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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.

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.

 

 

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.

 

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 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.

Lab Technician (Part-time)

Department: HQ – Headquarters

Salary:

Location: Washington, DC

Lab Technician (Part-time)

The Carnegie Academy for Science Education (CASE) is Carnegie Science’s K-12 education arm and is housed within the institution’s headquarters. CASE’s mission to enhance the education of DC children in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), through a variety of programs for students and their teachers, each with a common goal: to empower children to ask questions, sharpen their analytical skills, develop leadership and general life skills and broaden their educational and career horizons.

Since 1989 CASE programs has served more than 800 students and 1,000 teachers in DC. CASE’s STEM Kits program has trained 70 teachers have been trained and 1,500 students have developed skills to handle tools and equipment used in modern research laboratories. CASE was recently named Amgen Biotech Experience (ABE)’s new partner. ABE is an innovative science education program that provides teacher professional development, curriculum materials, and research-grade equipment and supplies to secondary schools. The program features a hands-on molecular biology curriculum designed to introduce students to the excitement of scientific discovery.

CASE is seeking a Lab Technician to prepare biotech kits for classroom use. Kit preparation includes creating reagents, assembling supplies, and aliquoting materials. The Lab Technician will train high school interns, assist in training high school teachers in basic laboratory research techniques (using the ABE curriculum), assist in implementing the biotechnology program in schools, and support CASE’s education programs. Position is part-time during the school year (approximately 10 hours per week) and may lead to full-time employment in the summer. Compensation based on experience.

Skills and Other Requirements:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of laboratory skills and concepts (required)
  • Ability and history of establishing and maintaining cooperative and effective relationships working with individuals from diverse cultural, economic and ability backgrounds
  • Adaptable, able to think on feet, strategic problem solver, multi-tasker, organized, and goal-oriented
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Instructional, lab materials and equipment procurement experience (preferred)
  • Experience in outreach or teaching in a school or out-of-school environment (preferred)
  • At least two years of college in a biological science field required
  • Bachelor’s degree in STEM field (preferred)

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

https://jobs.carnegiescience.edu/jobs/lab-technician-part-time-2/

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.

 

 

Laboratory Technician in High Pressure-Temperature Science

Department: GL – Geophysical Lab

Salary:

Location: Washington, DC

The Geophysical Laboratory (GL) of the Carnegie Institution of Washington seeks a highly-qualified applicant for a Laboratory Technician position with expertise in high pressure-temperature science (HPT). This full-time, exempt, technical position comprises a range of responsibilities and opportunities. The principal role of the HPT-technician is to support and maintain the wide-ranging HPT experimental facilities at GL. The HPT technician will report to the Director and will work to support the research activity of GL staff, research scientists, and postdoctoral fellows. The technician will also have the opportunity to work closely with GL scientists and machinists in the design, development, and implementation of new HPT techniques.

 

The HPT technician will provide specialist lab support for our high P-T facilities including:

  • one-atmosphere furnaces including gas mixing
  • cold-seal hydrothermal cells
  • large volume presses (piston cylinder, Paris-Edinburgh, multi-anvil)
  • diamond anvil presses (gas-loading; laser heating)  
  • sample preparation and micro- and nano-fabrication

 

The HPT technician will also provide general lab support including:

  • basic training for users
  • supply of compressed gases to labs
  • installation and removal of equipment
  • safety support for labs

 

Minimum qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in experimental petrology, mineral physics or related high pressure-temperature or engineering science
  • Experience working in a high PT lab or facility

 

Desired qualifications:

  • Experience with one or more of the following high-PT techniques: cold seal, piston cylinder, multi-anvil (Kawai and/or Paris-Edinburgh), or diamond anvil
  • Experience with synchrotron based high-PT experimental techniques
  • Experience with sample preparation and fabrication techniques (e.g. polishing, FIB, laser machining)

 

As a department in the privately endowed Carnegie Institution, GL enjoys institutional support together with external funding to conduct world-leading research in areas of earth, planetary, and materials sciences. GL currently has 13 staff scientists and more than 20 research scientists and postdoctoral fellows.GL is co-located with the Department of Terrestrial Magnetism (DTM), a department of similar size to GL, as part of the Broad Ranch Road research campus.

 

GL intends to have this position filled by September 1, 2019. This full-time, exempt position will be based at the Geophysical Laboratory at the Carnegie Institution’s Broad Branch Road campus in Washington, DC. Interested applicants should submit a CV with publications (if applicable), contact information for three references, and a cover letting stating your interest in the position.

 

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.

Carnegie Institution for Science – Instrument Maker

Department: BBR – Broad Branch Road

Salary:

Location: Washington, DC

Carnegie Institution for Science, a prestigious 100+ year old non-profit scientific research institution located in Washington, DC, is seeking a talented and experienced individual to fill the post of Instrument Maker. A minimum 5 years of experience as instrument maker/machinist is required.

This three-person machine shop supports the state of the art science of scientific staff members and their research groups to help design, create and modify in house design instrumentation and equipment. Our shop employs CNC Mills, CNC Lathes, a new Wire EDM system, Surface and Edge grinders, and multiple small and medium mills and lathes. A large fraction of the work involves machining of instruments and parts used in high-pressure, high-temperature research activities. In support of these experiments we machine hardened steel, tungsten carbide, and both soft and hard ceramics.

 

Position Requirements:

  • Highly experienced and versatile in the use of conventional and CNC equipment such as lathes, vertical mills, cylindrical / surface grinders and wire EDM machines.
  • Capable to set-up, program and operate such equipment for the fabrication, modification and or repair of highly technical scientific instrumentation and equipment.
  • Verify the dimensions of parts and components using measuring instruments.
  • Ability to work with various types of metals, nonferrous materials, ceramics and plastics.
  • Test instrumentation to determine conformance to specifications.
  • Ability to interact with scientific staff to determine compliance with jobs submitted to the machine shop and to communicate any requirements or problems faced with the development, improvement, and repair.
  • Ability to teach our junior machinist.

 

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

Extensive machining experience and knowledge /ability to operate various types of sophisticated production machinery; ability to communicate effectively, both written and oral. We seek a highly-motivated individual who is capable of exhibiting good judgment and work independently on scheduled projects, seeing them through to completion. Prior experience in a research environment is a plus.

 

Preferred Attributes:

Strong interpersonal and communication skills to interact effectively and maintain a good working relationship with a diverse group of individuals at all levels of the organization.

 

This full-time, salaried, exempt position will be based at the Carnegie Institution’s Broad Branch Road campus in Washington, DC. As a privately endowed institution, Carnegie Science enjoys institutional support together with external funding to conduct world-leading research in areas of earth, planetary and materials sciences. The BBR campus currently has 27 staff scientists and more than 40 research scientists and postdoctoral fellows. Interested applicants should submit a résumé/CV, contact information for three references, and a cover letter stating your interest in the position.

 

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.

Associate Director of Sponsored Programs

Department: HQ – Headquarters

Salary:

Location: Washington, DC

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer and directly leading a team of two, the Associate Director of Sponsored Programs works in partnership with grants administrators in the division business offices and administrative and development staff at HQ to promote and manage the portfolio of federal and non-federal grants. They will work with senior leadership to develop and implement a strategy to grow externally funded research across the three divisions, and oversee a structure that supports and guides scientific staff in locating external funding opportunities, assists in the preparation, coordination, and submission of proposals, and manages the administration of funded programs and research. The Associate Director serves as an expert for interpreting, explaining, and applying governmental research regulations. They will be responsible for providing training, implementing processes and policies, creating dashboard metrics, and building a high performing team that provides an enhanced level of customer service to Carnegie staff and external funders.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Partners with Chief Operating Office and division directors to develop strategy to identify and communicate funding opportunities, and increase proposal submissions, success rates, and externally funded research expenditures.
  • Develops organizational strategy to create, train and provide joint leadership of Grants Administrator roles at each division.
  • Clarifies appropriate support roles and responsibilities of Grants Management staff at HQ.
  • Ensures HQ and departmental grants management staff are trained (and certified where appropriate) on new guidance, agency specific changes, and best practice pre and post-award processes.
  • Coordinates with grants management staff to enter, review, and report grants information within the grants module of the accounting system.
  • Writes, implements, and maintains institution-wide policies and procedures. Develops internal guidance, checklists, and templates as needed.
  • Finalizes design and development of Sponsored Programs dashboard report.
  • Utilizes extensive knowledge of U.S. Federal Regulations, especially Uniform Guidance, and private donor requirements to ensure grants are compliant with donor terms and conditions.
  • Supports grants management training efforts for scientific staff and postdocs on the Uniform Guidance, agency/donor specific regulations, processes and procedures, and budget development.
  • Prepares the annual Indirect Cost Recovery (NICRA) submission for provisional and final rates and manage negotiations with Carnegie’s cognizant agency.
  • Assists the Director of Finance and the Controller with the required schedules and overall organization of Single Audit.
  • Partners with the Associate Director of IT to identify and implement new automated grants management system and integrate it with Carnegie’s financial systems.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in science, business or a related field.
  • 10+ years of experience submitting scientific proposals and administering basic research grants from federal agencies (NSF, DOE, NIH, NASA, DOD, etc.).
  • 5+ years leading and management grants management staff.
  • Extensive knowledge of the Uniform Guidance, export control regulations, and compliance-related responsibilities including IRB processes and conflict of interest in research.
  • Experience composing and negotiating complex contracts and other agreements.
  • Experience with grants management technology and creation of sponsored programs dashboard metrics.
  • Ability to effectively communicate at all levels and with multiple
  • Independent thinker with strong customer service orientation and collaborative work style.
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to understand, interpret, and communicate policies and procedures.
  • Experience working in a research institution or academic setting and building collaborative relationships with scientific staff.
  • A passion for transformative change.

ADDITIONAL (Preferred) QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree in business or scientific discipline
  • Experience writing or editing scientific proposals
  • Certification in Grants Management
  • Experience selecting and implementing new grants management systems

TECHNOLOGY SKILLS REQUIRED

  • Strong proficiency with Excel
  • Advanced proficiency with PowerPoint for frequent training presentations

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.

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

Executive Assistant to the General Counsel

Department: HQ – Headquarters

Salary:

Location: Washington, DC

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

Duties

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

Education and Experience

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

 

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.

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.

Carnegie Institution for Science—Postdoctoral Fellow Theory and Modeling of Iron Transport Properties and Dynamics of Earth’s Core

Department: BBR – Broad Branch Road

Salary:

Location: Washington, DC

A postdoctoral position is available to apply density functional theory (DFT) and dynamical mean-field theory (DMFT) methods to study the thermal and electrical conductivity in iron under extreme pressure and temperature conditions, and to apply these properties to magnetohydrodynamic models of Earth and planetary cores. The position will be jointly supervised by Ronald Cohen and Peter Driscoll at the Carnegie Institution for Science in Washington, D.C. This position is part of a collaboration with experimentalists and theorists under an NSF CSEDI grant. The postdoc is expected to conduct both quantum mechanical and fluid dynamical simulations and geophysical modeling.

Experience with first-principles DFT methods is essential, and a background with DMFT and transport properties is highly desirable. A background in geophysics is recommended but not required. The postdoc will gain valuable experience by developing expertise in first-principles molecular dynamics, transport theory, and geophysical applications.

This full-time position will be based at Carnegie Institution for Science’s Broad Branch Road campus in Washington, DC. Interested applicants should submit a CV (including a list of publications), three letters of reference, and a cover letting stating your interest in the position. Consideration of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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

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.

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 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.

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.

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. 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 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.

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.

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.

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 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: 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. Another option would be to work at University of California (Irvine) with Steve Davis as principal mentor (sjdavis@uci.edu).

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.

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.

Core Imaging Facility Manager/Specialist

Department: DPB – Plant Biology

Salary: TBD

Location: Stanford, CA

The Carnegie Institution for Science seeks a manager/specialist for a multiuser imaging facility at the Department of Plant Biology on the Stanford University campus.  

The department maintains several advanced imaging instruments, including a Leica SP8 AOBS with dual sets of lifetime detectors, two spinning disk confocal instruments one of which has photomanipulation capabilities, a lab-built light sheet microscope, an instrument for conducting physiological experiments with widefield FRET imaging, two instruments for conducting physiological imaging of whole seedlings, and an FEI environmental SEM.  The department plans to acquire or develop new instrumentation in the near future.

The department seeks a specialist to manage these instruments.  Facility management responsibilities will include maintaining equipment, coordinating repairs, training, scheduling, and overseeing data acquisition, processing, and storage. Training activities will involve assisting researchers with experimental design, sample preparation, equipment operation, and image analysis.  Scientific responsibilities include participating in plant biology research both in collaboration with other researcher and independently, and contributing to manuscript and grant writing.

The applicant should have significant experience in a life science research environment employing advanced microscopy, Specific skills sought include knowledge of basic optical principals, knowledge of microscopy methods including DIC, Phase Contrast, laser scanning and spinning disk confocal imaging, TIRF, FRAP, FRET and FLIM, the ability to align and tune laser tables and troubleshoot instrument problems, and the ability to configure and operate commercial and open source image acquisition software packages. The individual should also have basic knowledge of imaging processing techniques and the ability to work with both open source tools such as ImageJ and commercial packages such as Imaris, Metamorph and Slidebook.  Familiarity with and ability to write code in Matlab is a plus.

The position will require the incumbent to employ excellent interpersonal skills and be able to work effectively with individuals of diverse experience and skill level, including faculty, post docs, graduate students and undergraduates.  

To apply, please submit your application below or send CV and cover letter by email to Clare Tuma, HR Business Partner, at ctuma@carnegiescience.edu

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 Opportunity: Climate consequences of regional climate forcing

Department: DGE – Global Ecology

Salary: TBD Competitive Salary

Location: Stanford, CA

We seek to help develop a more general understanding of climate consequences of regional changes in climate forcing, both to contribute to fundamental climate science and to better inform decision making. We have done several studies showing that the same changes made in different places can have substantially different climate effects. For example, deforestation effects differ with latitude (Bala et al., PNAS, 2007), ocean heat flux effects vary with ocean basin (Praetorius et al., Nature Comm., 2018), and aerosol effects vary (by up to an order of magnitude!) with country of emission (Persad et al., Nature Comm., 2018). It is likely that attempts at regional-scale geoengineering would have global scale effects that would differ based on where and how that geoengineering occurred. Further, the spatial and temporal pattern of increased precipitation would vary with the location and timing of increased evaporation – as would the balance of lapse-rate vs cloud vs greenhouse-gas aspects.  Are there general theories that would allow the basic response of the climate system to different regional forcings to be predicted without running a climate model?

We are looking to hire one (or possibly two) postdoctoral research scientists who would undertake geophysical modeling to investigate issues raised by the comments above. The model used could be anything from a high-resolution local model to a coarse-resolution global model, depending on the problem being addressed, although we have been using primarily NCAR’s CESM for this sort of investigation.

This position will involve working with Ken Caldeira at the Carnegie Institution for Science Department of Global Ecology on the Stanford University campus, and other collaborators. In our group, we maintain an exciting collegial atmosphere, working in a diverse collection of people that includes climate modelers, energy-system analysts, assessment experts, and field researchers. It is assumed that the successful candidate will drive work in this broad area as their main research project, but will both rely on and contribute to collaborative relationships with other postdocs in our group, as well as external collaborators. We prefer candidates who will enrich the intellectual diversity of the research group and are actively interested in strengthening interdisciplinary connections within the focal areas of the research group.

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 regarding start date.  In there is a particularly strong candidate pool, more than one position could be offered under this posting.

Candidates with a PhD and a track record of success are encouraged to apply. General skills and ability, and interest in understanding the feasibility and consequences of various ocean engineering proposals, are more important than specific domain knowledge. Achievement in 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  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.

Additional information:

The Department of Global Ecology of the 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. To learn more about the Department of Global Ecology, visit https://dge.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 Opportunity: Geophysical modeling of ocean engineering proposals

Department: DGE – Global Ecology

Salary: TBD Competitive Salary

Location: Stanford, CA

There have been various proposals to generate electricity by exploiting the temperature difference between the ocean thermocline and the ocean surface (e.g., Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion, or OTEC). Further, there have been suggestions that global warming could be slowed by pumping heat from the surface ocean to the deeper ocean, or that thermal and/or chemical conditions suitable for coral reefs could be maintained through some ocean engineering efforts. It has also been suggested that ocean dead zones could be addressed by pumping oxygen-rich surface waters to anoxic regions at depth.

We are looking to hire a postdoctoral research scientist who would undertake geophysical modeling to address some of the issues raised by these proposals. We have done some initial highly-idealized modeling at unrealistic scale (e.g., Kwiatkowski, Ricke and Caldeira, 2015), and would like to understand whether those results apply to deployments at more plausible scale.  The model used could be anything from a high-resolution local model to a coarse-resolution global model, depending on the problem being addressed.

This position will involve working with Ken Caldeira at the Carnegie Institution for Science Department of Global Ecology on the Stanford University campus, and other collaborators. In our group, we maintain an exciting collegial atmosphere, working in a diverse collection of people that includes climate modelers, energy-system analysts, assessment experts, and field researchers. It is assumed that the successful candidate will drive this effort as their main research project but will collaborate with other postdocs both on this work and on their work. We prefer candidates who will enrich the intellectual diversity of the research group and are actively interested in strengthening interdisciplinary connections within the focal areas of the research group.

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 regarding start date.

Candidates with a PhD and a track record of success are encouraged to apply. General skills and ability, and interest in understanding the feasibility and consequences of various ocean engineering proposals, are more important than specific domain knowledge. Achievement in 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.eduhowever formal applications for employment must be submitted by clicking on the blue bar below.

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

Additional information:

The Department of Global Ecology of the 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. To learn more about the Department of Global Ecology, visit https://dge.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: 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.

Postdoctoral Associate

Department: EMB – Embryology

Salary: NIH-NRSA Stipend Scale

Location: Baltimore, MD

Description:

Postdoctoral Associates carry out research that explores the current frontiers of knowledge in basic biological science under the guidance of a Carnegie faculty member. A list of faculty, their areas of current research, and additional information is available at: emb.carnegiescience.edu.

They conceive, carry out and publish novel discoveries based on their research that contribute to human understanding of biological mechanisms and present these findings to the national and international scientific community.

Qualifications:

PhD degree and record of distinguished research accomplishments in a relevant discipline as documented by first-author publications, presentation of research at scientific meetings and letters of recommendation from leading scientists.

Additional information:

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