DTM – Terrestrial Magnetism

Staff Accountant

Department: DTM – Terrestrial Magnetism

Salary:

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

The Department of Terrestrial Magnetism of the Carnegie Institution for Science seeks a Staff Accountant responsible for various accounting tasks necessary to sustain departmental business operations.

Job Duties:

  • All aspects of account payable functions.
  • Review and audit travel expense reports.
  • Reconciliation of balance sheet accounts.
  • Setup assets and track equipment.
  • Produce reports and explanations to be used for financial analysis.
  • Assist with annual audits.
  • Prepare and enter journal entries for actual and budgeted transactions.
  • Oversee federal and private grant budget management.

Accountabilities:

Daily Achievement:  Coordinate and complete the above routine job duties in a reasonable time with self-motivation and minimal supervision.

Intermediate Range Achievement:

Become familiar with the organization’s accounting system to produce a variety of reports and carry out other office assignments efficiently.

Long Range Achievement:

Become proficient and work independently to meet monthly and year-end reporting deadlines, and to show initiative in fulfilling duties and expanding job skills.

Qualifications:

Candidate should have a BS in accounting/finance and grant management with at least five years of hands-on experience in subject field.  Candidate should also have strong accounting, analytical, technical, and organizational skills.

Click on Apply Now link below to submit your application.  Please include in your cover letter the names of at least three people who can be contacted for letters of reference.

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.

 

Communications & Digital Media Coordinator

Department: DTM – Terrestrial Magnetism

Salary:

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

The Department of Terrestrial Magnetism (DTM), Carnegie Institution for Science, is seeking a Communications and Digital Media coordinator to play a critical role in utilizing online tools and platforms to effectively communicate DTM’s broad breadth of science.

The ideal applicant must have strong communications strategy and messaging skills, as well as an eye for design and eagerness to take on new tasks. The position requires writing, designing, and managing content for the DTM website, the monthly e-newsletter, and the department’s various social media accounts. Experience in science writing a plus, but not required.

The Communications and Digital Media Coordinator will be working alongside world-renowned scientists doing extraordinary research translating their publications, discoveries, and experiences to the web using the appropriate type of digital communication applications in order to make their life’s work accessible to various audiences, both academic and general, in the most creative way possible. The successful candidate should excel in an evolving digital landscape to ensure DTM stays at the forefront of online science communication.

About DTM

DTM is a non-profit, scientific research organization located in Northwest, Washington, DC.  Scientists at DTM bring the perspective of several disciplines to answer broad questions. DTM’s name comes from its original role to chart the Earth’s magnetic field, which was largely accomplished by 1929. DTM has since evolved to reflect the growing multi-disciplinary nature of the Earth, planetary, and astronomical sciences. Today, the historic goal has broadened to understand not only the physical Earth, but our solar system and beyond.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Design, write, and produce monthly e-newsletter via MailChimp for DTM
  • Run DTM’s Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube social media accounts
  • Maintain and update content on DTM’s website
  • Work with our scientists to write editorial content for the website
  • Design websites and collateral for research projects, proposals, events. etc.
  • Track and report engagement metrics for DTM’s digital communications
  • Provide social media coverage of campus events and conferences
  • Help plan and manage campus-wide events
  • Learn new digital tools, implement them in your work, and onboard fellow employees

Qualifications

  • A degree in communications, journalism, media relations, or equivalent experience required
  • Compelling storyteller with strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, MailChimp, G Suite, and CMS platforms such as Drupal, WordPress, and Squarespace
  • Fluency in copyediting and AP style guidelines
  • Ability to work well under pressure, as well as manage multiple priorities and projects effectively
  • Excellent attention to detail and upholding visual and verbal identity
  • Good research and analytical skills
  • Experience running email campaigns and newsletters
  • Be a successful team-player, and also highly driven and capable of working alone
  • Commitment to remain at the forefront of online communication advancements
  • Experience encouraged, but not required: HTML, CSS, UX/UE design skills, science writing, and/or event management

A C.V., cover letter, and names of three people who can be contacted for letters of recommendation should be submitted through the “Apply Now” link by 22 June 2017.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status.

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Department: DTM – Terrestrial Magnetism

Salary:

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

The Department of Terrestrial Magnetism (DTM), Carnegie Institution for Science, seeks a highly qualified and motivated postdoctoral research scientist with a geologic background in computational geophysical fluid dynamics, whose primary responsibility will be to develop new codes to study carbon transport in numerical models of fluid flow in subduction zones. The ideal candidate will work in collaboration with DTM researchers Erik Hauri, Cian Wilson, and Peter van Keken and Columbia University researchers Marc Spiegelman and Peter Kelemen, and should have skills and experience in the areas of shell scripting, C/C++, Python, Fortran and/or Perl. We hope to find an individual who is excited about the opportunity to conduct collaborative, guided research at the interface of numerical modeling, geochemistry, and geophysics. The postdoctoral research position is funded by the Deep Carbon Observatory for 2 years, and the application will remain open until filled.

A C.V., cover letter containing a statement of interest in the position, and three letters of recommendation should be submitted through the Apply Now link below by 1 July 2017. Address any questions you have to dtmposition@carnegiescience.edu. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status.

IT Specialist and Scientific Programmer

Department: DTM – Terrestrial Magnetism

Salary:

Location: Department of Terrestrial Magnetism, Carnegie Science

We are looking to hire a highly qualified and motivated computational scientist whose primary responsibility will be to provide information technology support for the DTM astronomy group, but who is also willing and capable to support the scientific endeavors of the group. The ideal candidate will work in collaboration with other departmental IT staff and should have experience in at least some subset of the following areas: Local Area Networking, Virtualized Infrastructure, Systems Administration (Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, Linux), and Active Directory. In addition, programming skills are desired in the areas of shell scripting, Fortran, C, Python, and/or Perl. Familiarity with IRAF and IDL is also a plus. We hope to find an individual who is excited about the opportunity to also provide scientific support for DTM astronomy group efforts, such as exoplanet, outer solar system, and circumstellar disk observations, and planet formation modeling (see DTM Astronomy and Astrophysics). Preference will be given to candidates with undergraduate and/or graduate degree(s) in the physical sciences, though those with computational science degrees will also be considered.

A C.V., cover letter containing a statement of interest in the position, and the names of three people who can be contacted for letters of recommendation should be submitted through the “Apply Now” link by 1 July 2017. Address any questions you have to dtmposition@carnegiescience.edu. 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.