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Staff Associate

Department: DPB – Plant Biology

Salary: DOE

Location: Stanford, California

Young investigator position at Carnegie Institution for Science, Department of Plant Biology

The Department of Plant Biology is seeking applications for the position of Staff Associate. The Staff Associate is a young investigator position intended to nurture scientists during their most creative years. We are broadly interested in junior scientists who show great potential for developing a rigorous research program in cutting-edge plant sciences. The successful candidate is expected to lead an independent research group and interact synergistically with current department faculty members, who study a variety of systems (cyanobacteria, algae, Arabidopsis and maize) using a wide range of technologies and methods (biochemical, genomic, proteomic, cell biological and computational and data sciences).

A Ph.D. in science is required for all candidates. Postdoctoral experience is not required for outstanding candidates.

To apply, qualified candidates should submit a Cover Letter, CV, Description of Research Accomplishments and Future Research Plans all in one PDF file, and contact information of three references, on the website at: https://jobs.carnegiescience.edu/jobs/apply/48401/.

For additional queries, please send an email to: sacis@carnegiescience.edu.

Review of applications will start on February 1, 2019, 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, 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/C

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.

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. 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 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.

CASE is seeking a Lab Technician to prepare biotech kits for classroom use. Kit preparation includes creating reagents, assembling supplies, and aliquoting 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. 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.

Skills and Other Requirements:

  • 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)
  • At least two years of college in a biological science field required
  • Bachelor’s degree in STEM field (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. Please apply by clicking on the below link:

https://jobs.carnegiescience.edu/jobs/lab-technician-part-time-2/

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 characteristic protected by law.

 

 

Research Associate-Fan Lab

Department: EMB – Embryology

Salary: Based on experience

Location: Baltimore, MD

Job Summary:

A research associate position to study muscle regeneration and muscular dystrophy using the mouse model is available in the laboratory of Dr. Chen-Ming Fan at the Carnegie Institution for Science, Department of Embryology, in Baltimore, MD.

The research objective is to understand normal and pathological muscle biology from the stem cell perspective.  The position requires a highly-motivated applicant with experience in stem cell biology. The position involves conducting research using mouse as a model organism. Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. with hands-on experimental expertise in molecular biology, cell biology, and genetics. The primary role of this position is to conduct research projects funded by the NIH both independently as well as in a team effort to study muscle stem cell quiescence, activation, differentiation, in normal, aging and diseased conditions.

The Carnegie Department of Embryology follows the current NIH-NRSA postdoctoral stipend scale. Our postdoctoral benefit package includes health care, sick leave, annual leave, parental leave, life insurance, and paid holidays.

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:

A CV, statement of research interest, and contact information for three 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. 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.

 

Postdoctoral Researcher-Fan Lab

Department: EMB – Embryology

Salary: NIH-NRSA Postdoctoral Stipend Scale

Location: Baltimore, MD

Job: Postdoctoral Researcher – Fan Lab

Department: EMB – Embryology

Salary: NIH-NRSA Stipend Scale

Location: Baltimore, MD

 

Job Summary:

A postdoctoral position to study muscle regeneration and muscular dystrophy using the mouse model is available in the laboratory of Dr. Fan at the Carnegie Institution for Science, Department of Embryology, in Baltimore, MD.

The research objective is to understand normal and pathological muscle biology from the stem cell perspective.  The position requires a highly-motivated applicant with a strong interest in stem cell biology. The position involves conducting research using mouse as a model organism. Applicants are expected to have research background in molecular biology, cell biology, and genetics. The research approach is to use up-to-date methods and develop new techniques and tools to study muscle stem cell quiescence, activation, differentiation, in normal, aging and diseased conditions.

The Carnegie Department of Embryology follows the current NIH-NRSA postdoctoral stipend scale and our postdoctoral benefit package includes health care, sick leave, annual leave, parental leave, life insurance, and paid holidays.

 

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:

A CV, statement of research interest, and contact information for three 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. 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.

 

Research Technician- Kostova Lab

Department: EMB – Embryology

Salary: Based on experience

Location: Baltimore, MD

Job Summary:

The Kostova laboratory at Carnegie’s Department of Embryology in Baltimore is searching for a full-time research technician. This is a great opportunity to work directly with a principal investigator using cutting edge technologies to answer fundamental questions of cell biology. Ideal candidates should have a B.S. in Biology or related field, experience in modern molecular biology techniques, and a strong work ethic.

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-mediated genome editing and genome scale screens, to model and map the molecular pathways that ensure ribosome integrity.

We are looking for a highly motivated individual with strong organizational skills to join our team and help explore these novel areas of biology.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Grow and clone mammalian cell lines (tissue culture)
  • Perform CRISPR-mediated genome editing and characterize the obtained mammalian cell lines (genotyping, qPCR, Western blotting, FACS analysis)
  • Perform high-throughput genetic screens and prepare libraries for Illumina sequencing
  • Organize and maintain lab databases (plasmids, oligos, reagents, cell lines, etc.)

Requirements:

  • S. in Biology (or equivalent)
  • 1-2 years of lab experience
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team

Preferred Skills:

  • Mammalian tissue culture
  • Modern molecular biology techniques, e.g., DNA/RNA purification, cDNA synthesis, qPCR, plasmid cloning, SDS­PAGE, and Western blotting
  • Great organizational skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

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.

 

Postdoctoral Research Associate–Synthesis and characterization of new forms of silicon

Department: GL – Geophysical Lab

Salary: TBD

Location: Washington, DC

The Geophysical Laboratory, Carnegie Institution for Science, seeks applications for a postdoctoral position focused on the synthesis and characterization of novel silicon allotropes. The position will focus on using solid-state methodologies, including high-pressure and high-temperature conditions, to synthesize and characterize unique allotropes of silicon with enhanced optoelectronic properties. The successful candidate will work closely in a team comprised of experimental chemists, physicists and materials scientists as well as theorists. 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:  Candidates should be familiar with solid-state synthesis methodologies and have experience in solid-state / semiconductor physics including electrical transport and optical characterization. Understanding of high-pressure techniques including laser-heated diamond anvil cells and/or large-volume press techniques is desirable. Experience with metastable chemical/physical deposition methods is a plus. The successful candidate is expected to be able to work in both independent and collaborative group environments.

The appointment is for one year, with the intention for a second year pending progress and availability of funds. The position is available immediately, and will remain open until filled. Interested parties should send a cover letter, resumé or curriculum vitae (including publications), statement of research interests, and contact information for three references.

Only complete applications submitted via this website will be considered.

Prospective researchers will work at the Geophysical Laboratory, Carnegie Institution, Washington, DC. The Carnegie Institution for Science 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.

Part-Time Laboratory Technician

Department: DPB – Plant Biology

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Location: Stanford, California

Part-Time Laboratory Technician

Department: DPB – Plant Biology

Location: Stanford, CA

Immediate opening for a 1-year part time technician in the laboratory of Dr. Shouling Xu at the Carnegie Institution for Science, Department of Plant Biology, at Stanford, California.

Qualifications:

– Strong academic record and Bachelor’s degree in molecular biology/ or equivalent.

– 1-2 years of lab experience (outside of coursework) and familiarity with common molecular biology techniques such as PCR and cloning. Familiarity with protein purification from E.Coli preferred.

– Specific opportunities to develop independent research projects.

– Good judgment and common sense as well as critical thinking and attention to detail are required.

– CV should include GPA if applicant is a recent graduate and 2-3 references will be required. Cover Letter should indicate earliest joining date possible.

 

Additional information:

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. To learn more about the Department of Plant Biology, visit https://dpb.carnegiescience.edu/

If you are interested in applying for employment with Carnegie Institution for Science and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact Clare Tuma, HR Business Partner, at ctuma@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, status as a protected veteran, among other things, status as a qualified individual with a disability or any other characteristic provided by law.

 

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.

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 characteristic protected by law.

 

Facilities Manager (Headquarters)

Department: HQ – Headquarters

Salary:

Location: Washington, DC

Position Summary:

Formerly known as the Carnegie Institution of Washington, the Carnegie Institution for Science is a U.S.-based non-profit, private research institution 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 Facilities Manager in conjunction with the Chief Engineer, is responsible for operation and maintenance of the building and facilities of the Carnegie Institution for Science Headquarters, including 24/7 emergency response to critical issues. Ensures facilities are structurally sound, operationally efficient, well maintained, and safe.

Job Responsibilities:

  • In conjunction with Chief Engineer, negotiate contracts and provide supervision of a variety of contracted support services required to maintain the facilities, to include, but not limited to:
    • Electrical
    • Fire Systems
    • Building Management systems
    • Telephone and voice/data cabling systems
    • Water, Gas, Plumbing
    • Janitorial, Trash
  • Supervise and train Facilities and building operations staff.
  • Manage preventative maintenance programs for facilities infrastructure and equipment, using in-house staff or outside contracted support, as required.
  • Maintain and orders equipment necessary for building operations.
  • Provide construction management for both minor and major construction projects.
  • Generate Request for Proposal documents in order to select appropriate vendors and make cost effective purchases of equipment, supplies and services.
  • Serve as P Street Safety Officer and oversee building security.
  • Work with Department Facilities Managers to develop Institution-wide emergency management programs and procedures for environmental protection and occupational safety.
  • Work with events staff to ensure facility is prepared for visitors and events.  Oversee furniture set-up for events.
  • Oversee HQ parking policy and assignments.
  • Oversee administrative and visitor operations.
  • Provide 24/7 emergency response to critical issues.

Minimum (Basic) Qualifications:

  • Facilities Manager degree and/or IFMA certification preferred
  • 3-5 years of facilities management experience
  • Working knowledge of Building Management Systems (BMS)
  • Knowledge of OSHA and emergency management procedures
  • 1-2 years of experience managing facilities management staff
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds, stand for prolonged periods, and perform work in elevated and/or confined spaces
  • Effective communication skills (verbal and written)

Additional (Valued) Qualifications:

  • Experience working within an academic or research institution
  • Ability and skill to read and interpret blueprints and electrical schematics
  • Building systems controls knowledge/certification
  • OSHA 10-Hour Certification

ALL JOB DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES, AND QUALIFICATIONS ARE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THIS POSITION.

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

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.

Please apply by clicking on the below link:

https://jobs.carnegiescience.edu/jobs/facilities-manager-headquarters/

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 characteristic protected by law.

Summer Internship at Carnegie Institution for Science, DTM

Department: DTM – Terrestrial Magnetism

Salary:

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

Students, are you interested in a career in science?  Would you like an opportunity to be mentored by and work alongside world-renown scientists?

The Department of Terrestrial Magnetism (DTM) of the Carnegie Institution for Science is a non-profit scientific research organization located on a beautiful park-like campus.  Our science covers a broad area of research in the fields of Earth and space science, from astrophysics to mantle dynamics, from earthquakes to cosmochemistry.

We invite applications from high school seniors through university undergraduates to participate as volunteer (unpaid) interns during the summer.  Internships correspond with the academic calendar, and cover the summer period from the end of May 2019 through July 2019.  The positions offer flexible work hours and duration, but with a target of a minimum of a 2 month internship.

If you are looking for a scientific project or challenge, then apply for a DTM volunteer internship  by submitting a cover letter specifying your interests, along with one letter of reference.  Deadline for applications is April 15, 2019.

Carnegie Fellowships at the Geophysical Laboratory

Department: GL – Geophysical Lab

Salary:

Location: Washington, DC

The Geophysical Laboratory invites applications for Carnegie Postdoctoral Fellowships. Current research at the Geophysical Laboratory falls primarily within three overlapping thematic areas: Earth and Planetary Science, Astrobiology and the Origin of Life, and the Chemistry and Physics of Materials at Extreme Conditions. Synergies among these thematic areas, as well as links to many closely related research pursuits at Carnegie’s co-located Department of Terrestrial Magnetism, provide Carnegie Fellows with exceptional opportunities for collaboration.

Investigations in earth and planetary sciences focus on the origin and evolution of earth and the terrestrial planets, core formation in planetary bodies, planetary melting and differentiation and the structure and dynamics of planetary interiors. Astrobiology focuses on the conditions and reactions necessary for life to emerge and be sustained on planetary bodies and the detection of life on and in extraterrestrial objects and ancient earth. Studies of the physics and chemistry of materials focus on understanding material behavior at extreme conditions, and the development of new synthesis pathways for novel materials and the design of property-specific materials from first principles.

World-class experimental and analytical facilities at the Geophysical Laboratory permit unparalleled access to matter at extreme conditions and to analysis of earth and planetary materials at micron and sub-micron scales. In addition, scientific computing resources available to the campus include the Carnegie Memex cluster (2500+ cores) as well as local computing resources. Carnegie Fellowships also provide funding for conference and meeting travel, and for the publication of results from postdoctoral work. Please see our listing of personnel, research areas, and major facilities for more information.

Applicants should have a PhD in a relevant field by the time of appointment and a promising record of research and publication. Fellowship applications must include a curriculum vitae, list of publications, brief description of thesis research, brief (2-3 page) statement of research plans during the fellowship, and three letters of reference sent by those familiar with your work. The fellowship committee evaluates research proposals for evidence of original thinking and creativity to determine a candidate’s ability to develop and carry out a research project at the Laboratory. You are encouraged to contact a Geophysical Laboratory Staff Member about the suitability of your project.

Only applications submitted via this Carnegie Website will be considered. Evaluation of completed applications will begin December 1, 2018 with interviews beginning in January, 2019. Successful candidates may begin their fellowships between July 1 and December 31, 2019.

The Carnegie Institution of Washington 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: Exploring Key Factors for a Near-zero Emission Energy Transition

Department: DGE – Global Ecology

Salary: TBD Competitive

Location: Stanford, CA

We are developing a group of collaborating researchers who seek to explore key factors that could help facilitate a transition to a near-zero emission energy system. As the Carnegie Energy Innovation project (http://CarnegieEnergyInnovation.org), we engage in a collection of projects, which postdocs are expected to lead. Our work typically falls into four related areas:

  1. Schematic energy-system modeling
  2. Schematic economic modeling
  3. Geophysical modeling
  4. Energy and climate-related analysis

Examples of current projects include: (1) A schematic energy system modeling effort aimed at understanding the range of potentially feasible near-zero emission energy systems, what would have to become true to make feasible different system architectures, and the value of technical innovation. (2) A schematic economic modeling effort aimed at understanding the role of efficiency improvements in affecting carbon dioxide emissions and economic growth. (3) A geophysical modeling effort aimed at understanding efficacy and possible unintended consequences of regional-scale wind farms. (4) An analysis of factors that would affect the potential climate benefit of possible technological innovations. We are also in the process of organizing an international meeting on balancing climate and development objectives in the poorest countries of the world.

Postdocs are free to work on a broad range of topics within this broad general domain. Examples of such studies published so far this year include: Shayegh et al. (Evaluating relative benefits of different types of R&D for clean energy technologies, Energy Policy, 2017), Cao et al. (Simultaneous stabilization of global temperature and precipitation through cocktail geoengineering, GRL, 2017), Clack et al. (Evaluation of a proposal for reliable low-cost grid power with 100% wind, water, and solar, PNAS, 2017), Wang et al. (Will the use of a carbon tax for revenue generation produce an incentive to continue carbon emissions? ERL, 2017), Ahbe and Caldeira (Spatial Distribution of Generation of Lorenz’s Available Potential Energy in a Global Climate Model, J Clim., 2017).

This position will involve working with Ken Caldeira at the Carnegie Institution for Science Department of Global Ecology on the Stanford University campus. Caldeira has a physical science background, but we are collaborating closely with (and hiring!) people who have deeper experience in energy system and/or economic modeling. Another option would be to work at University of California (Irvine) with Steve Davis as principal mentor (sjdavis@uci.edu).

Successful candidates will play a major role in planning and executing these investigations and communicating the results through peer-reviewed publications and direct engagement with public and private technology investment and policy decision makers. The initial term will be for one year with the potential for renewal for a second year up to a maximum of four years.

Candidates with a PhD in science, engineering or economics, or comparable experience in quantitative analysis, are particularly encouraged to apply. Achievement in the area of scientific publication, or comparable evidence of being able to complete high quality work in a timely manner, is a primary filter determining which applications receive greater consideration. Positions are available now; start date is flexible but Spring or Summer of 2018 would be ideal. Carnegie Institution post-docs have access to most Stanford facilities. Compensation for this position includes a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits.

Informal inquiries about these positions can be made by emailing Ken Caldeira at kcaldeira@carnegiescience.edu.  Formal applications for employment must be submitted by clicking on the bar below, and must include both a cover letter and CV. The Carnegie Institution for Science is an equal-opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, sex, age, physical condition, or country of national origin.

Post Doctoral Fellow – Department of Plant Biology (Wang Lab)

Department: DPB – Plant Biology

Salary:

Location: Stanford, CA

The Carnegie Institution for Science is a non-profit, world-class research institution. Carnegie’s Plant Biology is located on Stanford University campus, California. Website: www.dpb.carnegiescience.edu.

A postdoctoral fellow position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Zhi-Yong Wang at the Carnegie Institution for Science, Department of Plant Biology, to study plant growth regulation mechanisms. The Wang lab uses a wide range of approaches, including genetics, proteomics and genomics, to elucidate the signaling networks through which plants respond to hormonal, environmental, and nutritional signals. The lab focuses on the model organism Arabidopsis, but is also interested in other model systems such as Chlamydomonas, maize, and sorghum. The specific research projects for the new postdoctoral fellow will be determined based on the interest and expertise of the candidate as well as the ongoing research of the lab. To learn more about our research, please visit our website at: https://dpb.carnegiescience.edu/labs/wang-lab

Qualified candidates must have a Ph.D. degree in a field broadly related to life science. To apply, please send email to zywang24@stanford.edu your CV and a brief statement of your experience, research interest, and how you may contribute to our science and how such training experience may advance your career goal.

The Carnegie Institution, a private, nonprofit organization engaged in basic research and advanced education in biology, astronomy, and the earth sciences, was founded and endowed by Andrew Carnegie in 1902. Andrew Carnegie conceived the Institution’s purpose “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 photosynthetic organisms. 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.

Carnegie is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  The Carnegie Institution for Science has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity. In that spirit, we particularly encourage applications from women, members of ethnic minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Postdoctoral Opportunity: Optimization of Idealized Near-Zero-Emission Energy Systems

Department: DGE – Global Ecology

Salary: TBD Competitive Salary

Location: Stanford, CA

We seek to understand basic principles relating to how various cost and performance characteristics of energy technologies would affect their penetration in possible future near-zero-emission energy systems. For example, under what conditions would two different battery technologies, one with higher capital costs and round-trip efficiency and another with lower capital costs but lower round-trip efficiency, be able to co-exist in a future energy system and under what conditions would one of these battery technologies drive out the other? Similar questions can be asked about a wide range of technology choices. It is hoped that the understanding gained would inform R&D investment aimed at near-zero-emission energy system innovation, and also help indicate how deployment choices could help maintain optionality and avoid technological lock-in.

Coming from a physical science and engineering cost perspective, and putting aside political and policy constraints, we seek to define an idealized system and then solve it exactly, in the hopes that the conceptual understanding gained will inform decision-making in the real world.

Our initial focus will be on optimization of a schematic model of electricity and fuels sectors. The research will utilize a spatially-unresolved functional model of energy transformations and uses to evaluate different technical solutions for decarbonizing electricity production. Technology options include, but are not limited to: intermittent electricity generation technologies (solar, wind), energy storage (batteries, compressed air, thermal, pumped hydro, power-to-gas-to-power), flexible generation (natural gas w/ and w/o CCS, flexible nuclear, traditional hydro) and baseload generation (nuclear, coal). Electricity and heat to fuels is also of interest, as are demand side components, such as demand management and increases in demand due to vehicle electrification or power-to-fuel transitions, among others. Later analysis could involve extension to explicitly consider spatial dimensions.

A successful candidate will play a major role in planning and executing these techno-economic investigations and communicating the results through peer-reviewed publications and direct engagement with public and private technology investment and policy decision makers.

The position will involve working with Ken Caldeira at the Carnegie Institution for Science Department of Global Ecology and Adam Brandt of the Stanford Department of Energy Resources Engineering on the Stanford University campus.

We maintain an exciting collegial atmosphere, working in a diverse group that includes climate modelers, energy-system analysts, assessment experts, and field researchers. Carnegie Institution post-docs have access to most Stanford facilities.

The initial term will be for one year with the potential for renewal for a second year up to a maximum of four years. Positions are available now and we are flexible with regard to start date.

Candidates with a PhD in engineering or a related scientific or technical field, or comparable experience, are particularly encouraged to apply. Achievement in the area of scientific publication, or comparable evidence of being able to complete high quality work in a timely manner, is a primary filter determining which applications receive greater consideration. Compensation for this position includes a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits.

Informal inquiries about these positions can be made by emailing Ken Caldeira at kcaldeira@carnegiescience.edu and/or Adam Brandt at abrandt@stanford.edu, however formal applications for employment must be submitted by clicking on the blue bar below.

To be considered, please include a cover letter and CV.

The Carnegie Institution is an equal-opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, sex, age, physical condition, or country of national origin.

Research Assistant/Associate

Department: DPB – Plant Biology

Salary: $40k – $60k

Location: Stanford, CA

A Research Assistant/Associate position is available in the Department of Plant Biology, Carnegie Institution for Science, located in Stanford, California, to participate in a research project that maps protein networks in plants by expressing tagged proteins in transgenic plants.

This is a full time, salaried position with benefits.

Qualifications:

The qualified candidates must have a B.S or higher degree in biology or chemistry, research experience with molecular cloning, good communication skills and ability to work effectively as a part of a team. Experience in protein purification is a plus.  

To apply, please send email to zywang24@stanford.edu with your CV, a brief statement of your research experience and career goal, and email addresses of three references.  

The Carnegie Institution, a private, nonprofit organization engaged in basic research and advanced education in biology, astronomy, and the earth sciences, was founded and endowed by Andrew Carnegie in 1902. Andrew Carnegie conceived the Institution’s purpose “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 photosynthetic organisms. 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.

 

Postdoctoral Position

Department: DPB – Plant Biology

Salary: 55,000

Location: Stanford, CA

POSTDOCTORAL POSITION

We are accepting applications for a postdoctoral position that involves the analyses of molecular aspects of photosynthetic processes and their control by light and metabolic signals. The work, which will use the model green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, will involve a strong knowledge of molecular and biochemical techniques and assays to measure photosynthetic activity (see below). The successful applicant will work at the Carnegie Institution for Science (on the Stanford campus) but will interact with other principal investigators associated with the project who are in both the USA and Europe.

Desired skills

  1. Strong understanding of molecular biology and biochemical techniques including cloning, sequencing, gene expression analyses such as RNA-seq and RT-qPCR, transformation and the use of selections and reporter genes, assays for protein-protein and protein-nucleic acid interactions (hybridization capture of chromatic associated proteins), immunodetection of proteins and the use of immunology to localize proteins in the cell, subcellular fractionation using various chromatography techniques.
  2. Experience in measuring photosynthetic activities through gas exchange and spectrophotometric and fluorescence techniques.
  3. Experience growing and performing genetic crosses with the unicellular algae Chlamydomonas reinhardtii.

Responsibilities

  1. Designing and performing experiments.
  2. Writing manuscripts and reports.
  3. Working with other postdoctorals and PIs in collaborative efforts.
  4. Presenting the work at lab meetings, local meetings and scientific conferences.
  5. Mentoring junior people in the lab.
  6. Participating in the tasks needed to maintain the lab.

The position is for 3 years depending on the performance of the successful applicant.  Please send a letter indicating your interest, a full CV and have three reference letters sent to Arthur Grossman, preferably by email.

Arthur Grossman

Department of Plant Biology

The Carnegie Institution for Science

260 Panama Street

Stanford, CA 94305

Postdoctoral Fellowships at the Department of Terrestrial Magnetism

Department: DTM – Terrestrial Magnetism

Salary:

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

Applications are invited for postdoctoral fellowship positions to conduct independent research in the fields of astronomy, cosmochemistry, geochemistry, geophysics, planetary science or volcanology. DTM staff scientists pursue these fields in the general quest for improved understanding of the origin and evolution of Earth and other planets and planetary systems. The successful applicant’s primary field of research should overlap with one or more of these fields, but collaboration with other research areas on campus is encouraged.

Astronomy and planetary science at DTM focuses on the origin and evolution of stars and planets. We are seeking theorists and observers working in the fields of star and planet formation, extrasolar planet detection and characterization, planetary astronomy, and astrochemistry.   DTM staff scientists Alan Boss and John Chambers head the theoretical effort to understand the formation of stellar and planetary systems. Paul Butler is a leader in the spectroscopic search for extrasolar planets. Alycia Weinberger observes circumstellar disks and young stars.  Scott Sheppard studies small, primordial bodies in our Solar System.  Astronomy fellows are eligible to apply for time at Carnegie’s Las Campanas Observatory in Chile, including the twin 6.5-m Magellan telescopes. Carnegie is a full institutional member of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey IV collaboration.

These topics overlap with our research efforts in cosmochemistry and geochemistry. Conel Alexander and Larry Nittler perform laboratory studies of pre-planetary materials (including circumstellar grains and interstellar organics) in meteorites,  interplanetary dust, and spacecraft-returned samples. Richard Carlson and Steve Shirey extend these studies to the chronology of planet formation and differentiation including the formation of continental crust on Earth and investigations of the chemical structure of Earth’s interior. This work complements and extends the studies of Erik Hauri on the origin and distribution of volatile elements in the Earth and Moon.

The geophysics group at DTM focuses on the dynamics and structure of the solid Earth and how motions in Earth’s interior drive surface phenomena like plate tectonics and volcanism. Peter Driscoll and Peter van Keken use numerical simulation and theory to understand the dynamics and evolution of the crust, mantle, and core of Earth and other planets. Lara Wagner specializes in field seismological studies of crustal and upper mantle structure, composition and dynamics. Diana Roman and Hélène Le Mével examine active volcanoes to understand magma transport and the factors the lead to eruption.

DTM fellowships provide support for observing, conference and meeting travel, computing, access to campus analytical facilities, and the publication of results from postdoctoral work. Scientific computing resources available to the campus include the Carnegie Memex cluster (2500+ cores) in addition to local computing resources.  Chemical and sample characterization facilities on campus include Cameca 6F and NanoSIMS 50L ion probes, Nu Plasma HR multicollector ICP-MS with laser ablation capability, i-CapQ quadrupole mass spectrometer, Triton thermal ionization mass spectrometer, JEOL 6500F SEM, along with shared access to a JEOL JXA-8530F field emission electron microprobe, and Zeiss-Auriga SEM, and a FEI Xe-plasma FIB-SEM. A wide range of clean chemistry laboratory, optical microscopy and mineral separation facilities supports the instruments.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in a relevant field by the time of appointment and a promising record of research and publication. Fellows are expected to begin in Fall 2019. A C.V., list of publications, short description of thesis research, brief (2-3 page) statement of research plans during the postdoctoral fellowship, and three letters of recommendation by those familiar with your work, should be submitted through the Apply Now link below by 1 December 2018.  Creativity in the proposed research figures heavily in the evaluation of the application.  Address any questions you have to dtmfellowships@carnegiescience.edu. Applicants who wish to apply for the joint DTM-Observatories Origins Fellowship should apply separately at http://obs.carnegiescience.edu/fellowships/.

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.

Math for America DC (MfA DC), Master Teacher (MT) Program Coordinator

Department: HQ – Headquarters

Salary:

Location: Washington, DC

Math for America DC

CARNEGIE INSTITUTION FOR SCIENCE

 

JOB TITLE: Math for America DC (MfA DC), Master Teacher (MT) Program Coordinator

LOCATION: Carnegie Institution for Science headquarters, Washington, DC

STATUS: part-time position (without benefits)

HOURS:  as needed; no more than 19 hours per week

SALARY: salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications

Math for America DC (MfA DC) is a program of the Carnegie Institution for Science and associated with the nationwide Math for America in New York City. Its goal is to provide outstanding and highly effective teachers of mathematics for every child in DC public and public charter secondary schools (grades 6-12).

POSITION SUMMARY:

The MT Program Coordinator will participate in all aspects of the Master Teacher program in collaboration with and under the supervision of the Executive Director including: planning and coordination of the Master Teaching program, overseeing recruitment of MfA DC Master Teachers, provision of professional development to Fellows by Master Teachers; provision of professional development for the Master Teachers, fostering community building among the MfA DC Teachers, building partnerships with DC public schools, building and promoting MfA DC brand and the Program’s online presence, advocacy, coordination with the MfA National office in New York and other MfA sites, and overall oversight of all MfA DC Master Teacher program related activities.

The MT Program Coordinator will have primary responsibility for undertaking these efforts, in conjunction with the MfA DC Executive Director.

The work falls into the main areas: Essential Job Functions

  1. Support the Executive Director with running MfA DC Master Teacher program.
  2. Support to coordinate activities required for the recruitment, support, and professional development of the MfA DC Master Teachers and provision of professional development for the Fellows.
  3. Support with admission process to the MTF Program.
  4. Foster MfA DC’s MT Fellowship and seek promotional opportunities for the Program.
  5. Create online communication to increase the organization’s and the MT program visibility.
  6. Building successful partnerships with the District’s public schools, other organizations, and seek and promote opportunity for partnerships.
  7. Serve as the central contact and support for all MfA DC Master Teachers.
  8. Create programmatic reports and online communication for the MfA DC’s Board and MfA National in NY.
  9. Participate in weekday/weekend activities (as needed) and oversee logistics for MfA MT events.
  10. Maintain communication with MfA NY, coordinate MT publications, printed and web-based using the MfA style.

Non-essential Job Functions

  1. Evening/weekend working hours; planning for own travel as needed.

Other

Performs other duties and responsibilities of a similar nature and character that are essential to the success of MfA DC’s Master Teacher Program particularly in response to recommendations by the MfA DC Board and the Executive Director.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS

  • A minimum of bachelor’s degree in mathematics
  • Master’s degree in math education
  • Significant secondary (grades 6-12) mathematics field teaching experience (a minimum of 10 years)
  • A strong knowledge of mathematics and mathematics teaching standards including DC public schools
  • Meaningful experience with teacher training and/or teacher professional development
  • Enthusiasm for mathematics and teaching of mathematics
  • Ability and preference with a team approach to working
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent knowledge and significant experience with Microsoft Office

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications (a benefits package is not included).

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. Please apply by clicking on the below link:

https://jobs.carnegiescience.edu/jobs/math-for-america-dc-mfa-dc-master-teacher-mt-program-coordinator/

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 characteristic protected by law.

 

 

Postdoctoral Researcher- Halpern Lab

Department: EMB – Embryology

Salary: NIH-NRSA Postdoctoral Stipend Scale

Location: Baltimore, MD

Postdoctoral Researcher – Full Time

Department: EMB – Embryology

Location: Baltimore, MD

Salary: NIH-NRSA Stipend Scale

Job Summary:

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Marnie Halpern at the Carnegie Institution for Science, Department of Embryology in Baltimore, MD. The Halpern laboratory uses the zebrafish model to study a conserved neural pathway in the vertebrate brain and the behavioral significance of its left-right asymmetry. Additional projects involve the generation of new transgenic tools for the nervous system using genome editing, transcriptional profiling and mutant analyses.

The position requires a highly motivated applicant with a strong interest in questions of neural circuitry and how differential processing of information by neurons on the left and right sides of the brain leads to appropriate behavioral responses. The candidate will use innovative transgenic tools and behavioral assays to characterize and determine the function of left-right neuronal specializations.

The Carnegie Department of Embryology follows the current NIH-NRSA postdoctoral stipend scale and our postdoctoral benefit package includes health care, sick leave, annual leave, parental leave, life insurance, and paid holidays.

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:

A curriculum vitae, statement of research interest, and contact information for three references are requested. Apply online at: https://jobs.carnegiescience.edu/jobs/emb/

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 http://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.

Director, Department of Global Ecology

Department: DGE – Global Ecology

Salary:

Location: Palo Alto, CA

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 Carnegie Institution for Science is seeking a Director for the Department of Global Ecology to lead the department in multidisciplinary basic research programs that include, for example, Ecology, Remote Sensing, Geospatial Analysis, Energy Systems, and response to Climate Change. The Department of Global Ecology is co-located with the Department of Plant Biology, which maintains independent research programs in Plant Molecular Biology, Developmental Biology, and Phenomics.

The Director will be expected to maintain an active scientific program and to provide general scientific leadership for the staff, who currently focus on the research themes mentioned above. The successful candidate will have a strong record of scientific excellence in at least one of the following areas: Ecology, Earth System Science, Biogeochemistry or Geostatistics. The Department of Global Ecology is located on the Stanford University campus in Palo Alto, CA. It presently consists of 4 staff scientists, 10-20 postdoctoral fellows, and a supporting technical staff. All scientific staff salaries, several postdoctoral fellows, and a major part of the research program are covered by endowment funds. Research grants make up the balance of the funding. This position will report to the President of the Institution, currently Dr. Matthew Scott. The Director will be responsible for the advancement of the program, as well as development, budget, and scientific/administrative oversight.

Application Instructions

Potential candidates should send a CV and a letter of interest, attached as a single combined PDF file to dge-search@carnegiescience.edu. Only applications received at this address will be considered, and applicants should not apply through this site nor via the link below.

The review of applications will begin on January 15, 2017 and the position will remain open until it is filled.

All applications will be kept in the strictest confidence.

The Carnegie Institution is an Equal Opportunity Employer and 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.