• Research Assistant

    Job ID
    Location : Location
    US-MA-Woods Hole
  • Job Summary

    Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for a Research Assistant II to join the Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering (AOP&E) Department. This is a temporary, casual, non-exempt position, and is not eligible for benefits.


    The Research Assistant will help download and analyze existing observations, including temperature, salinity, velocity, bioacoustic, and meteorological data, collected by OOI Pioneer Array at the New England shelf break over the last several years. The objective is to investigate temporal and spatial variability at the shelf break front, and then to examine the influence of the frontal variability on the distribution of zooplankton and fishes in the region.

    Essential Functions


    Appointment will be made at the level commensurate with experience, education, and expected responsibilities. It is anticipated that this position will be at the Research Assistant II level.

    • Maintains records related to the research and/or research equipment.
    • Executes designated research tasks, making use of selected laboratory experiments, equipment, field work, library research, data acquisition and processing, statistical analyses or other investigative techniques;
    • Organizes and summarizes acquired data, using scientific and statistical techniques including computer programs;
    • Organizes and/or drafts material for the preparation of research papers, manuscripts, or other documents for publication and/or presentation;
    • Participates in the design of experiments or field work.




    • As deemed necessary by supervisor

    Education & Experience


    • Bachelor's degree in Oceanography or related field with experience in ocean data analysis.


    Physical Requirements

    Physical duties for this position include but are not limited to, ability to lift less than 25 lbs independently, 2 times per day; carry 10-25 lbs, 2 times per day. Visual abilities to include near, far, peripheral, depth perception, and ability to distinguish basic colors. Hearing requirements include the ability to hear and respond to instructions, communicate effectively in loud areas (pier/dock, warehouse). Other physical tasks include occasional prolonged standing/walking; use of hands for basic /fine grasping and manipulation, repetitive motion, reaching above and below the shoulders, pushing, pulling, kneeling, bending, twisting, and stooping. Other occupational requirements include talking, traveling, working around others, and with others. Will be exposed to dust or other irritants and electrical/mechanical/power equipment hazards. Physical duties are subject to change.


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