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2021 Carnegie Fellowships – Earth and Planets Laboratory

Carnegie Institution for Science - Earth and Planets Laboratory
Washington D.C.
Competitive benefits and Salary
Closing date
Nov 24, 2020

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Field of specialization
Geological, Physical, Theoretical
Work Function
Job Type
Full time
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The Carnegie Institution for Science invites broad-ranging applications for postdoctoral fellowships at the Earth and Planets Laboratory in Washington, DC.  Carnegie Science emphasizes multidisciplinary experimental and computational research in the physics and chemistry of materials under extreme conditions in addition to comprehensive programs in the earth and planetary sciences. 

Successful applicants will lead independent scientific programs following Carnegie’s mission “to encourage, in the broadest and most liberal manner, investigation, research, and discovery and the application of knowledge to the improvement of mankind.” The applicant’s primary field of research should overlap with current research areas on campus, which are available at

Carnegie Postdoctoral Fellowships are awarded annually. The Fellowship is initially for one year, but can be renewed for up to a total of 3 years for astronomy applicants and 2 years for other fields. Start dates for the next appointments are between July 1 and December 31, 2021. 

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in a relevant field at the time of the start of the fellowship. The principal selection criteria will be outstanding research accomplishments, promise of future achievement, and relevance to the ongoing scientific pursuits. Carnegie Fellowship applications must include a curriculum vitae, brief description of previous research, a future research proposal of no more than four pages, a list of publications and up to three letters of reference by those familiar with your work. You are encouraged to contact staff members regarding the suitability of your proposal.

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.

Applications must be submitted online at by 30 November 2020.  

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The Carnegie Institution for Science is a U.S.-based non-profit, private endowment headquartered in Washington, DC. 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 five scientific departments on the West and East Coasts. Carnegie investigators are leaders in the fields of astronomy, Earth & planetary science, genetics & developmental biology, global ecology, matter at extreme states, and plant science. Carnegie's research is conducted by some 80 investigators; a constantly changing roster of students, postdoctoral fellows, and visiting investigators; with a dedicated support staff of instrument builders and technicians, business administrators, facilities staff, and more.

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