The Carnegie Institution for Science’s Earth & Planets Laboratory (EPL) invites applications for the position of laboratory manager for the isotope geochemistry clean laboratory. EPL, a recent combination of the Institution’s Geophysical Laboratory and Department of Terrestrial Magnetism, focuses on studies in geochemistry/cosmochemistry, geophysics, experimental petrology, and astronomy/planetary science. The Carnegie Institution has a deep commitment to scientific excellence and diversity; we strongly encourage applications from candidates who will enrich and foster a culturally diverse and inclusive environment.
Primary Responsibilities include:
Maintenance of the clean wet-chemistry laboratory for radiogenic and stable isotope studies
Assistance in development and refinement of chemical techniques for use of thermal ionization and inductively-coupled plasma mass spectrometers
Supervision of new users of chemistry facilities
M.S. or Ph.D. in geology, geochemistry, or a similar scientific discipline
Evidence of isotope geochemistry lab experience
Commitment to a collegial and inclusive workplace
As time allows, independent research is encouraged. Salary is commensurate with experience. Applicants are required to submit a cover letter, resume, and names of 3 references through the Carnegie job site. Review and consideration of applicants will begin after November 1st, 2020. Informal inquiries and questions about this position should be sent to the search committee chair, Steven Shirey at this email address: email@example.com.
Only complete applications submitted via the Carnegie website will be considered.
The prospective employee will work at the Earth and Planets Laboratory, Carnegie Institution for Science in Washington, DC. The Carnegie Institution for Science 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. This is an FLSA Exempt position.
About Carnegie Science Earth and Planets Laboratory
Andrew Carnegie founded the Carnegie Institution of Washington (Carnegie Science) 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. Carnegie scientists have worked in six scientific departments on the West and East Coasts. The Earth and Planets Laboratory is a department of Carnegie Science dedicated to understanding the Earth and its place in the universe.
The Earth and Planets Laboratory is located on Carnegie Science’s Broad Branch Road campus in Northwest Washington, DC. Over the past century, our researchers have made scientific contributions to everything from evidence of the existence of dark matter to the development of Pyrex glass.
In 2020, we merged the Department of Terrestrial Magnetism (est.1904) and the Geophysical Lab (est.1905) to create a new multidisciplinary department. By joining our more than a century of cutting-edge science, our researchers are better suited than ever to collaborate, discover, and innovate.