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BioCurator, Plant Metabolic Network (PMN) Database

Department: DPB – Plant Biology

Salary:

Location: Stanford CA

BioCurator, Plant Metabolic Network (PMN) Database, Carnegie Institution for Science, Stanford, CA

Plants are essential to life on Earth and provide us with the air, food, fuel, clothing, and shelter. Plant metabolism is the engine that enables plants to provide these things. The Rhee lab strives to uncover how plant metabolism is organized, regulated and evolves. Plant Metabolic Network (https://plantcyc.org/) is a National Science Foundation-funded project to develop computational algorithms and pipelines to predict and annotate enzymes, transporters, and metabolic networks of plants. The Carnegie Institution Department of Plant Biology is co-located with the Department of Global Ecology on the campus of Stanford University.

We are currently seeking applicants for the position of database curator. The successful candidate will work with a team of postdocs and research assistants to make plant metabolism data easily accessible to scientists around the world.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Lead data management processes such as bulk data processing, data exchange with other databases, and new version releases
  • Read current research articles and extract gene function and plant metabolic pathway data for loading into PMN databases
  • Provide support to the research community including answering questions, providing training on how to use the database and related tools, and helping them with large data submissions
  • Participate in design of new or improved web interfaces and tools

Requirements:

  • A Ph.D or M.S. in Biology, Biochemistry or related discipline with research experience in plant biology
  • Demonstrated ability for independent, critical thinking
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work well as part of a team
  • Good basic computer skills (word processing, spreadsheets, web browsers)

Recommended:

  • Experience with Unix, HTML, Perl, Python and mySQL

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.

Database Analyst

Department: HQ – Headquarters

Salary:

Location: Washington, DC

The Database Analyst is responsible for manipulating, organizing, and understanding our business solutions data collections. They will work jointly with administrative functional teams to prepare data for existing and future business applications that support HR, Finance, Advancement, and Business Administration. This role will support numerous data-driven business applications (i.e., ERP, HCM, Reporting, Budgeting, BI, Procurement, Grants Management, Payroll, Expense Reimbursement, and Fundraising).

 

A successful candidate will possess the skills needed to: complete data preparation, data migration and manipulate multiple data types (i.e., structured, unstructured, flat, business, IT). We are looking for someone that is project focused, analytical and enjoys participating in various roles that will include: application management, system implementation, workflow development (i.e. SalesForce), application support, and training.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Data preparation, joining, migration, querying, modeling, and cube development.
  • Developing and configuring workflow solutions to support unique business requirements.
  • Evaluating business processes, anticipating requirements, investigating areas for improvement, and developing and implementing solutions.
  • Leading ongoing reviews of business processes and developing optimization strategies.
  • Staying up-to-date on the latest processes and IT advancements to automate and modernize systems.
  • Conducting meetings and presentations to share ideas and findings.
  • Performing requirements analysis.
  • Communicating insights and plans to cross-functional team members and management.
  • Working closely with clients, technicians, and managerial staff.
  • Ensuring solutions meet business needs and requirements.
  • Performing user acceptance testing.
  • Managing projects, developing project plans, and monitoring performance.
  • Updating, implementing and maintaining procedures.
  • Prioritizing initiatives based on business needs and requirements.
  • Serving as a liaison between stakeholders and information technology.
  • Managing competing resources and priorities.
  • Monitoring deliverables and ensuring timely completion of projects.
  • Coordinating with vendors and other IT personnel for problem resolution.
  • Working with stakeholders to analyze user needs and determine technical requirements.
  • Creating and maintaining software documentation.
  • Conducting user training.

MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Business or a related field.
  • A minimum of 3-5 years experience in business analysis or an IT-related field.
  • Knowledge of SQL databases and query language, Excel expertise
  • Exceptional analytical and conceptual thinking skills.
  • Ability to influence and work with stakeholders to determine acceptable solutions.
  • Advanced technical skills (e.g. Database, Microsoft Windows, and SAAS experience).
  • Excellent documentation and verbal skills.
  • Fundamental analytical and conceptual thinking skills.
  • Experience creating detailed reports and giving presentations.
  • Competency in Microsoft applications.
  • Excellent planning, organizational, and time management skills.
  • Experience leading and developing top performing teams.
  • A history of leading and supporting successful projects.

ADDITIONAL (VALUED) QUALIFICATIONS:

  • SalesForce configuration or development experience.
  • Business Intelligence tools (e.g. Tableau, Power BI, Adaptive Insights).
  • ERP software (Microsoft NAV, Sage Intacct, Workday, PeopleSoft, NetSuite)..
  • Experience in business processes and data analysis.

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.

 

Executive Assistant to the General Counsel

Department: HQ – Headquarters

Salary:

Location: Washington, DC

Job Title:             Executive Assistant to the General Counsel

Reports to:         General Counsel

Status:                  Full‐Time

Location:             Washington, DC

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

 Position Summary:

 Executive Assistant to the General Counsel

The Carnegie Institution for Science is seeking an Executive Assistant to support the General Counsel.  This role will provide senior level executive administrative support to the General Counsel while prioritizing and supervising day-to-day administrative operations of the Office of the General Counsel.   Responsibilities include the following:

  • Manage workflow for legal, Intellectual Property and Board activities
  • Assist the General Counsel with all Board of Trustees responsibilities including meeting logistics and preparation of meeting materials. Disseminate documentation related to board activities using a variety of electronic means, including the electronic board portal.
  • Support the General Counsel and legal team by assisting with daily activities and special projects such as the creation and maintenance of legal and regulatory documents and files.
  • Responsible for handling extremely confidential material and using appropriate discretion for a wide variety of legal and Board of Trustees matters.
  • Manages key projects and initiatives for the General Counsel
  • Coordinate large projects including: planning, development, process evaluation, implementation and on-time delivery of projects.
  • Create and review correspondence and materials for internal and external audiences.
  • Manage General Counsel’s calendar and monitor commitments for the Office of the General Counsel.
  • Track and execute reporting and filing requirements.
  • Work collaboratively with a variety of departments across the Institution. Act as a liaison with these areas to coordinate efforts to meet Board meeting and other deadlines.
  • Assist with Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer activities.
  • Track expenditures and revenues and prepare reports.  Prepare invoices and distribution of revenue.
  • Other duties as assigned by the General Counsel and Assistant General Counsel.

Education and Experience

  • 5+ yrs. of executive level assistant experience. Most recent position preferably supporting a General Counsel and/or Corporate Secretary.
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
  • Experience with creating and managing electronic board materials including proficiency in creating and deploying board books and maintaining resources.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Experience with calendaring, organizing meetings and events and making travel arrangements.
  • Superior planning, organizational, analytical and project management skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks at one time including managing multiple clients and deadlines.
  • Strong proficiency with Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and Excel.  Working knowledge of Google Suite.
  • Able to exercise good judgment and remain solution-oriented across a variety of situations.
  • Excellent organizational skills with great attention to detail
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and experience interacting with executives, directors and clients/vendors.
  • Ability to communicate and present clearly, both verbally and in writing in an informal and persuasive manner to multiple constituencies (including administrative and technology transfer offices at universities and search organizations)
  • Highest degree of ethics and integrity

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

Please apply by clicking on the below link:

https://jobs.carnegiescience.edu/jobs/executive-assistant-to-the-general-counsel/

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

 

Multiple Team Positions Available in Global Coral Reef Remote Sensing and Monitoring

Department: DGE – Global Ecology

Salary: Highly competitive

Location: Stanford, CA

The Carnegie Institution’s Department of Global Ecology is pleased to announce the opening of multiple technical research and development positions in the area of ocean and coral reef remote sensing. Carnegie, in collaboration with Vulcan Inc., Planet Inc., University of Queensland, and University of Hawaii, will be undertaking groundbreaking scientific research to implement a new global coral reef monitoring system.  The system will utilize more than 100 Planet-Dove satellites currently in Earth orbit to map coral reefs and to monitor reef changes including bleaching events.  This multi-organizational team will be working within a challenging development schedule to produce the monitoring system.

Partnering organizations will play key complementary roles in the areas of satellite data provisioning, cloud computing, user interface technology, benthic classification mapping, community outreach, and stakeholder engagement.  Carnegie’s core roles will include processing of Planet Dove satellite imagery for sea surface and seafloor reflectance, ocean depth estimation, and coral reef monitoring for change including, but not limited to, bleaching events.  The Carnegie team will be led by Dr. Greg Asner.  Official announcement of the project, along with its primary funder, will be forthcoming, and will update this announcement.

We seek highly qualified individuals to contribute in a team-oriented environment to the development and implementation of the global coral reef monitoring system.  Specific skills required for these positions include:

– ocean and/or coral reef remote sensing science, or atmospheric remote sensing science, plus

– computational science including fluency in appropriate programming languages, plus

– strong scientific and technical communication skills.

Currently, we have four open positions to fill.  Two positions will focus on atmospheric and seawater correction of Planet Dove satellite image data streams, and the implementation of these processes in a massive cloud-compute environment.  Two other positions will focus on developing a high-performance methodology for detection and monitoring of coral reefs using Planet Dove satellite image data streams.  All four positions are technical, and will be highly interactive within Carnegie as well as with the multi-organization team.

These positions will be based at the Department of Global Ecology, Carnegie Institution for Science, on the campus of Stanford University in Stanford, CA.  Advanced graduate degrees (M.S. minimum, Ph.D. optimal) in ocean and/or coral reef remote sensing science, or atmospheric remote sensing, are required.  Strong quantitative and English writing skills are important, and a working knowledge of computer programming for remote sensing applications is essential.

Please submit a cover letter summarizing your interests, a description of previous research specific to this application, and a detailed CV/resume.

Instrument Maker

Department: DTM – Terrestrial Magnetism

Salary:

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

We are seeking a talented individual to fill the post of Instrument Maker. The machine shop supports scientific staff members and their groups to create, modify, and build research related equipment and instrumentation, using precision mill, lathe, grinders, and EDM equipment.

Position Requirements:

  • Aptitude for tool room practices/metalworking standards/machine shop safety procedures
  • Ability for tooling/fixture design/ set-up
  • Operation and knowledge of manual and CNC tool room equipment
  • Ability to use precision measurement equipment
  • Ability for reading shop prints / mechanical drawing

Ability to work with various types of metals, nonferrous and plastics. Test instrumentation to determine conformance to specifications; ability to interact with scientific staff to determine compliance with jobs submitted to the machine shop and communicate any requirements or problems faced with the development, improvement, repair, and be willing to participate in our mentorship program. Ability to problem solve individually as well as part of a team. Interact effectively and maintain a good working relationship with a diverse group of individuals at all levels of the organization.  Other duties, functions, and jobs as required assisting the scientific staff on the campus. High School Diploma or equivalent work experience. CNC certification or CNC Trade School a major plus.

Please submit your application through the Apply Now link below.  Along with your resume, please include a cover letter with the names of at least three people who can be contacted for letters of reference.

Carnegie Institution is an Equal Opportunity Employer with excellent benefits. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status.

Lab Technician-Part Time

Department: EMB – Embryology

Salary: Based on experience

Location: Baltimore, MD

The Ludington lab seeks a part-time media preparation technician (10-12 hours per week) to make fruit fly food, bacterial agar plates, and liquid bacterial culture broth. This role provides fundamental support to our gnotobiotic fruit fly work. The technician will be a part of the lab and may receive training to take on more responsibilities. Candidates should be highly experienced in sterile technique.

Job Duties:

  • Prepare fruit fly food under sterile conditions using an autoclave, filter sterilization, and a tissue culture hood.
  • Prepare bacterial agar plates under sterile conditions using an autoclave, filter sterilization, and a MediaJet.
  • Keep track of media supplies and coordinate orders for the lab to maintain ample supplies. This will require daily to weekly coordination with the lab manager.
  • Maintain precise records of work.
  • Communicate with lab manger about the needs of the lab to plan work.
  • Other assigned duties where training will be provided.

Other Responsibilities:

Organize assigned projects within a daily schedule to ensure goals are met. Meet routinely with supervisor. Report work issues to supervisor promptly to assist resolution.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree in relevant science area and 6 months of relevant lab experience.
  • Knowledge and practice of sterile technique and other basic laboratory biology practice.
  • Ability to follow established written protocols independently after training.
  • Ability to calculate recipes for chemical solutions.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.Ability to work independently and effectively
  • Ability to work independently and effectively.
  • Maintain the fly room, bacteria culture area, sink area, chemical shelves and chemical weigh in area.

Additional information:

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

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

Please submit a copy of your resume or CV with the application. 

 

Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Cosmochemistry

Department: DTM – Terrestrial Magnetism

Salary:

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

The Department of Terrestrial Magnetism of the Carnegie Institution for Science seeks a highly qualified and motivated postdoctoral research scientist to develop a better understanding of the origin of chondrite matrices and their relationships to chondrules and interplanetary dust particles.

The postdoc will work primarily with DTM researchers Conel Alexander and Larry Nittler. This project is funded for two years by NASA’s Emerging Worlds program with the primary goal of improving our understanding of how the different components of chondritic meteorites formed and their relationships, if any, to comets. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in meteorite petrology and electron microscopy. Experience with focused ion beam and secondary ion mass spectrometry techniques would also be useful. The successful candidate will become part of an active geochemistry and cosmochemistry group studying the structure, composition, and dynamics of the Earth and the early Solar System.

A C.V., cover letter with a statement of interest in the position, and three letters of recommendation should be submitted through the “Apply Now” link below by July 15, 2018. Please address any questions regarding this position to Conel Alexander (calexander@carnegiescience.edu). 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.

Research Assistant/Associate

Department: DPB – Plant Biology

Salary: $40k – $60k

Location: Stanford, CA

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

This is a full time, salaried position with benefits.

Qualifications:

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

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

The Carnegie Institution, a private, nonprofit organization engaged in basic research and advanced education in biology, astronomy, and the earth sciences, was founded and endowed by Andrew Carnegie in 1902. Andrew Carnegie conceived the Institution’s purpose “to encourage, in the broadest and most liberal manner, investigation, research, and discovery, and the application of knowledge to the improvement of mankind.” The Department of Plant Biology engages in basic research on the mechanisms involved in the growth and development of photosynthetic organisms. The Department of Plant Biology is co-located with the Carnegie Department of Global Ecology on a seven-acre site on the campus of Stanford University.

 

Postdoctoral Research Associate – Studies of carbon-bearing, sulfide, and sulfosalt minerals

Department: GL – Geophysical Lab

Salary: TBD

Location: Washington, DC

The Geophysical Laboratory seeks a highly-qualified applicant for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position with expertise in Crystal Chemistry. The successful candidate will work under the supervision of Dr. Robert Hazen on two projects. First, the candidate will continue investigations of the diversity and distribution of carbon-bearing minerals. Second, the candidate will develop methods for inferring the oxidation state of ions in sulfide and sulfosalt minerals. The candidate will employ large data resources in Mineralogy and Crystallography to identify the physical and chemical parameters (e.g., bond length) required to accurately determine the oxidation state of redox-active transition metals in sulfide and sulfosalt minerals. A model based on those parameters will be built by the candidate to explore how these minerals evolved through geological time, where the oxidation state of the constituent ions will be used as a proxy to study Earth’s changing near-surface environments.

Minimum qualifications: The applicant must have a Ph.D. in Earth Sciences or Chemistry, and must be familiar with concepts of Mineralogy, Crystallography and Solid-State Chemistry (particularly chemical bonding), and must be familiar with Earth’s changing near-surface environments in deep time. Programming skills are not required, but experience with database development, management, and use, as well as the ability to work knowledgeably with data scientist colleagues, are essential.

This full-time, 1-year position (with the possibility of a 2nd year) will commence as soon as possible in 2018, and will be based at Carnegie’s Broad Branch Road campus in Washington, DC.

Interested applicants will need to submit a CV, contact information for three references, and a cover letter stating your interest in the position by July 1st, 2018. Finalists will be notified by July 15, 2018. To submit an application, click here. Only complete applications submitted via this Carnegie website will be considered.

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

Full-time Research Assistant

Department: DPB – Plant Biology

Salary: $50,000

Location: Stanford, CA

Summary:

A position is available immediately for a research assistant in the laboratory of Matthew Evans working on plant development at the Carnegie Institution for Science, Department of Plant Biology on the Stanford University campus.  The Evans lab studies sexual reproduction in plants.  The position is currently funded for one year.  Starting salary is expected to be $50,000 per year and comes with full benefits.  Any extension beyond 12 months is dependent upon the ability to secure additional funding.  The position includes working in both laboratory and field environments.

Qualifications:

– Strong academic record and Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, biology or similar.  Completion of an undergraduate course in genetics is a plus.

–Lab experience (outside of coursework)- may include undergraduate research experience.

-Willingness to work outside in the field in the summer, including planting, weeding, digging, and collecting samples.

-Ability to lift and carry 50 pounds

– Careful record keeping is a must.

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

Responsibilities: 

– Maintaining genetic stocks and stock records including harvesting corn, tagging and cataloging seed stocks, and record keeping.

– Managing the field site for the summer crop, including maintenance of irrigation, weed removal, planting, interacting with other workers.

– Keeping track of lab orders and lab organization. Assisting and interacting with lab members on specific projects.

– Genotyping and analysis of plants using modern molecular biology techniques including; isolation of DNA and RNA, PCR, and next generation sequencing

Please include contact information, a resume, college transcript, work experience, and the names of 3 references.

The 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.

Hyperspectral Remote Sensing of Coral Reefs

Department: DGE – Global Ecology

Salary: Competitive

Location: Hilo, Hawaii

A postdoctoral research position is available for a remote sensing scientist to develop and apply airborne imaging spectroscopy (also known as hyperspectral imaging) approaches to studies of coral reefs in Hawaii.  The study involves the use of high-quality, high-spatial resolution hyperspectral data from the Carnegie Airborne Observatory.  The successful applicant will focus on development of coral pigment and condition maps in the context of reef habitat analyses related to environmental stressors ranging in scale from ocean warming to coastal processes.

The position will be based at the Pacific Ridge-to-Reef Lab of the Carnegie Airborne Observatory in Hilo, Hawaii.  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 collaboration with project partners, publishing in peer-reviewed journals, and outreach with environment professionals.

A Ph.D. in optical remote sensing or equivalent is required, with preference given to those with demonstrable skills in quantitative imaging spectroscopy combined with machine learning. Strong English speaking and writing skills are important, and a working knowledge of computer programming for remote sensing applications is essential.

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

Development Events Manager

Department: HQ – Headquarters

Salary:

Location: Washington, DC

About Carnegie Institute for Science

Andrew Carnegie founded the Carnegie Institution of Washington (“Carnegie”) in 1902 as an organization for scientific discovery. His intention was for the institution to be home to exceptional individuals—men and women with imagination and extraordinary dedication capable of working at the cutting edge of their fields. The Carnegie Institution of Washington is an endowed, independent, nonprofit institution.

Carnegie is headquartered in Washington, D.C. And has departments in Baltimore, MD, Pasadena, CA, Palo Alto, CA, Chicago, IL and Chile. Carnegie is seeking a Full-time Development Events Specialist to initiate, plan, and execute Carnegie’s annual cycle of development events for the institution. Please see below for details on the vacancy.

Development Events Manager

The Development Events Manager is a consummate events administrator who will work closely with the Manager of Donor Relations and the Advancement Department to initiate, plan, and execute Carnegie Science’s annual cycle of development events–a combination of onsite and off-site recognition, cultivation, stewardship, and/or fundraising events.

In-person engagement opportunities–whether intimate dinners with prospective donors, or larger donor appreciation events–are crucial components of Carnegie’s major and principal gift cultivation strategies. The ideal candidate will understand how to use events featuring the president, senior leadership, and trustees to strategically engage donors.

The Development Events Manager ensures that donor engagement and stewardship goals are met through tailored, well-executed events.  Events play a crucial role in connecting donors and prospects with Carnegie Science’s mission, top researchers, and most engaging science. The successful Development Events Manager will be adept at soliciting ideas and driving the process of translating vision into reality.

Primary Responsibilities:

Event Strategy

  • In consultation with the Manager of Donor Relations and gift officers, develop the annual events strategy and maintain the execution calendar.
  • Collaborate with Development Team to determine how to best utilize events as part of overarching engagement and stewardship initiatives, and recommend events (type, location, size) to cultivate and steward specific donor groups, including Carnegie Friends and other giving societies.
  • Act as a liaison with departments and coordinate headquarters events calendar with regional/department events calendars.
  • Identify and network with key local partners to execute engaging events.
  • Maintain vendor relationships to secure the best rate or donation of services needed for events.
  • Build a development events resource hub, with curated resources on partners, vendors, event best practices, samples, templates, and protocols.

Event Coordination

  • Act as staff lead and on-site manager during development events, overseeing activities, staff, vendors, and volunteers to ensure satisfaction of participants, and flawless event execution.
  • Lead the planning and execution of all engagement and stewardship events attached to the semiannual Board of Trustee meetings, including dinners, departmental tours, etc.
  • Working closely with prospect relationship managers, lead the planning and execution of donor engagement and stewardship events, including donor appreciation events, intimate donor cultivation dinners, small group educational travel programs, and house parties.
    • Work with Advancement team and relevant departmental staff to develop event theme and program and assist in securing or preparing feature program speakers as needed.
    • Export invitation lists from Salesforce, and track invitations and responses in database.
    • Arrange for appropriate event space.
    • Secure vendors for AV, catering, decorations, etc.
    • Recruit event volunteers–internal and external–as needed.
    • Create detailed briefings and event event staffing plans and schedules.
    • Ensure all relevant Carnegie staff are briefed on logistics and attendees.
    • Manage the design, copy and production deadlines for all event collateral including invitations (electronic and hardcopy), scripts/talking points, program, signage, etc.
    • Manage table assignments, nametags, event look-and-feel, AV, signage, check-in

Event Follow-up

  • Develop a consistent event follow-up strategy, and execute with key staff follow-up communications, including thank-yous, acknowledgments, cultivation materials, and other collateral.
  • Lead post-event debriefs and collects and analyzes feedback from staff and guests to make recommendations for improving future effects.
  • Work with Carnegie Science staff to collect and upload qualitative and quantitative event data.

Key Attributes

  • Strategic, creative, imaginative, and critical thinker with the ability to link Carnegie Science’s mission and program objectives with donors’ interests and priorities.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and thorough follow-up.
  • Superior project and process management skills including planning, coordinating, and organization.
  • Can build internal and external partnerships, and can balance a partner organization’s vision with Carnegie’s for co-sponsored events.
  • Highly proactive, responsive, timely, accurate and thorough in follow-through.
  • Can advance projects independently; knows when to include key decision-makers, and when to be proactive in moving projects along.
  • Can manage spending and work creatively within a budget to execute high-quality engagement opportunities.
  • Ability to prioritize and work in a fast-paced environment and to juggle multiple projects.
  • Superior customer service skills.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Three to five years of experience in event coordination, preferably in a development environment.
  • Demonstrated capacity to create and execute a variety of events: from intimate gatherings, to high-profile, large-scale events.
  • Superior organizational skills, accuracy and precision in handling timelines and details.
  • Proficiency in Word and Excel, and experience with donor databases (Salesforce preferred).
  • Ability to work in a collaborative team atmosphere.
  • Budget management experience, preferably for events.
  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities and balance competing assignments.
  • Experience in communications, marketing, or design a plus.
  • Flexibility to travel and work extended hours.

To apply for this position please submit a cover letter and resume. Only applications with both cover letters and resumes will be considered. No phone or email inquiries please. Please apply by clicking on the below link:

https://jobs.carnegiescience.edu/jobs/development-events-manager/

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Program Associate

Department: HQ – Headquarters

Salary:

Location: Washington, DC

Program Associate

20 hours/week

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. In 2014, CASE partnered with the DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education to launch the DC STEM Network. The Network unites community partners to help inspire and prepare all DC youth to succeed, lead and innovate in STEM fields and beyond.

 

The Program Associate holds a variety of responsibilities related to the research, analysis, coordination, and outreach of programmatic activities to support CASE and the Network. The candidate who fills this role will work Monday through Saturday (as needed) to support student and teacher programs.

Main Job Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Communications
    • Work with staff to draft and publish communication via social media, newsletters, and websites
    • Represent CASE at outreach events
    • Provide a centralized point of contact to external partners
    • Coordinate internal and external requests for information
  • Program Support
    • Coordinate registration process for student and teacher programs
    • Assist lead instructor with student programs as needed and help prepare materials
  • Operational Support
    • Prepare documents including correspondence, reports, drafts, and agendas
    • Schedule and coordinate meetings, appointments and travel arrangements for supervisors
    • Record, compile, transcribe and distribute meeting notes

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum 1 year of experience working in an office setting
  • Proficiency in written communication, research, data collection, review, analysis, documentation and reporting applications, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint and databases
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, time management skills, and ability to juggle multiple projects at once
  • Experience in social media, newsletter, and/or website content development preferred

Key Competencies

  • Quality: Achieving a standard of excellence with our work processes and outcomes
  • Communication: Balancing listening and talking, speaking and writing clearly and accurately
  • Collegiality: Being helpful, respectful, approachable and team oriented, building strong working relationships and a positive work environment
  • Initiative: Taking ownership of own work, doing what is needed without being asked and following through
  • Efficiency: Planning ahead, managing time well, being on time, being cost conscious, thinking of better ways to do things
  • Coachability: Being receptive to feedback, willing to learn, embracing continuous improvement

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

Please apply by clicking on the below link:

https://jobs.carnegiescience.edu/jobs/program-associate/

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

 

Postdoc position to functionally characterize transcriptional regulation of metabolism in plants

Department: DPB – Plant Biology

Salary:

Location:

A postdoctoral researcher position is available immediately in laboratory of Dr. Sue Rhee at Carnegie Institution for Science, Department of Plant Biology. The project aims to elucidate regulatory mechanisms as well as functionally examine regulators (epigenomic modifiers and transcription factors) that control the expression of metabolic genes and pathways in plants.

Qualified candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in Plant Biology, Cell Biology, Biochemistry or a related field, and a strong background in molecular genetics, chromatin biology, and statistics. Candidates with experiences in ChIP-sequencing, large-scale yeast-one-hybrid assays are especially encouraged to apply. Work experience in plant biochemistry, imaging or R programming 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 knowledge.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Computational biology postdoc position to study transcriptional regulation of metabolism in plants

Department: DPB – Plant Biology

Salary:

Location:

A postdoctoral researcher position is available immediately in laboratory of Dr. Sue Rhee at Carnegie Institution for Science, Department of Plant Biology. The project aims to systematically examine the transcriptional regulation of plant metabolism using multiomics approaches. The successful candidate will lead the collaborative project and develop novel computational methods and algorithms for multi-omics datasets integration (e.g. RNA-seq, ChIP-seq, HiC, and ATAC-seq).

Qualified candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Computer Science, Plant Biology, or a related field, and a strong background in programming, statistics as well as a strong interest in development of new computational algorithms to address interesting biological problems. Candidates with experience in machine learning are especially encouraged to apply. The successful candidates should also have demonstrated ability for independent and critical thinking, excellent communication and teamwork skills, and enthusiasm for learning new knowledge.

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.

A bioinformatics postdoc position to study the origin and diversification of metabolic gene clusters in plants

Department: DPB – Plant Biology

Salary:

Location: Palo Alto, CA

A postdoctoral researcher position is available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Sue Rhee (https://dpb.carnegiescience.edu/labs/rhee-lab) in the Department of Plant Biology at the Carnegie Institution for Science in Stanford, CA.

The main goal of the project is to develop computational methods to predict and analyze metabolic gene clusters involved in producing novel secondary metabolites in plants. The project has opportunities to use genomics and functional genomics data in plants to develop algorithms that can accelerate the discovery of secondary metabolic pathways in plants.

The Rhee Lab has pioneered the development of new computational algorithms to predict metabolic gene clusters:

  • Schlapfer et al. Genome-Wide Prediction of Metabolic Enzymes, Pathways, and Gene Clusters in Plants. Plant Physiology. 2017.
  • Chavali and Rhee. Bioinformatics tools for the identification of gene clusters that biosynthesize specialized metabolites. Briefings in Bioinformatics. 2017.

 

The successful candidate may build upon existing methods in the Rhee Lab to develop algorithms with improved performance. In addition to predicting metabolic gene clusters, the candidate will be motivated to study the origin and diversification of metabolic gene clusters by using evolutionary and comparative genomics approaches. The postdoc will be part of a consortium that includes several pioneering labs in synthetic biology and metabolic engineering to experimentally test the functions of these gene clusters in yeast and in planta.

Qualified candidates must have: 1) a Ph.D. or equivalent in Computer Science, Bioinformatics, Mathematics, Evolutionary or Population Biology, Biochemistry, Plant Biology, Engineering or related field; 2) expertise or fluency in large-scale data analysis, statistics, genomics, machine learning, and/or related field; and 3) proficiency in programming (R, Perl, Python, MATLAB, etc.). The successful candidate should also be able to demonstrate independent and critical thinking, ability and initiative to learn new things, excellent communication and teamwork skills, and a passion for biological research.

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.

Please submit your application by clicking on the ‘Apply’ button below.

Bioinformatics postdoc position to develop computational pipelines to identify and annotate enzymes 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 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.

Qualified candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Biology, Biochemistry or a related field, with a strong background in machine learning or phylogenomics. Working experience in large-scale amino acid sequence analysis and proficiency in programming languages such as Python and/or Perl are highly desired. 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.

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.

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.