Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) is searching for a Postdoctoral Investigator to join the Geology & Geophysics Department. This is a regular full-time, exempt position, eligible for full benefits. The appointment is for a one-year period with the possibility of an extension based on performance and availability of funding.
We are seeking a recent Ph.D. graduate with experience in tropical, shallow water coral reefs to join our multidisciplinary team as a Postdoctoral Investigator. The incumbent will participate in research aimed at understanding and detecting reef resilience, with emphasis on biophysical mechanisms.
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 with a cover letter, complete curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation. Applications will be reviewed upon submission.
The incumbent will participate in research aimed at understanding and detecting reef resilience, with emphasis on biophysical mechanisms. The position requires a coral reef ecologist who has expertise in coral reef biophysics, compound specific isotopes, and coral resilience. The PDI will be co‐leading an on-going project with Senior Scientist Anne Cohen and will be responsible for generating data and developing products, and establishing a network of collaborations to move the project forward.
Willingness and ability to travel, sometimes to remote places.
Physical requirements include lifting 25 to 50 pounds 3 times per day, and carrying 10 to 25 pounds 6 times per day. Other physical requirements include frequent prolonged standing and walking, kneeling, bending, stooping, twisting, climbing ladders and stools, use of hands for basic grasping/manipulation, use of hands for fine manipulation, pushing, pulling, and reaching above and below the shoulders. Occupational requirements include depth perception, far vision, near vision, peripheral vision, ability to distinguish basic colors, hearing, talking, working around others, working with others, and working alone. Exposure to excessive heat or humidity, and high location will occur.