EPL – Earth and Planets Laboratory

Part-time Research Scientist

Department: EPL – Earth and Planets Laboratory

Salary:

Location: Washington, DC

The Earth and Planets Laboratory, Carnegie Institution for Science, seeks applications for a part time research scientist focused on the study of the fundamental physics of ferroelectric and multiferroic materials using first-principles based methods. The successful scientist will use density functional theory to compute and optimize properties of new and known materials to compare with experiments and design better materials.  An experimental component of the research is also possible, using optical, X-ray, magnetic, and dielectric measurements to better understand and improve materials.

Minimum qualifications for skills/experience/education:

  1.  PhD.
  2.  experience with density functional theory (DFT), particularly quantum espresso
  3.  experience with Quantum Monte Carlo, particularly the code QMCPACK
  4.  a thorough understanding of condensed matter science (chemistry, physics, materials  science, or mineral physics)
  5.  good writing and communication skills
  6.  a proven publication record
  7.  experience using DODHPC computers and ability to immediately activate an account
  8.  be able to start in July 2020
  9.  must be U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident residing in the United States.

Only complete applications submitted via this website will be considered.

Prospective researchers will telework to the Earth and Planets Laboratory, Carnegie Institution for Science, Washington, DC. 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 Fellow–Ferroelectrics

Department: EPL – Earth and Planets Laboratory

Salary:

Location: Washington, DC

The Earth and Planets Laboratory, Carnegie Institution for Science, seeks applications for a postdoctoral position focused on the study of the fundamental physics of ferroelectric and multiferroic materials using first-principles based methods.  The successful scientist will use density functional theory to compute and optimize properties of new and known materials to compare with experiments and design better materials.  An experimental component of the research is also possible, using optical, X-ray, magnetic, and dielectric measurements to better understand and improve materials.

Minimum qualifications for skills/experience/education:

  1. Ph.D.
  2.  experience with density functional theory (DFT)
  3.  a thorough understanding of condensed matter science (chemistry, physics, materials science, or mineral physics)
  4.  good writing and communication skills
  5.  a proven publication record

Desired qualifications:

  1.  experience with first-principles molecular dynamics is highly desirable
  2.  we are a multidisciplinary laboratory, so interest in the broad range of research at the Earth & Planets Laboratory is desirable

The appointment is intended for one year, with the possibility for an additional year pending progress and availability of funds. The position is available immediately and will remain open until filled.  Interested parties should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae (including publications), statement of research interests, and contact information for three references.

Only complete applications submitted via this Carnegie website will be considered.

Prospective researchers will work at the Earth and Planets Laboratory, Carnegie Institution for Science, Washington, DC.  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 Fellow — Carbon-Based Materials

Department: EPL – Earth and Planets Laboratory

Salary: TBD

Location: Washington, D.C.

The Earth and Planets Laboratory, Carnegie Institution for Science, seeks applications for a postdoctoral position focused on the synthesis and characterization of novel carbon-based materials. The position will focus on using high-pressure and high-temperature conditions to synthesize and characterize unique diamond-like crystalline carbon compounds with high strength/hardness and tunable electronic structures including semiconductors and superconductors. The successful candidate will work closely in a team comprised of experimental and computational physicists, chemists, and materials scientists. Please refer questions to tstrobel@carnegiescience.edu.

Minimum qualifications:  A PhD in physics, chemistry, materials science or a related field is the requirement for this position.

Desired qualifications:  Expertise in solid-state physics and chemistry, including synthesis and characterization of electrical transport and magnetic properties, including superconductivity. Understanding of high-pressure techniques including laser-heated diamond anvil cells and/or large-volume press techniques is desirable. The successful candidate is expected to be able to work in both independent and collaborative group environments.

The appointment is intended for one year, with the possibility for up to two additional years pending progress and availability of funds. The position is expected to be available starting Fall 2020, and will remain open until filled. Interested parties should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae (including publications), statement of research interests, and contact information for a minimum of three references.

Prospective researchers will work at the Earth and Planets Laboratory, Carnegie Institution for Science, Washington, DC. 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.

Carnegie Institution for Science – Building Engineer

Department: EPL – Earth and Planets Laboratory

Salary:

Location: Carnegie Science, 5241 Broad Branch Road, N.W., Washington, DC 20015

The Broad Branch Road campus of Carnegie Science is seeking a qualified candidate for a position as a building engineer.  The position involves tasks of a skilled nature necessary for the operation, maintenance, repair, and improvement of campus buildings and mechanical equipment. This is an essential employee classification that requires the ability to respond to after-hour emergencies such as fire, flooding, severe weather conditions (including but not limited to snow and ice removal), power outages and other situations as requested. Required weekend and holiday building checks will be shared on a rotating schedule. This is a non-exempt position.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

High school diploma or general education degree (GED).

Five (5) years of general experience in Trades and Maintenance including two (2) years of commercial experience in building automation HVAC systems including chillers, cooling tower and boilers, Fire and Life Safety Systems, fire pumps, automatic transfer switches, monthly generator testing, electrical, plumbing maintenance, and minor carpentry.

D.C. 3rd Class Steam Engineer license.

CERTIFICATION and/or LICENSES

Universal CFC certification. Trade license or other vocational training. Valid drivers license and satisfactory driving record.

OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES

Working knowledge of Siemens Building Automation Systems. Basic skills necessary to operate a computer for general day-to-day work and communications. Physical requirements include stooping, standing, climbing stairs/ladders, and ability to lift/carry heavy loads of 50 lbs.

Required documents for the application are:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume (which includes contact information for three references)

To submit an application, click below on “Apply Now.” Only complete applications submitted via this website will be considered.  Applications will be reviewed as they arrive.  A background check will be performed as part of the hiring process.

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.