Postdoctoral Investigator - PO

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US-MA-Woods Hole

Job Summary

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for a Postdoctoral Investigator to join the Physical Oceanography Department. This is a temporary, full-time, exempt position, and is eligible for benefits. The initial appointment will be for one year with the possibility of a one-year extension.


Postdoctoral Investigator in Air-Sea Interactions and Atmospheric Boundary Layer Observations

WHOI is inviting applications for a Postdoctoral Investigator in coupled air-sea interactions and atmospheric boundary layer observations that are relevant to offshore wind energy. The successful candidate will work with the ongoing Department of Energy (DOE)-sponsored WFIP3 offshore wind energy project ( to deploy and analyze observations of air-sea fluxes and boundary layer processes.

The appointment will be 18 months. Qualified applicants must apply online. The documents should include a brief cover letter, full CV, and contact information (only) of 3 references. The review of applications will begin as the files are received and continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should contact Anthony Kirincich ( or Jim Edson ( if they have questions about the position.

The expected salary range for this position is $67,000-$72,000 USD based on level of post Ph.D. experience.

Essential Functions

The WFIP3 project seeks to improve our understanding of the physics of the atmosphere and ocean that dictate the structure and variability of the wind resource within the Marine Atmospheric Boundary Layer (MABL). Numerous atmospheric observations will be carried out and used to characterize vertical and horizontal structure of the marine boundary layer to improve our understanding of these processes, as well as improve and assess numerical weather forecasting models. In collaboration with partners from the national labs of the DOE and NOAA we will incorporate and validate the new understanding into foundational numerical weather forecasting models and other physics-based atmospheric and oceanographic models to improve wind energy forecasts.


Education & Experience

Education: PhD.
Experience: The candidate should have strong observational experience in atmospheric and/or oceanic sensing and strong quantitative skills. Expertise in air-sea flux observations is preferred but not required. Experience with observational analyses of the upper ocean physics, air-sea fluxes, and/or atmospheric boundary layer processes is also desirable. Applicants from groups historically underrepresented in oceanography and climate sciences are strongly encouraged to consider this opportunity.

Special Requirements

WHOI has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy in effect, where you must register your full vaccination status [vaccination plus booster] in order to begin your employment. The registration process is confidential and entails submitting your official vaccination records, or requesting to engage in the interactive exemption process for either a medical or religious reason. 


Physical Requirements

Must be able to climb ladders and access remote open-ocean field sites via boat-based transfers



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