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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for aDirector of the National Ocean Sciences Accelerator Mass Spectrometry Facility (NOSAMS) to join the Geology & Geophysics Department. This is a regular, full-time, exempt position, and is eligible for full benefits.   Applications are invited for the position of Director of the National Ocean Sciences Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (NOSAMS) facility at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (http://www.nosams.whoi.edu/). Applicants should have achieved international recognition for outstanding scholarship, and professional stature suitable for appointment to the tenured scientific staff at WHOI, as well as possess significant leadership and managerial skills.   The NOSAMS facility was established in 1989, with a principal goal of providing high quality radiocarbon (14C) AMS measurements and expertise to the Ocean Sciences Community. It currently has a staff of approximately 17 individuals with an annual budget of approximately $3.7M. The facility has been partially funded through 5-year cooperative agreements with the U.S. National Science Foundation, with ~60% of the operating costs covered by user fees from NOSAMS clients.       NOSAMS occupies a dedicated 1,100 square meter facility which houses two accelerator mass spectrometry systems, two duel-inlet stable isotope mass spectrometers and a sample preparation laboratory. The facility is equipped to handle a wide variety of sample types including water, carbonates, bones, gas, and organic carbon, using conventional and specialized techniques that include compound specific radiocarbon measurements and ramped pyrolysis and oxidation extractions for complex organic mixtures.  One of the AMS systems was specifically designed in-house for the analysis of 14C in a continuously flowing gas stream. Significantly, NOSAMS has ordered a new state-of-the-art Ion Plus AMS system for high precision radiocarbon measurements and versatile interfacing to gas handling devices. The new Director will be responsible for the successful integration of the new AMS system and for maximizing and streamlining efficient operations.   The successful candidate will be expected to use the present high level of expertise in radiocarbon technology at NOSAMS as a basis for further development of radiocarbon research, and exercise scientific leadership in building new research areas. Additionally, the successful candidate will be expected to provide leadership in management of the facility and staff, in maintaining a collaborative and inclusive work environment, and in maintaining and growing a strong external funding base.  As a tenured member of the WHOI scientific staff, the successful candidate will be expected to raise a significant part of their own support through an externally funded research program. Opportunities for teaching and advising students will be available through the MIT-WHOI Joint Program. An appointment to the Scientific Staff is made with the expectation that the individual will work for the Institution on a full-time, year-round basis. A member of the Scientific Staff shall not normally hold a full-time position at another institution or any other formal employment or consulting that requires an excess of one-sixth of their time per year. Any proposed change in this status requires review of the employment arrangement and approval by the Deputy Director and Vice President for Research, and in some cases, approval by the President and Director is sought if further oversight is needed.
Job ID
2021-1421
Category
Science/Research
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
The Deep Submergence Laboratory at The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is seeking an Engineering Assistant to support Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) testing from May to August 2021.  This is a temporary, casual, non-exempt position and eligible for casual benefits. The successful candidate will provide hands-on testing, upgrade post-processing toolchain, conduct vehicle maintenance & upgrades and support field testing as needed.   The internal working title for this position could be either Engineering Assistant II or Engineering Assistant III. The final level of the position will be determined commensurate with the selected candidate's level of education & experience. 
Job ID
2021-1417
Category
Engineering
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for a temporary relief Able Body Seaman to join the Ship Operations Department. This is a temporary, casual, non-exempt position, and is not eligible for benefits.   Reporting to the Master, Chief Mate, or Deck Watch Officer, stands bridge watch as Quartermaster or lookout when underway. Under supervision of the Bosun maintains interior and exterior spaces and deck equipment, and operates machinery during loading of stores and scientific operations.
Job ID
2021-1415
Category
Marine Crew
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for a temporary relief Ordinary Seaman to join the Ship Operations Department. This is a temporary, casual, non-exempt position, and is not eligible for benefits.   Reporting to the Master, Chief Mate, or Deck Watch Officer, stands bridge watch at sea as a lookout, or with approval of Master, as quartermaster. Under supervision of the Bosun, maintains interior and exterior spaces and deck equipment and operates machinery during loading of stores and scientific operations.
Job ID
2021-1414
Category
Marine Crew
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering (AOPE) Department plans to hire a full timeSenior 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 is a full-time, regular position and is eligible for full benefits.     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.
Job ID
2021-1412
Category
Administrative
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for an Ocean Instrumentation Engineer to join the Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering Department. This is a full-time, regular, non-exempt position, and eligible for full benefits. The initial term will be one year, renewable.   The position will focus on development, testing, deployment and maintenance of oceanographic instrumentation systems including acoustic data recorders,  acoustic modems and  acoustic navigation and positioning systems. In addition, the work may include system integration, operations and testing of autonomous platforms, including underwater vehicles and autonomous surface craft.   The work will require a mixture of hands-on assembly and testing, both mechanical and electrical, configuration and programming of devices, setup of instruments, download of data, basic quality control and related work. The engineer will assist others in light mechanical or electrical design work using mechanical CAD tools such as Solidworks. The ability to read and follow detailed wiring diagrams, and basic use of tools such as digital multi-meters is required.   The position will require a significant amount of time at sea, both local to Woods Hole and around the US and overseas. Previous at-sea experience on an oceanographic vessel is highly desirable, and may be augmented by experience with small boats. Familiarity with conditions experienced on the water and a demonstrated ability to work under pressure is important.   The internal working title for this position will be Engineer I.      
Job ID
2021-1411
Category
Engineering
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for a Mechanical Engineer to join the Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering Department for work on sensor systems and marine robotics for spring of 2021.  This is a temporary, casual, non-exempt position, and is eligible for casual benefits.   The hours for this position are based on excess project needs from February to May 2021.    The final level of this position could be Engineer I or Engineer II, and will be determined commensurate with the selected candidate's level of education and experience.  
Job ID
2021-1405
Category
Engineering
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for a Scientific Illustration Intern to join the Creative Services Department. This is a temporary, casual, non-exempt position, and is eligible for casual benefits.    WHOI Creative Studio is looking for a talented early-career scientific illustrator as part of its dedication to training future generations of ocean science visual communicators. Since the success of the first oceanographic expedition of the HMS Challenger, ocean science has needed visual storytellers to communicate this wild planet-defining feature that connects us all. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) is committed to understanding all facets of the ocean by advancing technology and discovery in order to provide unbiased information about the importance of the global ocean and its resources. Scientific communicators play an essential role in this mission as illustrations can be the only way to capture the vastness and complexity of ocean science or ideas.   As a Scientific Illustration Intern, early-career professionals will collaborate with scientific/engineering staff, administrative clients, editors, and marketers to build their skills and portfolios while producing work that aligns with the WHOI mission. The selected candidate will learn how to apply their education in a fast-paced environment to meet the highest quality standard under continuously ambitious deadlines. Work has the potential to be published regularly in a breadth of diverse platforms including scientific publications and/or presentations, whoi.edu, as well as Oceanus magazine.   Only applications including electronic portfolio's will be considered.  When applying, please upload your portfolio to the "Publications" section on the Candidate Profile, which should be on the first screen of your application.  
Job ID
2021-1403
Category
Administrative
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for a Laboratory Assistant II or Engineering Assistant I to join the Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering Department. This is a temporary, full-time, non-exempt position, and is eligible for limited benefits.  The initial duration of the appointment will be for 9 months and then will be evaluated for continuation beyond the initial temporary period based on funding availability and performance.   The successful candidate will provide technical assistance with the assembly and testing of oceanographic systems and related support equipment. With supervision, helps an engineering team in all phases of project development related to oceanographic instrumentation and underwater vehicles.  Duties may include mechanical assembly, basic electrical assembly, organizing parts and supplies, packing and shipping, moving test equipment, helping with testing on the dock or on small boats in local waters.   Candidates should have an aptitude and interest in basic mechanical and electrical assembly from previous employment, vocational school, high-school projects or hobbies (automobile work, boat building or repair, audio-visual equipment, gaming computers, maker-space 3D printing, etc.). Manual dexterity and familiarity with hand tools, including soldering, is highly desirable.   The internal working title for this position could be either Laboratory Assistant II or Engineering Assistant I. The final level of the position will be determined commensurate with the selected candidate's level of education and experience.
Job ID
2021-1402
Category
Engineering
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for one Postdoctoral Investigator to join the Ocean Acoustics and Signals Laboratory in the Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering (AOPE) Department.  This is temporary, full-time, exempt positions, and is eligible for benefits. The initial appointments will be for 12 months. The project will investigate ocean acoustic technologies to sense, characterize and analyze marine geological environments. Research will be conducted both in the laboratory and at sea. 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 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 February 8, 2021 through February 22, 2021.
Job ID
2021-1398
Category
Science/Research
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for a Postdoctoral Investigator to join the Physical Oceanography Department to conduct research on the Indian Ocean Monsoon. This is a regular, full-time exempt position, and is eligible for full benefits.    The initial appointments will be for 12 months with the potential to extend for two or more years.   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 and complete curriculum vitae.  Applications will be reviewed upon submission through February 22, 2021.
Job ID
2021-1397
Category
Science/Research
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution invites applications for our first Chief Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Officer to join the Institution reporting to our President and Director. This is a regular, full-time, exempt position, eligible for full benefits.   WHOI’s Chief Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Officerwill take a leadership role and report directly to, and counsel, our President and Director in the design of a comprehensive diversity, equity, and inclusion strategy and implementation plan. This strategy will foster a culture of connection, community, and belonging across the Institution, ensure equitable systems, and help build a diverse workforce. The position will begin remotely due to the pandemic but will be located in Woods Hole, MA.   In addition to working directly with the President and Director, the Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officerwill provide informed thought leadership and counsel to other members of Senior Administration, Staff Council, and WHOI’s Board and Corporation. The candidate will also lead collaborative efforts with students, postdocs, and Academic Programs Office staff, as well as Human Resources, the Committee for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (CDEI), Workplace Climate Committee (WCC), and other committees and staff across the Institution to enact a DEI strategy that aligns with WHOI’s mission and values.    WHOI is seeking an individual with subject matter expertise in diversity, equity, and inclusion with a demonstrated ability to lead effective organizational strategies and transformations. Experience working in a scientific research environment is especially welcome. The successful candidate will engage, influence, and work within our senior administrative leadership team and leaders of cross-functional teams, building strong relationships as a trusted leader and advisor to drive change. WHOI has initiated a strategic visioning process and this presents opportunities to engage staged DEI principles, goals, and metrics. This individual will partner with our recruitment teams to attract, retain, and engage a diverse and inclusive academic presence and workforce; strengthen our sense of belonging and community; and in doing so help create a research, education, and workplace climate where diversity is valued, recognized, respected, and welcomed.
Job ID
2021-1396
Category
Administrative
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for a Research Assistant to join the Biology Department. This is a regular, full-time, exempt position, and is eligible for full benefits.   The Alexander and Tepolt labs at WHOI are seeking a motivated individual with prior laboratory experience to support genetic research in marine systems as a technician. The Alexander lab studies the biogeochemical functioning and physiological ecology of eukaryotic plankton, and the Tepolt lab studies population genetics and rapid adaptation in marine invertebrates. Time will be split between these two labs, and the technician will be a full and participating member of both lab groups. We will train the right candidate on specific lab protocols, but the position requires some prior experience and comfort with general molecular biology techniques (e.g. pipetting, PCR, etc.). This position is primarily lab-based and is ideal for a candidate who wishes to gain experience in the application of advanced genetic and molecular approaches to the study of marine organisms and ocean ecosystems. This is a one-year position with a mutual option for a second year; the position may be extended beyond two years depending on funding availability.  Anticipated start date is April 2021. Interested candidates should apply online only and should not contact the PIs directly about this position. Please include a cover letter, complete curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for at least three references with your application. Applications will be reviewed immediately and must be submitted no later than March 5, 2021 to ensure full consideration.   The internal working title for this position could be either Research Assistant I or Research Assistant II. The final level of the position will be determined commensurate with the selected candidate's level of education & experience. 
Job ID
2021-1395
Category
Science/Research
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for a Senior Administrative Assistant - Annual Fund, Gift Accounting, and Development Services to join the Development Department. This is a regular, full-time, non-exempt position, and is eligible for full benefits.   Reporting to the Director of Advancement Services, provides administrative support to the Director of Advancement Services, Assistant Director of Annual Giving and Prospect Research, and the Assistant Director–Donor Database Management and Direct Mail. This position contributes significantly to the effective operation of the Annual Fund, gift accounting and Advancement Services units by anticipating, prioritizing, and initiating projects in support of the fund-raising goals and objectives. Requires the ability to communicate effectively with Trustees and Members of the Corporation, Associates, and other individuals outside of the WHOI community. This position records and updates database records with profile information. Provides regular backup support for Accountant II-Gift Accounting requiring knowledge of WHOI gift accounting policies.   In addition, this position will work with the gift accountant working as a liaison between the Finance and Accounting Department and Advancement.   The internal working title for this position could be Sr. Administrative Assistant II.  The final level of the position will be determined commensurate with the selected candidate’s level of education and experience.
Job ID
2021-1393
Category
Administrative
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for an Assistant Director, Annual Giving and Prospect Research to join the Development Department. This is a regular, full-time, exempt position, and is eligible for full benefits.   Reporting to the Chief Development Officer (CDO) and working closely with the Assistant Director for Donor Database Managementand Direct Mail, this position shares the management of key aspects of the Annual Giving program for individuals and conducts and oversees Development’s prospect research. Responsible for identifying and involving new annual giving donors through various activities. Oversees Annual Giving website design and maintenance, events, mailings, and publications. With the Assistant Director for Donor Database Management and Direct Mail, writes and coordinates scheduled appeals and involves Communications colleagues as appropriate. 
Job ID
2021-1392
Category
Administrative
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
  Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is looking for a Public Relations Specialist to join our Communications department.  Reporting to the Associate Director of Public Relations, the Public Relations Specialist is responsible for supporting and helping to advance WHOI’s public and media relations efforts with the goals of maintaining a positive image of the WHOI brand, increasing brand awareness and engagement, raising broad awareness of the importance of the ocean and ocean research, and supporting Institutional and departmental initiatives, as necessary. The Public Relations Specialist is a major contributor to WHOI’s earned media strategy and supports crisis communications, community relations, content development, and other related communications tasks as directed. This role has strong knowledge of social media tactics and channels as they relate to the communications function.  This is a regular, full-time, exempt position, and is eligible for full benefits.
Job ID
2021-1390
Category
Administrative
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for a highly motivated and enthusiastic Robotics Engineer to join the Deep Submergence Laboratory (DSL) within the Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering Department (AOPE).  This is a regular full-time, exempt position, and is eligible for full benefits.   The Deep Submergence Laboratory has a storied history in the development of marine robotics in the service of deep submergence science going back to the  Jason and Jason Jr. Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs), the latter having delivered iconic video of the Titanic’s grand staircase in 1986.  The DSL has been at the forefront of deep-diving and high-risk marine robotics  development since, having designed, built and operated a range of vehicles including the ABE and Sentry AUVs, the Jason 2 ROV, the 11,000 m rated hybrid-ROV Nereus, the hybrid ROV NUI designed for operation under permanent ice cover, and most recently the Clio, Orpheus, and Mesobot vehicles.  The DSL is also active in research and engineering devoted to undersea sensor development, undersea navigation, and autonomy.  A significant number of DSL engineers support the National Deep Submergence Laboratory, which is devoted to providing scientific access to the deep sea and provides ample opportunity for DSL personnel to experience the intense and deeply rewarding experience of sea-going expeditionary science and operations.   DSL has immediate need for a Robotics Engineer with experience in robotics simulation and autonomy development.  You will work on several projects related to long endurance multi-vehicle operations, initially focusing on the simulation of these systems for the purposes of developing autonomy and assessing mission viability in a high fidelity ocean environment.  You will be expected to contribute to ongoing efforts at WHOI and elsewhere in furthering the state of the art in open source marine robotics.  As those projects mature, you will broaden your participation in marine robotics development projects to include run time software and autonomy development, and depending on your background and interests, potentially also systems engineering and analysis.  You will participate in sea-going fieldwork on any project to which you contribute significantly.   WHOI is a non-profit research and education organization devoted to oceanographic science, engineering development in support of oceanographic science, and engineering development in support of national defense and industry needs.   The internal working title for this position is Research Engineer.  The final level of the position will be determined commensurate with the selected candidate’s level of education and experience.   Research Engineer: With little supervision, works 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.    
Job ID
2021-1389
Category
Engineering
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for two (2) Engineer Techniciansto join the Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering Department. These are temporary, casual, non-exempt positions, and eligible for casual benefits.   The Engineering Technician will provide technical assistance with the assembly and testing of oceanographic systems and related support equipment. 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 successful candidate will have the knowledge and some experience related to engineering technician practices and procedures, particularly those applicable to promoting safe working conditions is desirable.      The internal working title for this position could be either Engineering Assistant II or Engineering Assistant III. The final level of the position will be determined commensurate with the selected candidate's level of education & experience.  
Job ID
2021-1388
Category
Engineering
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
The Geology & Geophysics Department at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) invites qualified candidates to apply for a tenure-track scientific-staff position with primary expertise in understanding processes related to mass, heat and/or biogeochemical exchange between the seafloor and ocean. Candidates’ interests may span a wide range of seafloor settings, including across active and passive plate boundaries. Candidates should have experience and/or strong interest in active sea-going research programs, including the use of deep submergence vehicles and related technologies.
Job ID
2021-1387
Category
Science/Research
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently seeking a highly motivated, organized, and independent Postdoctoral Investigator to join the Biology Department's Sensory Ecology and Bioacoustics Lab to study the effects of noise on squid and black sea bass.This is a regular, full-time, exempt position, and is eligible for full benefits. The initial appointment will be for one year with a possible second year continuation contingent on progress and funding. The successful candidate will be primarily responsible for helping design bioacoustic and soundscape experiments. Applicants should have demonstrable experience in acoustic experiments with marine invertebrates, analysis of bioacoustic and behavior data, and assessing the soniferous activity of marine invertebrates. Applicants should also be able to troubleshoot data analyses code as needed to improve data quality through assessment and modifications of the collected data and its analyses. The successful candidate is also expected to have experience with small boat handling, SCUBA diving research, and the ability to handle unexpected field situations appropriately.   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 the names and contact information for at least three references. Applications will be reviewed upon submission. Preferred start date for this position will be April 2021.
Job ID
2021-1386
Category
Science/Research
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole