Carnegie Fellowships for the Geophysical Laboratory
Geophysical Laboratory - Carnegie Institution for Science
September 23, 2018
Earth and Environmental Sciences: Geoscience, Earth and Environmental Sciences: Planetary Sciences, Physics: Astrophysics
The Geophysical Laboratory invites applications for Carnegie Postdoctoral Fellowships. Current research at the Geophysical Laboratory falls primarily within three overlapping thematic areas: Earth and Planetary Science, Astrobiology and the Origin of Life, and the Chemistry and Physics of Materials at Extreme Conditions. Synergies among these thematic areas, as well as links to many closely related research pursuits at Carnegie’s co-located Department of Terrestrial Magnetism, provide Carnegie Fellows with exceptional opportunities for collaboration.
Investigations in earth and planetary sciences focus on the origin and evolution of earth and the terrestrial planets, core formation in planetary bodies, planetary melting and differentiation and the structure and dynamics of planetary interiors. Astrobiology focuses on the conditions and reactions necessary for life to emerge and be sustained on planetary bodies and the detection of life on and in extraterrestrial objects and ancient earth. Studies of the physics and chemistry of materials focus on understanding material behavior at extreme conditions, and the development of new synthesis pathways for novel materials and the design of property-specific materials from first principles.
World-class experimental and analytical facilities at the Geophysical Laboratory permit unparalleled access to matter at extreme conditions and to analysis of earth and planetary materials at micron and sub-micron scales. In addition, scientific computing resources available to the campus include the Carnegie Memex cluster (2500+ cores) as well as local computing resources. Carnegie Fellowships also provide funding for conference and meeting travel, and for the publication of results from postdoctoral work. Please see our listing of personnel, research areas, and major facilities for more information.
Applicants should have a PhD in a relevant field by the time of appointment and a promising record of research and publication. Fellowship applications must include a curriculum vitae, list of publications, brief description of thesis research, brief (2-3 page) statement of research plans during the fellowship, and three letters of reference sent by those familiar with your work. The fellowship committee evaluates research proposals for evidence of original thinking and creativity to determine a candidate’s ability to develop and carry out a research project at the Laboratory. You are encouraged to contact a Geophysical Laboratory Staff Member about the suitability of your project.
Completed applications for a Carnegie fellowship should be submitted through the Apply Now link on our website. Evaluation of completed applications submitted through the website will begin December 1, 2018 with interviews beginning in January, 2019.Successful candidates may begin their fellowships between July 1 and December 31, 2019.
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.
About Geophysical Laboratory - Carnegie Institution for Science
Andrew Carnegie founded the Carnegie Institution of Washington (“Carnegie”) in 1902 as an organization for scientific discovery. His intention was for the institution to be home to exceptional individuals—men and women with imagination and extraordinary dedication capable of working at the cutting edge of their fields. The Carnegie Institution of Washington is an independent, nonprofit 501(c)3 institution.
Carnegie is headquartered in Washington, DC and has six departments located in 4 cities: the Department of Terrestrial Magnetism and Geophysical Laboratory in Washington, DC; the Department of Embryology in Baltimore, MD; The Observatories in Pasadena, CA, and Las Campanas, Chile; and the Departments of Plant Biology and Global Ecology in Palo Alto, CA. The Geophysical Laboratory is currently accepting applications for Carnegie Postdoctoral Fellowships.
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