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The Physical Oceanography Department is currently searching for a Postdoctoral Investigator to join their team. This is a temporary, full-time, exempt position, and is eligible for benefits. The initial appointment will be for 1 year with possible second year continuation contingent on progress made.   JOB SUMMARY:   Postdoctoral position in Deep Circulation and AMOC Variability in the Subpolar North Atlantic at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution 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.
Job ID
2024-2318
Category
Science/Research
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is seeking an Executive Assistant to the Chief People Officer and Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer.  The Executive Assistant will provide direct, high-level administrative support to two executive leaders (CPO & CDEIO), overseeing various organizational and operational tasks daily. This pivotal role involves aiding the executives in scheduling, email management, phone correspondence, document organization, record maintenance, meeting note-taking, and other administrative duties crucial to their effectiveness. We seek an individual capable of prioritization, proactive anticipation of needs, critical thinking, and solution-oriented approaches within a dynamic setting. The role encompasses diverse administrative responsibilities, including managing busy calendars, supporting special projects, creating complex documents and presentations, facilitating information for meetings with both internal and external stakeholders, drafting correspondence, managing contact lists, coordinating travel arrangements, and preparing expense reports. This position is highly visible, involving confidential matters and the handling of sensitive information. It requires a broad skill set and the ability to exercise judgment, initiative, discretion, and independence. This is a full-time, exempt position with comprehensive benefits. Work arrangements may include hybrid or fully remote options, with occasional on-site presence required for quarterly meetings and special events.
Job ID
2024-2315
Category
Administrative
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is seeking a Senior Administrate Assistant II - Major Gifts. Reporting to the Director of Advancement Operations and Stewardship, this position provides support for major gift officers, contributing significantly by anticipating, prioritizing and initiating projects in support of their fundraising objectives. The successful candidate will develop an understanding of fundraising processes and best practices to update and maintain donor records in the Raiser’s Edge database and develop and run analytical reports and mailing lists. Assist fundraisers with the development of solicitation strategies and collaborate with fellow Advancement Operations colleagues to develop and employ effective and efficient processes in support of the Development team. Ability to communicate effectively with donors and individuals outside of the WHOI community required. This is a full-time, non-exempt position and is eligible for benefits. This is a hybrid position.  
Job ID
2024-2314
Category
Administrative
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is seeking an Assistant to the Vice President for Advancement. Reporting to the Director of Advancement Operations and Stewardship, this position provides strategic, operational, and administrative support to the Vice President for Advancement and Chief Marketing Officer (VP of Advancement). This position contributes significantly to the effective operation of the Advancement team by anticipating, prioritizing, and initiating projects in support of Advancement’s fundraising and communications goals and objectives and applies advanced knowledge, skills and practices to plan strategically and solve problems. This is a highly visible role in a fast-paced, dynamic office and requires a broad range of skills (technical, writing/editing, managerial, and interpersonal). This is a full-time, exempt position, and is eligible for full benefits. The work arrangement for this position can be onsite or hybrid.   The internal title for this position is Administrative Associate II.
Job ID
2024-2313
Category
Administrative
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
 Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for a Research Assistant to join the Motta Lab in the Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry Department. This is a regular, full-time, non-exempt position, and is eligible for benefits.  The initial appointment will be for one year, with the possibility of a one-year extension, contingent on additional funding and performance.  The ideal candidate would be able to start July 1, 2024.   We are looking for a Research Assistant to assist with laboratory daily activities and potential fieldwork in the Amazon Rainforest. The work involves the analysis and preparation of pelagic zooplankton samples for bulk mercury stable isotopes, phytoplankton experiments, and the development of compound-specific mercury isotopes. There is also the possibility for fieldwork in the Amazon Rainforest in the fall of 2024 or early spring of 2025, during which we will collect samples to assess mercury cycling and exposure to native populations. The Research Assistant must be hardworking, detail-oriented, and able to work independently with little supervision.   The Research Assistant will work with and trained by Motta. Examples of essential functions include: - Maintaining phytoplankton and zooplankton cultures - Acid cleaning - Digesting samples for methylmercury analysis - Operating the mercury analyzers - Commit to a healthy workplace climate  
Job ID
2024-2312
Category
Science/Research
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
 Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is the world's leading, independent non-profit organization dedicated to ocean research, exploration, and education. Our scientists and engineers push the boundaries of knowledge about the ocean to reveal its impact on our planet and our lives.   Position title: Research Assistant I/II.  The final level of the position will be determined commensurate with the selected candidate’s level of education and experience.   - Temporary Research Assistant in the Hahn Lab, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution  We are looking a temporary, casual, Research Assistant to assist with a field/laboratory project on gene-environment interactions in estuarine fish. We need someone to work from June 24th to August 16th 2024. The work would be on-site at the lab of our collaborator at the U.S. EPA in Narragansett, RI, where the experiments are being performed. The Research Assistant must be a hard-working and able to work independently without close supervision. This position demands attention to detail as well as diligence. The Research Assistant will be participating in a project to investigate how short and long-term exposure to environmental contaminants affects heart development and fish-microbe interactions (microbiomes) in the estuarine fish Fundulus heteroclitus (mummichog or Atlantic killifish). The Research Assistant would assist a graduate student with experiments involving breeding of fish to produce embryos, exposure of the embryos to contaminants, and microscopic assessment of embryonic development and developmental deformities. The work involves breeding specific genetic crosses from four fish populations, experimental treatments of the embryos, microscopic scoring of phenotypes, video capture of developmental features, and some data analysis. Because of the short time frame, which precludes extensive training, we are looking someone with prior experience with all of these procedures.   The project on which the research assistant would be working is part of a collaborative grant between researchers at WHOI, University of California at Davis, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency laboratory in Narragansett, RI.  Additional information about the project can be found here: https://www2.whoi.edu/site/hahnlab/projects/gxe_chd/  
Job ID
2024-2309
Category
Science/Research
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
The Physical Oceanography Department is currently searching for an ocean Research Assisant II - Data Analyst to join their team. This is a regular, full-time, exempt position, and is eligible for benefits.   Argo (www.argo.ucsd.edu) is a global array of autonomous instruments monitoring the oceans in real time. The WHOI Argo Team based in the Physical Oceanography Department is in need of a data analyst and manager to be hired at an Research Assistant II level.  The role is to analyze, visualize and quality control the data from autonomous Argo floats, as well as improve our tools and approaches to this task. This position is designed to encourage the connection and application of academic training to results-oriented projects in support of scientific research activities.   
Job ID
2024-2308
Category
Science/Research
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for a Postdoctoral Investigator to join the Biology Department. This is a 24 month, full-time,  exempt position, and is eligible for benefits.  Anticipated Start: The position start date is negotiable and can begin as early as May 1, 2024, but no later than December 31, 2024. Position duration: The appointment is for 24 months. This position will remain open until filled. POSITION DESCRIPTION Applications are invited for a postdoctoral investigator to engage in research that focuses on the marine ciliate Mesodinium rubrum, in addition to other Mesodinium spp. The postdoc will work on an NSF MCB funded project to study the evolution of acquired phototrophy by organelle sequestration in Mesodinium ciliates in the Johnson Lab at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA (USA). The main activity that the postdoc investigator will engage in is to understand protein trafficking of de novo expressed proteins from the stolen cryptophyte nucleus of M. rubrum, to sequestered organelle complexes. The postdoc will develop and use immunolocalization and spatial proteomics approaches. As part of this project the hired postdoc will be expected to travel for training in spatial proteomics to University of Cambridge, Cambridge (UK), for 3 months. This position will also involve analysis of proteomic and transcriptomic data. The postdoc will be expected to perform routine culturing of ciliates and various cryptophyte algae, physiological measurements, and analyzing samples using microscopy and flow cytometry. The appointee will be based in the laboratory of Dr. Matt Johnson (WHOI) and will be expected to participate in regular project zoom meetings with project Co-PI Dr. Holly Moeller (University of California, Santa Barbara), and other collaborators. The postdoc will also be expected to travel to scientific meetings to present their findings. The postdoc will be encouraged to take advantage of professional development opportunities at WHOI for postdocs and early career scientists and will be encouraged to develop independent lines of inquiry related to the project at WHOI, through collaborators, and by attending meetings.   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.    Online application forms should be submitted with a cover letter, complete curriculum vitae, statement of interest and three letters of recommendation. Applications will be reviewed upon submission.      
Job ID
2024-2305
Category
Science/Research
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is seeking a Talent Acquisition Manager to join the People Operations team.  The position will be responsible for the full-cycle recruitment of scientific, engineering, and varying roles within the institution.  Seeking top talent, creating brand awareness, and fostering relationships with internal stakeholders, employees, and candidates.  The role will lead the talent acquisition efforts of their direct reports and ensure a seamless, timely, and effective recruitment process. This is a full-time, exempt position and is eligible for full benefits.    Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are not merely trendy buzz words to us; they are part of our core values.  We are committed to creating a community of well-rounded professionals from all ethnicities, nationalities, educational backgrounds, and genders.  This “melting pot” of differences is what fosters ideas and innovations. Our beliefs span beyond our walls and into the world, as reflected in outreach to various underserved domestic and global communities.  
Job ID
2024-2302
Category
Administrative
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
Research Associate III – Physical oceanography and air-sea interaction The position involves: (i) Making measurements of the upper ocean and atmosphere to assess air-sea exchange of heat and momentum, atmospheric structure, clouds, radiative effects, and ocean-atmosphere interaction, (ii) analysis of measurements, satellite, and reanalysis data sets, (iii) modeling, and (iv) dissemination of findings.  Research offers scope to explore ocean submesoscale dynamics, boundary layers, internal waves, and requires participation in fieldwork. Knowledge of physical oceanography and atmospheric dynamics is desired. The research associate will play a key role in the design and execution of research and the interpretation of scientific results.
Job ID
2024-2301
Category
Science/Research
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) is hiring a Development Events Summer Intern/Worker to work approximately 20-30 hours/week (mid-May through September 2024) as part of our fast paced, highly successful fundraising team in Woods Hole, MA. The Events Team supports the day-to-day operations of WHOI Development and Advancement to ensure creative and engaging opportunities for our supporters. This is a temporary, casual, in-person position.
Job ID
2024-2295
Category
Administrative
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for a Part Time Helper to join the Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering Department.  This position is non-exempt, casual and is eligible for casual benefits.   With direct supervision, performs routine laboratory and clerical assignments.   The internal working title for this position is Part-time Helper.
Job ID
2024-2290
Category
Science/Research
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for a Postdoctoral Investigator to join the Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry Department. This is a regular, 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, contingent on additional funding and performance.   WHOI is seeking candidates for one postdoctoral investigator position within Dr. Collin Ward’s laboratory in the Department of Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry at WHOI.  The project focuses on developing, validating, and applying a light-emitting diode-based instrument for the wavelength dependence on aquatic photochemical reactions. The system is temperature controlled, has the capability to test a wide wavelength range from the deep UV to the Visible, has high sample throughput, and can accommodate a wide range of sample and reactor types. The major responsibility of the position is to contribute to the design and validation of the system by conducting a series of Qa/Qc tests across a wide range of operator conditions. Once validated, the postdoc will leverage the new technology to answer pressing questions in the discipline.   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.   Applications must be submitted online through the Human Resources website. Applications must include a cover letter describing research interests and career goals, a complete curriculum vitae, up to three relevant publications, and the contact information of at least three references. Applications will be reviewed starting April 1, 2024 and until the position is filled.  For additional information please contact Dr. Ward (cward@whoi.edu)
Job ID
2024-2285
Category
Science/Research
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is searching for a Postdoctoral Investigator to join the Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering Department. The postdoctoral investigator will focus on fundamental research related to Arctic coastal groundwater dynamics in a changing climate. This includes, but is not limited to, using numerical models, machine learning, and/or remote sensing to investigate Arctic coastal groundwater-surface exchange, saltwater intrusion, and permafrost thaw. Specific examples include investigating drivers of saltwater intrusion into Arctic coastal tundra or evaluating salinization effects on subsurface thermal regimes and permafrost characteristics. The investigators will have significant scientific flexibility to pursue their research ideas within these topic areas. This is a temporary, full-time, exempt position, and is eligible for benefits. The appointment will have a start date between January and June 2024, based on individual arrangements, and an end date of Dec 31, 2024, with the potential to extend.   Requirements include a PhD in civil and/or environmental engineering, geoscience, physical oceanography, or related field. Knowledge of hydro(geo)logy, cold regions hydrology, and coastal ecosystem processes, and expertise with numerical modeling of hydro(geo)logical processes and field measurements are preferred.   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 their project. Application is via online forms (https://careers.whoi.edu/how-to-apply/) that include specific fields for information, as well as for uploading of a research statement*; a complete curriculum vitae; up to three relevant publications; and a cover letter that contains the contact information of at least three references.   *Research statements should consist of the following: a concise statement (no longer than four pages) that addresses (1) research interests to be pursued at WHOI, (2) anticipated career plans, with an explanation of how postdoctoral research at WHOI would complement an applicant’s existing experience and preparation, and (3) interests in, experience with, and/or planned commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in research, teaching, and/or service in their career and (4; optional) life-impact statement that describes any significant life circumstance that has impacted productivity, trajectory, or performance (e.g., COVID-19 pandemic, illness, caretaking responsibilities; 1-page).   This posting will remain open until filled.   To advance the goals of long-term broadening of participation in ocean science and engineering, we are particularly interested in attracting applicants from groups historically underrepresented in oceanography. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are integral to WHOI’s academic excellence and leadership in the global scientific community. WHOI stands committed to a sustained effort to advance inclusion and belonging throughout all levels of the Institution.
Job ID
2024-2283
Category
Science/Research
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently seeking seasonal Engineering Technicians to join the Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering Department for the 2024 summer period (May - August 2024).   These are temporary, casual, non-exempt positions and are eligible for casual benefits.    Summer hiring positions provide technical assistance to mechanical and electrical design engineers by performing maintenance, testing, and repairs to electrical or mechanical systems.      Engineer Assistant I Level: With close supervision, uses established procedures to perform prescribed tasks related to the engineering support of oceanographic research.   Engineer Assistant II Level: With some supervision, applies acquired knowledge of established procedures to the assembly, testing, and use of equipment in support of engineering projects related to oceanographic research.   Engineer Assistant III Level: With little supervision, applies a broad knowledge of established procedures to the assembly, testing, or calibration of equipment developed and used in support of engineering projects related to oceanographic instrumentation.   The internal working titles for these positions could be Engineering Assistant I, II, or III.  The final level of these positions will be determined commensurate with the selected candidate's level of education and experience.  
Job ID
2024-2275
Category
Engineering
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for seasonal Part Time Helpers and Laboratory Assistants to join the Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering Department for the 2024 summer period (May - August 2024). These positions are non-exempt, casual and are eligible for casual benefits.   With direct supervision, performs routine laboratory and clerical assignments.   The internal working title for this position could be either Part-time Helper or Laboratory Assistant I or Laboratory Assistant II.  The final level of the position will be determined commensurate with the selected candidate's level of education and experience.
Job ID
2024-2274
Category
Science/Research
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching forPart Time Helpers and Laboratory Assistants to join the Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry Department for the 2024 summer period (June - August) or perhaps for a longer period. These positions are non-exempt, casual and are not eligible for benefits.   With direct supervision, performs routine laboratory and clerical assignments.  In general, duties will include washing laboratory glassware, general lab organization and maintenance, data entry, and other project-specific duties as required.   *Position level will be based on the selected candidates' education and experience.   Successful applicants will be contacted by Friday, May 17, 2024.  
Job ID
2024-2265
Category
Science/Research
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is seeking a Shop Services Assistant  to join our Facilities Department for the Summer of 2024. Under general direction from a Facilities Shop Supervisor, the candidate will performs a variety of routine work associated with the areas of machining, maintenance, electrical, and/or carpentry.    This is a temporary, casual position and is eligible for casual benefits. 
Job ID
2024-2262
Category
Facilities/Trades
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) is seeking a Departmental Post Award Administrator to work within the Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry (MCG) Department. This position will have the opportunity to be hybrid (partially remote) or fully on-campus. This is a regular, full-time, exempt position, and is eligible for full benefits.  Reporting to the Department Administrator, in support of a portfolio of Principal Investigators (PI’s) and maintaining a strong working relationship with the Grant and Contracts Services (GCS) Office.  This position provides support in research administration, regulatory compliance, and financial management, including all aspects post-award administration, in a fast-paced, dynamic program. The ideal candidate has excellent organizational, problem solving and interpersonal skills as demonstrated by working closely with federally funded scientists and engineers in an academic research environment. 
Job ID
2024-2258
Category
Administrative
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for a Postdoctoral Investigator to join the Biology Department. This is a temporary, full-time, exempt position, and is eligible for benefits. The initial appointment will be for one year with the possible second and third year continuation contingent on progress and funding.   The postdoctoral investigator will conduct fundamental research at the interface of phytoplankton ecology and mathematical ecology. The position will involve joining a collaborative team of researchers who are using multifaceted approaches to study marine planktonic ecosystems, including how population and community dynamics are linked to environmental conditions. The research, supported by the Simons Foundation, involves opportunities for developing and applying novel approaches in plankton ecology, especially leveraging new observational strategies (instrumentation), large spatio-temporal data sets (plankton imagery and cytometry, etc.); mathematical models and data-model integration strategies; and data analysis, exploration, and synthesis methods (e.g., computer vision, machine learning, ecological network analysis, etc.). The position involves opportunities to engage with multidisciplinary groups within the NES-LTER project (https://nes-lter.whoi.edu/) and other on-going observational programs. There will also be the potential for collaborative interactions with software engineers to develop and evaluate scalable tools for use of imaging data in marine ecology. The investigator will be expected to pursue hypotheses of their own within these topic areas and produce manuscripts for submission to peer-reviewed scientific journals. Strong communication skills and experience working in small collaborative teams are required.   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.    Online application forms should be submitted with a cover letter, complete curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation. Positions are available immediately.  Preference will be given to applications received by March 1, 2024 but applicants will be considered until the position is filled.
Job ID
2024-2257
Category
Science/Research
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole