Our lab's chief electronics engineer is retiring after 42 years on the job with the Geophysical Lab. We are searching for a suitable replacement. Duties include general electronics, which entails working with a varied scientific staff. The job also includes looking after an electron microprobe. The Carnegie is a good place to work with nice benefits and salary based on experience. The person who is hired will have the opportunity to work with scientists to hire an assistant in the not so distant future. Please send inquiries to the Lab's Director--Dr. Rus Hemley, [log in to unmask] or his secretary (details below).

Marilyn Fogel

Electronics Engineer Position:


The Geophysical Laboratory, Carnegie Institution of Washington, seeks applications for an electronics engineer who will be in charge of the Lab’s electronics department. The primary responsibility includes operation of electron microprobe and scanning electron microscopes. This includes training and providing assistance to new and visiting users, performing routine maintenance, sample preparation, providing analytical support, and collaborating with staff and students. Other responsibilities are to assist staff scientists to solve electronics problems and to maintain smooth operation of various scientific instrumentation at the Lab. The Laboratory supports world-class facilities in high-pressure research; organic, stable isotope and biogeochemistry; mineral physics and petrology; and astrobiology. See http://www.gl.ciw.edu/ for a listing of its research programs and facilities.


Applicant must have a bachelor's degree in engineering, applied science, or equivalent and four years of experience. Candidates with experience in microbeam analysis are encouraged to apply. Experience in using computerized control systems, electronic measuring equipment, test instrumentation and data acquisition systems as it applies to Laboratory apparatus is desirable. Completed applications (including CV and names of two references) should be submitted to Russell J. Hemley, Director, Geophysical Laboratory, 5251 Broad Branch Road, NW, Washington, DC 20015-1305, USA, or email the applications to [log in to unmask] indicating “electronics engineer position” in the subject line. The position is available immediately; applications will be reviewed until an appropriate candidate is hired.


The Geophysical Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer.

Dr. Marilyn L. Fogel

Geophysical Laboratory

Carnegie Institution of Washington

5251 Broad Branch Rd., NW

Washington, DC 20015

Phone (202) 478-8981

Main office (202) 478-8900

FAX (202) 478-8901

Website: http://fogel.gl.ciw.edu/