Staff Scientist in Petrology or Geo/Cosmochemistry

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Current state: Approved and Notify DPS Secretary
Department: Division of Earth and Planets (formerly DTM/GL)
City: Washington
State/Province: District of Columbia
Country: United States
Contact Person: Larry Nittler
Contact Email: [email protected]
Institution: Carnegie Institution for Science
Application Due Date: Tuesday, February 18 2020
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The Carnegie Institution for Science (Washington, DC campus) invites applications for a staff scientist in petrology or geo/cosmochemistry. We are particularly interested in candidates in research areas that will amplify our strengths in field and laboratory-based investigations, with an emphasis in igneous petrology, magmatic volatiles, or geo/cosmochemical approaches to investigate the origin and evolution of Earth and other rocky planets.  We encourage applications from those interested in cross-disciplinary areas that complement or expand our existing strengths in Earth, planetary, and exoplanet science.  We are committed to enhancing the diversity of our staff and welcome applications from individuals with a diverse set of experiences, backgrounds, and perspective.

The Carnegie Institution is a basic research organization committed to exploring intriguing scientific questions.  Carnegie staff scientists hold 12-month salaried appointments and pursue independent research supported by a combination of endowment and federal funds.  Staff scientists do not have teaching duties, but we place considerable emphasis on mentoring postdoctoral scholars.

Carnegie’s Department of Terrestrial Magnetism and Geophysical Laboratory are merging into a single division that will continue to provide staff scientists with the resources to pursue fundamental research on planet formation and evolution, including state-of-the-art experimental and analytical laboratories, computer clusters, and machine shop and electronics support.  In a separate ad, we are searching for a second staff scientist with interests in astronomy or planetary science. Information about our current research programs can be found at and  Our vision for interdisciplinary planetary research can be found at  Applicants should have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree and propose a world-class research program.

To apply, please submit (1) cover letter with the names of three references, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) list of publications, (4) abstracts of your two most relevant and important papers, (5) a 2-3 page summary of previous research, and (6) a research plan of up to 5 pages through the Apply Now button below.  You may email [email protected] with any questions.

Review of applications will begin immediately with a deadline of 18 February 2020.

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.