Job: Postdoctoral Research Associate

Department: DTM – Terrestrial Magnetism


Location: Carnegie Institution for Science, Broad Branch Road, Washington, DC

The Department of Terrestrial Magnetism of the Carnegie Institution for Science seeks a highly qualified and motivated postdoctoral research scientist to develop a better understanding of the geochemical evolution of the Earth’s mantle and crust using geodynamical and geochemical modeling.

The postdoc will work primarily with DTM researchers Peter van Keken and Erik Hauri. This project is funded for two years by NSF CSEDI with the primary goal to improve understanding of the geochemical consequences of geodynamical models of planetary-scale mantle convection, in an interdisciplinary and collaborative environment. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in geodynamical modeling, geochemical modeling, or both. Experience in Python and shell scripting on linux computers is essential; experience with C++, Fortran, and/or parallel computing is a plus. The successful candidate will become part of an active solid Earth geophysics and geochemistry group that has ten staff scientists and several postdocs that study the structure, composition, and dynamics of the Earth and solar system.

A C.V., cover letter with a statement of interest in the position, and three letters of recommendation should be submitted through the “Apply Now” link below by November 1, 2017. Please address any questions regarding this position to Peter van Keken ( and/or Erik Hauri ( 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.