DTM – Terrestrial Magnetism

Membership Manager

Department: DTM – Terrestrial Magnetism

Salary:

Location: Carnegie Science, Broad Branch Road campus, NW, Washington, DC

The Geochemical Society is a not-for-profit scientific society founded to encourage the application of geochemistry to improving our understanding of the Earth and solar system. Membership is international and diverse in background and includes 4,000 scientists and students from around the world. The society promotes understanding of geochemistry through an annual conference, publication of a peer-reviewed journal and electronic newsletter, awards programs recognizing significant accomplishments in the field, and student development programs. The Geochemical Society’s offices are located on the Broad Branch Road campus of the Carnegie Institution for Science in NW Washington, DC.

Overview

The membership manager has primary responsibility for all processes and communications associated with the society’s members. He or she will also serve as the editorial assistant for the society’s peer-reviewed journal. This is an excellent early career opportunity for candidates interested in association management and/or the geological sciences.

Responsibilities
Membership

  • Manage the membership application and renewal process using the society’s association management system
  • Collaborate on membership recruitment and renewal campaigns
  • Use a data-driven approach to evaluate the effectiveness of campaigns and progress toward membership goals
  • Take responsibility for accuracy of all data related to the society’s membership program
  • Maintain and update membership records, mailing lists, and email distribution lists
  • Correspond with donors and track donations
  • Develop materials that highlight the value of membership in the society

Publications

  • Monitor manuscripts submitted to the society’s journal and communicate with editors regularly
  • Organize pieces of weekly electronic newsletter
  • Update association social media pages and website
  • Communicate with members about society news and developments in the geochemistry community

Other Programs

  • Assist with scheduling of meetings for boards and committees
  • Provide support for society conferences and awards
  • Fulfill product orders and handle various office management tasks

Requirements

The qualified candidate must possess good verbal and written communication skills; strong organizational skills with high attention to detail; and proficiency in common office software, particularly Excel. Experience with Abila’s NetFORUM system preferred. Must be collaborative, solution focused, and entrepreneurial. The candidate should be comfortable navigating the Internet and using social media platforms. A bachelor’s degree and 2 or more years of work experience are required (work experience during college will be considered). Occasional travel may be required. Applicants with a background in the earth sciences are encouraged to apply.  Applications should include the names and contact information of 3 references and should be submitted online here through the Apply Now link.

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 Research Associate

Department: DTM – Terrestrial Magnetism

Salary:

Location: Carnegie Institution for Science, Broad Branch Road, Washington, DC

The Department of Terrestrial Magnetism of the Carnegie Institution for Science seeks a highly qualified and motivated postdoctoral research scientist to develop a better understanding of the geochemical evolution of the Earth’s mantle and crust using geodynamical and geochemical modeling.

The postdoc will work primarily with DTM researchers Peter van Keken and Erik Hauri. This project is funded for two years by NSF CSEDI with the primary goal to improve understanding of the geochemical consequences of geodynamical models of planetary-scale mantle convection, in an interdisciplinary and collaborative environment. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in geodynamical modeling, geochemical modeling, or both. Experience in Python and shell scripting on linux computers is essential; experience with C++, Fortran, and/or parallel computing is a plus. The successful candidate will become part of an active solid Earth geophysics and geochemistry group that has ten staff scientists and several postdocs that study the structure, composition, and dynamics of the Earth and solar system.

A C.V., cover letter with a statement of interest in the position, and three letters of recommendation should be submitted through the “Apply Now” link below by November 1, 2017. Please address any questions regarding this position to Peter van Keken (pvankeken@carnegiescience.edu) and/or Erik Hauri (ehauri@carnegiescience.edu). The Carnegie Institution is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status.

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Department: DTM – Terrestrial Magnetism

Salary:

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

The Department of Terrestrial Magnetism of the Carnegie Institution for Science seeks a highly qualified and motivated postdoctoral research scientist to develop new and improve existing models for computational geodynamics. The prime responsibility of this position that is funded for two years is to improve the parallel scaling of Fortran and C/C++ based codes using PETSc for applications in mantle convection, including the dynamics of subduction zones and mantle plumes.

The postdoc will work primarily with DTM researchers Peter van Keken and Cian Wilson in collaboration with Columbia University researcher Marc Spiegelman. The ideal candidate is a computational scientist with extensive experience in parallel computing using MPI and PETSc, is skilled in programming in C/C++, Fortran, and Python, and has experience with finite element methods. Experience with FEniCS is a plus. The successful candidate will become part of an active solid Earth geophysics group that has five staff scientists and several postdocs that specialize in seismology, geodesy, and geodynamics.

A C.V., cover letter with a statement of interest in the position, and three letters of recommendation should be submitted through the “Apply Now” link below by November 1, 2017. Please address any questions regarding this position to Peter van Keken (pvankeken@carnegiescience.edu). The Carnegie Institution is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status.

Postdoctoral Fellowships at the Department of Terrestrial Magnetism

Department: DTM – Terrestrial Magnetism

Salary:

Location: Carnegie Science, Broad Branch Road campus, NW, Washington, DC

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

Astronomy and planetary science at DTM focuses on the origin and evolution of stars and planets. We are seeking theorists and observers working in the fields of star and planet formation, extrasolar planet detection and characterization, planetary astronomy, and astrochemistry.   DTM staff scientists Alan Boss and John Chambers head the theoretical effort to understand the formation of stellar and planetary systems. Paul Butler is a leader in the spectroscopic search for extrasolar planets. Alycia Weinberger observes circumstellar disks, including nearby debris and protoplanetary disks. Scott Sheppard studies small, primordial bodies in our Solar System.  Astronomy fellows are eligible to apply for time at Carnegie’s Las Campanas Observatory in Chile, including the twin 6.5-m Magellan telescopes. Scientific computing resources available to the campus include the Carnegie Memex cluster in addition to local computing resources.

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

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

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

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in a relevant field by the time of appointment and a promising record of research and publication. Fellows are expected to begin in Fall 2018. A C.V., list of publications, short description of thesis research, brief (2-3 page) statement of research plans during the postdoctoral fellowship, and three letters of recommendation by those familiar with your work should be submitted online here (Apply Now) by 1 December 2017.  Creativity in the proposed research figures heavily in the evaluation of the application.  Address any questions you have to dtmfellowships@carnegiescience.edu.  The Carnegie Institution is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status.