DTM – Terrestrial Magnetism

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.

Postdoctoral Position in Presolar Grains at the Carnegie Institution for Science

Department: DTM – Terrestrial Magnetism

Salary:

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

The Department of Terrestrial Magnetism invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral research position to conduct studies on the origin of presolar stardust grains in meteorites. The primary focus will be on isotopic measurements by secondary ion mass spectrometry (Cameca NanoSIMS 50L) and resonance ionization mass spectrometry (Univ. of Chicago CHILI) and the interpretation of isotopic data in the context of astrophysical models. Additional work will involve Raman and infrared spectroscopy, and focused ion beam preparation of samples for transmission electron microscopy and synchrotron transmission X-ray microscopy. Required qualifications for the position include a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline and experience in one or more of these techniques.  Applications should be submitted online and should include a curriculum vitae and list of publications, description of thesis research, and contact information for three professional references. Submission details are available when you click on “Apply Now.” Review of the applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Please address any questions you have to Dr. Larry Nittler.  The Carnegie Institution is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status. Women and minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply.