists can gain access to Carnegie’s Las Campanas Observatory in Chile for astronomical observations. Carnegie Science also supports theoretical astrophysical, data analytic, geodynamic and mineral physics investigations by providing access to state-of-the-art computational facilities.

Carnegie Postdoctoral Fellowships are awarded once a year. The Fellowship is initially for one year, but can be renewed for up to a total of 3 years for astronomy applicants and 2 years for other fields. The positions allow start dates between July 1 and December 31, 2021. More detailed information about the research currently being pursued, and the facilities available at EPL can be viewed at http://epl.carnegiescience.edu/

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in a relevant field at the time of the start of the fellowship. The principal selection criteria will be outstanding research accomplishments, promise of future achievement, and relevance to the ongoing scientific pursuits at Carnegie’s Earth and Planets Laboratory. Carnegie Fellowship applications must include (1) a curriculum vitae and list of publications, (2) a brief description of previous research, (3) a research proposal of maximum 4 pages, and (4) up to three letters of reference by those familiar with your work. You are encouraged to contact a Staff Member about the suitability of your project.

At Carnegie, we are committed to building a diverse and inclusive community. We believe academic environments should be places where diverse groups of people with a variety of viewpoints and ideas can thrive and work together. As such, we encourage applicants from under-represented groups and backgrounds to apply. The Carnegie Institution is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status.

Applications should be submitted online through the Apply Now button below by 30 November 2020.

Address any questions you have to eplfellowship@carnegiescience.edu.

Postdoctoral Associate

Department: EMB – Embryology

Salary: NIH-NRSA Stipend Scale

Location: Baltimore, MD

Description:

Postdoctoral Associates carry out research that explores the current frontiers of knowledge in basic biological science under the guidance of a Carnegie faculty member. A list of faculty, their areas of current research, and additional information is available at: emb.carnegiescience.edu.

They conceive, carry out and publish novel discoveries based on their research that contribute to human understanding of biological mechanisms and present these findings to the national and international scientific community.

Qualifications:

PhD degree and record of distinguished research accomplishments in a relevant discipline as documented by first-author publications, presentation of research at scientific meetings and letters of recommendation from leading scientists.

Additional information:

The Department of Embryology is one of six departments comprising the Carnegie Institution for Science. The department functions as a private, non-profit research institute affiliated with the Johns Hopkins University and is located adjacent to the JHU Homewood campus in Baltimore, MD. The department consists of 10 laboratories studying a variety of questions in cell and developmental biology. For more information about the Department, visit https://emb.carnegiescience.edu/

Carnegie is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status.

Electron Microscopy Specialist

Department: EMB – Embryology

Salary: TBD

Location: Baltimore, MD

Carnegie Institution for Science has an exciting opportunity for an Electron Microscopy Specialist working at our Embryology Department located on the campus of Johns Hopkins University. The ideal candidate will a motivated individual with strong electron microscopy (EM) expertise (>3 years) to run and maintain our core EM facility with a newly acquired Hitachi HT 7800 (with an AMT Nanosprint 12 camera running Hitachi software) and equipment for histology and sectioning.

Principal Responsibilities:

The most important responsibility of this position is to provide electron microscopy service to all labs who need it. This involves acquisition and fixation of specimens, embedding, cutting and photography of samples as well as instruction on any phase of the process that the lab may choose. Routine upkeep and maintenance of the EM and all other laboratory equipment. It also includes providing histology and cryoscopy services and instruction to all labs.

Other Duties:

Employees at our department help with various common tasks beyond their main job responsibilities. This position will have the following additional and infrequent duties:

Stocking and distributing supplies:

  • Order and maintain the common stockroom to ensure adequate supplies are maintained for the department and maintain the database to ensure proper billing for the labs and department.
  • Provide ethanol for the labs as part of the stockroom and maintain records according to state and federal regulations.
  • Maintain liquid nitrogen stocks for lab usage.
  • Stocking and distributing needles per department needs.

Safety:

  • Provide laboratory safety training to new hires as well as informing the labs as to proper safety procedures according to our safety manual. Arrange proper disposal of hazardous material.
  • Provide radiation safety instruction to new hires and labs as well as proper radiation safety procedures according to our safety manual. Maintain proper radiation records according to both state and federal regulations. Upkeep of the radiation lab and equipment. Arrange proper disposal of radioactive material.
  • Provide other duty or service needed for the operation of the facility when needed.

Education, Experience and Skills:

  • Bachelors degree in biological science required
  • Certification from the Microscopy Society of America strongly preferred
  • Electron microscopy experience required; strong computer skills
  • Strong work ethic and reliable
  • Demonstrated attention to detail
  • Effective communication and time management skills
  • Able to work both independently and as part of a team

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to transport and/or move objects weighing up to 25 pounds
  • Ability to stoop, bend, reach and grasp with arms and hands above head
  • Able to perform periods of standing and walking around the building to perform the responsibilities
  • Willing and able to handle laboratory waste materials according to mandated procedures required
  • Willing and able to handle potentially hazardous chemicals, low level radioactive materials, and biological materials using mandated safety protocols and procedures is required

The Embryology Department is one of five departments comprising the Carnegie Institution for Science. Carnegie is a non-profit research institute and our department is affiliated with the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) located on the JHU Homewood campus in Baltimore, MD. We are home to 10 laboratories, studying a variety of questions in molecular, cell and developmental biology.

To Apply:  Interested individuals should submit a cover letter, full CV, and the names and contact information of at least three references to gilmer@carnegiescience.edu. Carnegie offers excellent employee benefits. To learn more, visit us here.

At Carnegie, we are committed to building a diverse and inclusive community. We believe academic environments should be places where diverse groups of people with a variety of viewpoints and ideas can thrive and work together. As such, we encourage applicants from under-represented groups and backgrounds to apply.

The Carnegie Institution is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration of employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, veteran status or any other protected group status.

 

 

 

Postdoctoral Fellow

Department: EMB – Embryology

Salary: TBD

Location: Baltimore, MD

Overview:

The Zheng Lab at the Carnegie Institution’s Department of Embryology seeks ambitious postdoctoral fellows interested in understanding the role of lamins in mouse development. The Zheng lab has developed mouse models that allow the study of individual and different combinations of the three lamin genes using germline or conditional lamin knockout. The lab also developed mouse embryonic stem cells lacking all or different combinations of lamins. By employing a wide range of genomic tools and cell biological approaches, the lab has observed a number of interesting phenotypes in different lamin knockout combinations. We seek a postdoctoral fellow with skills in analyzing mouse early embryos, ES cell derivation, and the use of ES cells to study differentiation.

Selected publications:

  1. Kim Y…Zheng Y (2011). Mouse ES cells do not need any lamins but proper organogenesis requires lamin-Bs. Science 334:1706-1710.
  1. Jia J…Zheng Y (2012). Regulation of pluripotency and self-renewal of ES cells through epigenetic threshold modulation and mRNA pruning. Cell 151:576–589.
  1. Chen H, Chen X, and Zheng Y (2013). The nuclear lamina regulates germline stem cell niche organization via modulation of EGFR signaling. Cell Stem Cell 13:73-86.
  2. Chen H, Zheng X, and Zheng Y (2014). Age-associated loss of lamin-B leads to systemic inflammation and gut hyperplasia. Cell 159:829-843. Zheng X…Zheng Y (2018). Lamins organize the global three-dimensional genome from the nuclear periphery. Molecular Cell DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.molcel.2018.05.017 .
Additional Information:

The Department of Embryology is one of six departments comprising the Carnegie Institution for Science. The department functions as a private, non-profit research institute affiliated with the Johns Hopkins University and is located adjacent to the JHU Homewood campus in Baltimore, MD. The department consists of 10 laboratories studying a variety of questions in cell and developmental biology. For more information about the Department, visit https://emb.carnegiescience.edu/

Carnegie is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status.

Please submit a copy of your resume or CV with the application.  If you have further questions please reach out to Dr. Yixian Zheng, Principal Investigator.

 

 

Lab Technician- Entry Level

Department: EMB – Embryology

Salary: TBD

Location: Baltimore, MD

Laboratory Technician

Location: Baltimore, MD

Overview:

The Fan Lab of the Carnegie Institution for Science, Department of Embryology is seeking an enthusiastic and organized Laboratory Technician. Please click here for additional information about the Fan Lab. Those with an interest in bio-medical research are strongly encouraged to apply.

Desired Qualifications:

B.S. in Biology

Strong attention to detail

Ability to work independently and in a group setting

Additional Information:

The Department of Embryology is one of five departments comprising the Carnegie Institution for Science. The department functions as a private, non-profit research institute affiliated with the Johns Hopkins University and is located adjacent to the JHU Homewood campus in Baltimore, MD. The department consists of 10 laboratories studying a variety of questions in cell and developmental biology. For more information about the Department, visit https://emb.carnegiescience.edu/.

At Carnegie, we are committed to building a diverse and inclusive community. We believe academic environments should be places where diverse groups of people with a variety of viewpoints and ideas can thrive and work together. As such, we encourage applicants from under-represented groups and backgrounds to apply.

The Carnegie Institution is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration of employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, veteran status or any other protected group status.

 

Postdoctoral Research Associate: Quantifying climate impacts on inland and coastal eutrophication

Department: DGE – Global Ecology

Salary: TBD Competitive

Location: Stanford, CA

Postdoctoral Research Associate: Quantifying climate impacts on inland and coastal eutrophication

Department: DGE – Global Ecology

Salary: TBD Competitive

Location: Stanford, CA

The Department of Global Ecology at the Carnegie Institution for Science (CIS) is seeking Postdoctoral Research Associates to contribute to research that aims to quantify climate change impacts on freshwater and coastal water quality via influences on nutrient delivery to, and on conditions within, water bodies. Our approach is highly data-driven, with a common methodological thread being the development and application of statistical approaches for optimizing the use of limited in situ and remote sensing environmental data.

There will be considerable flexibility regarding specific scientific questions to be examined, but potential areas of focus include:

  • Attribution of historical water-quality trends and extreme events to climate change and variability;
  • Assessment of historical and future nutrient loading, phytoplankton blooms, and hypoxia in data-poor regions;
  • Development of approaches for using modern satellite-based observations for assessing global variability in lacustrine phytoplankton blooms;
  • Development of partnerships with other labs on targeted field-based projects for assessing climate drivers of water quality impairments;
  • Assessment of water quality management strategies in terms of their robustness to future changes in climate and, conversely, their potential climate impacts.

The position is based in Dr. Anna M. Michalak’s lab and will involve extensive collaboration with researchers at the other institutions, offering excellent opportunities for joint mentoring and career development.

The Postdoctoral Research Associate will be responsible for identifying innovative strategies for developing a quantitative basis for understanding the impacts of climate on water quality, as well as possible feedbacks with the climate system. While we are interested in site-specific studies, our long-term focus is on developing understanding that is at least in part transferable across systems, such that we can inform processes and variability in poorly sampled regions and at aggregate regional scales.

Position Duties

  • Identify compelling scientific questions, design and conduct high-level research, and collaborate with other members of the Michalak Lab on topics within the broad area defined above.
  • Coordinate with outside collaborators to identify key scientific opportunities and modeling strategies.
  • Lead and contribute to research papers to be published in the peer reviewed literature.

Requirements

  • Ph.D. in hydrology, limnology, remote sensing, earth science, or related field;
  • Experience working with water quantity or quality observations at regional, continental and/or global scales;
  • Experience with quantitative data analysis and modeling approaches;
  • Experience exploring questions about climate and/or water quality;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Informal inquiries about these positions can be made by emailing Anna Michalak at michalak@carnegiescience.edu.  Formal applications for employment must be submitted by clicking on the bar below, and must include a cover letter, CV, and list of at least three references.

The review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until it is filled. Compensation is competitive and will be commensurate with work experience and skills.

Carnegie is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, disability or any other protected status in accordance with applicable laws.

Postdoctoral Researcher

Department: DPB – Plant Biology

Salary: TBD

Location: Stanford, CA

We are seeking a highly motivated and creative person; we prefer strong training in molecular biology/bioinformatics/metabolic biology.

The position is available immediately and the project involves elucidating functions associated with the early evolution of primary plastids and photosynthetic processes in eukaryotes. We are especially interested in those innovations that enable the crucial transition of a protist from heterotrophy to photoautotrophy. The Postdoctoral Associate will have the unique opportunity to work closely with other members of a highly motivated multi-disciplinary international team.

The Carnegie Institution for Science is on the Stanford campus, in the San Francisco Bay area, with opportunities for extensive social and scientific interactions. The project is funded by NASA and the contract will be for one year at a time (it is a three-year grant) and renewable based on performance.

Carnegie Institution for Science is an equal opportunity employer.  We highly encourage candidates from under represented gender and ethnic groups to apply. All applicants will receive consideration of employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, veteran status or any other characteristics protected by law.

Additional information:

The Department of Plant Biology of Carnegie Institution is located on the campus of Stanford University. Formerly known as the Carnegie Institution of Washington, the Carnegie Institution for Science is a U.S.-based non-profit, private endowment. Andrew Carnegie founded the Carnegie Institution of Washington in 1902 as an organization for scientific discovery to serve as a home to exceptional individuals—men and women—with imagination and extraordinary dedication capable of working at the cutting edge of their fields. Today, Carnegie scientists work in six scientific departments on the west and east Coasts and at the Las Camapanas Observatory in Chile. Carnegie investigators are leaders in the fields of plant biology, developmental biology, earth and planetary sciences, astronomy, and global ecology. The Department of Plant Biology has state-of-the-art facilities for microscopy/imaging and mass spectrometry as well as molecular genetic studies of plants. To learn more about the Department of Plant Biology, visit https://dpb.carnegiescience.edu/

Grants Administrator

Department: DPB – Plant Biology

Salary: TBD

Location: Stanford, CA

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Grants Administrator will help identify targets of funding opportunity, manage the proposal preparation and post award activities of the grants, contracts, program projects and federal grants for the campus.  This position is responsible for ensuring that sponsored projects are in compliance with all Carnegie policy, sponsor and government regulations, and guides the department staff scientists (Principal Investigators-PIs) through these policies and procedures as needed.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES*:

  • Tracking federal and foundation announcements of funding opportunities appropriate for the types of research being conducted on campus
  • Follow changing submission requirements as introduced by funding agencies
  • Participate with PIs in the preparation of the administrative components of proposals within parameters of Institutional, research, and proposal specific guidelines.
  • Oversee and communicate submission process, both paper and electronic; review documents for completeness and compliance. 
  • Coordinate with business office in preparing project budgets and provide budget justifications as required.
  • Serve as liaison and active partner between PIs, HQ, and research groups; respond to HQ and sponsor inquiries.
  • Review and approve correct charging of expenditures by working with business office and Financial Analyst, and oversee compliance related to fund and revenue.
  • Participate in contract closeout process; submit final reports and work with HQ on the financial closeout.  
  • Serve as resource and overall technical resource for compliance and sponsored programs to PIs and other staff.
  • Participate in and contribute to process improvements.  May participate as a mentor and provide cross-training as needed.

*-Other duties may also be assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or three years of job related experience, or combination of education and relevant experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of governmental regulations (see below)
  • Ability to understand, interpret, and communicate policies and procedures.
  • Ability to collaborate with others on projects
  • Excellent oral, written and communication skills.
  • Extreme attention to detail.
  • Ability to work well independently, but also to seek or offer assistance when needed.
  • Ability to review a proposal or manage a project with understanding of the overall scope and goal of each sponsored project.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.
  • Certification in Grants Management desired.

The successful candidate should have knowledge of pre-and-post award research administration processes and fluency of governmental regulations (e.g. Uniform Guidance, FAR, CAS).  The Grants Manager must be able to work in a dynamic environment as part of a team and serve as liaison and active partner between sponsors, PIs, HQ-OSP, research groups and others.

To apply, please submit your application below.

Carnegie Institution for Science is an equal opportunity employer.  We highly encourage candidates from under represented gender and ethnic groups to apply. All applicants will receive consideration of employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, veteran status or any other characteristics protected by law.

 

Postdoctoral Positions – Xu and Wang Labs

Department: DPB – Plant Biology

Salary: TBD

Location: Stanford, CA

Multiple postdoc positions are available at Carnegie Institution for Science, Stanford, to study the signaling networks mediated by O-GlcNAc and O-fucose modifications and phosphorylation in Arabidopsis.  Specifically, the research projects will focus on understanding how sugar modifications and phosphorylation of cellular proteins integrate metabolic signals with external cues and regulate transcription, RNA splicing, cell differentiation, growth and development in Arabidopsis. The research projects provide broad training from proteomics/mass spectrometry to molecular genetics, and are expected to lead to independent careers in this emerging field of sugar signaling in plants. The candidate is required to have a Ph.D in biology or (bio)chemistry and to have demonstrated excellence in basic research of any biological system. Experience in protein biochemistry, mass spectrometry, omics data analysis, and signal transduction is preferred. To apply, please send a single pdf file that includes a cover letter describing research experiences and career goals, CV with list of publications and contact information for 3 professional references to Shouling Xu at slxu@stanford.edu and Zhi-Yong Wang at zywang24@stanford.edu.

To apply, please submit your application below.

Carnegie Institution for Science is an equal opportunity employer.  We highly encourage candidates from under represented gender and ethnic groups to apply. All applicants will receive consideration of employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, veteran status or any other characteristics protected by law.

Additional information:

The Department of Plant Biology of Carnegie Institution is located on the campus of Stanford University. Carnegie Institution for Science is a private, nonprofit organization engaged in basic research and advanced education in biology, astronomy, and the earth sciences. It was founded and endowed by Andrew Carnegie in 1902 and incorporated by an act of Congress in 1904. Andrew Carnegie conceived the Institution’s purpose to be “to encourage, in the broadest and most liberal manner, investigation, research, and discovery, and the application of knowledge to the improvement of mankind.” The Department of Plant Biology engages in basic research on the mechanisms involved in the growth and development of plants and algae. The Department of Plant Biology is co-located with the Carnegie Department of Global Ecology on a seven-acre site on the campus of Stanford University. The Department of Plant Biology has state-of-the-art facilities for microscopy/imaging and mass spectrometry as well as molecular genetic studies of plants. To learn more about the Department of Plant Biology, visit https://dpb.carnegiescience.edu/

 

Part-Time Research Assistant

Department: DPB – Plant Biology

Salary: $20 per hour

Location: Stanford, CA

Part-Time Research Assistant

Department: DPB – Plant Biology

Location: Stanford, CA

Immediate opening for a 1-year Part Time Research Assistant position in the laboratory of Dr. Shouling Xu / Mass Spectrometry Facility at the Carnegie Institution for Science, Department of Plant Biology, in Stanford, California. The position is for about 15-19 hours per week. We are looking for a highly motivated individual who enjoys working in a fast-paced and constantly changing environment.

Duties include:

  • Plan approach to experiments in support of research projects in lab and/or field based on knowledge of scientific theory.
  • Independently conduct experiments; maintain detailed records of experiments and outcomes.
  • Apply the theories and methods of a life science discipline to interpret and perform analyses of experiment results; offer suggestions regarding modifications to procedures and protocols in collaboration with senior researcher.
  • Review literature on an ongoing basis to remain current with new procedures and apply learnings to related research.
  • Help with general lab maintenance as needed; maintain lab stock, manage chemical inventory and safety records, and provide general lab support as needed.

Qualifications:

– Strong academic record and Bachelor’s degree in molecular biology/ or equivalent. Completion of an undergraduate course in plant biology is a plus.

– 1-2 years of lab experience (outside of coursework) and familiarity with common molecular biology techniques such as PCR and cloning, western. 

-The job requires someone who is meticulous, proactive, and highly organized.

– Good judgment and common sense as well as critical thinking and attention to detail are required. Must possess excellent analytical, and written/verbal communication skills and be able to work as part of a team.

– General understanding of scientific principles. Demonstrated performance to use knowledge and skills when needed.

  • Demonstrated ability to apply theoretical knowledge of science principals to problem solve work.
  • Ability to maintain detailed records of experiments and outcomes.
  • General computer skills and ability to quickly learn and master computer programs, databases, and scientific applications.
  • Ability to work under deadlines with general guidance.

Please include contact information, a cover letter, a resume, work experience, and 2 letters of recommendation.

To apply, please submit your application below.

The Carnegie Institution for Science is an equal opportunity employer.  We highly encourage candidates from under represented gender and ethnic groups to apply. All applicants will receive consideration of employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, veteran status or any other characteristics protected by law.

Additional information:

The Department of Plant Biology of Carnegie Institution is located on the campus of Stanford University. Carnegie Institution for Science is a private, nonprofit organization engaged in basic research and advanced education in biology, astronomy, and the earth sciences. It was founded and endowed by Andrew Carnegie in 1902 and incorporated by an act of Congress in 1904. Andrew Carnegie conceived the Institution’s purpose to be “to encourage, in the broadest and most liberal manner, investigation, research, and discovery, and the application of knowledge to the improvement of mankind.” The Department of Plant Biology engages in basic research on the mechanisms involved in the growth and development of plants and algae. The Department of Plant Biology is co-located with the Carnegie Department of Global Ecology on a seven-acre site on the campus of Stanford University. The Department of Plant Biology has state-of-the-art facilities for microscopy/imaging and mass spectrometry as well as molecular genetic studies of plants. To learn more about the Department of Plant Biology, visit https://dpb.carnegiescience.edu/

 

 

Part-Time Research Assistant

Salary: $20 per hour

Location: Stanford, CA

Part-Time Research Assistant

Department: DPB – Plant Biology

Location: Stanford, CA

Immediate opening for a 1-year Part Time Research Assistant position in the laboratory of Dr. Shouling Xu / Mass Spectrometry Facility at the Carnegie Institution for Science, Department of Plant Biology, in Stanford, California. The position is for about 15-19 hours per week. We are looking for a highly motivated individual who enjoys working in a fast-paced and constantly changing environment.

Duties include:

  • Plan approach to experiments in support of research projects in lab and/or field based on knowledge of scientific theory.
  • Independently conduct experiments; maintain detailed records of experiments and outcomes.
  • Apply the theories and methods of a life science discipline to interpret and perform analyses of experiment results; offer suggestions regarding modifications to procedures and protocols in collaboration with senior researcher.
  • Review literature on an ongoing basis to remain current with new procedures and apply learnings to related research.
  • Help with general lab maintenance as needed; maintain lab stock, manage chemical inventory and safety records, and provide general lab support as needed.

Qualifications:

– Strong academic record and Bachelor’s degree in molecular biology/ or equivalent. Completion of an undergraduate course in plant biology is a plus.

– 1-2 years of lab experience (outside of coursework) and familiarity with common molecular biology techniques such as PCR and cloning, western. 

-The job requires someone who is meticulous, proactive, and highly organized.

– Good judgment and common sense as well as critical thinking and attention to detail are required. Must possess excellent analytical, and written/verbal communication skills and be able to work as part of a team.

– General understanding of scientific principles. Demonstrated performance to use knowledge and skills when needed.

  • Demonstrated ability to apply theoretical knowledge of science principals to problem solve work.
  • Ability to maintain detailed records of experiments and outcomes.
  • General computer skills and ability to quickly learn and master computer programs, databases, and scientific applications.
  • Ability to work under deadlines with general guidance.

Please include contact information, a cover letter, a resume, work experience, and 2 letters of recommendation.

To apply, please submit your application below.

The Carnegie Institution for Science is an equal opportunity employer.  We highly encourage candidates from under represented gender and ethnic groups to apply. All applicants will receive consideration of employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, veteran status or any other characteristics protected by law.

Additional information:

The Department of Plant Biology of Carnegie Institution is located on the campus of Stanford University. Carnegie Institution for Science is a private, nonprofit organization engaged in basic research and advanced education in biology, astronomy, and the earth sciences. It was founded and endowed by Andrew Carnegie in 1902 and incorporated by an act of Congress in 1904. Andrew Carnegie conceived the Institution’s purpose to be “to encourage, in the broadest and most liberal manner, investigation, research, and discovery, and the application of knowledge to the improvement of mankind.” The Department of Plant Biology engages in basic research on the mechanisms involved in the growth and development of plants and algae. The Department of Plant Biology is co-located with the Carnegie Department of Global Ecology on a seven-acre site on the campus of Stanford University. The Department of Plant Biology has state-of-the-art facilities for microscopy/imaging and mass spectrometry as well as molecular genetic studies of plants. To learn more about the Department of Plant Biology, visit https://dpb.carnegiescience.edu/

 

 

Post-Doctoral Research Scientist

Department: DPB – Plant Biology

Salary: 60,000

Location: Stanford, CA

We have a 3-year postdoctoral position for work focused on understanding interactions in synthetic communities of bacteria present in hot spring mats of Yellowstone National Park. These ‘laboratory communities’ will reveal the overall metabolic landscape of the mats using the entire community and synthetic combinations of component organisms. Applications of sequencing and metabolomics will reveal key metabolic pathways used by the different members of the community under different light and nutrient conditions and over the diel cycle, and various aspect of interactions among the bacteria. Experiments will also be performed to analyze how abrupt changes in light intensity and temperature as well as the addition of exogenous microbes impact mat growth, structure, electrical and metabolic networks. The work will be performed by an international group of investigators. Preference will be given to candidates who have worked with microbes and have experience with molecular and omics approaches.  If interested, please apply below. For informal inquiries, please contact Arthur Grossman (arthurg@stanford.edu) and Devaki Bhaya (dbhaya@carnegiescience.edu).

Additional information:

The Department of Plant Biology of Carnegie Institution is located on the campus of Stanford University. Formerly known as the Carnegie Institution of Washington, the Carnegie Institution for Science is a U.S.-based non-profit, private endowment. Andrew Carnegie founded the Carnegie Institution of Washington in 1902 as an organization for scientific discovery to serve as a home to exceptional individuals—men and women—with imagination and extraordinary dedication capable of working at the cutting edge of their fields. Today, Carnegie scientists work in six scientific departments on the west and east Coasts and at the Las Camapanas Observatory in Chile. Carnegie investigators are leaders in the fields of plant biology, developmental biology, earth and planetary sciences, astronomy, and global ecology. The Department of Plant Biology has state-of-the-art facilities for microscopy/imaging and mass spectrometry as well as molecular genetic studies of plants. To learn more about the Department of Plant Biology, visit https://dpb.carnegiescience.edu/

Carnegie is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, disability or any other protected status in accordance with applicable laws.

Postdoctoral Fellow-Kostova Lab

Department: EMB – Embryology

Salary: TBD

Location: Baltimore, MD

Overview: A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Kamena Kostova (https://kostovalab.org/) at the Carnegie Institution for Science, Department of Embryology in Baltimore, MD. We are investigating the fundamental question of how cells respond when their ribosomes break down. The ribosome is one the most complex and long-lived molecular machines in the cell and the presence of functional ribosomes is essential to live. Ribosome damage has been recently linked to complex human diseases, such as cancer and neurodegeneration. We use cutting-edge technology, such as CRISPR-Cas9-mediated genome editing and genome scale screens, to model and map the molecular pathways that ensure ribosome integrity in mammalian cell lines and zebrafish.

Qualifications: An ideal candidate will be creative, industrious, have excellent communication skills, and enjoy working independently as well as collaboratively. A Ph.D. in a related field and fluency in spoken and written English is required for the position.

To Apply: Please send a curriculum vitae, statement of research interest, and contact information for three references to kostova@carnegiescience.edu.

Additional Information:

The Department of Embryology is one of five departments comprising the Carnegie Institution for Science. The department functions as a private, non-profit research institute affiliated with the Johns Hopkins University and is located adjacent to the JHU Homewood campus in Baltimore, MD. We are home to 10 laboratories studying a variety of questions in cell and developmental biology. For more information about the Department, visit http://emb.carnegiescience.edu/

At Carnegie, we are committed to building a diverse and inclusive community. We believe academic environments should be places where diverse groups of people with a variety of viewpoints and ideas can thrive and work together. As such, we encourage applicants from under-represented groups and backgrounds to apply.

The Carnegie Institution is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration of employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, veteran status or any other protected group status.