We are seeking an exceptional, early-career scientist (recent PhD/early postdoctoral) in the field of computational biology for the position of staff associate. The candidate should have the creativity, tenacity and discipline to explore original and innovative ideas. We are seeking a colleague who has, through unconventional research, a potential to create new fields and/or revolutionary technologies. We expect the new member to interact synergistically with department faculty while developing an independent research program. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in the natural or physical sciences, computational biology or engineering, and research interests relevant to plant biology. We will provide a supportive environment for five years, with the expectation that following this period the staff associate will be recruited as a mid-career investigator in academia, government or industry. Scientists with an interest in evolutionary problems or multi-scale modeling are especially encouraged to apply. Candidates should submit a CV, a list of 3 referees, and a 3-page research statement that includes a description of their major contributions to science and future research plans, no later than September 2, 2016. Submission must be done online (https://jobs.carnegiescience.edu/jobs/staff-associate-position/).
Carnegie Institution for Science is a private, nonprofit organization for scientific discovery, founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1902 and intended to be home to exceptional individuals at the cutting edge of their fields. Today, the Carnegie Institution hosts six departments in strategically located settings, which cover a broad spectrum of natural and physical sciences ranging from astronomy, developmental biology, genetics, plant science, global ecology, astrophysics and geochemistry. Carnegie’s Department of Plant Biology is located on the Stanford University campus and we interact closely with members of Biology, Chemistry, Engineering and Medical School departments. Our faculty focuses on a wide range of questions at the core of plant biology. Carnegie is an equal opportunity employer.