Two positions in Petrology and Mineralogy at Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History


We are now accepting applications for two research positions (comparable to tenure-track) in Petrology and Mineralogy at Smithsonian¹s National Museum of Natural History. Applications must be received by Feb. 2, 2018.

Late applications will not be considered.

The Department of Mineral Sciences within the Smithsonian Institution¹s National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC, is advertising two Federal Research Geologist positions. Both positions are US Federal Civil Service positions; US citizenship is required. One position is in the field of PETROLOGY, with a focus on crustal rocks, including, but not limited to, metamorphic rocks, granites and intrusive rocks, ore deposits, and continental rocks. One position is in the field of MINERALOGY. Successful candidates will have strong publication records commensurate with level of experience. All application materials must be submitted through USA Jobs; materials sent to members of the Department, including the contacts below, will not be considered. Use the appropriate announcement number when submitting application materials through USA Jobs.  Applicants that wish to be considered for both jobs must submit two separate application packages.

Both positions are full-time 4-year term appointments with full Government benefits and are comparable to tenure-track positions. GS-1350-12; US citizenship required. The museum¹s authorized salary range for these positions at this time is $79,720 - $85,035 per annum.  For complete requirements and application procedures go to or and refer to Announcement 18A-JW-303331-DEU-NMNH (Petrology) or 18A-JW-303332-DEU-NMNH (Mineralogy).  Applications must be received by Feb. 2, 2018 and must reference the announcement number. All applications will be notified by email when their application is received. The Smithsonian Institution is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For questions regarding the Petrology position, please contact Benjamin Andrews (
For questions regarding the Mineralogy position, please contact Timothy McCoy (
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Research Geologist (Petrologist) - Announcement 18A-JW-303331-DEU-NMNH
Research Geologist (Mineralogist) - Announcement 18A-JW-303332-DEU-NMNH