Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for a Postdoctoral Investigator to join the Biology Department. This is a regular, full-time, exempt position, and is eligible for full benefits. The initial appointment will be for one year with the possibility of a one-year extension based on performance and availability of funding.
Based in the field of population and forecasting ecology, we are focusing on the factors controlling ecological predictability across a range of scales (e.g., those relevant for short-term adaptive management versus those relevant at end-of-century timescales).
The Institution has a top-rated postdoctoral program (www.whoi.edu/postdoctoral/) that supports a dynamic postdoctoral community with formal mentoring and career guidance programs. While the primary focus of the work will be in research, the Postdoctoral Investigator will have the opportunity to participate in educational and outreach activities associated with the project.
Online application forms should be submitted via the appropriate fields in the application with a cover letter, complete curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation uploaded to the section for "Research/Other Documents". Applications will be reviewed upon submission.
WHOI has a strong commitment to scientific excellence and diversity, and we strongly encourage applications from candidates who will enrich and foster a culturally diverse and inclusive envirorment.
Research will focus on comparative assessments of demographic predictability, both within and among penguin species in Antarctica, where the environment is highly dynamic, strongly coupled to biological processes, and likely to change in the future. This project involves a highly interdisciplinary team of ecologists and sea ice modelers to undertstand the predictability of Antarctic climate and its influence on seabird demographic response predictability at various temporal and spatial scales using the longest datasets available for several polar species.
Lifting: Less then 25 pounds. Mostly sedentary, some walking and standing. Work around others, work with others and ability to work alone.