Postdoctoral Fellowships at Carnegie Science Earth and Planets Laboratory

Carnegie Institution for Science - Geophysical Laboratory
Washington D.C.
Competitive benefits and Salary
Closing date
Oct 29, 2021

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The Carnegie Institution for Science invites applications for postdoctoral fellowships at its Washington, DC research campus. Carnegie Fellowships are awarded once per year to support independent, creative experimental and computational research in multiple fields including high-pressure physics and materials synthesis and chemistry under extreme conditions. Details on research staff, laboratory facilities, and ongoing research can be found at

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in a relevant field by the start of the fellowship. Selection criteria include outstanding research accomplishments, promise of future achievement, originality and independence, and relevance to ongoing scientific pursuits at Carnegie. A curriculum vitae, list of publications, brief description of previous research, research proposal (≤4 pages), cover letter and three letters of recommendation must be submitted online by November 1, 2021. Application details are located at:

Fellowships are initially for one year and are normally renewable for a second year. Address any questions to

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.


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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