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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

Postdoc positions available to create cellular views of plant metabolism and compartmentalized metabolic models of Sorghum and Brachypodium

Department: DPB – Plant Biology

Salary:

Location: Stanford, CA

Postdoctoral positions are available starting Sept 15, 2019 in the laboratories of Drs. Sue Rhee and David Ehrhardt at the Carnegie Institution for Science, Department of Plant Biology, to participate in an exciting DOE-funded project (https://dpb.carnegiescience.edu/news/2019/8/carnegie-led-initiative-receives-major-doe-biofuels-research-grant) to generate a cellular view of plant metabolism and use the information to build and test compartmentalized metabolic network models using Sorghum and Brachypodium. This project is part of a large DOE initiative (https://www.energy.gov/articles/department-energy-announces-64-million-research-plants-and-microbes) to expand knowledge of gene function in bioenergy crops.

The scientists will work in a team setting with personnel from Drs. Drs. Markita Landry (UC Berkeley) and Jenny Mortimer (LBNL) labs. Our aim is to first accurately define subcellular locations of enzymes by both experimental and computational approaches, then model the compartmentalized metabolic network under different environmental scenarios. Projects include: 1) developing experimental methods to identify subcellular locations of metabolic enzymes using carbon nanotube-mediated transient expression and confocal microscopy; 2) developing computational methods to accurately predict enzyme locations within the cell by leveraging the experimental data; 3) developing database and visualization infrastructure for making all the data and codes from this project available to the public; 4) developing compartmentalized metabolic network models to study the functions of Sorghum and Brachypodium metabolism in response to changes in water, light, and temperature; and 5) developing flux balance models and performing metabolic flux analyses to optimize the production of lipids, suberin, lignin and starch.

Successful candidates should have demonstrated ability for independent and critical thinking, excellent communication and teamwork skills, and enthusiasm for learning new things. Qualified computational biology candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in bioinformatics, computational biology, plant biology, microbiology, systems biology, biochemistry or a related field, and a strong background in constraint-based metabolic model reconstruction of plants or fungi. Candidates should be proficient in at least one programming language, preferably python and/or perl. Experience in using MATLAB is highly desired. Qualified experimental biology candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in cell biology, plant biology, genetics, microbiology, systems biology, biochemistry or a related field, and a strong background in molecular biology and imaging analysis using confocal microscopy.

To apply, please submit your application below.

Carnegie Institution for Science is an equal opportunity employer.  We highly encourage candidates from under represented gender and ethnic groups to apply. 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 characteristics protected by law.

Additional information:

The Department of Plant Biology of Carnegie Institution is located on the campus of Stanford University. Carnegie Institution for Science is a private, nonprofit organization engaged in basic research and advanced education in biology, astronomy, and the earth sciences. It 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 be “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. The Department of Plant Biology has state-of-the-art facilities for microscopy/imaging and mass spectrometry as well as molecular genetic studies of plants. To learn more about the Department of Plant Biology, visit https://dpb.carnegiescience.edu/

Research Assistantships available at Carnegie Institution of Science’s Department of Plant Biology

Department: DPB – Plant Biology

Salary:

Location: Stanford, CA

Research Assistantships available at Carnegie Institution of Science’s Department of Plant Biology

We are looking for talented recent graduates to work as research assistants in the laboratory of Dr. Sue Rhee at the Carnegie Institution for Science, Department of Plant Biology, located in Stanford, California. 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. The successful candidates will be part of a team called the Plant Metabolic Network (PMN, www.plantcyc.org) where we develop computational algorithms and pipelines to predict and annotates enzymes, transporters, and metabolic networks of plants.

Bioinformatics Research Assistant: The successful candidate will participate in developing a machine-learning pipeline to better predict enzyme functions using features such as sequence homology, protein structure, phylogeny, protein domain, and enzyme active sites.

Must have a BS or BA degree in computational biology, bioinformatics, computer science, data science or related fields. Proficiency in at least one programming language is required. Familiarity/proficiency with python, java and R are pluses. Knowledge of biology and sequence analysis are highly desired. The person must have the ability for critical thinking and problem-solving, and has excellent communication and teamwork attitude and skills.

Curator Assistant: Specific duties of the position include, but not limit to,: 1) running computational pipelines for data processing, database creation and release; 2) conducting data quality checking, debugging, and data curation; 3) writing and revising protocols and documentations; 4) participating in web User Interface enhancement.

Must have a BS or BA degree in biology, biochemistry or related fields. Experience in using Unix and a scripting language is highly desired. Must be a self-starter who is motivated to deliver quality work, pays attention to details, has the ability for critical thinking and problem-solving, and has excellent communication and teamwork attitude and skills.

Postdoctoral Positions – Xu and Wang Labs

Department: DPB – Plant Biology

Salary: TBD

Location: Stanford, CA

Multiple postdoc positions are available at Carnegie Institution for Science, Stanford, to study the signaling networks mediated by O-GlcNAc and O-fucose modifications and phosphorylation in Arabidopsis.  Specifically, the research projects will focus on understanding how sugar modifications and phosphorylation of cellular proteins integrate metabolic signals with external cues and regulate transcription, RNA splicing, cell differentiation, growth and development in Arabidopsis. The research projects provide broad training from proteomics/mass spectrometry to molecular genetics, and are expected to lead to independent careers in this emerging field of sugar signaling in plants. The candidate is required to have a Ph.D in biology or (bio)chemistry and to have demonstrated excellence in basic research of any biological system. Experience in protein biochemistry, mass spectrometry, omics data analysis, and signal transduction is preferred. To apply, please send a single pdf file that includes a cover letter describing research experiences and career goals, CV with list of publications and contact information for 3 professional references to Shouling Xu at slxu@stanford.edu and Zhi-Yong Wang at zywang24@stanford.edu.

To apply, please submit your application below.

Carnegie Institution for Science is an equal opportunity employer.  We highly encourage candidates from under represented gender and ethnic groups to apply. 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 characteristics protected by law.

Additional information:

The Department of Plant Biology of Carnegie Institution is located on the campus of Stanford University. Carnegie Institution for Science is a private, nonprofit organization engaged in basic research and advanced education in biology, astronomy, and the earth sciences. It 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 be “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. The Department of Plant Biology has state-of-the-art facilities for microscopy/imaging and mass spectrometry as well as molecular genetic studies of plants. To learn more about the Department of Plant Biology, visit https://dpb.carnegiescience.edu/

 

Grants Administrator

Department: DPB – Plant Biology

Salary: TBD

Location: Stanford, CA

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Grants Administrator will help identify targets of funding opportunity, manage the proposal preparation and post award activities of the grants, contracts, program projects and federal grants for the campus.  This position is responsible for ensuring that sponsored projects are in compliance with all Carnegie policy, sponsor and government regulations, and guides the department staff scientists (Principal Investigators-PIs) through these policies and procedures as needed.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES*:

  • Tracking federal and foundation announcements of funding opportunities appropriate for the types of research being conducted on campus
  • Follow changing submission requirements as introduced by funding agencies
  • Participate with PIs in the preparation of the administrative components of proposals within parameters of Institutional, research, and proposal specific guidelines.
  • Oversee and communicate submission process, both paper and electronic; review documents for completeness and compliance. 
  • Coordinate with business office in preparing project budgets and provide budget justifications as required.
  • Serve as liaison and active partner between PIs, HQ, and research groups; respond to HQ and sponsor inquiries.
  • Review and approve correct charging of expenditures by working with business office and Financial Analyst, and oversee compliance related to fund and revenue.
  • Participate in contract closeout process; submit final reports and work with HQ on the financial closeout.  
  • Serve as resource and overall technical resource for compliance and sponsored programs to PIs and other staff.
  • Participate in and contribute to process improvements.  May participate as a mentor and provide cross-training as needed.

*-Other duties may also be assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or three years of job related experience, or combination of education and relevant experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of governmental regulations (see below)
  • Ability to understand, interpret, and communicate policies and procedures.
  • Ability to collaborate with others on projects
  • Excellent oral, written and communication skills.
  • Extreme attention to detail.
  • Ability to work well independently, but also to seek or offer assistance when needed.
  • Ability to review a proposal or manage a project with understanding of the overall scope and goal of each sponsored project.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.
  • Certification in Grants Management desired.

The successful candidate should have knowledge of pre-and-post award research administration processes and fluency of governmental regulations (e.g. Uniform Guidance, FAR, CAS).  The Grants Manager must be able to work in a dynamic environment as part of a team and serve as liaison and active partner between sponsors, PIs, HQ-OSP, research groups and others.

To apply, please submit your application below.

Carnegie Institution for Science is an equal opportunity employer.  We highly encourage candidates from under represented gender and ethnic groups to apply. 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 characteristics protected by law.

 

Part-Time Research Assistant

Department: DPB – Plant Biology

Salary: $20 per hour

Location: Stanford, CA

Part-Time Research Assistant

Department: DPB – Plant Biology

Location: Stanford, CA

Immediate opening for a 1-year Part Time Research Assistant position in the laboratory of Dr. Shouling Xu / Mass Spectrometry Facility at the Carnegie Institution for Science, Department of Plant Biology, in Stanford, California. The position is for about 15-19 hours per week. We are looking for a highly motivated individual who enjoys working in a fast-paced and constantly changing environment.

Duties include:

  • Plan approach to experiments in support of research projects in lab and/or field based on knowledge of scientific theory.
  • Independently conduct experiments; maintain detailed records of experiments and outcomes.
  • Apply the theories and methods of a life science discipline to interpret and perform analyses of experiment results; offer suggestions regarding modifications to procedures and protocols in collaboration with senior researcher.
  • Review literature on an ongoing basis to remain current with new procedures and apply learnings to related research.
  • Help with general lab maintenance as needed; maintain lab stock, manage chemical inventory and safety records, and provide general lab support as needed.

Qualifications:

– Strong academic record and Bachelor’s degree in molecular biology/ or equivalent. Completion of an undergraduate course in plant biology is a plus.

– 1-2 years of lab experience (outside of coursework) and familiarity with common molecular biology techniques such as PCR and cloning, western. 

-The job requires someone who is meticulous, proactive, and highly organized.

– 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.

– General understanding of scientific principles. Demonstrated performance to use knowledge and skills when needed.

  • Demonstrated ability to apply theoretical knowledge of science principals to problem solve work.
  • Ability to maintain detailed records of experiments and outcomes.
  • General computer skills and ability to quickly learn and master computer programs, databases, and scientific applications.
  • Ability to work under deadlines with general guidance.

Please include contact information, a cover letter, a resume, work experience, and 2 letters of recommendation.

To apply, please submit your application below.

The Carnegie Institution for Science is an equal opportunity employer.  We highly encourage candidates from under represented gender and ethnic groups to apply. 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 characteristics protected by law.

Additional information:

The Department of Plant Biology of Carnegie Institution is located on the campus of Stanford University. Carnegie Institution for Science is a private, nonprofit organization engaged in basic research and advanced education in biology, astronomy, and the earth sciences. It 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 be “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. The Department of Plant Biology has state-of-the-art facilities for microscopy/imaging and mass spectrometry as well as molecular genetic studies of plants. To learn more about the Department of Plant Biology, visit https://dpb.carnegiescience.edu/

 

 

Part-Time Research Assistant

Salary: $20 per hour

Location: Stanford, CA

Part-Time Research Assistant

Department: DPB – Plant Biology

Location: Stanford, CA

Immediate opening for a 1-year Part Time Research Assistant position in the laboratory of Dr. Shouling Xu / Mass Spectrometry Facility at the Carnegie Institution for Science, Department of Plant Biology, in Stanford, California. The position is for about 15-19 hours per week. We are looking for a highly motivated individual who enjoys working in a fast-paced and constantly changing environment.

Duties include:

  • Plan approach to experiments in support of research projects in lab and/or field based on knowledge of scientific theory.
  • Independently conduct experiments; maintain detailed records of experiments and outcomes.
  • Apply the theories and methods of a life science discipline to interpret and perform analyses of experiment results; offer suggestions regarding modifications to procedures and protocols in collaboration with senior researcher.
  • Review literature on an ongoing basis to remain current with new procedures and apply learnings to related research.
  • Help with general lab maintenance as needed; maintain lab stock, manage chemical inventory and safety records, and provide general lab support as needed.

Qualifications:

– Strong academic record and Bachelor’s degree in molecular biology/ or equivalent. Completion of an undergraduate course in plant biology is a plus.

– 1-2 years of lab experience (outside of coursework) and familiarity with common molecular biology techniques such as PCR and cloning, western. 

-The job requires someone who is meticulous, proactive, and highly organized.

– 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.

– General understanding of scientific principles. Demonstrated performance to use knowledge and skills when needed.

  • Demonstrated ability to apply theoretical knowledge of science principals to problem solve work.
  • Ability to maintain detailed records of experiments and outcomes.
  • General computer skills and ability to quickly learn and master computer programs, databases, and scientific applications.
  • Ability to work under deadlines with general guidance.

Please include contact information, a cover letter, a resume, work experience, and 2 letters of recommendation.

To apply, please submit your application below.

The Carnegie Institution for Science is an equal opportunity employer.  We highly encourage candidates from under represented gender and ethnic groups to apply. 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 characteristics protected by law.

Additional information:

The Department of Plant Biology of Carnegie Institution is located on the campus of Stanford University. Carnegie Institution for Science is a private, nonprofit organization engaged in basic research and advanced education in biology, astronomy, and the earth sciences. It 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 be “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. The Department of Plant Biology has state-of-the-art facilities for microscopy/imaging and mass spectrometry as well as molecular genetic studies of plants. To learn more about the Department of Plant Biology, visit https://dpb.carnegiescience.edu/

 

 

System Administrator

Department: HQ – Headquarters

Salary:

Location: Washington, DC

The Carnegie Institution for Science is looking for a dynamic full-time Systems Administrator to join a dedicated and talented team of IT professionals. At Carnegie, we offer an environment that offers a breadth of technologies to work with, providing many opportunities for growth in various areas of IT.

The Systems Administrator is responsible for effective provisioning, installation/ configuration, operation, and maintenance of systems hardware, software and related infrastructure at Headquarters. Working closely with the Senior IT Manager, the administrator will participate in technical research and development to enable continuing innovation within the infrastructure as well as provide high touch client side and remote support for both Windows and Mac systems. The ideal candidate will have experience ensuring that server and client system hardware, operating systems, software systems, and core business applications (i.e. Office, G-Suite, ERP, HCM, etc.) are proactively monitored, maintained and supported.

In addition to the technical requirements of this position, it is crucial that this administrator is a team player as he or she will be expected to be able to collaborate effectively with members of their team and provide internal clients with full life-cycle support.

Essential Functions:

Ø  Assist project teams with technical issues in the initiation and planning phases that include the defining of needs, benefits, and technical strategy, research and development within the project lifecycle, technical analysis and design.
Ø  Support operations staff in executing, testing and rolling-out the solutions.
Ø  Monitor and support Windows and Mac client systems, physical and virtual Windows Server and Application systems that support enterprise business functions (HR, Finance, Budgeting, Procurement, etc.), network and wireless, virtual server infrastructure, and network security.
Ø  Manage and monitor server systems and network infrastructure.
Ø  Install, configure, test and maintain operating systems, application software and system management tools.
Ø  Proactively ensure the highest levels of systems and infrastructure availability.
Ø  Provide client and remote side multi-level Help Desk support to Headquarters campus in Washington D.C. (~50 people).
Ø  Monitor and test application performance for potential bottlenecks, identify possible solutions and work with developers to implement those fixes.
Ø  Maintain security, backup, and redundancy strategies.
Ø  Build, maintain efficient/automated client system support.
Ø  Write and maintain custom scripts to increase system efficiency and lower the human intervention time on any tasks.
Ø  Participate in the design of information and operational support systems.
Ø  Provide remote multi-level support as required to six additional site locations.

 

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a related technical discipline preferred
  • Five or more years of systems administrator experience and working knowledge of supporting Windows, OS X and Linux systems and services in a business production environment

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience managing virtual server technologies such as VMWare, or an equivalent
  • Experience with systems and infrastructure security
  • Experience with Group Policy, Local Policy, AD, DNS, web and mail services
  • Experience with AV presentation and conferencing technologies

Preferred Qualifications

  • CISA, CISM, MCSE or related Certifications
  • Experience managing AWS, Google Apps or similar cloud environments
  • Experience with Citrix Server deployment and administration
  • Experience in business processes, data analysis, and systems auditing.

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

Please submit a cover letter and resume. Only applications with both a cover letter and resume will be considered. Principals only. 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.

Research Assistantship available at Carnegie Institution of Science’s Department of Plant Biology

Department: DPB – Plant Biology

Salary: TBD

Location: Stanford, CA

We are looking for a talented recent graduate to work as a Research Assistant (RA) in the laboratory of Dr. Sue Rhee at the Carnegie Institution for Science, Department of Plant Biology, located in Stanford, California. Our lab is generally interested in uncovering the molecular mechanisms of plant adaptation to environmental stresses. Our studies are diverse, ranging from systematically identifying causal genes of quantitative traits and regulators that control the expression of metabolic genes to discovering functions of novel plant genes that have no similarity to any known genes. We work with different organisms but the majority of the work in the lab focuses on the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana. Our work involves phenotypic analysis and molecular studies on mutants, generation of transgenic lines (from cloning to selection of transformed plants) including knockout mutants (using the CRISPR technology) as well as proteomic (Westerns, CoIP, Mass Spectrometry) and cell biology (microscopy [e.g. SEM and confocal]) studies. We are about to embark on biochemical and biophysical characterizations of novel proteins, in which the RA would be a key member. The RA will be assisting postdocs and graduate students in the lab, handling some lab management duties, and occasionally helping the PI start a new project.

We are looking for a highly motivated, organized and experienced senior student (or recent graduate with a BS or BA degree in biology, biochemistry or related fields). The position is particularly relevant for students seeking more laboratory research experience before applying to graduate school. Experience in molecular biology or biochemistry is highly desirable. No previous plant biology experience is needed. Must be a self-starter who is motivated to deliver quality work, pays attention to details, has the ability for critical thinking and problem solving, and has excellent communication skills and teamwork attitude.

Additional information:

The Department of Plant Biology of Carnegie Institution is located on the campus of Stanford University. Formerly known as the Carnegie Institution of Washington, the Carnegie Institution for Science is a U.S.-based non-profit, private endowment. Andrew Carnegie founded the Carnegie Institution of Washington in 1902 as an organization for scientific discovery to serve as a home to exceptional individuals—men and women—with imagination and extraordinary dedication capable of working at the cutting edge of their fields. Today, Carnegie scientists work in six scientific departments on the west and east Coasts and at the Las Camapanas Observatory in Chile. Carnegie investigators are leaders in the fields of plant biology, developmental biology, earth and planetary sciences, astronomy, and global ecology. The Department of Plant Biology has state-of-the-art facilities for microscopy/imaging and mass spectrometry as well as molecular genetic studies of plants. To learn more about the Department of Plant Biology, visit https://dpb.carnegiescience.edu/

Carnegie is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, disability or any other protected status in accordance with applicable laws.

2020 Summer Intern Program

Department: DPB – Plant Biology

Salary: TBD

Location: Stanford, California

The Carnegie Institution for Science, Department of Plant Biology, is accepting applications for the 2020 Summer Internship Program. This program offers both Full and Part Time intern positions to Undergraduate students over the age of 18 who are interested in biological research. Our world-renowned labs are located on the Stanford campus, and we offer a vibrant environment for highly motivated students interested in hands-on experience in science.

Our research spans a broad range of subjects, from how sunlight is absorbed and used by plants to produce biomass, to how the environment shapes plant growth and development above and below the ground. Our aim is to create the foundation for meeting challenges faced by modern agriculture and medicine and for developing practices that enable global sustainability.

This is a very exciting opportunity for aspiring scientists to experience working in a lab and doing cutting edge research. We look forward to working with the interns as they learn laboratory techniques, presentation skills and team building. Interns will be expected to attend weekly seminars and present a poster in the end-of-program session highlighting their work.

It is strongly recommended applicants visit our website at https://dpb.carnegiescience.edu/ for further details of research topics in each of our labs and contact the faculty member for more specific information. Your lab of interest should be indicated in your cover letter submitted with your resume. The deadline for submitting an application is April 15.

If you are interested in this opportunity please apply by submitting your resume and a cover letter.

Additional information:

The Department of Plant Biology of Carnegie Institution is located on the campus of Stanford University. Formerly known as the Carnegie Institution of Washington, the Carnegie Institution for Science is a U.S.-based non-profit, private endowment. Andrew Carnegie founded the Carnegie Institution of Washington in 1902 as an organization for scientific discovery to serve as a home to exceptional individuals—men and women—with imagination and extraordinary dedication capable of working at the cutting edge of their fields. Today, Carnegie scientists work in six scientific departments on the west and east Coasts and at the Las Camapanas Observatory in Chile. Carnegie investigators are leaders in the fields of plant biology, developmental biology, earth and planetary sciences, astronomy, and global ecology. The Department of Plant Biology has state-of-the-art facilities for microscopy/imaging and mass spectrometry as well as molecular genetic studies of plants. To learn more about the Department of Plant Biology, visit https://dpb.carnegiescience.edu/

Carnegie is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, disability or any other protected status in accordance with applicable laws.

 

Postdoctoral Research Associate: Merging top-down and bottom-up approaches to partition carbon and water fluxes between the atmosphere and biosphere

Department: DGE – Global Ecology

Salary: TBD Competitive

Location: Stanford, California

Postdoctoral Research Associate: Merging top-down and bottom-up approaches to partition carbon and water fluxes between the atmosphere and biosphere

Department: DGE – Global Ecology

Salary: TBD Competitive

Location: Stanford, CA

The Department of Global Ecology at the Carnegie Institution for Science (CIS) is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate to contribute to a project funded by NASA that aims to leverage new theory and observations in land, atmosphere and space-based research to accurately partition global carbon fluxes between terrestrial ecosystems and the atmosphere at high spatial and temporal resolution.  This project is a collaboration between the Dr. Anna Michalak’s lab at CIS in Stanford, Dr. Trevor Keenan’s lab at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (LBNL) in Berkeley, and Dr. Joshua Fisher at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena. The position is based in Dr. Michalak’s lab and will involve extensive collaboration with researchers at the other two institutions, offering excellent opportunities for joint mentoring and career development.

The Postdoctoral Research Associate will be responsible for developing innovative strategies for using atmospheric modeling together with available in situ and satellite-based observations to inform the improvement of models representing carbon and water fluxes between the atmosphere and biosphere. There will be considerable flexibility regarding specific scientific questions to be examined, but these may include evaluating temperature versus water controls on the spatial and temporal variability of CO2 fluxes, identifying missing processes in mechanistic representations of gross primary productivity and ecosystem respiration, and assessing the impact of improved parameterizations on the constraint on global, continental, and regional carbon balance.

Position Duties

  • Coordinate with collaborators at CIS, LBNL, and JPL to identify key scientific opportunities and modeling strategies.
  • Together with collaborators at CIS, LBNL, and JPL, design experiments to elucidate the degree to which atmospheric observations inform mechanistic understanding of terrestrial carbon balance.
  • Lead and contribute to research papers to be published in the peer reviewed literature.

Requirements

  • Ph.D. in atmospheric science, earth science, or related field
  • Experience working with atmospheric transport models at regional, continental and/or global scales
  • Experience exploring questions about terrestrial fluxes of greenhouse gases.
  • Experience in the design and solution of atmospheric inverse problems a plus.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Informal inquiries about these positions can be made by emailing Anna Michalak at michalak@carnegiescience.edu.  Formal applications for employment must be submitted by clicking on the bar below, and must include a cover letter, CV, and list of at least three references.

The review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until it is filled. Compensation is competitive and will be commensurate with work experience and skills.

Carnegie is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, disability or any other protected status in accordance with applicable laws.

 

Carnegie Institution for Science – BBR Summer Intern

Department: BBR – Broad Branch Road, DTM – Terrestrial Magnetism, GL – Geophysical Lab

Salary:

Location: Washington, DC

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

The Department of Terrestrial Magnetism (DTM) and the Geophysical Laboratory (GL) are departments within the Carnegie Institution for Science at Broad Branch Road, a nonprofit scientific research organization located on a beautiful park-like campus. Our science covers a broad area of research in the fields of Earth and space science, from astrophysics to mantle dynamics, from earthquakes to cosmochemistry, from astrobiology to material science.

We invite applications from high school seniors through university undergraduates to participate as interns during the summer. Interns will be paid a stipend of $1,000 per month up to a maximum of two months. Internships correspond with the academic calendar, and cover the summer period from the end of May/June 2020 through July/August 2020. The positions offer flexible work hours and duration, but with a target of a minimum of a two-month internship.

If you are looking for a scientific project or challenge, then apply for a Carnegie Broad Branch Road internship by submitting a cover letter specifying your interests and ranking your top three choices from among the available projects, along with one letter of reference. Deadline for applications is April 15, 2020.

The available project are:

1. Visualization of Numerical Simulations of Planetary Dynamos
2. Frequency Distributions in Complex Organic Molecular Mixtures
3. Investigation of nebular and asteroidal processes using meteorite databases and machine learning
4. Assessment of environmental fingerprints of trace metal chemistry on microbial evolution
5. Simulation of piezoelectrics as functions of temperatures
6. Simulations of iron under pressure
7. Biochemistry of Chemolithoautrophic Life: Constraining H and N isotope fractionation during growth of piezophilic epsilonproteobacteria
8. Synthesis and Design of New Materials for Energy and Advanced Applications
9. Experimental and Computational Investigations of the Physics and Chemistry of Materials under Extreme Conditions
10. Thermal conductivity of planetary materials
11. Synthesis of novel materials at extreme materials
12. Simulations of reactions in asteroid interiors: Kinetics of aqueous synthesis of organic solids from sugar precursors
13. Search for gas in disks around nearby stars
14. An SEM search for refractory oxides of possible circumstellar origin in chondritic meteorites
The BBR Summer Intern program is funded by the Carnegie Institution for Science, with generous support from the Marilyn Fogel Endowed Fund For Internships.

Senior Grants Accountant

Department: HQ – Headquarters

Salary:

Location: Washington, D.C.

The Senior Grants Accountant has shared accountability as a member of the accounting and grants teams.  Sponsored programs while primarily focused on federal grants accounting, has a central oversight function over both federal and non-federal grants accounting, in addition to compliance oversight and reporting.  This role has oversight functionality over grants accounting, post-award administration financial accounting and audit preparedness. Additionally, the Senior Grants Accountant is instrumental in tracking grant oversight key performance metrics, and associated reporting to senior leadership.   Under the guidance of the Finance Director, the Senior Grants Accountant will work with both Sponsored Programs and Accounting to develop process improvements and transparency for improved efficiencies between the two teams within Headquarters and all departments with a focus on service, accuracy and compliance.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Grants Accounting (40%)

  • Prepare monthly indirect cost allocation, revenue recognition and corresponding journal entries.
  • Prepare monthly drawdown and accompanying audit ready documentation.
  • Review and approve cost transfer/reclass journal entries prepared by Grants Administrators for compliance with OMB Uniform Guidance, sponsor requirements.
  • Reconcile accounts receivable, revenue and prepare adjusting entries as needed.

Financial Administration (35%)

  • Monitor, analyze and reconcile award budget data and expenditures to ensure the following:
    • Unallowable expenditures are captured correctly.
    • Exclusions are appropriately noted and factored in Indirect Cost calculation
    • Cost-share is appropriately tracked, and documentation is audit ready.
    • Effort allocations reflected on award expenditure reports adhere to sponsor requirements such as salary caps, and documentation for audit is readily available.
  • Support technical details of award setup, administration and close-out by answering questions, researching issues and making recommendations.

Audit / Reporting (20%)

  • Prepare reports and analysis on status of awards, financial reports, grants balances and other ad-hoc reporting needs.
  • Prepare oversight reports on transaction coding, identify issues, and coordinate corrective action with appropriate offices.
  • Prepare audit schedules and reconciliations, including required schedule of drawdown, SEFA, and other schedules to maintain compliance with federal and non-federal sponsors

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree with a concentration in accounting, finance or related field
  • Five years’ experience with accounting
  • Problem-solving skills and the ability to research technical issues independently.
  • Experience with accounting software.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills.
  • Able to establish and maintain robust, cooperative and effective working relationships with a variety of personalities.
  • Able to work under pressure and meet time-sensitive deadlines.

Desired Qualifications

  • Financial and administrative experience in research supported programs, higher education, or similar sponsored programs environment.
  • Grants experience with federal agencies such as NIH, NSF, NASA, DOE (Energy).
  • Knowledge of Uniform Guidance as it relates to financial administration and reporting requirements.
  • Demonstrated experience and capability with reporting and financial analysis.
  • Excellent customer service and ability to navigate a de-centralized environment working with multiple stakeholders in a deadline driven environment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Post-Doctoral Research Scientist

Department: DPB – Plant Biology

Salary: 60,000

Location: Stanford, CA

We have a 3-year postdoctoral position for work focused on understanding interactions in synthetic communities of bacteria present in hot spring mats of Yellowstone National Park. These ‘laboratory communities’ will reveal the overall metabolic landscape of the mats using the entire community and synthetic combinations of component organisms. Applications of sequencing and metabolomics will reveal key metabolic pathways used by the different members of the community under different light and nutrient conditions and over the diel cycle, and various aspect of interactions among the bacteria. Experiments will also be performed to analyze how abrupt changes in light intensity and temperature as well as the addition of exogenous microbes impact mat growth, structure, electrical and metabolic networks. The work will be performed by an international group of investigators. Preference will be given to candidates who have worked with microbes and have experience with molecular and omics approaches.  If interested, please apply below. For informal inquiries, please contact Arthur Grossman (arthurg@stanford.edu) and Devaki Bhaya (dbhaya@carnegiescience.edu).

Additional information:

The Department of Plant Biology of Carnegie Institution is located on the campus of Stanford University. Formerly known as the Carnegie Institution of Washington, the Carnegie Institution for Science is a U.S.-based non-profit, private endowment. Andrew Carnegie founded the Carnegie Institution of Washington in 1902 as an organization for scientific discovery to serve as a home to exceptional individuals—men and women—with imagination and extraordinary dedication capable of working at the cutting edge of their fields. Today, Carnegie scientists work in six scientific departments on the west and east Coasts and at the Las Camapanas Observatory in Chile. Carnegie investigators are leaders in the fields of plant biology, developmental biology, earth and planetary sciences, astronomy, and global ecology. The Department of Plant Biology has state-of-the-art facilities for microscopy/imaging and mass spectrometry as well as molecular genetic studies of plants. To learn more about the Department of Plant Biology, visit https://dpb.carnegiescience.edu/

Carnegie is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, disability or any other protected status in accordance with applicable laws.

Postdoctoral Position in Presolar Grains at the Carnegie Institution for Science

Department: BBR – Broad Branch Road, DTM – Terrestrial Magnetism

Salary:

Location: Carnegie Institution for Science, Broad Branch Road, N.W., Washington, DC 20015

The Carnegie Institution’s Earth and Planets Laboratory invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral research position to conduct studies on the origin of presolar stardust grains in meteorites. The primary focus will be on isotopic measurements by secondary ion mass spectrometry (Cameca NanoSIMS 50L) and resonance ionization mass spectrometry (Univ. of Chicago CHILI) and the interpretation of isotopic data in the context of astrophysical models. Additional work may involve Raman and infrared spectroscopy, and focused ion beam preparation of samples for transmission electron microscopy and synchrotron transmission X-ray microscopy. Required qualifications for the position include a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline and experience in one or more of these techniques. Applications should be submitted online at https://jobs.carnegiescience.edu/jobs/dtm  and should include a curriculum vitae and list of publications, description of thesis research, and contact information for three professional references. Submission details are available when you click on “Apply Now.” Review of the applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Please address any questions you have to Dr. Larry Nittler.

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. Women and minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

Postdoctoral Associate

Department: EMB – Embryology

Salary: NIH-NRSA Postdoctoral Stipend Scale

Location: Baltimore, MD

Job: Postdoctoral Researcher – Fan Lab

Department: 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.

To learn more about the Fan Lab please click here.

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 Fellow

Salary: TBD

Location: Baltimore, MD

Overview:

The Zheng Lab at the Carnegie Institution’s Department of Embryology seeks ambitious postdoctoral fellows interested in understanding the role of lamins in mouse development. The Zheng lab has developed mouse models that allow the study of individual and different combinations of the three lamin genes using germline or conditional lamin knockout. The lab also developed mouse embryonic stem cells lacking all or different combinations of lamins. By employing a wide range of genomic tools and cell biological approaches, the lab has observed a number of interesting phenotypes in different lamin knockout combinations. We seek a postdoctoral fellow with skills in analyzing mouse early embryos, ES cell derivation, and the use of ES cells to study differentiation.

Selected publications:

  1. Kim Y…Zheng Y (2011). Mouse ES cells do not need any lamins but proper organogenesis requires lamin-Bs. Science 334:1706-1710.
  1. Jia J…Zheng Y (2012). Regulation of pluripotency and self-renewal of ES cells through epigenetic threshold modulation and mRNA pruning. Cell 151:576–589.
  1. Chen H, Chen X, and Zheng Y (2013). The nuclear lamina regulates germline stem cell niche organization via modulation of EGFR signaling. Cell Stem Cell 13:73-86.
  2. Chen H, Zheng X, and Zheng Y (2014). Age-associated loss of lamin-B leads to systemic inflammation and gut hyperplasia. Cell 159:829-843. Zheng X…Zheng Y (2018). Lamins organize the global three-dimensional genome from the nuclear periphery. Molecular Cell DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.molcel.2018.05.017 .
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.  If you have further questions please reach out to Dr. Yixian Zheng, Principal Investigator.

 

 

Research Scientist

Department: EMB – Embryology

Salary: Based on experience

Location: Baltimore, MD

Overview:

The Carnegie Institution for Science is seeking a skilled Research Scientist to join the Fan Lab at the Department of Embryology located in Baltimore, MD. Please click here to learn more about the Fan Lab.

Essential Functions:

  • The candidate will be responsible for the design and implementation of one or more independent projects. With minimal supervision, determine most suitable methods to be used in independent research projects; perform scientific experiments and procedures; interpret results and determine consistency with experimental goals; review literature; interpret subsequent data. Often explores new areas and seeks opportunities to apply new knowledge to work. Train and manage lab technician to support research projects. The exercise of judgement is a prime factor in the performance of duties. Incumbent is vested with final authority to make decisions within the limits of established policies and practices.

Principle Responsibilities:

  • Independently perform laboratory research activities related to assigned project
  • Analyze data, formulate conclusions and create appropriate statistical presentation, including graphs and charts, and prepare and present written or oral progress reports regarding studies
  • Administer day-to-day laboratory operations including monitoring budget, ensuring quality control and safety compliance, development policies and procedures and ordering supplies
  • Maintain proper operation of research equipment, ensuring proper operation records, cleaning, ordering of required components and resolving technical issues
  • Actively contributes to laboratory meetings and planning sessions
  • Prepare written reports and manuscripts for submission to peer-reviewed journals for publication
  • Train new students, postdoctoral researchers, and technical personnel in a variety of laboratory techniques
  • Manage lab technician to support the research of students and postdoctoral researchers, as well as fulfill general laboratory needs
  • Work efficiently and cooperatively with a team of researchers in support of lab goals and projects

Qualifications:

  • PhD degree in a relevant field and one or more positive letters of reference from scientist(s) familiar with the candidate’s research and work ethic
  • Experience in the development and use of mouse models.
  • Able to critically review information and understand new concepts and techniques with minimal assistance
  • Strong organizational and computer skills, meticulous attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Enthusiasm for developing new skills and expertise
  • Ability to work independently and effectively

Physical Requirements:

  • Occasionally lifts and /or carries objects weighing up to 25 pounds
  • Occasionally stoops and bends
  • Occasionally reaches and grasps with arms and hands above head
  • Work is performed in a normal laboratory environment where there are relatively few physical discomforts due to dust, dirt, noise, or similar
  • Work involves possible exposure to malodorous vapors, low-dose radiation, contamination by toxic chemical and acids and presence of carcinogenic substances

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.

Carnegie Institution for Science – Building Engineer

Department: BBR – Broad Branch Road

Salary:

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

The Broad Branch Road campus of Carnegie Science is seeking a qualified candidate for a position as a building engineer.  The position involves tasks of a skilled nature necessary for the operation, maintenance, repair, and improvement of campus buildings and mechanical equipment. This is an essential employee classification that requires the ability to respond to after-hour emergencies such as fire, flooding, severe weather conditions (including but not limited to snow and ice removal), power outages and other situations as requested. Required weekend and holiday building checks will be shared on a rotating schedule. This is a non-exempt position.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

High school diploma or general education degree (GED).

Five (5) years of general experience in Trades and Maintenance including two (2) years of commercial experience in building automation HVAC systems including chillers, cooling tower and boilers, Fire and Life Safety Systems, fire pumps, automatic transfer switches, monthly generator testing, electrical, plumbing maintenance, and minor carpentry.

D.C. 3rd Class Steam Engineer license.

CERTIFICATION and/or LICENSES

Universal CFC certification. Trade license or other vocational training. Valid drivers license and satisfactory driving record.

OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES

Working knowledge of Siemens Building Automation Systems. Basic skills necessary to operate a computer for general day-to-day work and communications. Physical requirements include stooping, standing, climbing stairs/ladders, and ability to lift/carry heavy loads of 50 lbs.

Required documents for the application are:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume (which includes contact information for three references)

To submit an application, click below on “Apply Now.” Only complete applications submitted via this website will be considered.  Applications will be reviewed as they arrive.  A background check will be performed as part of the hiring process.

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.

 

 

Staff Scientist in Astronomy or Planetary Science

Department: BBR – Broad Branch Road, DTM – Terrestrial Magnetism, GL – Geophysical Lab

Salary:

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

The Carnegie Institution for Science (Washington, DC campus) invites applications for a staff scientist in astronomy or planetary science.  We are particularly interested in candidates with research emphases in laboratory experiment, theory, or observation of planet formation or (exo)planetary atmospheres. We encourage applications from those interested in cross-disciplinary areas that complement or expand our existing strengths in Earth, planetary, and exoplanet science. We are committed to enhancing the diversity of our staff and welcome applications from individuals with a diverse set of experiences, backgrounds, and perspectives.

The Carnegie Institution is a basic research organization committed to exploring intriguing scientific questions.  Carnegie staff scientists hold 12-month salaried appointments and pursue independent research supported by a combination of endowment and federal funds.  Staff scientists do not have teaching duties, but we place considerable emphasis on mentoring postdoctoral scholars.

Carnegie’s Department of Terrestrial Magnetism and Geophysical Laboratory are merging into a single division that will continue to provide staff scientists with the resources to pursue fundamental research on planet formation, (exo)planets, and planetary evolution, including state-of-the-art laboratories, computer clusters, and a partnership with Carnegie’s Observatories that includes access to Las Campanas Observatory.  In a separate ad, we are searching for a second staff scientist with interests in planetary petrology, magmatic volatiles, or geo/cosmochemical approaches to planet evolution. Information about our current research programs can be found at http://dtm.carnegiescience.edu/research and https://gl.carnegiescience.edu/our-research.  Our vision for interdisciplinary planetary research can be found at https://planets.carnegiescience.edu/.  Applicants should have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree and propose a world-class research program.

To apply, please submit (1) cover letter with the names and addresses of three references, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) list of publications, (4) abstracts of your two most relevant and important papers, (5) a 2-3 page summary of previous research, and (6) a research plan of up to 5 pages through the “Apply Now” button below.  You may email staffposition@carnegiescience.edu with any questions.

Review of applications will begin immediately with a deadline of 18 February 2020.

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.

Postdoctoral Researcher

Department: DPB – Plant Biology

Salary: TBD

Location: Stanford, CA

We are seeking a highly motivated and creative person; we prefer strong training in molecular biology/bioinformatics/metabolic biology.

The position is available immediately and the project involves elucidating functions associated with the early evolution of primary plastids and photosynthetic processes in eukaryotes. We are especially interested in those innovations that enable the crucial transition of a protist from heterotrophy to photoautotrophy. The Postdoctoral Associate will have the unique opportunity to work closely with other members of a highly motivated 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 NASA and the contract will be for one year at a time (it is a three-year grant) and renewable based on performance.

Carnegie Institution for Science is an equal opportunity employer.  We highly encourage candidates from under represented gender and ethnic groups to apply. 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 characteristics protected by law.

Additional information:

The Department of Plant Biology of Carnegie Institution is located on the campus of Stanford University. Formerly known as the Carnegie Institution of Washington, the Carnegie Institution for Science is a U.S.-based non-profit, private endowment. Andrew Carnegie founded the Carnegie Institution of Washington in 1902 as an organization for scientific discovery to serve as a home to exceptional individuals—men and women—with imagination and extraordinary dedication capable of working at the cutting edge of their fields. Today, Carnegie scientists work in six scientific departments on the west and east Coasts and at the Las Camapanas Observatory in Chile. Carnegie investigators are leaders in the fields of plant biology, developmental biology, earth and planetary sciences, astronomy, and global ecology. The Department of Plant Biology has state-of-the-art facilities for microscopy/imaging and mass spectrometry as well as molecular genetic studies of plants. To learn more about the Department of Plant Biology, visit https://dpb.carnegiescience.edu/

Postdoctoral Research Associate: Quantifying climate impacts on inland and coastal eutrophication

Department: DGE – Global Ecology

Salary: TBD Competitive

Location: Stanford, CA

Postdoctoral Research Associate: Quantifying climate impacts on inland and coastal eutrophication

Department: DGE – Global Ecology

Salary: TBD Competitive

Location: Stanford, CA

The Department of Global Ecology at the Carnegie Institution for Science (CIS) is seeking Postdoctoral Research Associates to contribute to research that aims to quantify climate change impacts on freshwater and coastal water quality via influences on nutrient delivery to, and on conditions within, water bodies. Our approach is highly data-driven, with a common methodological thread being the development and application of statistical approaches for optimizing the use of limited in situ and remote sensing environmental data.

There will be considerable flexibility regarding specific scientific questions to be examined, but potential areas of focus include:

  • Attribution of historical water-quality trends and extreme events to climate change and variability;
  • Assessment of historical and future nutrient loading, phytoplankton blooms, and hypoxia in data-poor regions;
  • Development of approaches for using modern satellite-based observations for assessing global variability in lacustrine phytoplankton blooms;
  • Development of partnerships with other labs on targeted field-based projects for assessing climate drivers of water quality impairments;
  • Assessment of water quality management strategies in terms of their robustness to future changes in climate and, conversely, their potential climate impacts.

The position is based in Dr. Anna M. Michalak’s lab and will involve extensive collaboration with researchers at the other institutions, offering excellent opportunities for joint mentoring and career development.

The Postdoctoral Research Associate will be responsible for identifying innovative strategies for developing a quantitative basis for understanding the impacts of climate on water quality, as well as possible feedbacks with the climate system. While we are interested in site-specific studies, our long-term focus is on developing understanding that is at least in part transferable across systems, such that we can inform processes and variability in poorly sampled regions and at aggregate regional scales.

Position Duties

  • Identify compelling scientific questions, design and conduct high-level research, and collaborate with other members of the Michalak Lab on topics within the broad area defined above.
  • Coordinate with outside collaborators to identify key scientific opportunities and modeling strategies.
  • Lead and contribute to research papers to be published in the peer reviewed literature.

Requirements

  • Ph.D. in hydrology, limnology, remote sensing, earth science, or related field;
  • Experience working with water quantity or quality observations at regional, continental and/or global scales;
  • Experience with quantitative data analysis and modeling approaches;
  • Experience exploring questions about climate and/or water quality;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Informal inquiries about these positions can be made by emailing Anna Michalak at michalak@carnegiescience.edu.  Formal applications for employment must be submitted by clicking on the bar below, and must include a cover letter, CV, and list of at least three references.

The review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until it is filled. Compensation is competitive and will be commensurate with work experience and skills.

Carnegie is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, disability or any other protected status in accordance with applicable laws.

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 see include 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. For informal inquiries, please send email to zywang24@stanford.edu.

The Department of Plant Biology of Carnegie Institution is located on the campus of Stanford University. Formerly known as the Carnegie Institution of Washington, the Carnegie Institution for Science is a U.S.-based non-profit, private endowment. Andrew Carnegie founded the Carnegie Institution of Washington in 1902 as an organization for scientific discovery to serve as a home to exceptional individuals—men and women—with imagination and extraordinary dedication capable of working at the cutting edge of their fields. Today, Carnegie scientists work in six scientific departments on the west and east Coasts and at the Las Camapanas Observatory in Chile. Carnegie investigators are leaders in the fields of plant biology, developmental biology, earth and planetary sciences, astronomy, and global ecology. The Department of Plant Biology has state-of-the-art facilities for microscopy/imaging and mass spectrometry as well as molecular genetic studies of plants. To learn more about the Department of Plant Biology, visit https://dpb.carnegiescience.edu/

Carnegie is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, disability or any other protected status in accordance with applicable laws.

Staff Scientist in Petrology or Geo/Cosmochemistry

Department: BBR – Broad Branch Road, DTM – Terrestrial Magnetism, GL – Geophysical Lab

Salary:

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

The Carnegie Institution for Science (Washington, DC campus) invites applications for a staff scientist in petrology or geo/cosmochemistry. We are particularly interested in candidates in research areas that will amplify our strengths in field and laboratory-based investigations, with an emphasis in igneous petrology, magmatic volatiles, or geo/cosmochemical approaches to investigate the origin and evolution of Earth and other rocky planets.  We encourage applications from those interested in cross-disciplinary areas that complement or expand our existing strengths in Earth, planetary, and exoplanet science.  We are committed to enhancing the diversity of our staff and welcome applications from individuals with a diverse set of experiences, backgrounds, and perspective.

The Carnegie Institution is a basic research organization committed to exploring intriguing scientific questions.  Carnegie staff scientists hold 12-month salaried appointments and pursue independent research supported by a combination of endowment and federal funds.  Staff scientists do not have teaching duties, but we place considerable emphasis on mentoring postdoctoral scholars.

Carnegie’s Department of Terrestrial Magnetism and Geophysical Laboratory are merging into a single division that will continue to provide staff scientists with the resources to pursue fundamental research on planet formation and evolution, including state-of-the-art experimental and analytical laboratories, computer clusters, and machine shop and electronics support.  In a separate ad, we are searching for a second staff scientist with interests in astronomy or planetary science. Information about our current research programs can be found at http://dtm.carnegiescience.edu/research and https://gl.carnegiescience.edu/our-research.  Our vision for interdisciplinary planetary research can be found at https://planets.carnegiescience.edu/.  Applicants should have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree and propose a world-class research program.

To apply, please submit (1) cover letter with the names of three references, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) list of publications, (4) abstracts of your two most relevant and important papers, (5) a 2-3 page summary of previous research, and (6) a research plan of up to 5 pages through the Apply Now button below.  You may email staffposition@carnegiescience.edu with any questions.

Review of applications will begin immediately with a deadline of 18 February 2020.

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.

Postdoctoral Fellow-Kostova Lab

Department: EMB – Embryology

Salary: TBD

Location: Baltimore, MD

Overview: A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Kamena Kostova (https://kostovalab.org/) at the Carnegie Institution for Science, Department of Embryology in Baltimore, MD. We are investigating the fundamental question of how cells respond when their ribosomes break down. The ribosome is one the most complex and long-lived molecular machines in the cell and the presence of functional ribosomes is essential to live. Ribosome damage has been recently linked to complex human diseases, such as cancer and neurodegeneration. We use cutting-edge technology, such as CRISPR-Cas9-mediated genome editing and genome scale screens, to model and map the molecular pathways that ensure ribosome integrity in mammalian cell lines and zebrafish.

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: Please send a curriculum vitae, statement of research interest, and contact information for three references to kostova@carnegiescience.edu.

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.