Job: Facilitator/Operations Specialist-Department of Global Ecology Research

Department: DGE – Global Ecology


Location: Stanford, CA

JOB TITLE:       Research Facilitator/Operations Specialist

LOCATION:      Department Global Ecology (DGE), Located in Stanford, CA

REPORTS TO:   Director of Global Ecology

The Carnegie Institution for Science ( is one of the nation’s premier organizations for basic scientific research. Its Department of Global Ecology ( plays a leading role in new science related to climate change, ocean acidification, climate-change impacts, large-scale ecological processes, biodiversity, and geoengineering. The laboratory is located on the campus of Stanford University.

The Carnegie Institution for Science, Department of Global Ecology is seeking applications for a research facilitator/operations specialist. The person who fills this position will be responsible for a broad range of operations and administrative support, including operations related to budgets, personnel management, scheduling, outreach, and events. This person will serve in two complementary roles: (1) as operations support for a group of five faculty members and their graduate students, technicians, and post-doctoral fellows; and (2) as operations and research support for the Carnegie Airborne Observatory team ( This position also plays a major role in defining the culture of the department, helping project our commitment to inclusivity, boldness, respect, and scientific rigor.


We are looking for an experienced individual with high attention to detail who is able to learn new skills on an ongoing basis and comfortable with the idea of continuously reshaping his/her skill set. The successful candidate should have excellent organizational and solid computer skills, solid writing, and the ability to work with a wide range of people. Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Word, etc.), along with database and report writing tools and knowledge of Google Apps (Gmail, Google Docs) are required.  Experience with software for HR, accounting, database, and website management are desired, as well as experience with event planning and public relations. Interest and experience in the science of global ecology, climate change, or biogeochemistry is a definite asset. Familiarity with academic and research environments and not-for profit organizations is also desirable.

The Carnegie Institution’s Department of Global Ecology offers a competitive salary and benefits package, dependent on experience.

Carnegie is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Carnegie Institution for Science has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity. In that spirit, we particularly encourage applications from women, members of ethnic minorities, and individuals with disabilities.

Only electronic applications submitted through this website will be considered.  No Recruiters and no telephone calls please.