GL – Geophysical Lab

Archives Technical Assistant, Part-Time

Department: GL – Geophysical Lab

Salary: $19/hour

Location: Washington, DC

Carnegie Institution for Science seeks applications for a part-time Archives Technical Assistant.  The Assistant will perform tasks essential to the organization, management, and promotion of the archives of Carnegie’s Geophysical Laboratory and Department of Terrestrial Magnetism.  The Assistant will work under the supervision of the campus Librarian. Responsibilities of the Assistant will include:

  • Boxing, foldering, and labeling archival records and photographs
  • Performing basic archival preservation work such as removing paper clips and staples
  • Making preservation photocopies of documents and newspaper clippings
  • Digitizing photographs and documents
  • Conducting initial inspections and preparing inventories of new acquisitions per collection policies
  • Creating and editing collection control records in Microsoft Access, Excel, and FileMaker Pro databases
  • Uploading digital content to a Digital Asset Management system and creating metadata according to established standards
  • Moving and reshelving materials
  • Ordering archival supplies
  • Helping department staff organize displays and exhibitions for BBR Neighborhood Lectures and other public outreach events
  • Contributing to social media and department websites to promote awareness of Carnegie’s history
  • Performing other duties including assistance with special projects as needed

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree is required. Advanced degree a plus.
  • Coursework or demonstrated experience in historical research, records management, library/information science, archival studies, or museum studies

Knowledge and Skill Requirements:

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to interpret and apply policies and procedures
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively on a small team
  • Proficiency with MS Access, MS Excel, FileMaker Pro, or other database management applications
  • Neat, legible handwriting
  • Accuracy in data entry and proofreading
  • Ability to pack, lift, and move boxes weighing up to 30 lbs
  • Ability to climb an 8-step ladder to reach high shelves

Background or interest in the sciences would be an asset.

Hours:       16 hours/week.  Flexible scheduling.  This is a temporary, 18-month position.

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

This position will work at the Geophysical Laboratory, Carnegie Institution for Science, Washington, D.C. location.  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 – Metastable Materials 10/17

Department: GL – Geophysical Lab

Salary: TBD

Location: Washington, DC

The Geophysical Laboratory, Carnegie Institution for Science, seeks applications for a postdoctoral position in the field of materials synthesis and characterization. The position will focus on using solid-state methodologies and computational prediction tools, including high-pressure and high-temperature conditions, to create metastable materials using precursor-based pathways. The successful candidate will work closely in a team comprised of experimental/computational chemists, physicists and materials scientists.

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

Desired qualifications:  Candidates should be familiar with solid-state synthesis methodologies. Experience with high-pressure techniques including laser-heated diamond anvil cells and/or large-volume press techniques, as well characterization tools such as Raman / infrared spectroscopies and powder / single-crystal X-ray diffraction is desirable. Some familiarity with computational prediction tools, including density functional theory-based methods, would be beneficial. Successful candidates are expected to be able to work in both independent and collaborative group environments.

The appointment is for one year, with possibility for a second 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, resumé or 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 Geophysical Laboratory, Carnegie Institution, Washington, DC. 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.