Thread: Staff Scientist in Geophysics, Geochemistry, and/or Cosmochemistry

Started: 2016-05-18 23:38:24
Last activity: 2016-05-18 23:38:24
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Lara Wagner
Department of Terrestrial Magnetism, Carnegie Institution for Science

The Department of Terrestrial Magnetism (DTM) at the Carnegie Institution for Science seeks applicants for the position of Staff Scientist in the broad categories of geophysics, geochemistry, and/or cosmochemistry. We are particularly interested in innovative researchers whose observations help to constrain the role of fluids (e.g., water, other volatiles, melt) in: the past and present evolution of the solid Earth; the formation and early development of Earth’s atmosphere; and/or the origin of volatiles on Earth and other rocky planets. Subfields of interest include, but are not limited to, geodesy, geo/cosmochemistry, magnetotellurics, noble gases, remote sensing, seismology, and/or astrochemistry. Applicants who integrate across traditional boundaries are particularly encouraged to apply. The applicant should complement existing strengths within the Department ( We especially encourage applications from early career scientists and from members of traditionally underrepresented groups.

The Carnegie Institution is a basic research organization with a history of innovative instrumentation development. DTM staff scientists hold 12-month salaried appointments and pursue independent research supported by a combination of endowment and federal funds. DTM staff scientists do not have teaching duties, but we place considerable emphasis on the mentoring of postdoctoral scholars.

Applications should be submitted through and should include curriculum vitae, a brief statement of research plans, and abstracts from the applicant's three most important papers. Please also provide the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of three professional referees, whose letters may be requested by DTM. Review of the applications will begin on August 1, 2016. Please contact the chair of the search committee Lara Wagner with any questions regarding this position by email at lwagner<at> 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.

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