Salary is dependent upon experience, level of education, and position (Scientist, Associate, or Specialist)
2 openings available.
Internal Number: 492489
The Rensselaer Astrobiology Research and Education Center (RARE) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is seeking applicants for one or more research staff positions. Research staff are responsible for providing technical expertise to facilitate the design, implementation, and analysis of experimental and modeling efforts, the publication of results, and the oversight of lab personnel. Rank of the research staff position will depend on post-degree experience. The Research Scientist is expected to lead independent and advanced research in one or more of RARE’s research areas and will be expected to possess recognition as an authority in fields relevant to RARE as evidenced in publication and scholarly dissemination. Research Associates/Specialists will be expected to oversee laboratory activities, including personnel training, instrument and facility maintenance, and day-to-day laboratory functions.
Qualified applicants for any position must visit https://careers.rpi.edu/en-us/job/492489, and complete an on-line application, with cover letter, CV, and provide three (3) letters of recommendation. Candidates for the Research Scientist position should also include a research statement with their application materials. Please refer to RARE Research opportunities in the cover letter. Questions on positions or any other aspects should be directed to Maura Marsett (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the oldest technological institute in the English-speaking world, is a private, research university in Troy, New York. Rensselaer is currently undergoing unprecedented growth in both faculty and research activities. Rensselaer employees are rewarded through a competitive compensation package, an exceptional benefits plan, professional growth and development, and a technologically advanced work environment.
We welcome candidates who will bring diverse intellectual, geographical, gender and ethnic perspectives to Rensselaer’s work and campus communities. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity, Race/Gender/Veterans/Disability Employer.
Candidates must have an earned advanced degree (i.e. Masters or PhD) or foreign equivalent in Astrobiology, Chemistry, Biology, Geology, Geochemistry, Physics, Geoinformatics, or a relevant field. Candidates with specific expertise in experimental and analytical geochemistry, prebiotic chemistry, and/or related fields will be given first consideration.
The Rensselaer Astrobiology Research and Education Center (RARE) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an interdisciplinary group of faculty, research scientists, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate and undergraduate students broadly studying life in the universe.
The mission of the RARE Center is to advance the field of astrobiology by catalyzing innovative and interdisciplinary research through novel training and educational programs, and by modeling serving as a platform to evolve a multidisciplinary collection of research programs into a truly interdisciplinary and interactive collaborative network. The RARE Center brings together researchers from across RPI, along with national and international colleagues and partners, who are broadly interested in the field of Astrobiology. Spanning research topics that include the origin and composition of organic compounds in space; the emergence of life on Earth; the extent of life in Earth’s extreme ecosystems; and the potential for life elsewhere in the solar systems, the RARE Center research program is a vibrant community on the cutting edge of Astrobiology.
The RARE Center hosts a number of RPI faculty, research staff, postdocto...ral fellows, and graduate and undergraduate students working across several ongoing and upcoming research projects. The laboratory facilities within RARE offer a unique opportunity to replicate early Earth environments, and to test the limitations of high pressure microbial growth and survival. We are also expanding the field of Astrobiology through our undergraduate minor in Astrobiology, and are always looking forward to having interested students and scientists join our team!