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Computational biology postdoc position to develop algorithms for creating and analyzing plant metabolic networks

Department: DPB – Plant Biology

Salary:

Location: Stanford, CA

A postdoctoral position is available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Sue Rhee at the Carnegie Institution for Science, Department of Plant Biology, to create and analyze metabolic networks of plants. Plant metabolism is the biological engine that feeds the world, not only humans but also microbes and animals. The successful candidate will lead the development of novel computational algorithms for annotating subcellular localization of plant metabolic reactions as a part of a team called the Plant Metabolic Network (PMN, www.plantcyc.org). The successful candidate will have opportunities to develop other algorithms addressing a broad array of questions regarding evolution, function, or regulation of metabolic networks in plants by leveraging the tools and data generated at the PMN and the Rhee lab, including standard molecular genetic tools and resources.

Qualified candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in Computer Science, Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Biology, Mathematics, Engineering or a related field, and a strong background in algorithm development, statistics, machine learning as well as a strong interest in applying computational approaches to address biological problems. The successful candidate should also have a demonstrated ability for independent and critical thinking, excellent communication and teamwork skills, and enthusiasm for learning new things. Proficiency in Matlab, R and Python is a plus.

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 and incorporated by an act of Congress in 1904. 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 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.

Bioinformatics postdoc position to develop computational pipelines to identify enzymes and transporters in plant genomes

Department: DPB – Plant Biology

Salary:

Location: Stanford, CA

A postdoctoral researcher position is available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Sue Rhee at the Carnegie Institution for Science, Department of Plant Biology, to create and analyze metabolic networks of plants. Plant metabolism is the biological engine that feeds the world, not only humans but also microbes and animals. The successful candidate will lead the development of computational tools and methods for predicting plant metabolic enzymes and transporters as a part of a team called the Plant Metabolic Network (PMN, www.plantcyc.org). The successful candidate will have opportunities to investigate novel questions regarding evolution, function, or regulation of enzymes and transporters as well as metabolic networks in plants by leveraging the tools and data generated at the PMN and the Rhee lab, including standard molecular genetic tools and resources.

Qualified candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Biology, Biochemistry or a related field, and a strong background in computational pipeline development, statistics and programming, as well as a strong interest in applying machine learning and other computational approaches to address interesting biological problems. Candidates with experience in developing machine learning algorithms are especially encouraged to apply. Working experience in large-scale sequence analysis, phylogenomics, and proficiency in programming languages of Python and/or Perl are pluses. The successful candidate should also have a demonstrated ability for independent and critical thinking, excellent communication and teamwork skills, and enthusiasm for learning new things.
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 and incorporated by an act of Congress in 1904. 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 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.

Postdoctoral Researcher – Farber Lab

Department: EMB – Embryology

Salary: NIH-NRSA Stipend Scale

Location: Baltimore, MD

Job Summary:

A postdoctoral position to identify small molecules and genetic pathways that regulate lipid metabolism is available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Steven Farber at the Carnegie Institution for Science, Department of Embryology, in Baltimore, MD.

The position requires a highly-motivated applicant with a strong interest in questions of lipid metabolism. The position involves conducting a state-of-the-art pharmacogenetic screen for modifiers of lipoprotein metabolism and studies at the cellular and subcellular levels to characterize zebrafish with mutations in genes affecting digestive organ lipid uptake, metabolism, transport and storage.

The Farber laboratory performs studies at the nexus of cell biology, metabolism and digestive physiology.  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.

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.

Senior Manager of Foundation Relations

Department: HQ – Headquarters

Salary:

Location: Washington, DC

Carnegie Science is seeking a Senior Manager of Foundation Relations to join its pursuit. Significant funding for the Carnegie Institution’s programs has historically come from the sizeable endowment left by Andrew Carnegie himself. Under the leadership of President Matthew P. Scott and Chief Development Officer Ann McElwain, Carnegie Science is making a committed investment in building a best-in-class fundraising program that will match and sustain the efforts of its world-class research teams.

The ideal Senior Manager of Foundation Relations will have:

  • 5 years in a development operation within a complex non-profit organization, including at least 2 years of foundation work.
  • Experience working in a major scientific community with researchers and senior administrators.
  • Successful track record of securing 7-figure foundation grants.
  • Knowledge of all phases of donor pipeline management, including prospect research, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.
  • Experience conceptualizing, planning, and implementing a strategic approach to packaging the work of researchers.
  • Demonstrated ability to write accessibly about complex scientific and technical matters.
  • Bachelor’s degree required; degree or equivalent experience in a communications field is necessary with a degree in science writing preferred.

For more information and a complete list of requirements or to apply, please visit http://www.driconsulting.com or email search@driconsulting.com. In your email, please tell us where you learned of this position.

Staff Accountant

Department: DTM – Terrestrial Magnetism

Salary:

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

The Department of Terrestrial Magnetism of the Carnegie Institution for Science seeks a Staff Accountant responsible for various accounting tasks necessary to sustain departmental business operations.

Job Duties:

  • All aspects of account payable functions.
  • Review and audit travel expense reports.
  • Reconciliation of balance sheet accounts.
  • Setup assets and track equipment.
  • Produce reports and explanations to be used for financial analysis.
  • Assist with annual audits.
  • Prepare and enter journal entries for actual and budgeted transactions.
  • Oversee federal and private grant budget management.

Accountabilities:

Daily Achievement:  Coordinate and complete the above routine job duties in a reasonable time with self-motivation and minimal supervision.

Intermediate Range Achievement:

Become familiar with the organization’s accounting system to produce a variety of reports and carry out other office assignments efficiently.

Long Range Achievement:

Become proficient and work independently to meet monthly and year-end reporting deadlines, and to show initiative in fulfilling duties and expanding job skills.

Qualifications:

Candidate should have a BS in accounting/finance and grant management with at least five years of hands-on experience in subject field.  Candidate should also have strong accounting, analytical, technical, and organizational skills.

Click on Apply Now link below to submit your application.  Please include in your cover letter the names of at least three people who can be contacted for letters of reference.

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 Associate at HPCAT at the Advanced Photon Source

Department: GL – Geophysical Lab

Salary: TBD

Location: Argonne, IL

The Geophysical Laboratory, Carnegie Institution for Science (Carnegie), seeks applications for one postdoctoral associate in the field of high pressure Geoscience at the HPCAT facility at the Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory. The research will focus on structure measurement of silicate glasses at high pressures using a double-stage Paris-Edinburgh press.

The appointment is for one year, with possible extension to two years pending on the progress and availability of funds. The position is available immediately, and will remain open until it is filled.

  • Minimum qualifications: The applicant must have a Ph.D. degree in Geosciences or related fields by the time of the employment. Experience in research using high-pressure tools (large volume press or diamond anvil cell) is required. Successful candidates are expected to be able to work in both independent and collaborative group environments.
  • Desired qualifications: Experience in structure or physical property measurement for glass or liquid is desirable.

Interested parties can submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae (including publications), statement of research interests, and contact information for three references, via the Carnegie website. Only complete applications submitted via this Carnegie website will be considered.

The prospective researcher will be working at Carnegie’s HPCAT facility at the Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory near Chicago, Illinois. 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.

Investigator – Assistant Professor level

Department: EMB – Embryology

Salary: TBD

Location: Baltimore, MD

The Carnegie’s Department of Embryology in Baltimore, Maryland seeks applications for an independent Investigator position (at the Assistant Professor level).

By utilizing existing model organisms and developing new ones, faculty in the department have pioneered tools enabling the study of a wide range of biological questions throughout its long history. Housed in the state of the art Maxine Singer Building next to the beautiful Wyman Park, the Department maintains shared advanced facilities that enable its scientists to employ existing and develop new technologies for their research. Candidates who develop and apply advanced computational, imaging, and genomic technologies to explore the frontiers of biology are encouraged to apply.

A current CV, 3-4-page research statement and three reference letters are required for the application. Consideration of applications will begin on October 15, 2017, but applications will continue to be accepted after this date.

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 Institution is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Department: DTM – Terrestrial Magnetism

Salary:

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

The Department of Terrestrial Magnetism (DTM), Carnegie Institution for Science, seeks a highly qualified and motivated postdoctoral research scientist with a geologic background in computational geophysical fluid dynamics, whose primary responsibility will be to develop new codes to study carbon transport in numerical models of fluid flow in subduction zones. The ideal candidate will work in collaboration with DTM researchers Erik Hauri, Cian Wilson, and Peter van Keken and Columbia University researchers Marc Spiegelman and Peter Kelemen, and should have skills and experience in the areas of shell scripting, C/C++, Python, Fortran and/or Perl. We hope to find an individual who is excited about the opportunity to conduct collaborative, guided research at the interface of numerical modeling, geochemistry, and geophysics. The postdoctoral research position is funded by the Deep Carbon Observatory for 2 years, and the application will remain open until filled.

A C.V., cover letter containing a statement of interest in the position, and three letters of recommendation should be submitted through the Apply Now link below by 1 July 2017. Address any questions you have to dtmposition@carnegiescience.edu. 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.

Administrative and Communications Coordinator

Department: EMB – Embryology

Salary:

Location: Baltimore, MD

EMB is seeking an Administrative and Communications Coordinator to play a critical role in supporting and executing the Department Director’s vision for advancing the department and utilizing online tools and platforms to effectively communicate EMB’s broad breadth of science.

The position is full-time and reports to the Department Director. Through effective execution of wide-ranging and multi-faceted administrative duties, this position supports the director in two key areas: 1) Administration and 2) Communications and Digital Media.

The ideal applicant must have strong administrative and project management skills, the ability to work independently and with others, and the ability to work with multiple partners at all levels. This position will support the director in scheduling and managing a calendar of commitments and being the department liaison with the Headquarters’ fundraising, marketing and development.

Additionally, the ideal applicant must have a strong communications strategy and messaging skills, as well as an eye for design and eagerness to take on new tasks. The position requires writing, designing, and managing content for the EMB website, the regular e-newsletter, and the department’s various social media accounts. Experience in science writing a plus.

The Administrative and Communications Coordinator will be working alongside scientists to translate their discoveries and experiences to the web using the appropriate type of digital communication applications in order to make their research accessible to various audiences, both academic and general, in the most creative way possible. The successful candidate should excel in an evolving digital landscape to ensure EMB stays at the forefront of online science communication.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Design, write, and produce regular e-newsletter for EMB
  • Run EMB’s Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube social media accounts
  • Maintain and update content on EMB’s website
  • Work with our scientists to write editorial content for the website
  • Provide social media coverage of department events and conferences
  • Help plan and manage external events
  • Coordinate with the Headquarters with all activities
  • Support the Director with all department related scientific or management duties.

Qualifications

  • A Bachelors Degree in business, communications, literature, journalism, media relations, or equivalent experience required
  • Ability to work well under pressure, as well as manage multiple priorities and projects effectively
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Good research and analytical skills
  • Compelling storyteller with strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Be a successful team player, and also highly driven and capable of working alone
  • Experience in science writing a strong plus
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, G Suite, and CMS platforms such as Drupal, WordPress, or Squarespace, HTML, CSS, and other web based programming languages a plus
  • Experience running email campaigns and newsletters
  • Commitment to remain at the forefront of online communication advancements

A resume, cover letter, and names of three people who can be contacted for recommendation should be submitted through the “Apply Now” link.  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.

 

Manager of Donor Relations

Department: HQ – Headquarters

Salary:

Location: Washington, DC

Carnegie Science is seeking a Manager of Donor Relations to join its pursuit. Significant funding for the Carnegie Institution’s programs has historically come from the sizeable endowment left by Andrew Carnegie himself. Under the leadership of President Matthew P. Scott and Chief Development Officer Ann McElwain, Carnegie Science is making a committed investment in building a best-in-class fundraising program that will match and sustain the efforts of its world-class research teams. Reporting to the CDO, the Manager of Donor Relations will work with Senior Managers of Individual Giving and Foundation Relations to create an institution-wide process for engaging, recognizing, and stewarding the institution’s donors. S/he will also play a primary role in developing standards for and drafting written donor communications to donors.

The ideal Manager of Donor Relations will have:

  • 5 years of professional experience, including at least 1 year in development/marketing.
  • Familiarity with the major donor life cycle and understanding of the principles and best practices of stewarding stakeholders.
  • Record of developing strategic and creative approaches to stakeholder communications and outreach.
  • Excellent written communication skills, particularly in developing public-facing persuasive documents; development communications experience is preferred.
  • Ability to produce high-quality documents at a high volume on tight deadlines.
  • Demonstrated capacity to write effectively in the voice of a range of others.
  • Bachelor’s degree is required; degree in a communications or science field is preferred.

For more information and a complete list of requirements or to apply, please visit http://www.driconsulting.com or email search@driconsulting.com. In your email, please tell us where you learned of this position.

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Department: DPB – Plant Biology

Salary: DOE

Location: Stanford, CA

Postdoctoral Research Associate

A postdoctoral position is available immediately to work on a project with the long term objective to re-engineeralgal and (crop) plant plastids for N2fixation. A combination of bioinformatics, molecular and synthetic biology tools will be used to design and re-engineer the N2 fixation gene cluster into a non-N2 fixing cyanobacterium along with other significant modifications.

A highly motivated and creative person, with strong training in molecular biology/bioinformatics and preferably experience working with cyanobacteria/microbes or synthetic biology will be ideal. Postdoctoral fellows will have the unique opportunity to work closely with other members of the 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 NSF and the contract will be for one year at time and renewable based on performance.

The Carnegie Institution of Science is an equal opportunity employer.

Computational quantitative genetics postdoc position

Department: DPB – Plant Biology

Salary:

Location: Palo Alto, CA

A bioinformatics/computational biology postdoctoral research position is available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Sue Rhee at Carnegie Institution’s Plant Biology Dept (Palo Alto, CA). The main goal of the project is to develop an algorithm to predict causal genes from QTL regions in plants, particularly in the model C4 grass Setaria. This project has opportunities to use genomics and functional genomics data in plants, both publicly available and newly generated in our consortium, to build an algorithm that can accelerate the discovery of genes that are responsible for phenotypic variation in metabolic and developmental traits in response to drought and high-density planting in Setaria. This is a collaborative project among several pioneering labs in plant physiology, genetics, engineering, and computational biology (www.foxmillet.org).

Qualifications: Qualified candidates must have: 1) a Ph.D. or equivalent in Computer Science, Biology, Bioinformatics, Mathematics, Engineering or related field; 2) expertise or fluency in large-scale data analysis, statistics, genomics, machine learning, and/or related field; and 3) proficient in programming. Candidates with experience in developing machine learning algorithms and/or trained in quantitative genetics, evolutionary biology, or population genetics are especially encouraged to apply. The successful candidate should have a demonstrated ability for independent and critical thinking, ability and initiative to learn new things, excellent communication and teamwork skills and passion for biological research.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will develop a computational method/algorithm to rationally prioritize causal genes underlying QTLs from GWAS and QTL mapping studies using functional genomics data such as RNAseq, sequence
polymorphisms, evolutionary signatures, and functional annotations. The candidate will also work with scientists in the consortium who are generating the mapping and functional genomics data as well who will test the predicted causal genes using state of the art molecular biology, genetics, plant physiology, and genome editing tools.

Carnegie Institution for Science (http://carnegiescience.edu/) is a private, nonprofit organization for scientific discovery founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1902. He intended the institution to be home to exceptional individuals with imagination, intelligence and enjoyment capable of creating and expanding the cutting edge of their fields. Today, Carnegie scientists work in six scientific departments on the West and East Coasts. 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 located on the campus of Stanford University. Carnegie is an equal opportunity employer.

Postdoctoral Fellow/Research Associate

Department: EMB – Embryology

Salary: NIH-NRSA Stipend Scale

Location: Baltimore, MD

Description:

Postdoctoral Fellows/Research 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.

Lab Assistant – Part Time

Department: DPB – Plant Biology

Salary:

Location: Stanford, CA

The Grossman lab is seeking a highly motivated, detail-oriented undergraduate student to assist in various aspects of algal biological research.  Projects in the lab are focused on improving our understanding of photosynthesis and metabolism in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii (model alga).

 The undergraduate student research assistant will be expected to help with the following:

-Media preparation

-General lab upkeep and maintenance

-Strain propagation and cryopreservation

-Strain genotyping and phenotyping

-Data analysis

A strong candidate will have previous laboratory research experience and be familiar with a molecular biology lab setting.  Student candidate will be trained to grow Chlamydomonas and to conduct experiments in molecular biology, genetics, and biochemistry.  Student will initially work together with a group, but will also be given the opportunity to work independently.

This is a 10-20 hour per week position, no benefits.

The position could be filled as soon as March 15, 2014.  Please provide cover letter and at least one letter of reference.   Preference will be given to candidates expressing interest in continuing to work during the summer of 2014 and into the fall.

Computational biology postdoc position to study plant metabolism

Department: DPB – Plant Biology

Salary:

Location: Palo Alto, CA

A postdoctoral position is available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Sue Rhee at the Carnegie Institution for Science, Department of Plant Biology, to create and analyze metabolic networks of plants. Plant metabolism is the biological engine that feeds the world, not only humans but also microbes and animals. The successful candidate will lead the development of computational tools and methods for predicting plant metabolic enzymes, transporters, and regulators as a part of a team called the Plant Metabolic Network (PMN, www.plantcyc.org). The successful candidate will have opportunities to develop novel questions regarding evolution, function, or regulation of metabolic networks in plants by leveraging the tools and data generated at the PMN and the Rhee lab, including standard molecular genetic tools and resources.

Qualified candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in Computer Science, Statistics, Engineering, Mathematics, Biology, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, or a related field, and a strong background in algorithm development, statistics and programming, as well as a strong interest in applying machine learning and other computational approaches to address interesting biological problems. Candidates with experience in developing machine learning algorithms are especially encouraged to apply. Working experience in large-scale sequence analysis, and proficiency in programming languages of Python and/or Perl are pluses. The successful candidate should also have a demonstrated ability for independent and critical thinking, excellent communication and teamwork skills, and enthusiasm for learning new things.

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 and incorporated by an act of Congress in 1904. 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 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.

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.

Part-Time Laboratory Technician

Department: DPB – Plant Biology

Salary: DOE

Location: Stanford, CA

Part-Time Laboratory Technician

 

Immediate opening for a 1-year half-time technician in the laboratory of Dr. Devaki Bhaya at the Carnegie Institution for Science, Department of Plant Biology at Stanford.

 

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 computers/programming/ bioinformaticsstrongly preferred.

– Specific opportunities to develop independent research projects. Lab duties will involve keeping track of lab orders, lab organization, maintaining cultures and other stocks. Assisting and interacting with lab members on specific projects.

– Good judgment and common sense as well as critical thinking and attention to detail are required. Must possess excellent analytical, presentation, and written/verbal communication skills.

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. 

The Carnegie Institution of Science is an equal opportunity employer.

 

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.

Staff Associate

Department: EMB – Embryology

Salary: TBD

Location: Baltimore, MD

The Department of Embryology announces an open Staff Associate position.

History:

The Department of Embryology at the Carnegie Institution for Science, located on the campus of Johns Hopkins University, is focused on developmental biology, cell and genome biology, evolution, and tool building. Our department was the first in the country to establish a Staff Associate Program, in the late 1970s. This program supports a small cadre of exceptionally talented young scientists who may have just finished their Ph.D. or who may be at an early stage of postdoctoral training. These individuals are chosen because they have developed exciting ideas for addressing important biological problems. The freedom and independence provided by a Staff Associate position allows explorations of higher risk, higher payoff long term projects. The success of the program is evident from the long and distinguished history of successful scientists who began their careers with us.

Because of the ‘off-the-beaten path’ nature of such creative work, it may be difficult to obtain funding or to identify suitable labs to pursue these ideas. Our Associates pursue their ideas as independent junior faculty members, within their own research space in the department. The diverse and vibrant environment, with elite fellow scientists and their labs, stimulates original and critical thinking. With no distractions from research, the Staff Associates work at the bench with technicians and/or postdoctoral fellows.

Additional information about the program and the department may be found at: https://emb.carnegiescience.edu/join-us/staff-associate-program.

Job Summary:

A Staff Associate will pursue highly original and innovative biological research. The successful candidate is expected to present their findings publicly to the national and international scientific community through the publication of their research results in peer-reviewed journals and at scientific meetings and conferences. After five years, the Staff Associates are expected to move on to mid-level independent investigator positions in academia, government, and industry settings.

Requirements:

-Ph.D., M.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degree

-Record of distinguished, creative, and independent research accomplishments as documented by first-author publications in peer-reviewed journals and presentation of research at scientific meetings.

-Three letters of recommendation from scientists familiar with the candidate’s scientific career. One letter should be from the candidate’s graduate or postdoctoral mentor.

To Apply:

Applicants should apply online at: https://jobs.carnegiescience.edu/jobs/emb/. Only complete applications submitted via this website will be considered. Required information will include: a cover letter, current CV, a two-page research statement, and three letters of reference. Instruction for submitting the reference letters will be provided to you upon completion of the online application form. Leading candidates will be invited to visit our Department this coming fall for an interview and to present a seminar about their work and their plans.

Application Deadline:

Consideration of applications will begin after September 30, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.

The Carnegie Institution is a private, none for profit research Institution founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1902. Carnegie’s Department of Embryology is situated on the Johns Hopkins Homewood campus. This offers ample opportunities for collaborative research.

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.