Jobs Listing

Facilities Manager (Headquarters)

Department: HQ – Headquarters

Salary:

Location: Washington, DC

Position Summary:

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

The Facilities Manager in conjunction with the Chief Engineer, is responsible for operation and maintenance of the building and facilities of the Carnegie Institution for Science Headquarters, including 24/7 emergency response to critical issues. Ensures facilities are structurally sound, operationally efficient, well maintained, and safe.

Job Responsibilities:

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

Minimum (Basic) Qualifications:

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

Additional (Valued) Qualifications:

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

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

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

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

Please apply by clicking on the below link:

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

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

Carnegie Fellowships at the Geophysical Laboratory

Department: GL – Geophysical Lab

Salary:

Location: Washington, DC

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

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

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

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

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

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

IT Systems Administrator

Department: EMB – Embryology

Salary: Based on experience

Location: Baltimore, MD

IT Systems Administrator

Department: EMB – Embryology

Salary: TBD

Location: Baltimore, MD

The Carnegie Institution for Science seeks a full-time IT Systems Administrator in the Department of Embryology.

Responsibilities:

  • Support for all hardware devices including Macintosh/Windows/Linux computers, tablets, smartphones, digital handsets, IP phones, IP Cameras, HP & Brother printers and audio/visual equipment.
  • Administration of Windows Active Directory infrastructure
  • Administration of VSphere 6.5 infrastructure
  • Support for all Macintosh desktop software
  • Software license administration and keyserver maintenance.
  • Respond to help desk requests as necessary
  • Perform general technical support tasks and projects as assigned by IT Manager
  • New employee tech setup

Required Knowledge and Skills:

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, team player mentality
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Windows Server 2008-2016 management
  • Mac OS X experience is essential
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Windows 7 and 10 support
  • Expert knowledge using and supporting Linux based operating systems & services. (Red Hat, CentOS, Ubuntu, ect.
  • Management, monitoring, and access control of large scale networked storage hardware
  • Demonstrated proficiency with computer hardware and peripherals
  • Knowledge of basic networking principles & hardware
  • Demonstrated proficiency supporting Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Ability to lift up to 30 pounds

Preferred Knowledge and Skills:

  • FileMaker Pro database development and support
  • Experience with Apple Motion and Final Cut Pro
  • Experience with Animation software
  • Working knowledge of Drupal CMS
  • Experience with Unifi Wireless Systems
  • Experience with A/V systems
  • Experience with DUO 2FA integrations
  • Any graphic design background a plus.

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 11 laboratories studying a variety of questions in cell and developmental biology. For more information about the Department, visit http://emb.carnegiescience.edu/

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

Greenhouse Associate (Temporary)

Department: DPB – Plant Biology

Salary: $18 per hour

Location: Stanford, CA

Greenhouse Associate (Temporary)

Carnegie Institution for Science

Stanford, CA

The Carnegie Institution for Science has an immediate opening for a temporary part-time greenhouse associate. Carnegie is located on the Stanford campus and comprises two departments, the Department of Plant Biology and the Department of Global Ecology. This position reports to the Greenhouse Manager, is a non-exempt, hourly position and includes weekends and holidays as needed. Greenhouse facility supports both plant biology and global ecology.

JOB SUMMARY: 15- 40 hrs/week. End December 2018

Growth Facilityconsists of 12 greenhouses, 5 walk-in growth rooms, and 20+ reach-in chambers.

Assist with maintaining greenhouses, growth rooms and growth chambers.

  • Watering all plants in the greenhouses (by hand and auto irrigation).
  • Checking soil bins and adding soil as needed.
  • Operating the greenhouse autoclave to sterilize plant waste.
  • Clean the greenhouse autoclave.
  • Wash and stack flats, pots and propagation domes.
  • General housekeeping including sweeping/vacuuming greenhouses and surrounding pavement, restocking supplies and cleaning communal areas.
  • Dump garbage bins from the greenhouse walkway in the dumpster.
  • Decontaminate greenhouses, growth rooms, and growth chambers (Use of cleaners and pressure washers).
  • Posting and rotating greenhouse signs.
  • Pest management:

 

  • Prepare and place tanglefoot traps throughout the growth facility to monitor pest.

 

 

Weekly application.

 

 

  • Properly use and maintain all PPE.

 

 

  • Measuring and mixing both wet and dry pesticides.

 

 

  • Posting signs and usage logs.

 

Minimum Requirements:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

 

Postdoctoral Researcher-Fan Lab

Department: EMB – Embryology

Salary: NIH-NRSA Postdoctoral Stipend Scale

Location: Baltimore, MD

Job: Postdoctoral Researcher – Fan Lab

Department: EMB – Embryology

Salary: NIH-NRSA Stipend Scale

Location: Baltimore, MD

 

Job Summary:

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

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

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

 

Qualifications:

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

To apply:

A CV, statement of research interest, and contact information for three references are required to apply.

Additional information:

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

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

 

Research 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.

 

Library Technical Specialist/Digital Asset Curator

Department: BBR – Broad Branch Road

Salary:

Location: Carnegie Science, 5241/5251 Broad Branch Road, N.W., Washington, DC 20015

The Library Technical Specialist/Digital Asset Curator performs tasks essential to the orderly operation of the joint library and archives of DTM and the Geophysical Laboratory and oversees digital asset management activities for the Broad Branch Road Campus.  The Library Technical Specialist/Digital Asset Curator supports the Librarian in providing information services to the campus community and assisting users in locating and using research resources.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Interlibrary loan and document delivery, using OCLC WorldShare
  • Accessioning new acquisitions
  • Serials check-in and claiming
  • MARC copy cataloging, using OCLC Connexion and Inmagic DB/TextWorks
  • Circulation control and stack management
  • Boxing, foldering, and labeling archival records
  • Updating finding aids and collection management databases in Access, Excel, FileMakerPro
  • Collecting, organizing, uploading, and cataloging digital content in Carnegie’s digital asset management system
  • Creating metadata and controlled vocabularies according to established standards
  • Developing and implementing digital archive policies, procedures, and workflows in conjunction with DAM staff at Carnegie headquarters
  • Curating departmental publications repository
  • Digitizing photographs and documents
  • Training and supporting DAM contributors/users in both departments
  • Preparing library statistics reports
  • Maintaining library equipment in good working order and assisting personnel in using it
  • Ordering library and archival supplies
  • Performing basic library/archival preservation measures
  • Answering routine inquiries and referring users to the Librarian for in-depth assistance
  • Scheduling use of the Collaboration Center and setting up for meetings
  • Contributing to the preparation of library exhibits, websites, and social media posts
  • Assisting the Librarian with other relevant duties as assigned

Education and Experience

  • Required: Bachelor’s degree; at least two years of relevant technical experience in a library, archives, or information center
  • Preferred: Master’s degree in library/information science, archival studies, electronic records management, digital curation, or related field

General Skill Requirements

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Effective verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong customer-service orientation
  • Ability to develop, interpret, and apply policies and procedures
  • Ability to learn new material independently
  • Ability to prioritize tasks while meeting concurrent deadlines
  • Ability to pack, lift, and move boxes weighing up to 30 lbs.
  • Ability to climb a 6-step ladder to reach high shelves

Specialized Skills

      Required:

  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office, including Access; Google collaboration apps; EndNote or other reference management applications
  • Familiarity with MARC format, RDA, LSCH, and LC Classification
  • Familiarity with DACS and EAD archival standards
  • Familiarity with Dublin Core or other metadata schemas
  • Experience using thesauri/controlled vocabularies (e.g., LC Authorities, AAT)

      Preferred:

  • Experience using OCLC WorldShare ILL; OCLC Connexion; FileMaker Pro; Inmagic DB/TextWorks and/or Inmagic Presto
  • Experience working with WIDEN or comparable digital asset management system
  • In-depth understanding of descriptive, technical, structural, and administrative metadata
  • Experience cataloging digital archival collections, including images, audio/video, documents, and other digital asset types

Background or interest in the sciences would be an asset.

A cover letter and resume should be submitted through the Apply Now link below by 2 November  2018.  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.

 

 

NASA Astrobiology Institute Postdoctoral Research Associate Geomicrobiologist: The Co-Evolving Geosphere and Biosphere – 9/18

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 geomicrobiology. The successful candidate will work under the supervision of Robert Hazen and with members of the newly announced NASA Astrobiology Institute ENIGMA team (Evolution of Nanomachines In Geospheres and Microbial Ancestors) led by Paul Falkowski at Rutgers University. The candidate will employ large data resources in metagenomics, protein structures, geochemistry, and mineralogy to explore how proteins and their expressed functions coevolved with the geosphere through geological time. We propose to carry out data-driven abductive studies of microbial and mineral evolution that document the changes in Earth’s mineral diversity and distribution through deep-time, focusing on mineral interactions with the biosphere. Mineralogical data (e.g., mineral composition, solubility, and age) will be incorporated into geochemical models to constrain the concentration of metals over geologic time and metal bioavailability during Archean and Proterozoic eons. We will then use the availability of redox-active transition metals to date specific positions in the protein evolution trees. Employing large meta-omics and geochemical datasets of modern environments, we will test if metal concentrations are reliable markers for the occurrence of protein cofactors, and thus the validity of using metal bioavailability to constrain a protein evolution timeline. Finally, we will explore if the co-evolution of minerals and proteins resulted in specific suites of minerals that may represent fossil “geobiosignatures” of life. We hypothesize that mineral diversification on Earth was a consequence, direct or indirect, of the biosphere. We hope that this work will allow us to distinguish key differences in mineral diversity and distribution on terrestrial planets and moons, and reveal if key minerals are required for life to proliferate.

Minimum qualifications: The applicant must have a Ph.D. in Geobiology/Bioscience and must be familiar with concepts of microbiology, geomicrobiology, geochemistry of aqueous environments, mineral deposit types, tectonic settings, and Earth’s changing near-surface environments in deep time. Programming skills are not required, but familiarity with database development, management, and use, as well as the ability to work knowledgeably with data scientist colleagues, are essential.

This full-time, 2-year position will commence on or after January 1, 2019, 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 letting stating your interest in the position by October 1, 2018. Finalists will be notified by October 15, 2018. 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.

Scientific Communications Coordinator

Department: EMB – Embryology

Salary: Based on experience

Location: Baltimore, MD

Scientific Communications Coordinator

Carnegie Institution for Science, Department of Embryology, Baltimore MD

Summary:

The Carnegie Science, Department of Embryology is looking for an enthusiastic individual to lead our scientific communication efforts. Daily tasks might include: event scheduling, media creation and design, maintenance of social media accounts, fielding of public inquiries, and the translation and distribution of our latest publications to the public or media. A strong scientific background and interest in branding & design a plus.

Scientific Writing & Communications:

● Work with scientific staff to write editorial and promotional content

● Design, write and produce department newsletters and other communications

● Produce and maintain original scientific content on department website

Media:

● Manage accounts and efforts on all social media platforms

● Field and direct all public questions generated through social means.

● Provide full social media coverage of all department events and conferences.

● Schedule, develop & produce promotional media series.

● Communicate and raise involvement with existing donor base.

● Design content for promotional events or displays.

● Coordinate with other communications teams on packaging institution wide promotional

materials.

Event Coordination & Scheduling:

● Coordinate public lecture series

● Internal Departmental Event and activity planning.

● Weekly seminar concierge assistance.

● Create and compile results of Department wide surveys and public event invite systems.

● Large Event Assistance and resource management.

Required Knowledge & Skills:

● Background in biology or scientific writing.

Ability to synthesize complex biological science papers into accessible summaries and

press releases for a general audience.

● Proficiency with graphic design software and layout software

● Familiarity in working in a team setting.

● Ability to work in a fast paced environment, handling multiple projects.

● *On site writing sample will be required.*

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 11 laboratories studying a variety of questions in cell and developmental biology. For more information about the Department, visit http://emb.carnegiescience.edu/

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

Postdoctoral Fellowships at the Department of Terrestrial Magnetism

Department: DTM – Terrestrial Magnetism

Salary:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Department: HQ – Headquarters

Salary:

Location: Washington, DC

Math for America DC

CARNEGIE INSTITUTION FOR SCIENCE

 

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

LOCATION: Carnegie Institution for Science headquarters, Washington, DC

STATUS: part-time position (without benefits)

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

SALARY: salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications

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

POSITION SUMMARY:

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

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

The work falls into the main areas: Essential Job Functions

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

Non-essential Job Functions

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

Other

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

JOB QUALIFICATIONS

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

Department: DPB – Plant Biology

Salary:

Location: Stanford, CA

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

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

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

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

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

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

Department: DGE – Global Ecology

Salary: TBD Competitive Salary

Location: Stanford, CA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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 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.

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 Researcher- Halpern Lab

Department: EMB – Embryology

Salary: NIH-NRSA Postdoctoral Stipend Scale

Location: Baltimore, MD

Postdoctoral Researcher – Full Time

Department: EMB – Embryology

Location: Baltimore, MD

Salary: NIH-NRSA Stipend Scale

Job Summary:

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

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

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

Qualifications:

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

To apply:

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

Additional information:

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

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

POSTDOCTORAL POSITION

Department: DPB – Plant Biology

Salary: 55,000

Location: Stanford, CA

POSTDOCTORAL POSITION

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

Desired skills

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

Responsibilities

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

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

Arthur Grossman

Department of Plant Biology

The Carnegie Institution for Science

260 Panama Street

Stanford, CA 94305

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.

 

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.