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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for an Institution Archivist to join the Library Department. This is a regular, casual, non exempt position, and is not eligible for benefits. The Archivist acquires, accessions, arranges, catalogs, preserves and makes accessible the contents of the WHOI Archives. With little supervision, the successful candidate will work creatively and independently to establish objectives and meet deadlines by demonstrating full competency in one or more areas of information systems as well as developing appropriate solutions to increase access to information.
The internal working title for this position will be Information Systems Associate II or Information Systems Associate III. The final title will be determined commensurate with the selected candidate's experience and skills.
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.
Reporting to the Associate Dean, the Graduate Admissions and Student Affairs Officer serves as a primary contact for applicants, students, and staff on admissions matters. Is committed to providing a student-oriented atmosphere, acts as liaison between students and administration, coordinates student events, and acts as a resource for students regarding a wide range of issues and concerns. The position requires an on-site presence for at least 3 days/week.
Cover letter is required.
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for a Research Associate IIto join the Marine Policy Center. This is a short-term (March – November 30, 2024), half-time (20 hours/week), exempt position and is eligible for limited benefits. This role is hybrid with in-person expectations for international engagements.
This position will support the activities of the Marine Policy Center Director. The individual will work to conduct policy research and analysis, provide administrative support for policy related domestic and international conferences and workshops and support marine scientific research.
Online application forms should be submitted with a cover letter describing background and research interests, a complete curriculum vitae, and three reference letters. Applications will be reviewed upon submission.
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) is hiring Seasonal Retail Associates to work 20-25 hours/week (approximately mid-May through September 2024) in our two WHOI Stores in Woods Hole, MA. WHOI Seasonal Retail Associates support the day-to-day operations of the WHOI Ocean Science Discovery Center Store and the WHOI Visitor Center Store to ensure smooth daily operations at both locations.
This is a temporary (seasonal), casual, and non-exempt position. The internal working title for this position is Discovery Center Assistant.
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for a Research Associate II to join the Physical Oceanography Department. This is a temporary, half-time, non-exempt position, and is eligible for benefits.
Manipulation of large volumes of SWOT InSAR LR altimetry data expert data products using Python and FORTRAN to put it in a format that can be used for subsequent scientific analysis. Writing computer code to estimate SWOT errors and parameters of ocean physics models via inverse modeling. Manipulation and quality control of in situ data for comparison with SWOT data.
Temporary: February 19, 2024 to June 29, 2024
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.
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for an Engineer Technician to join the Physical Oceanography Department. This is a regular, full-time, non-exempt position, and is eligible for benefits.
The Physical Oceanography Department is searching for an autonomous instrument technician to contribute on ocean observing efforts using underwater gliders and profiling floats. This is a regular full-time position and is eligible for benefits. The internal working title for this position is 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 and experience.
The position will involve all aspects of autonomous underwater glider and profiling float operations. This will include in lab testing and assembly, domestic and international travel for deployments and recoveries, and possibly piloting and/or data processing.
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.
Woods Hole Oceanographic Insitution is searching for an Accounting Intern to fill a summer internship from May 2024 – August 2024 to work in the General Accounting department and assist in day to day financial accounting duties and financial accounting projects. Our goal is to provide the intern with hands on financial accounting skills that will support the intern’s education and financial management growth and development.
The internship will run through the summer of 2024 and will be based in the Challenger Building in Woods Hole. The intern will report directly to the Director of Accounting and will work alongside the General Accounting Team. This is a non-exempt, casual position.
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.
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.
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution’s (“WHOI”) Office for Technology Transfer (“OTT”) Entrepreneur in Residence (“EIR”) Program aims to coach and mentor WHOI innovators towards successful technology commercialization and/or new venture creation, as well as to connect WHOI technologies with seasoned industry experts, executives, venture capitalists, and serial entrepreneurs. By doing so, we hope to leverage the deep domain expertise of these individuals to help accelerate the path of these promising technologies towards market success and broad impact. The WHOI OTT EIR is encouraged to engage regularly with WHOI innovators, entrepreneurs, and the technology transfer team, in order to help WHOI further develop these technologies, and grow the entrepreneurial community.
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) is currently searching for a Postdoctoral Investigator to join the Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry Department. This is a regular, full-time, exempt position, and is eligible for full benefits. This position is full-time for an 18-month period.
We are seeking a Postdoctoral Investigator to join an interdisciplinary project to study past and future changes in ocean heat content and inert gas tracers of global ocean temperature and air-sea gas exchange. The primary objectives of the project are to (i) improve understanding of the physical mechanisms of air-sea disequilibrium in the global ocean as a step towards (ii) refining quantitative estimates of changes in ocean heat content recorded by inert gas tracers in the atmosphere (e.g., preserved in ice core air bubbles). The Postdoctoral Investigator will join a team of scientists at WHOI and Oxford to carry out tracer-enabled climate model simulations of past, present, and future ocean configurations. While there are specific goals of the project, the overall scope is broad, and the Postdoctoral Investigator will have freedom to independently design and carry out additional experiments.
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, along with a detailed cover letter that outlines your prior experience as it pertains to this position and full curriculum vitae including contact information for three references. The position is available immediately, but the start date is flexible. The candidate would ideally start by mid-to-late 2024 (please state your availability in the cover letter).
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is searching for a highly motivated and enthusiastic Embedded Systems Engineer to join the Oceanographic Systems Lab (OSL) within the Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering Department (AOPE). This is a regular full-time, exempt position, and is eligible for benefits.
OSL is a world leader in Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) technology and operation in many complex oceanographic environments. Military and scientific applications of AUVs are supported by OSL including biologic and physical surveys, mapping, under-ice operations, environmental anomaly detection, and filming megafauna. OSL works with REMUS AUVs developed at WHOI and equipment designed elsewhere, expanding capabilities of the AUVs and the sensors they support. The OSL team operates in a creative and exciting workspace from creation of ideas to deployment in the field.
OSL is recruiting qualified candidates for a position in electrical engineering in underwater robotics, communication, and navigation with a heavy emphasis on applied applications in the ocean. The work will involve support of existing systems, electronic design and development of new systems, and troubleshooting at all levels. Specifically, it will require support and development of electronic designs for embedded, microcontroller-based systems and their firmware, and of software for general purpose computers. The position will also involve going to sea to support data collection and experimentation, and post-processing and analysis.
A successful candidate, with some on the job training and supervision, works creatively to establish objectives, meet deadlines, and complete engineering assignments by demonstrating full competency in one or more engineering areas; assists substantively in planning technical aspects of new developments, as well as design, testing, and use of major system components. The candidate must be a self-starter that can take a task and make progress under a deadline.
The internal working title for this position could be either Engineer I or Engineer II. The final level of the position will be determined commensurate with the selected candidate’s level of education and experience.
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is searching for a highly motivated and enthusiastic Design-Systems Engineer to join the Oceanographic Systems Lab (OSL) within the Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering Department (AOPE). This is a regular full-time, exempt position eligible for full benefits.
OSL is a world leader in Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) robotics technology and operation in many complex oceanographic environments. Military and scientific applications of AUVs are supported by OSL including biologic and physical surveys, mapping, under-ice operations, environmental anomaly detection, filming megafauna. OSL works with REMUS AUVs developed at WHOI and equipment designed elsewhere expanding capabilities of the AUVs and the sensors they supply. The OSL team operates in a creative and exciting workspace from creation of ideas to deployment in the field.
The Design-Systems Engineer will perform a wide range of design and fabrication tasks related to AUVs and their subsystems. The position will include both mechanical, electrical, and systems engineering, with a focus on analysis of AUV dynamics and system interfaces, detailed design of mechanical systems, and integration of multiple electrical subsystems, sensors and power sources. Writing software and firmware considered a strong plus. This position includes participation in and leadership of at-sea operations of AUVs in support of multiple programs. The successful candidate must have proven leadership skills necessary to coordinate the activities of a team of technicians and engineers through a design project or field cruise. Excellent writing and communication skills are required for team collaboration, publishing reports and papers, and writing proposals. Members of this team all spend time both in the office/lab and in the field. Field operations occur locally and at remote sites to support science, exploration, disaster response, and military research and development. Previous missions have included oil spill response, locating black boxes and airplanes, locating shipwrecks, mapping unexplored parts of the ocean, mapping physical and biological phenomena and studying sharks and sea turtles. Past project sponsors include NSF, NOAA, Office of Naval Research, DARPA, BSEE, Discovery Channel, NAVOCEANO, NUWC, foreign governments, philanthropic organizations, and corporations.
The internal working titles for this position could be either Engineer I or Engineer II. The final level of the position will be determined commensurate with the selected candidate’s level of education and experience.
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is seeking a Welder to join the Facilities Department. Reporting to the Mechanical Shop Supervisor, this position performs a wide variety of welding and metal fabrication related tasks for all Institution facilities, including research vessels. Performs complex welding, cutting, and brazing work in the contstruction or repair of mechanical equipment. This is a regular full-time, non-exempt position and is eligible for benefits.
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.
The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) seeks aDirector of Development, Principal and Major Gifts to lead a dynamic major gift team, while actively managing a portfolio of existing donors to support the ambitious and strategic fundraising growth of the organization. This position will be responsible for leading the team to drive WHOI’s For Our Ocean Campaign to secure leadership and transformational gifts. In this role, will balance the day-to-day management of a team of major gifts development professionals, as well as the management of a select portfolio of individual donors with the capacity to make 6- and 7-figure gifts. Working closely with the Chief Development Officer, the Director will also be responsible for the strategic identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of principal and major gifts prospects who are at various stages in their relationship with WHOI. They will work closely with the Events team to ensure cultivation and stewardship events are well positioned for the team’s success.
The ideal candidate will be highly professional and able to adapt to emerging opportunities within a fast-paced environment. They will have 10+ years of fundraising experience and at least five years managing frontline fundraisers with a proven ability to motivate, engage and work collaboratively at all levels. The demonstrated ability to plan, execute and close 6- and 7-figure gifts is essential, as is a proven track record of success in identifying new donors. Experience raising major gifts for a research institution is preferred.
The Director reports to WHOI’s Chief Development Officer. The candidate will be an engaged and energetic fundraiser who relishes the cultivating, soliciting, and stewardship of donors. They will be a natural relationship builder who takes a solutions-focused approach to development. They will be a natural leader with the presence, interpersonal skills, and energy to build relationships at all levels in service to WHOI; a true team player who has collaborative instincts, an inclination to integrate efforts, and the tolerance for ambiguity and uncertainty in a complex environment. This is a hybrid position. Interested applicants should include both a cover letter and curriculum vitae (CV) as part of the application.
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for an OOI Community Engagement Manager to join the Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering Department. This is a regular, full-time, exempt position, and is eligible for benefits.
The Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI) Community Engagement Manager is responsible for managing and implementing engagement efforts to maximize the use of OOI data among the scientific community, resulting in increased OOI-based publications in peer-reviewed journals, citations of those publications, and funded awards to use OOI or infrastructure for scientific research. The Manager works in the OOI Program Management Office (PMO) and collaborates with the OOI Marine Implementing Organizations (MIOs) to identify and develop OOI related content and to amplify stories and messaging using channels including meetings, print, social media, email, and web.