EMB – Embryology

Investigator – Assistant Professor level

Department: EMB – Embryology

Salary: TBD

Location: Baltimore, MD

The Carnegie’s Department of Embryology in Baltimore, Maryland seeks applications for an independent Investigator position (at the Assistant Professor level).

By utilizing existing model organisms and developing new ones, faculty in the department have pioneered tools enabling the study of a wide range of biological questions throughout its long history. Housed in the state of the art Maxine Singer Building next to the beautiful Wyman Park, the Department maintains shared advanced facilities that enable its scientists to employ existing and develop new technologies for their research. Candidates who develop and apply advanced computational, imaging, and genomic technologies to explore the frontiers of biology are encouraged to apply.

A current CV, 3-4-page research statement and three reference letters are required for the application. Consideration of applications will begin on October 15, 2017, but applications will continue to be accepted after this date.

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.

Carnegie Institution is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.

Administrative and Communications Coordinator

Department: EMB – Embryology

Salary:

Location: Baltimore, MD

EMB is seeking an Administrative and Communications Coordinator to play a critical role in supporting and executing the Department Director’s vision for advancing the department and utilizing online tools and platforms to effectively communicate EMB’s broad breadth of science.

The position is full-time and reports to the Department Director. Through effective execution of wide-ranging and multi-faceted administrative duties, this position supports the director in two key areas: 1) Administration and 2) Communications and Digital Media.

The ideal applicant must have strong administrative and project management skills, the ability to work independently and with others, and the ability to work with multiple partners at all levels. This position will support the director in scheduling and managing a calendar of commitments and being the department liaison with the Headquarters’ fundraising, marketing and development.

Additionally, the ideal applicant must have a 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 EMB website, the regular e-newsletter, and the department’s various social media accounts. Experience in science writing a plus.

The Administrative and Communications Coordinator will be working alongside scientists to translate their discoveries and experiences to the web using the appropriate type of digital communication applications in order to make their research 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 EMB stays at the forefront of online science communication.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Design, write, and produce regular e-newsletter for EMB
  • Run EMB’s Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube social media accounts
  • Maintain and update content on EMB’s website
  • Work with our scientists to write editorial content for the website
  • Provide social media coverage of department events and conferences
  • Help plan and manage external events
  • Coordinate with the Headquarters with all activities
  • Support the Director with all department related scientific or management duties.

Qualifications

  • A Bachelors Degree in business, communications, literature, journalism, media relations, or equivalent experience required
  • Ability to work well under pressure, as well as manage multiple priorities and projects effectively
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Good research and analytical skills
  • Compelling storyteller with strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Be a successful team player, and also highly driven and capable of working alone
  • Experience in science writing a strong plus
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, G Suite, and CMS platforms such as Drupal, WordPress, or Squarespace, HTML, CSS, and other web based programming languages a plus
  • Experience running email campaigns and newsletters
  • Commitment to remain at the forefront of online communication advancements

A resume, cover letter, and names of three people who can be contacted for recommendation should be submitted through the “Apply Now” link.  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 – Farber Lab

Department: EMB – Embryology

Salary: NIH-NRSA Stipend Scale

Location: Baltimore, MD

Job Summary:

A postdoctoral position to identify small molecules and genetic pathways that regulate lipid metabolism is available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Steven Farber at the Carnegie Institution for Science, Department of Embryology, in Baltimore, MD.

The position requires a highly-motivated applicant with a strong interest in questions of lipid metabolism. The position involves conducting a state-of-the-art pharmacogenetic screen for modifiers of lipoprotein metabolism and studies at the cellular and subcellular levels to characterize zebrafish with mutations in genes affecting digestive organ lipid uptake, metabolism, transport and storage.

The Farber laboratory performs studies at the nexus of cell biology, metabolism and digestive physiology.  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 CV, statement of research interest, and contact information for three references are required to apply.

Additional information:

The Department of Embryology is one of six departments comprising the Carnegie Institution for Science. The department functions as a private, non-profit research institute affiliated with the Johns Hopkins University and is located adjacent to the JHU Homewood campus in Baltimore, MD. The department consists of 10 laboratories studying a variety of questions in cell and developmental biology. For more information about the Department, visit https://emb.carnegiescience.edu/

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

Postdoctoral Fellow/Research Associate

Department: EMB – Embryology

Salary: NIH-NRSA Stipend Scale

Location: Baltimore, MD

Description:

Postdoctoral Fellows/Research 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:

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.

Staff Associate

Department: EMB – Embryology

Salary: TBD

Location: Baltimore, MD

The Department of Embryology announces an open Staff Associate position.

History:

The Department of Embryology at the Carnegie Institution for Science, located on the campus of Johns Hopkins University, is focused on developmental biology, cell and genome biology, evolution, and tool building. Our department was the first in the country to establish a Staff Associate Program, in the late 1970s. This program supports a small cadre of exceptionally talented young scientists who may have just finished their Ph.D. or who may be at an early stage of postdoctoral training. These individuals are chosen because they have developed exciting ideas for addressing important biological problems. The freedom and independence provided by a Staff Associate position allows explorations of higher risk, higher payoff long term projects. The success of the program is evident from the long and distinguished history of successful scientists who began their careers with us.

Because of the ‘off-the-beaten path’ nature of such creative work, it may be difficult to obtain funding or to identify suitable labs to pursue these ideas. Our Associates pursue their ideas as independent junior faculty members, within their own research space in the department. The diverse and vibrant environment, with elite fellow scientists and their labs, stimulates original and critical thinking. With no distractions from research, the Staff Associates work at the bench with technicians and/or postdoctoral fellows.

Additional information about the program and the department may be found at: https://emb.carnegiescience.edu/join-us/staff-associate-program.

Job Summary:

A Staff Associate will pursue highly original and innovative biological research. The successful candidate is expected to present their findings publicly to the national and international scientific community through the publication of their research results in peer-reviewed journals and at scientific meetings and conferences. After five years, the Staff Associates are expected to move on to mid-level independent investigator positions in academia, government, and industry settings.

Requirements:

-Ph.D., M.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degree

-Record of distinguished, creative, and independent research accomplishments as documented by first-author publications in peer-reviewed journals and presentation of research at scientific meetings.

-Three letters of recommendation from scientists familiar with the candidate’s scientific career. One letter should be from the candidate’s graduate or postdoctoral mentor.

To Apply:

Applicants should apply online at: https://jobs.carnegiescience.edu/jobs/emb/. Only complete applications submitted via this website will be considered. Required information will include: a cover letter, current CV, a two-page research statement, and three letters of reference. Instruction for submitting the reference letters will be provided to you upon completion of the online application form. Leading candidates will be invited to visit our Department this coming fall for an interview and to present a seminar about their work and their plans.

Application Deadline:

Consideration of applications will begin after September 30, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.

The Carnegie Institution is a private, none for profit research Institution founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1902. Carnegie’s Department of Embryology is situated on the Johns Hopkins Homewood campus. This offers ample opportunities for collaborative research.

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.