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Bioinformatics postdoc position to develop semi-automatic pipelines to create genome-scale metabolic models of plants and other organisms

Department: DPB – Plant Biology

Salary:

Location:

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 models with a focus on plants covered at Plant Metabolic Network (PMN, www.plantcyc.org). Plants are the foundation of many industrial sectors and a better understanding of their metabolism by simulation will impact our way on how we use plants for our benefit. The successful candidates will lead the development of computational tools and methods for converting the present tools and databases at Plant Metabolic Network (PMN, www.plantcyc.org) for metabolic modeling with subsequent large-scale analysis of the created networks and models testing hypotheses regarding the evolution of plants and their metabolic pathways.

Qualified candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Biology, Plant biology, Microbiology, Systems Biology, Biochemistry or a related field, and a strong background in reconstructing constraint based metabolic models, statistics and programming, as well as a strong interest in plant metabolism and its biochemistry and in development of new computational approaches to address interesting biological problems. Candidates with experience in programming in MATLAB and/or the use of the COBRA toolbox are especially encouraged to apply. Working experience (either wet lab or dry lab) with plants, phylogenomics, use of high performance computers (clusters), and proficiency in programming languages of Python and/or Perl are pluses. The successful candidates should also have 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.

Bioinformatics postdoc position to study plant host-pathogen relationships

Department: DPB – Plant Biology

Salary:

Location:

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 analyze metabolic networks and models of plants and fungal plant-pathogens and their interaction with each other. Pathogens impact growth and productivity of plants and thus are a supreme target in a future of scarce food resources due to changes in climate with subsequent changes in pathogen prevalence. The successful candidate will lead the curation of metabolic reactions of pathogen metabolism and development of computational tools and methods for predicting the interaction between plants and fungal pathogens. The successful candidate will have opportunities to investigate novel questions regarding evolution, co-evolution, and emergence of pathogenicity and biotrophy by leveraging the tools and data generated at the Plant Metabolic Network (PMN, www.plantcyc.org) and the Rhee lab, in collaboration with research groups at Berkley and Lawrence Berkley National labs.

Qualified candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Biology, Plant biology, Microbiology, Systems Biology, Biochemistry or a related field, and a strong background in applying constraint based metabolic models, statistics and programming, as well as a strong interest in metabolism and its biochemistry and in development of new computational approaches to address interesting biological problems. Candidates with experience in programming in MATLAB and/or the use of the COBRA toolbox are especially encouraged to apply. Working experience (either wet lab or dry lab) with fungal pathogens or plants, and proficiency in programming languages of Python and/or Perl are pluses. The successful candidate should also have 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.

Gardener & Greenhouse Associate

Department: DPB – Plant Biology

Salary: $15-$18/hour DOE

Location: Stanford, CA

The Carnegie Institution for Science’s Plant Biology and Global Ecology has an immediate opening for a part-time gardener and greenhouse associate. We are located on the Stanford campus.  This position reports to the Greenhouse Manager, is a non-exempt, hourly position and may include weekends and holidays as needed.

JOB SUMMARY:  

The Carnegie Institution grounds contain 2+ acres of gardens, much of which are dedicated to California or Bay Area native species. We are looking to hire a part-time gardener to maintain and develop the grounds, including but not limited to routine weeding and watering. We prefer someone who would like to take on a personal interest in this garden, to care for existing species and develop new areas with limited budget and limited water. It is essential that the candidate have knowledge of California native and drought tolerant species, commonly grown horticultural plants, and noxious weeds, as well as experience pruning and fertilizing shrubs for optimal plant health.

Gardening Duties:

  • Watering, raking, trimming, sweeping and maintaining Carnegie grounds.
  • Use general outdoor gardening tools.
  • Maintains and uses all tools according to Carnegie’s safety policy.
  • Assists with site setup of plant materials.
  • Ensures indigenous plants are maintained and protected.
  • Planning plant removal or replacement within the Carnegie site.
  • Ensures that job site staging area is clean and well organized. Complies with Carnegie’s safety policy at all times.
  • Ecological removal and disposal of debris and fertilization.

General description of seasonal tasks:

  • Summer & early fall: watering (turn on irrigation and hand watering).
  • Late Fall: pruning salvias and other shrubs, fertilizing, watering (if necessary)
  • Winter: sowing seeds in flats and in ground for spring/summer flowers, purchase and transplant new plants
  • Early spring: Purchase and distribute mulch
  • Spring: Hand weeding in garden beds, weed whacking mature weed grasses, thistles, etc.

Greenhouse duties:

  • Greenhouse facility supports both plant biology and global ecology. Help to maintain greenhouses, growth rooms and growth chambers.
  • Responsible for watering all plants in the greenhouses.
  • Checking soil bins and adding soil as needed.
  • Operating the greenhouse autoclave to sterilize plant waste.
  • Dumping soil in the compost area.
  • Wash and stack flats, pots and propagation domes as needed.
  • General housekeeping including sweeping greenhouses and surrounding pavement, bundling stakes, restocking supplies and cleaning communal areas.
  • Dump garbage bins from the greenhouse walkway in the dumpster.
  • Clean greenhouses, growth rooms, and growth chambers.
  • Clean the greenhouse autoclave.
  • Prepare and place pest traps throughout the growth facility.
  • Use of pesticides: Must receive and maintain a QAC (Qualified Applicators Certificate) through CDPR (California Department of Pesticide Regulation) within two months of employment to apply pesticides (expense for certification to be paid by Carnegie).

Requirements:

  • Must be able to read, legibly write, speak and understand English.
  • Evidence of reliable work attendance and attention to detail.
  • Ability to be work cooperatively with co-workers and follow directions.
  • Ability to work autonomously on weekends, holidays, and as needed.
  • Self-starter, time management, and handle feedback.

Work Environment: The duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to outdoor weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to have full range of mobility in upper and lower body; be able to reach overhead; be able to work in various positions, including stooping, standing, bending over, sitting, kneeling and squatting for extended periods of time; be able to lift, pull and push materials and equipment to complete assigned job tasks; climb a ladder; and be able to frequently lift 50 pounds of weight throughout the assigned workday.

The Carnegie Institution of Washington is a non-profit organization that conducts basic scientific research. It has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity. In that spirit, we particularly encourage applications from women, members of ethnic minorities, and individuals with disabilities. This position offers competitive salary and benefits in a dynamic, stimulating environment.

Postdoctoral Associate Position at HPCAT at the Advanced Photon Source 11/17

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 synchrotron research at the HPCAT facility at the Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory.  As a dedicated high-pressure synchrotron facility, HPCAT has developed an array of x-ray diffraction, x-ray spectroscopy, and x-ray imaging techniques suited for high-pressure research.  Successful candidates will work with the HPCAT team in synthesizing new materials, materials performance at extreme conditions, and materials metastability using synchrotron radiation together with the new development of high-pressure x-ray techniques such as time resolved techniques, multigrain crystallography, and/or high-energy diffraction microscopy.

The appointment is for one year, with possibility for a second year pending the progress and availability of funds. The position is available immediately, and will remain open until it is filled.

  • Minimum qualifications: A PhD in physics, chemistry, materials science or a related field is required at the time of appointment. Successful candidates are expected to be able to work in both independent and collaborative group environments.
  • Desired qualifications: A strong background in crystallography will be strongly favored. Research experience in high-pressure materials science and good skills in scientific software and diamond anvil cell technology will be considered advantages.

Interested parties can submit an application with a cover letter, curriculum vita, research interests, and names of at least 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.  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.

Biological Laboratory Technician

Department: DPB – Plant Biology

Salary: TBD Competitive

Location: Stanford, CA

Immediate openings are available for full-time or part-time laboratory technicians in laboratory of Dr. Jose Dinneny in the Department of Plant Biology located on the Stanford University campus at Carnegie Institution for Science. This is an opportunity to work in an outstanding academic environment and to gain experience in biological sciences.

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare chemical solutions, such as bacterial and plant growth media
  • Maintain lab inventory, restocking and ordering as required
  • Autoclave and discharge waste reagents
  • Grow plants (Arabidopsis, tobacco) and harvest seeds
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications:

  • Strong academic record in Molecular Biology, Plant Biology, or equivalent
  • Experience growing and harvesting plants
  • Familiarity with sterile technique and preparing chemical solutions
    Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • 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.  Cover Letter should indicate earliest joining date possible.

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 Research in Amazonian Ecology and Remote Sensing

Department: DGE – Global Ecology

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Location: Stanford, California

A postdoctoral research position is available for a spatial ecologist or biogeochemist interested in the biodiversity and functioning of Amazonian and Andean tropical forests.

The postdoctoral researcher will use a combination of field, remote sensing and modeling approaches to: (i) improve our understanding of the role of forest communities in regulating ecosystem processes including carbon, nutrient and water dynamics; (ii) integrate airborne hyperspectral and lidar remote sensing with field studies to quantify environmental and biotic controls on ecosystem dynamics; and (iii) understand the role of forest communities in regulating ecosystem responses to land use and climate change.

Key responsibilities include research and publishing in peer-reviewed journals, presentations at local and national scientific conferences, and outreach with environment professionals.

The position will be based at the Carnegie Institution’s Department of Global Ecology, located on the campus of Stanford University.  The successful application will work collaboratively with other researchers in Peru and/or Ecuador.

A Ph.D. in ecosystems or landscape ecology, or equivalent is required.  Applicants with additional experience in ecological remote sensing and tropical community ecology are highly sought.  Strong quantitative skills, scientific programming, and English writing abilities are essential.

Please submit a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three recommendations.

Beamline Scientist Position 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 Beamline Scientist in the field of high pressure synchrotron research at the High Pressure Collaborative Access Team (HPCAT) facility at the Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory.

One beamline scientist position is open for application at the High Pressure Collaborative Access Team (HPCAT) at the Advanced Photon Source (APS), Argonne National Laboratory. HPCAT operates Sector 16 at the APS, where four simultaneously operational beamlines have been developed and established with an array of x-ray probes optimized for high-pressure research using x-ray diffraction, x-ray spectroscopy, and x-ray imaging techniques. Among other programs at HPCAT, one major area for the Beamline Scientist is the high-pressure synchrotron research using Paris-Edinburgh presses. The responsibilities of the beamline scientist include developing and integrating novel high-pressure synchrotron techniques, supporting user programs, and conducting independent researches.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in physics, chemistry, materials science, Earth science, or a related field. The Beamline Scientist position requires a minimum of two-years work experience after Ph.D. at synchrotron beamlines and/or high-pressure laboratories.  The successful candidate is expected to have an outstanding research and development record as well as the ability to attract research funding and foster collaborative initiatives.  Applicants need to excellent relevant computer skills, organizational skills, verbal and written communication skills, and be able to work effectively both as a team player and independently. Experience in Paris-Edinburgh press and other high-pressure devices is desirable.

Interested parties can submit an application with a cover letter, curriculum vita, research interests, a list of publications, and names of at least three references, via the Carnegie website. Only complete applications submitted via this Carnegie website will be considered.  The search will start immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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

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.

 

Special Events Coordinator – Part-time

Department: HQ – Headquarters

Salary: $21 per hour

Location: 1530 P. Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20005

Are you looking for supplemental income and/or a boost to your resume? Come work as an Events Coordinator with Carnegie Institute for Science! The Carnegie Institution for Science Administration Building located on 16th Street between the neighborhoods of DuPont Circle and Logan Circle, is an iconic Washington, D.C. architectural landmark that lends itself to classic turn-of-the-century design with a touch of simple elegance. This building has acted as a venue for scientific events, social events and weddings, non-profit events, corporate and internal events of all kinds for the past three decades. Carnegie Institution is seeking a Part-time Special Events Coordinator to oversee the management of events within the building. Please see below for details on the vacancy.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Being present for day-of activities, coordinating back-up support, and ensuring the safety and security of the premises.
  • Coordinate with clients, event coordinators, caterers and other vendors involving conference and event logistics.
  • Supervising and assisting site personnel, janitorial, and set-up crews.
  • Overseeing facility operations during events to ensure building maintenance.
  • Assist as needed with event set-up/breakdown.
  • Serving as on-call back-up support for other events.
  • Oversee rehearsals for wedding clients, coordinating with wedding party and planner.
  • Provide event support as needed for internal events, such as registration, crowd control, setup and breakdown.

Qualifications

  • Previous event management and/or customer service experience desired.
  • Ability to maintain a flexible work schedule, with availability on weekday nights and weekends.
  • Excellent time management skills, with strong attention to detail.
  • Strong ability to organize, prioritize, multi-task and make decisions in a flexible manner to address changing needs.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment while remaining responsible and accountable for results.
  • Ability to handle challenging interpersonal situations with tact and professionalism.

Education 

  • Bachelors degree 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.

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.

Staff Scientist

Department: GL – Geophysical Lab

Salary: TBD

Location: Washington, DC

The Geophysical Laboratory of the Carnegie Institution for Science invites applications for a Staff Scientist position. We seek to hire a creative and exceptional early career scientist to develop and execute world-class research in areas that complement and strengthen the on-going research at the Laboratory. The Geophysical Laboratory fosters a collegial and vibrant research environment, and under the guidance of Director Michael Walter, staff scientists will have the freedom and support to explore the most compelling scientific questions.

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 Geophysical Laboratory scientists with exceptional opportunities for collaboration.

World-class analytical, computational and experimental facilities, on campus and at off-campus Carnegie supported facilities, permit unparalleled access to matter at extreme conditions and to analysis of earth and planetary materials at micron and sub-micron scales. State-of-the-art in-house machining capabilities provide exceptional opportunities for staff to develop novel new techniques and methodologies.

Candidates are asked to submit a cover letter, a CV with a list of publications, a statement of research interests and ambitions, and the names and contact information for three references. Consideration of applications will begin on February 1, 2018 and will continue until the position has been filled.

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

The prospective researcher will work at the Geophysical Laboratory in Washington, DC and will receive 12 months of salary paid by the endowment of the Institution.  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.

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.

 

2018 Carnegie Fellowships for the Geophysical Laboratory

Department: GL – Geophysical Lab

Salary:

Location: Washington, DC

The Geophysical Laboratory of the Carnegie Institution of Washington invites applications for postdoctoral fellowships. The Geophysical Laboratory emphasizes interdisciplinary experimental and theoretical research in fields ranging from geoscience, microbiology, chemistry, to physics. The Laboratory supports world-class facilities in high-pressure research; organic, stable isotope and biogeochemistry; mineral physics and petrology; and astrobiology.

Carnegie Postdoctoral Fellowships are awarded once a year. The deadline for submitting an application is 1 December 2017 and the position begins the following summer or autumn.

Carnegie Fellowship applications must include a curriculum vitae, brief description of thesis research, three-to-five page research proposal, list of publications, and three letters of reference sent by those familiar with your work.

If you are not familiar with our current research, we suggest that you look at our recent publications listed on the website, Carnegie Institution Yearbooks, and/or speak with staff members and current postdoctoral associates.

The fellowship committee evaluates research proposals for evidence of original thinking and to determine a candidate’s ability to develop and carry out a research project that can be accomplished at the Laboratory. You are encouraged to contact a Geophysical Laboratory Staff Member about the suitability of your project.


Also, please see our listing of personnel, research areas, and major facilities.

Review of completed applications for a Carnegie fellowship submitted through this website will begin December 1, 2017. The position will remain open until filled.

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 in Data Science for Spatial Ecology

Department: DGE – Global Ecology

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Location: Hilo, Hawaii or Stanford, California

A postdoctoral research position is available for a scientist interested in the application of quantitative data science approaches to regional and global ecological applications.

The postdoctoral researcher will apply theoretically and methodologically rigorous data science approaches in studies of spatial ecology in terrestrial and marine environments.  Specific projects will use advanced data science techniques to integrate information from satellite, aircraft (Carnegie Airborne Observatory; http:cao.carnegiescience.edu), and models to study forest and coral reef ecosystems.

A Ph.D. in a computational data science or closely related field is required.  A mastery of one or more analytical approaches including deep learning and machine learning, Bayesian statistics, and geospatial modeling is essential to this position.  Strong computer programming, scientific writing, and English communication skills are required.

The position could either be based at the Carnegie Institution’s Department of Global Ecology in Stanford, California, or in the Carnegie Airborne Observatory’s laboratory in Hilo, Hawaii, depending upon the applicant’s interests.  The successful applicant will work closely with Carnegie Staff Scientist Greg Asner.

Please submit a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three recommendations.

Science Educator – Part-Time

Department: HQ – Headquarters

Salary: Compensation based on experience

Location: 1530 P. Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20005

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

Since 1989, CASE programs have served more than 800 students and 1,000 teachers in DC. CASE’s First Light Saturday Science School, a free program for DC’s middle school students, gives students an opportunity to explore science skills and careers through hands on projects and direct work with science practitioners. This year, students will learn about types of cancer through cell comparisons, bioethics, and the story of Henrietta Lacks.

CASE is seeking a Science Educator to teach First Light, and other education programs, as needed. The science educator is a professional charged with working under the general supervision of the Acting Director of CASE Programs to support Carnegie Academy’s educational mission to enhance science-based STEM programming to DC children. Position is part-time (First Light runs on Saturdays) for school year 2017-18.

Compensation based on experience.

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

Facilitate hands-on student science and STEM learning

  • Manage student behavior in the classroom and laboratory by establishing and enforcing rules and procedures. Encourage and monitor the progress of individual youth participants and use information to adjust teaching strategies
  • Working in collaboration with the Acting Director, Case Team, Scientist, and volunteers to research, develop, and implement specialized science- based programming. Programs address secondary and high school learning standards.
  • Develop schemes of work, lesson plans and tests that are in accordance with established procedures.Maintain accurate and complete records of participants’ progress and development
  • Prepare classroom for class activities

Support CASE’s education programs

  • Communicate necessary information regularly to participants and colleagues regarding participant progress and needs
  • Participate in team planning meetings

Skills and Other Requirements:

  • Demonstrate preparation and skill in working with students from diverse cultural, economic and ability backgrounds
  • Experience teaching students in a school or out-of-school environment
  • Adaptable, able to think on feet, strategic problem solver, multi-tasker, organized, and goal oriented
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally, in writing, and public-speaking skills required
  • Able to maintain organized lab environment including a detailed inventory
  • Instructional, lab materials and equipment procurement experience preferred, but not required
  • Familiarity with Next Generation Science Standards and Project-Based Learning preferred

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in science field or education, Master’s degree in science field (biology or environmental science) or education (preferred)

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:

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.

Postdoctoral Research in Coral Reef Spatial Ecology and Remote Sensing in Hawaii

Department: DGE – Global Ecology

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Location: Hilo, Hawaii

A postdoctoral research position is available for a spatial ecologist to develop and apply high spectral and spatial resolution remote sensing approaches to studies of coral reef biodiversity and condition in Hawaii.  Studies will focus on development of coral mapping in the context of reef habitat studies related to environmental stressors ranging in scale from ocean warming to coastal pollution.  Studies will focus on the use of high fidelity imaging spectrometer and high-resolution camera data taken over coral reefs on Hawaii Island by the Carnegie Airborne Observatory (http://cao.carnegiescience.edu).

The position will be based at the Carnegie Airborne Observatory (CAO) laboratory in Hilo, Hawaii.  The successful applicant will work closely with researchers at the Carnegie Institution, NOAA, University of Hawaii and other collaborating organizations.  This position will interact with other postdoctoral researchers, students and research assistants as part of daily activities related to the project.  Responsibilities center on research and publishing in peer-reviewed journals, presentations at local to international scientific conferences, and outreach with environment professionals.

A Ph.D. in coral reef ecology, coral reef remote sensing, or equivalent is required.  Applicants with strong backgrounds in at least two of the following areas are encouraged to apply: spatial ecology, ecological remote sensing, geospatial statistics, and imaging spectroscopy.  Strong quantitative and English writing skills are important, and a working knowledge of computer programming for spatial ecological applications is essential.

Please submit a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three recommendations.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Lab Instructor

Department: HQ – Headquarters

Salary:

Location: Washington, DC

The Carnegie Academy for Science Education (CASE) is Carnegie Science’s K-12 education arm and is housed within the institution’s headquarters. 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 Instructor to train high school teachers in basic laboratory research techniques (using the ABE curriculum), assist in implementing the biotechnology program in schools, and support CASE’s education programs. Position is part-time for school year 2017-18, full-time in summer 2018, and may lead to weekend employment if performance is exemplary. Compensation based on experience.

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

Train teachers to run biotechnology program in their schools

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

Recruit and maintain relationships with current and prospective participants

  • Communicate with program participants to build ongoing relationships with schools
  • Attend outreach events to recruit program participants

Support CASE’s education programs

  • Participate in team planning meetings
  • Communicate necessary information regularly to participants and colleagues regarding participant progress and needs

Skills and Other Requirements:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of laboratory skills and concepts (required), Next Generation Science Standards (preferred), and Project-Based Learning (preferred)
  • Ability and history of establishing and maintaining cooperative and effective relationships working with individuals from diverse cultural, economic and ability backgrounds
  • Experience in outreach, teaching in a school or out-of-school environment, and/or providing professional development preferred
  • Adaptable, able to think 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, but not required
  • Perform all other related work delegated or required to accomplish the objectives of the total school program
  • Bachelor’s degree in STEM field or education, Masters degree in STEM field or education (preferred)

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

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

Experienced STEM Educator

Department: HQ – Headquarters

Salary:

Location: Washington, DC

The Carnegie Academy for Science Education (CASE) is Carnegie Science’s K-12 education arm and is housed within the institution’s headquarters. 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 First Light Saturday Science School, a free program for DC’s middle school students, gives students an opportunity to explore STEM skills and careers through hands on projects and direct work with STEM practitioners. 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 is seeking a STEM Educator for our high school biotechnology outreach program and other education programs, as needed. The STEM Educator will train high school teachers in basic laboratory research techniques, assist in implementing the biotechnology program in schools, and support CASE’s education programs. Position is part-time for school year 2017-18, full-time in summer 2018, and may lead to weekend employment if performance is exemplary. Compensation based on experience.

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

Train teachers to run biotechnology program in their schools

  • Plan, prepare and deliver lesson plans and instructional materials that facilitate active, hands-on learning
  • Instruct and monitor participants in the use of learning materials and equipment
  • Establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities
  • Maintain equipment and supplies in accordance with established lab protocols

Facilitate hands-on student STEM learning

  • Manage student behavior in the classroom and laboratory by establishing and enforcing rules and procedures
  • Encourage and monitor the progress of individual youth participants and use information to adjust teaching strategies
  • Develop schemes of work, lesson plans and tests that are in accordance with established procedures
  • Maintain accurate and complete records of participants’ progress and development
  • Prepare classroom for class activities

Support CASE’s education programs

  • Participate in team planning meetings
  • Communicate necessary information regularly to participants and colleagues regarding participant progress and needs

Skills and Other Requirements:

  • Demonstrate preparation and skill in working with students from diverse cultural, economic and ability backgrounds
  • Experience teaching students and/or teachers in a school or out-of-school environment for a minimum of two years
  • Experience delivering STEM professional development to teachers preferred
  • Adaptable, able to think on feet, strategic problem solver, multi-tasker, organized, and goal oriented
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Able to maintain organized lab environment including a detailed inventory
  • Instructional, lab materials and equipment procurement experience preferred, but not required
  • Familiarity with Next Generation Science Standards and Project-Based Learning preferred
  • Perform all other related work delegated or required to accomplish the objectives of the total school program
  • Must have proven ability to report to work on a regular and punctual basis
  • Bachelor’s degree in STEM field or education, Masters degree in STEM field or education (preferred)

Job Type: Part-time

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.

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.