Job: Staff Associate

Department: DPB – Plant Biology

Salary: DOE

Location: Stanford, California

Young investigator position at Carnegie Institution for Science, Department of Plant Biology

The Department of Plant Biology is seeking applications for the position of Staff Associate. The Staff Associate is a young investigator position intended to nurture scientists during their most creative years. We are broadly interested in junior scientists who show great potential for developing a rigorous research program in cutting-edge plant sciences. The successful candidate is expected to lead an independent research group and interact synergistically with current department faculty members, who study a variety of systems (cyanobacteria, algae, Arabidopsis and maize) using a wide range of technologies and methods (biochemical, genomic, proteomic, cell biological and computational and data sciences).

A Ph.D. in science is required for all candidates. Postdoctoral experience is not required for outstanding candidates.

To apply, qualified candidates should submit a Cover Letter, CV, Description of Research Accomplishments and Future Research Plans all in one PDF file, and contact information of three references, on the website at:

For additional queries, please send an email to:

Review of applications will start on February 1, 2019, but the position will remain open until filled.

Additional information:

The Department of Plant Biology of Carnegie Institution is located on the campus of Stanford University. Formerly known as the Carnegie Institution of Washington, the Carnegie Institution for Science is a U.S.-based non-profit, private endowment. Andrew Carnegie founded the Carnegie Institution of Washington in 1902 as an organization for scientific discovery to serve as a home to exceptional individuals—men and women—with imagination and extraordinary dedication capable of working at the cutting edge of their fields. Today, Carnegie scientists work in six scientific departments on the west and east Coasts and at the Las Camapanas Observatory in Chile. Carnegie investigators are leaders in the fields of plant biology, developmental biology, earth and planetary sciences, astronomy, and global ecology. The Department of Plant Biology has state-of-the-art facilities for microscopy/imaging and mass spectrometry as well as molecular genetic studies of plants. To learn more about the Department of Plant Biology, visit

Carnegie is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, disability or any other protected status in accordance with applicable laws.