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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for a Data Scientist / Scientific Programmer to join the Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry Department. This is a regular, full-time, exempt position, and is eligible for benefits.
A data scientist / scientific programmer is sought to contribute a new initiative to develop innovative capacity for co-design of ocean observing and modeling systems in support of carbon cycle science and climate solutions. A central role for the successful candidate will be to contribute to a new NSF-supported five-year initiative between Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) to advance regional ocean modeling and data assimilation with a focus on carbon cycling.
The internal working title for this position could be either Information Associate I, Information Associate II, or Information Associate III. The final level of the position will be determined commensurate with the selected candidate's level of education & experience.
The position is responsible for strategically leading information technology (IT) support and development for the scientific and engineering departments at the institution. This person will direct IS staff in establishing strong working relationships with key individuals throughout the research organization and collaborating to implement various IT solutions to ensure needs are met and high service levels are maintained. This position will also support the Marine Facilities and Ship Operations department IT needs as well as some administrative systems. Both commercial and custom applications will be supported and deployed with various technologies including laboratory systems, embedded applications, databases, web sites, SaaS applications, and artificial intelligence.
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for a Research Associate to join the Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering Department. This is a causal, exempt position, and is eligible for casual benefits. The appointment period is for 12 months. The ideal candidate will participate in the development, calibration and simulation of high-resolution coastal hydrodynamical models for coral reef systems. The internal working title of this position will be Research Associate III.
Online application forms should be submitted with a cover letter and full curriculum vitae including a list of three references.
At Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), our mission is to understand the ocean for our planet and our future. In pursuit of this aspiration are some of the world’s most talented ocean scientists and engineers who are pushing the boundaries of knowledge about the ocean to reveal its impacts on our planet and our lives. If you would like to support the people who go to impossible places to do impossible things, you can be part of making a difference. The HR Coordinator position at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution provides critical administrative and HR functional support for the Human Resources staff, and provides important customer service to employees and the WHOI Community at large. In many points of contact, this position is the “first WHOI impression” for inquiries from candidates and importantly for new employees joining the Institution. This position is the central hub of the team, working to support the various HR disciplines by performing a variety of administrative and HR tasks. This is a full-time, non-exempt position and is eligible for benefits.
The internal working title for this position could be either Sr. Admin Assistant I/II. The final level of the position will be determined commensurate with the selected candidate's level of education & experience. This role is hybrid and primarily located onsite in Woods Hole.
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for a Research Associate to join the Lindell Lab in the Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering Department. The Lindell Lab seeks the Research Associate to contribute to the advancement of marine aquaculture research. This includes a 5-year-old selective breeding and nursery development program for farmed kelp species. Our Lab cooperates with farmers and other academic institutions in 8 different States, and internationally. Our research is based in both our laboratory and the field/farms. The Research Associate will be responsible for day-to-day oversight of the research program and technicians in coordination with the PI and a post-doctoral associate. This is a regular, full-time position and is eligible for benefits.
Job duties will include:
- Designing and executing laboratory experiments with kelp strains based on selected traits as discovered by phenotyping and genotyping gametophytes and sporophytes. Phenotyping may use advanced spectroscopy, fluorometry and molecular biology tools in the lab as well as more traditional measurements.
- Incorporating statistical tests and design of experiments along with systems biology and advanced ‘omics’.
- Statistically interpreting, reporting and communicating the results to a mixed background audience.
- Assisting with writing peer-reviewed manuscripts, including presentations at conferences and general broad dissemination of results in presentations.
- Contributing to collaborative proposal writing with senior staff.
- Supporting career development of junior team members, such as Research Assistants, undergraduate and graduate students.
The internal working title for this position could be either Research Associate I, Research Associate II, or Research Associate III. The final level of the position will be determined commensurate with the selected candidate's level of education & experience.
The Business Systems Analyst at WHOI will play a pivotal role in the implementation, enhancement and optimization of the institution's Workday technology ecosystem, encompassing Human Capital Management (HCM), Payroll, and Finance modules. Reporting directly to the Director of Business Systems, the ideal candidate will possess prior experience working with Workday technology, specifically within the non-profit research sector. The incumbent will collaborate closely with cross-functional teams to identify, implement, and maintain solutions that streamline and enhance WHOI's Workday processes, including active involvement in the implementation of Workday and collaboration with stakeholders from People Operations and Finance. Anticipated end of project date: January 1, 2025.
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for a Senior Security Engineer to join the Information Systems Department. This is a regular, full-time, exempt position, and is eligible for full benefits.
Reporting to the Sr Manager, IS Security, the Senior Security Engineer is responsible for supporting the mission of the information security program at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI). This position is responsible for assisting in the implementation, operation and management of internal and external information security efforts,enhancing our cyber security stance. Tools to support include firewalls, multi-factor authentication (MFA), identity, vulnerability management, end point protection, compliance controls and security incident event management (SIEM).
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for a Security Guard to join the Facilities Department.
Under direct supervision, performs routine security checks throughout the entire Institution. This is an overnight position, and the scheduled shifts are Thursday - Monday from 12:00 am-8:00 am. This is a regular, full-time, non-exempt position, and is eligible for benefits.
The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is seeking an Accounts Payable Coordinator. Reporting to the Manager, Accounts Payable, this position is a member of the Accounts Payable Team you are primarily responsible for the efficient and timely processing, review & input of vendor invoices into the Institution’s ERP system. This will include both vendor invoices and employee expense reimbursements through the Institution’s credit card platform. This position requires strong collaboration across many departments within the Institution. This is a full-time, non-exempt position and is eligible for benefits. The work arrangement for this position is hybrid, with the expectation to be on-site 2-3 days/week.
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for two Software Engineers to join the Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering Department. These are regular, full-time, exempt positions and are eligible for benefits. The level of this role will be determined by the selected candidates level of education and experience. The candidates will be hired into a Engineer I, II or Research Engineer role.
The Deep Submergence Laboratory (DSL) at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is looking to hire a software engineer to join our team. DSL designs, builds, and operates underwater robots with unique science-focused capabilities for the ocean sciences community. Our submersibles are used around the world in some of the deepest parts of the ocean to survey and collect scientific samples and data. Our development and operational goals are focused on providing the tools and assets necessary for users to investigate the world’s oceans. More information can be found at: https://ndsf.whoi.edu/
The Software Engineer will work directly with the Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) Sentry capable of exploring the ocean down to 6,000 meters. The AUV Sentry program requires engineering support for both on-shore engineering and at-sea field operations. At-sea field operations can require significant travel. Candidates will be expected to spend up to 100 days a year in the field, total time away will not be consecutive.
With some supervision to achieve assigned objectives, the Engineer II position identifies and participates in engineering projects in support of scientific and research activities through the demonstration of one or more specialized skills. This position will be expected to work on tasks requiring creativity and independent thinking, along with a proven understanding of fundamental research and engineering principles.
With little supervision, the Research Engineer position will work creatively and independently to establish objectives, meet deadlines, and complete difficult engineering assignments by demonstrating full competency in one or more engineering areas; assists substantively in planning technical aspects of experiments, as well as design, testing, and use of major system components.
The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) is currently seeking an experienced Senior Finance Systems Analystwith expertise in financial systems and Workday to join our Financial Planning & Analysis and Finance Systems team. The Senior Finance Systems Analystwill play a crucial role in analyzing and optimizing the Institution’s financial systems and processes. This position works closely with WHOI’s Finance & Accounting and Information Systems teams, as well as other internal and external resources. This is a full-time, exempt position, and is eligible for benefits. This position can be performed remotely, with the ability to travel to the office on occasion when needed.
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) is currently searching for Project Manager to join the Marine Operations and Facilities Department. This is a regular, full-time, exempt position, and is eligible for full benefits. This role is hybrid, 3 days per week on-site in Woods Hole, MA. Fully-remote applicants will not be considered.
This position is responsible for day-to-day management activities and coordination of a variety of projects across the institution under the direction and supervision of the Senior Program Manager/Director of Special Projects. The projects are generally at the institutional level, are complex in nature and include internal and external projects that manage scientific, facilities and other special projects as assigned.
The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is seeking a Senior Software Engineer to join our AI and Embedded Systems team. This position will focus on the development and implementation of AI and embedded programming systems to help support our cutting-edge oceanographic research and field operations. The successful candidate will have strong skills in Image Machine Learning (ML), Text Mining, Embedded ML, Robotics software engineering, and full-stack development.
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for a Research Associate to join the Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering Department. This is a regular, full-time, non-exempt position, and is eligible for full benefits. The initial appointment is for 12 months with the possibility of extension depending on performance and funding availability. The ideal candidate will participate in the development, calibration and simulation of high-resolution hydrodynamic and biogeochemical models. The internal working title of this position will be Research Associate III.
Online application forms should be submitted with a cover letter and full curriculum vitae including a list of three references.
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is seeking a Senior Human Resources Business Partner to join the People Operations team. This position is an individual contributor and is responsible for providing exceptional service through operational and strategic partnerships with supervisors, department administrators/leaders, as well as senior administration including complex employee and employment related matters and programs. This role is responsible for the people-focused side of People Operations and the connection with the business side of department and Institution operations, responsible for establishing and enhancing these relationships, with particular focus on DEI and Workplace Climate goals. This is a regular, full-time, exempt position and is eligible for benefits. The successful candidate will play an important role which provides full-cycle talent-related services to departments, employees, managers, affiliates, foreign nationals, and other partners at WHOI. This is a hybrid work arrangement.
The Senior HRBP is a trusted service provider to employees, people managers, affiliates, foreign-nationals, and other partners, including Chairs and Department Administrators and other leaders within WHOI. This is a generalist position requiring accountability and ownership in the execution of the following functional areas of People Operations:
- Employee Relations
- Coach people managers to handle complex employee and employment matters
- Facilitate difficult and challenging conversations to achieve conflict resolution and closure recommendations
- Manage Job Performance issues
- Workplace Investigation Management
- Foreign National Advisory and related programs
- On-Boarding and Off-Boarding Programs
- Organizational Development, including Succession Planning
- Policy Guidance and Employment Law Compliance
- Continual Process Improvement
As a member of the People Operations team, the Senior HRBP participates in day-to-day collaboration with all functions within the team and brings a positive solution-oriented approach to work, assisting in whatever types of tasks and projects may be assigned to support the team’s mission. The expectation is that the individual in this position will exercise independent thinking, work with a sense of urgency, and be able to plan and execute complex projects with little guidance. Furthermore, this position will serve as a mentor to other members on the team.
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for two Postdoctoral Investigators to join the Biology Department. This is a fulltime, exempt position, and is eligible for benefits. The initial appointment will be for one year with the possibility of a one-year extension.
Postdoctoral Opportunity: Ecological Forecasting of Antarctic Penguin Populations
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA
We are seeking, two, highly motivated Postdoctoral Fellow to join our interdisciplinary team at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) to contribute to cutting-edge ecological forecasting research. This position focuses on ecological forecasting of Antarctic penguin populations, specifically examining the factors influencing ecological predictability across different time scales. The successful candidate will work under the guidance of Dr. Stephanie Jenouvrier at WHOI and collaborate closely with Dr. Marika Holland at NCAR.
Research will involve comparative assessments of demographic predictability within and among penguin species in Antarctica. With the environment being highly dynamic and strongly coupled to biological processes, understanding how these populations may respond to future changes is critical. The project investigates the predictability of Antarctic climate and its influence on seabird demographic responses.
Applicants should possess or be close to obtaining a PhD in quantitative ecology, applied mathematics and statistics, computer science, or related fields. Strong computational skills, including programming and Bayesian data analysis, are essential for this position. Prior experience with high-performance computing, age-structured population models, time series population models, STAN, Matlab, and GitHub/version control is required. We are particularly interested in candidates with excellent critical thinking and quantitative analysis skills, as well as strong written and communication abilities. The ability to drive projects forward in a timely manner is crucial.
WHOI is committed to scientific excellence and diversity. We encourage applications from candidates who will enrich and foster a culturally diverse and inclusive environment. The position is anticipated to start no later than January 2024, and applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. The appointment will be for one year. WHOI offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.
To apply, please submit a CV, a one-page statement of research interests, and contact information for three references to Dr. Stephanie Jenouvrier at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is seeking a Digital Marketing Specialist to join the Communications team. This position is responsible for developing and implementing Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution’s digital marketing initiatives and efforts including paid advertising, promotions, emails, landing pages, lead generation, campaigns, marketing research, and reports. This position is responsible for helping to strengthen WHOI’s brand, increase awareness of and engagement with the Institution, drive lead generation, and maximize revenue from online fundraising and merchandise sales. This position also coordinates and supports marketing needs of researchers and administration as appropriate. Remote work option available for this position. This is a full-time, exempt position and is eligible for benefits.
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is searching for a highly motivated and enthusiastic Senior Software Engineer to join the Ocean Observatories Initiative’s Cyberinfrastructure (OOI-CI) Software Team within the Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering Department (AOPE). This is a regular full-time, exempt position, and is eligible for benefits.
The Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI) is a science-driven ocean observing network that delivers real-time data from more than 900 instruments to address critical science questions regarding the world’s ocean. OOI data are freely available online to anyone with an Internet connection. The CI team develops and maintains software that processes instrument data into and out of the Python, Java and Linux based software stack.
OOI is recruiting qualified candidates for a position in software engineering in support of processing and disseminating large amounts of ocean observing data. This individual will be contributing to many aspects of the software development lifecycle such as requirements, architecture, code development and testing. The work will involve support of the existing codebase, Cassandra and Postgres database pair, 3rd party open-source applications and development of new systems as well as troubleshooting at all levels.
A successful candidate, with modest supervision, works creatively and independently to establish objectives, meet deadlines, and complete difficult assignments by demonstrating full competency in one or more development areas; assists substantively in planning technical aspects of new architectures, as well as design, testing, and QA/QC of the software stack.
The internal working title for this position is Senior Engineer.
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is seeking a Staff Accountant to join the Finance and Accounting department. Reporting into the Director of Accounting, this position performs a range of accounting duties requiring a general understanding of accounting principles, experience compiling and analyzing data and report generation. Prepares work papers and other underlying documentation supporting transactions recorded in the Institution’s general ledger and financial reports. Uses internal policies and relevant external regulations to identify and provide input in recording and summarizing transactions. This is a full-time, exempt position and is eligible for benefits.
The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering (AOPE) Department plans to hire a fulltime Senior Administrative Assistant to work within the Oceanographic Systems Lab (OSL). The successful candidate will be part of a group largely focused on advancement of autonomous underwater vehicles and will provide support to proposal preparation and award management, including financial monitoring and reporting, as well as day-to-day administrative support for engineering staff. OSL is a fast-paced, dynamic lab with science and military funding sponsors. The work is varied and rewarding as the results of our team effort are used to collect data for understanding the ocean and protecting the world. This position is a important job that requires the applicant to represent the OSL “front office” as a professional entity to other high profile organizations that expect prompt and organized execution of business on high visibility, multimillion dollar projects.
The primary responsibility of the Senior Administrative Assistant is to provide a broad range of complex administrative support to the growing OSL REMUS team. The ideal candidate has experience working professionally, exhibits exceptional attention to detail, can manage/coordinate multiple tasks/projects, and maintains superior organizational skills. Successful applicants will have the ability to function as a team member while taking initiative and ownership of assigned duties and projects. Candidate must be a person that seeks responsibility and helps to further define their position in a dynamic environment of opportunity.
The internal working title for this position could be Senior Administrative Assistant I or Senior Administrative Assistant II, and the final title will be determined commensurate to the successful candidate's experience.