GL – Geophysical Lab

Staff Scientist

Department: GL – Geophysical Lab

Salary: TBD

Location: Washington, DC

The Geophysical Laboratory of the Carnegie Institution for Science invites applications for a Staff Scientist position. We seek to hire a creative and exceptional early career scientist to develop and execute world-class research in areas that complement and strengthen the on-going research at the Laboratory. The Geophysical Laboratory fosters a collegial and vibrant research environment, and under the guidance of Director Michael Walter, staff scientists will have the freedom and support to explore the most compelling scientific questions.

Current research at the Geophysical Laboratory falls primarily within three overlapping thematic areas: Earth and Planetary Science, Astrobiology and the Origin of Life, and the Chemistry and Physics of Materials at Extreme Conditions. Synergies among these thematic areas, as well as links to many closely related research pursuits at Carnegie’s co-located Department of Terrestrial Magnetism, provide Geophysical Laboratory scientists with exceptional opportunities for collaboration.

World-class analytical, computational and experimental facilities, on campus and at off-campus Carnegie supported facilities, permit unparalleled access to matter at extreme conditions and to analysis of earth and planetary materials at micron and sub-micron scales. State-of-the-art in-house machining capabilities provide exceptional opportunities for staff to develop novel new techniques and methodologies.

Candidates are asked to submit a cover letter, a CV with a list of publications, a statement of research interests and ambitions, and the names and contact information for three references. Consideration of applications will begin on February 1, 2018 and will continue until the position has been filled.

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

The prospective researcher will work at the Geophysical Laboratory in Washington, DC and will receive 12 months of salary paid by the endowment of the Institution.  The Carnegie Institution for Science 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.

2018 Carnegie Fellowships for the Geophysical Laboratory

Department: GL – Geophysical Lab

Salary:

Location: Washington, DC

The Geophysical Laboratory of the Carnegie Institution of Washington invites applications for postdoctoral fellowships. The Geophysical Laboratory emphasizes interdisciplinary experimental and theoretical research in fields ranging from geoscience, microbiology, chemistry, to physics. The Laboratory supports world-class facilities in high-pressure research; organic, stable isotope and biogeochemistry; mineral physics and petrology; and astrobiology.

Carnegie Postdoctoral Fellowships are awarded once a year. The deadline for submitting an application is 1 December 2017 and the position begins the following summer or autumn.

Carnegie Fellowship applications must include a curriculum vitae, brief description of thesis research, three-to-five page research proposal, list of publications, and three letters of reference sent by those familiar with your work.

If you are not familiar with our current research, we suggest that you look at our recent publications listed on the website, Carnegie Institution Yearbooks, and/or speak with staff members and current postdoctoral associates.

The fellowship committee evaluates research proposals for evidence of original thinking and to determine a candidate’s ability to develop and carry out a research project that can be accomplished at the Laboratory. You are encouraged to contact a Geophysical Laboratory Staff Member about the suitability of your project.


Also, please see our listing of personnel, research areas, and major facilities.

Review of completed applications for a Carnegie fellowship submitted through this website will begin December 1, 2017. The position will remain open until filled.

The Carnegie Institution of Washington 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.

Beamline Scientist Position at HPCAT at the Advanced Photon Source

Department: GL – Geophysical Lab

Salary: TBD

Location: Argonne, IL

The Geophysical Laboratory, Carnegie Institution for Science (Carnegie), seeks applications for one Beamline Scientist in the field of high pressure synchrotron research at the High Pressure Collaborative Access Team (HPCAT) facility at the Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory.

One beamline scientist position is open for application at the High Pressure Collaborative Access Team (HPCAT) at the Advanced Photon Source (APS), Argonne National Laboratory. HPCAT operates Sector 16 at the APS, where four simultaneously operational beamlines have been developed and established with an array of x-ray probes optimized for high-pressure research using x-ray diffraction, x-ray spectroscopy, and x-ray imaging techniques. Among other programs at HPCAT, one major area for the Beamline Scientist is the high-pressure synchrotron research using Paris-Edinburgh presses. The responsibilities of the beamline scientist include developing and integrating novel high-pressure synchrotron techniques, supporting user programs, and conducting independent researches.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in physics, chemistry, materials science, Earth science, or a related field. The Beamline Scientist position requires a minimum of two-years work experience after Ph.D. at synchrotron beamlines and/or high-pressure laboratories.  The successful candidate is expected to have an outstanding research and development record as well as the ability to attract research funding and foster collaborative initiatives.  Applicants need to excellent relevant computer skills, organizational skills, verbal and written communication skills, and be able to work effectively both as a team player and independently. Experience in Paris-Edinburgh press and other high-pressure devices is desirable.

Interested parties can submit an application with a cover letter, curriculum vita, research interests, a list of publications, and names of at least three references, via the Carnegie website. Only complete applications submitted via this Carnegie website will be considered.  The search will start immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

The prospective researcher will be working at Carnegie’s HPCAT facility at the Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory.  The Carnegie Institution for Science 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 Associate Position at HPCAT at the Advanced Photon Source 11/17

Department: GL – Geophysical Lab

Salary: TBD

Location: Argonne, IL

The Geophysical Laboratory, Carnegie Institution for Science (Carnegie), seeks applications for one postdoctoral associate in the field of high pressure synchrotron research at the HPCAT facility at the Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory.  As a dedicated high-pressure synchrotron facility, HPCAT has developed an array of x-ray diffraction, x-ray spectroscopy, and x-ray imaging techniques suited for high-pressure research.  Successful candidates will work with the HPCAT team in synthesizing new materials, materials performance at extreme conditions, and materials metastability using synchrotron radiation together with the new development of high-pressure x-ray techniques such as time resolved techniques, multigrain crystallography, and/or high-energy diffraction microscopy.

The appointment is for one year, with possibility for a second year pending the progress and availability of funds. The position is available immediately, and will remain open until it is filled.

  • Minimum qualifications: A PhD in physics, chemistry, materials science or a related field is required at the time of appointment. Successful candidates are expected to be able to work in both independent and collaborative group environments.
  • Desired qualifications: A strong background in crystallography will be strongly favored. Research experience in high-pressure materials science and good skills in scientific software and diamond anvil cell technology will be considered advantages.

Interested parties can submit an application with a cover letter, curriculum vita, research interests, and names of at least three references, via the Carnegie website. Only complete applications submitted via this Carnegie website will be considered.

The prospective researcher will be working at Carnegie’s HPCAT facility at the Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory.  The Carnegie Institution for Science 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.