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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently seeking a seasonal Engineering Technician to join the Operational Scientific Services department for the Summer of 2024. This is a temporary, casual, non-exempt positions and is 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
2024-2243
Category
Engineering
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for an Engineering Assistant to join the Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering Department. This is a temporary, casual, position, and is eligible for casual benefits.   Engineering Assistant II 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.   Engineering Assistant III 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 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
2024-2241
Category
Engineering
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
The Ship Operations Department is currently searching for a Port Engineer to join their team. This position is responsible for designing and overseeing installation and/or repair of marine power plants, propulsion systems, heating, ventilating and all other mechanical and electrical systems on research vessels. This is a regular, full-time, exempt position, and is eligible for benefits.
Job ID
2023-2217
Category
Engineering
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
  The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) is seeking a Postdoctoral Investigator (PDI) to conduct research in molecular toxicology. The research will focus on the comparative biology, ligand specificity, and molecular evolution of the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR), a ligand-activated transcription factor that regulates the response of animals (including humans) to endogenous and exogenous chemicals. This position is part of a project funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The overall objective of the project is to elucidate the evolutionary and molecular mechanisms through which the AHR evolved as an environmental sensor recognizing diverse ligands (https://tinyurl.com/AncAHR).    This is a temporary, full-time, exempt position, and is eligible for benefits. The appointment is for 18 months with the possibility of an extension based on performance and availability of funding. The successful candidate must have a doctoral degree in an area related to the topic of the research.   WHOI 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 position is on research, the Postdoctoral Investigator will have the opportunity to participate in educational and outreach activities associated with the project.   WHOI has a commitment to scientific excellence and diversity, and we strongly encourage applications from candidates who will enrich and foster a culturally diverse and inclusive environment.    An online application form should be submitted along with a single pdf file containing a cover letter describing research interests and career goals, a complete curriculum vitae, up to three relevant publications, and the contact information for at least three references. Please also email the pdf file, and direct any questions, to Dr. Mark Hahn (mhahn@whoi.edu).   Applications will be reviewed starting January 1, 2024. The position will remain open until filled, with a starting date ideally in early 2024.    
Job ID
2023-2209
Category
Science/Research
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is seeking a creative and independent Postdoctoral Investigator to join the Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry Department to work on developing, evaluating, and applying a one-dimensional (1-D) mechanistic biogeochemical model for the Bermuda Atlantic Time-series Study (BATS) site. This position will be part of a National Science Foundation Chemical Oceanography project aimed at quantifying the magnitude of and controls on various carbon export and attenuation mechanisms that regulate the ocean’s biological carbon pump. This is a temporary, full-time, exempt position, and is eligible for benefits. The initial appointment will be for one year with the possibility of a one-year extension.  Renewal of the appointment is conditional on the PDI making satisfactory progress during the prior year(s) and continuation of funding. The successful candidate is expected to start the appointment in April 2024.   The Woods Hole Oceanographic 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.   WHOI has a commitment to scientific excellence and diversity, and we strongly encourage applications from candidates who will enrich and foster a culturally diverse and inclusive environment. Applications from the minority serving institutions and historically black colleges and universities are particularly encouraged.   Online application forms should be submitted with a cover letter, complete curriculum vitae, and contact information for at least three professional recommendation letter writers. Initial consideration will be given to applications received before March 1, 2024, but the position will remain open until it is filled.
Job ID
2023-2205
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. This is a temporary, full-time, exempt position, and is eligible for benefits. The appointment duration is 18 months (with potential extension to 24 months). Start date is flexible in the first quarter of 2024.   The postdoctoral investigator will focus on fundamental research related to ocean acoustics, with a main focus on developing or using numerical inverse methods to estimate seabed geoacoustic properties when considering acoustic propagation over or around a deep-water seamount. Experimental data, collected during the 2023 New England Seamounts Acoustic experiment (NESMA), will be available for this project. The investigator will have significant scientific flexibility to pursue their research ideas within this context. The investigator will also have the opportunity to contribute to experimental design and data collection for the 2024 NESMA experiment.   Investigators may benefit from collaboration with WHOI’s world class engineers and technicians. Research activities may engage federal, state, and local agencies and stakeholder communities, or lead to informing policy or addressing national security issues. Requirements include a PhD in ocean engineering, electrical engineering, or computer science. Expertise in ocean acoustics, numerical modeling, inverse theory, and/or machine learning 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.   *The research statement is a concise document (no longer than four pages) addressing the research interests to be pursued at WHOI. The research statement may also cover anticipated career plans, as well as interests in, experience with, and/or planned commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Further, an extra page can be added for an 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).   The preferred start date for this position is in the first quarter of 2024. This posting will remain open until the position is 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.   Preference for in person. Hybrid and fully remote will also be considered.
Job ID
2023-2203
Category
Science/Research
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is recruiting a highly ambitious and motivated Postdoctoral Investigator to join the Chemical Sensors Lab in the Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering Department with a focus on the analysis of chemical sensor data. This is a temporary, full-time, exempt position, and is eligible for benefits.    The Postdoctoral Investigator will analyze and interpret oceanographic chemical sensor data from the laboratory and field, report on results through data summarization and visualization, and present results through the submission of peer-reviewed publications. This role will focus primarily on the processing and analysis of data collected from in situ chemical sensors in locations ranging from the deep ocean to the Arctic with a focus on sensors for the measurement of methane, carbon dioxide, and microplastics. This will be primarily computer-based position with a potential for some field work.   The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate data processing capabilities, the ability to develop publication-quality figures, have exceptional writing skills and be able to apply rigorous scientific thinking to these tasks. The successful applicant will have a PhD in oceanography, ocean engineering, optical engineering, chemistry, environmental science, or a related science or engineering field, must have significant experience with data processing using Python, MatLab, R or the equivalent, must have excellent writing, editing, proofreading, and verbal communications skills, be able to translate complex scientific information into clear text, be flexible and organized, be able to work both independently and as part of a research group, have excellent time management and multitasking skills, and have experience and interest in writing peer-reviewed articles.  This position will not include Sea Duty. 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).   The preferred start date for this position is 1 December 2023. 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.   Preference for in person. Hybrid and fully remote will also be considered.
Job ID
2023-2197
Category
Science/Research
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) is the world's leading, independent non-profit organization dedicated to ocean research, exploration, and education; it is dedicated to advancing knowledge of the ocean and its connection with the Earth system through a sustained commitment to excellence in science, engineering, and education, and to the application of this knowledge to problems facing society. We are located in Woods Hole, MA (on beautiful Cape Cod) walking distance to stunning beaches, bike paths, lighthouses, and island ferries.    We are currently seeking a PreAward Analyst II to join the Grant and Contracts Services (GCS) team. The PreAward Analyst II works collaboratively with Principal Investigators (PIs), Department Administrators (DAs), department and technical staff, campus administrative offices, and funding agencies to support the WHOI research community in the review and submission of proposals, as well as negotiation of new awards. We are seeking an Analyst experienced with proposals and awards from major federal sponsors (familiarity with National Science Foundation, Department of Defense, and Department of Energy is a plus) as well with industry and foundation sponsors and someone who is interested in gaining experience with, or strengthening their abilities in, award negotiation.   Candidates should have 3+ years of experience in research administration/grants management in an academic, academic medical center or research office setting involving interactions with individuals at all levels and experience providing high-level customer service as well as knowledge of federal and non-federal Research Administration/Grants Management. While we have a preference for someone with pre-award experience in a central sponsored programs office setting, we are open to candidates from other sponsored research backgrounds who are highly motivated to learn new skills and make an immediate and meaningful contribution to a growing team. This is a full-time, exempt position and is eligible for benefits. This position will have the option to be partially remote, fully remote, or fully on campus. This position reports to the Manager, PreAward Services.
Job ID
2023-2196
Category
Administrative
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) is the world's leading, independent non-profit organization dedicated to ocean research, exploration, and education; it is dedicated to advancing knowledge of the ocean and its connection with the Earth system through a sustained commitment to excellence in science, engineering, and education, and to the application of this knowledge to problems facing society. The Oceanographic is located in Woods Hole, MA on beautiful Cape Cod, walking distance to stunning beaches, bike paths, lighthouses, and island ferries.    We are currently seeking a PostAward Analyst I to join the Grant and Contracts Services (GCS) team. The Post-Award Analyst I works collaboratively with Principal Investigators (PI’s), Department Administrators (DA’s), department and technical staff, campus administrative offices, and funding agencies to support the WHOI research community once an award is received by WHOI. Those activities include (but not limited to) facilitating the establishment of projects, ensuring compliance with funding and reporting regulations/guidelines, and monitoring the accounts in conjunction with departments and other offices.  We are seeking an Analyst with particular interest in managing foundation funding, working closely with the WHOI Development office on gift management as well as overseeing and managing institutionally funded projects in partnership with the Office of Deputy Director Vice President for Science & Engineering Staff.   Candidates should have 1-2 years of experience in research administration/grants management in an academic, academic medical center or research office setting involving interactions with individuals at all levels and experience providing high-level customer service as well as knowledge of federal and non-federal Research Administration/Grants Management in a department, central office or nonprofit setting. This is a full-time, exempt position and is eligible for benefits. This position will have the option to be partially remote, fully remote, or fully on campus.  
Job ID
2023-2194
Category
Administrative
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
The Geology & Geophysics Department (G&G) at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) invites exceptional candidates to apply to one or more of our full-time exempt tenure track positions on our scientific staff.  We seek to hire at the Assistant Scientist level; however, extraordinary candidates may be considered at Associate Scientist without Tenure, Associate Scientist with Tenure, or Senior Scientist levels.    The successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary department with a highly diverse science portfolio spanning solid-earth chemical and physical processes, coastal processes, climate and paleoclimate, climate solutions and the deep biosphere. We are seeking candidates whose research complements, diversifies, and strengthens existing programs on global geochemical cycles as driven by solid-earth processes, including high-temperature geochemistry/petrology, volcanism, plate-boundary processes, seafloor geology, and the subsurface carbon cycle and related biogeochemistry. This includes both purely fundamental scientific inquiry and applied or solutions-driven research targeting pressing societal issues. We especially encourage applications from candidates who would take advantage of existing analytical facilities, such as the WHOI Plasma Facility and the Northeastern National Ion Microprobe Facility.We encourage candidates to become familiar with WHOI’s recently completed “Vision2030” strategic planning.    Opportunities for interdisciplinary research exist through collaborations with colleagues in the other science departments, centers, and labs as well as with researchers in the broader Woods Hole scientific community.  WHOI’s Scientific Staff is expected to provide for their salaries from grants and contracts.  The Institution provides salary support when no other funding is available, as well as significant internal funding opportunities for developing innovative research projects. Candidates hired at the junior level will receive an initial appointment for four years.   WHOI is the largest private, non-profit oceanographic institution in the world, with staff, postdocs, and graduate students numbering approximately 1,000. Its mission is to advance our understanding of the ocean and its interaction with the Earth system, and to communicate this understanding for the benefit of society. The Institution is located in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, a world-renowned center of excellence in marine, biomedical, and environmental science. An additional 500 affiliates are associated with the scientific endeavors of the Institution, many of whom are foreign nationals from the international community.   WHOI is committed to supporting a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.  WHOI believes diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential components that support our academic excellence.   We strive for a diverse and inclusive workforce, and encourage women, minorities, veterans and those with disabilities to apply.   WHOI is located on Cape Cod in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, a world-renowned center of excellence in marine, biomedical, and environmental science, with proximity to the research hubs of Boston, MA and Providence, RI. Its mission is to advance our understanding of the ocean and its interaction with the Earth system, and to communicate this understanding for the benefit of society. WHOI is the largest private, non-profit oceanographic institution in the world, with staff and students numbering approximately 1,000. Together with an additional ~500 affiliated personnel associated with the scientific endeavors of the Institution, WHOI is home to a vibrant scientific community that has a strong international component.   WHOI offers a comprehensive benefit package that includes but is not limited to relocation assistance, medical and dental plans, childcare subsidy, housing assistance, tuition assistance, an employer contribution retirement plan, vacation time, flexible scheduling, and family illness days.    *Tenure-track staff are positions equivalent to ladder-rank professorial posts.   Applicants should have a doctoral degree, postdoctoral experience, and a record of scientific research publications in scholarly journals. Scientific staff members are expected to develop independent, externally-funded, and internationally-recognized research programs. They also have the option of advising graduate students and teaching courses through the MIT/WHOI Joint Program in Oceanography and Oceanographic Engineering.   HOW TO APPLY: Please visit http://careers.whoi.edu and respond to Job Reference 2023-2192. Applicants should include, as a single PDF document: A cover letter, curriculum vitae (CV), three-page research statement, names of four references and copies of up to three relevant publications.   The package should also be sent separately to the chair of the Geology & Geophysics Department at dlizarralde@whoi.edu with the subject line "Geology & Geophysics Department Scientific Application”.  Review of applications will begin on December 31, 2023.
Job ID
2023-2192
Category
Science/Research
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
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. 
Job ID
2023-2167
Category
Science/Research
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
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. Preferred qualifications include expertise in system enhancement and optimization, configuration and customization, implementation and project management, integration and data management, user support and training, system upgrades and maintenance, reporting and analytics, documentation and compliance, as well as cross-functional collaboration.
Job ID
2023-2156
Category
Information Technology
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
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).   
Job ID
2023-2155
Category
Information Technology
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
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 Full-time   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 s.jenouvrier@whoi.edu.   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
2023-2120
Category
Science/Research
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
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 electronic and software engineering in support of applied research and development in underwater robotics, communication, and navigation. 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 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 new developments, as well as design, testing, and use of major system components.   The internal working title for this position could be either Engineer II or Research Engineer.  The final level of the position will be determined commensurate with the selected candidate’s level of education and experience.    
Job ID
2023-2077
Category
Engineering
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) seeks a senior leader to ensure the institution advances its imaging capabilities and impact. WHOI has received a grant to support this position, which will report directly to WHOI’s Deputy Director and Vice President for Science and Engineering.   The primary role of the Director of Imaging Technology is to build on WHOI’s existing capabilities and develop new opportunities for leadership in advanced underwater imaging. While WHOI researchers presently develop and deploy a wide variety of cutting-edge imaging technology, our imaging expertise is dispersed across departments throughout the Institution. The Director of Imaging Technology will bring together, support, and coordinate among these hubs of imaging expertise—and individual scientists, researchers, and technical staff—in order to drive collaboration, increase efficiencies, accelerate technological innovation, and advance WHOI science, discovery, and ocean exploration.   The Institution is committed to ensuring that the institution is at the forefront of undersea imaging technology and the long-term success of the individual who occupies this important leadership role. This position is expected to collaborate and develop new avenues of sponsored development by working with WHOI researchers to provide imaging technology solutions for grant-funded research, and/or for outside clients including government agencies, peer institutions, and private-sector ocean exploration and media companies. In addition to working closely with WHOI’s scientific, engineering, and technical staff, the Director of Imaging Technology will be responsive to the imaging needs of WHOI Advancement (Communications and Development Departments), collecting, curating, and providing high-quality visual assets (video and still imagery) to support Institutional outreach and communications efforts.   This position is not initially supervisory, but it demands a dynamic leader with a positive, collegial mindset who can build teams, drawing on internal and external expertise. We seek a technologist with excellent interpersonal communication skills and high emotional intelligence, as well as broad expertise in diverse imaging technologies, data science, data management, and archiving.   This is a regular, full-time, exempt position and is eligible for full benefits. The final level of the position will be determined commensurate with the selected candidate's level of education & experience.   INSTITUTIONAL CONTEXT - Advance WHOI’s mission and vision, as described in Vision2030 - Cultivate strong, positive working relationships with WHOI leadership, scientists, engineers, technical staff, and development and communications professionals across the Institution. - Support Institutional goals for diversity, equity, and inclusion. - Work to spark conversations, “collisions,” and collaborations across WHOI among imaging hubs and individual scientists, engineers, and technical staff, and to eliminate redundancies and inefficiencies.  
Job ID
2023-2075
Category
Administrative
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
The National Ocean Sciences Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (NOSAMS) facility at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) is seeking a Research Associate or Research Specialist for the maintenance, development, and operation of two 14C Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (AMS) systems. The first AMS system is based upon a 500 kV Pelletron accelerator and incorporates both a conventional graphite sputter source and a unique, gas-accepting, microwave ion source. The second AMS system is a Mini Carbon Dating System (MiCaDaS) from Ionplus AG that was installed in 2022. The MiCaDaS system comes with several sample-to-gas-to ion source interfaces to allow enhanced NOSAMS capabilities and unique research directions.   The level of appointment and supervision will depend on the candidate’s relevant prior experience. The candidate will work within the NOSAMS team to provide high quality 14C measurements and expertise to the ocean science community, and to enhance NOSAMS capabilities. In particular, the candidate is expected to assist in the operation and maintenance of the AMS system for sample analyses to obtain the highest quality measurements. Participation in technology development in one or more of the following topics is anticipated: accelerator physics, ion source operation, ion optics, and sample-to-source interfaces.   This is a full-time exempt position and is eligible for full benefits.
Job ID
2023-2015
Category
Science/Research
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) is currently searching for Engineer I/Engineer II applicants to join the Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering Department. This position seeks candidates with interests in oceanographic research, ocean exploration and/or ocean-based climate solutions. This is a regular, full-time, exempt position, and is eligible for full benefits. . The initial appointment will be for five years with the possibility of extension.    Primary responsibilities will include the development, design, and implementation of mechanical, electronic and/or embedded systems associated with purpose-built oceanographic equipment and marine robotics. An applicant hired into this position may be responsible for the design and integration of oceanographic instrumentation, marine vehicle sensor payloads, and the development of unmanned underwater vehicle platforms. This position may also include assessing, troubleshooting, and resolving technical issues with equipment and sensors in the field as well as in laboratory settings. The individual may organize and carry out coastal field work and support research cruises onboard oceanographic research vessels. They may also assist in the development of software for real-time processing of sensor data or otherwise assist or contribute to the analysis of data from field sensors to produce curated data products. They will be encouraged to contribute to writing and presenting published research at academic conferences and to support STEAM outreach and intern mentorship programs. Candidates with mechanical, electrical, computer science, software or robotics backgrounds are encouraged to apply for this position.   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 & experience.    WHOI is committed to creating a diverse research community and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.
Job ID
2022-1916
Category
Engineering
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) is currently searching for a Mechanical Engineer to join the Alvin Submersible Engineering and Operations Group. This is a regular, full-time, exempt position, and is eligible for full benefits.   Alvin is the world’s most famous and prolific human occupied submersible, continually operating since its commissioning in 1964. For over five decades, and 5000+ dives Alvin has advanced our understanding of the Earth’s ocean environments, uncovering many significant scientific discoveries along the way. Alvin was recently certified to 6500m and now has the ability to explore over 98% of the ocean floor.   The Alvin Group is currently seeking a highly motivated, technically competent and responsible Mechanical Engineer to join our operations team. With supervision, a successful candidate applies mechanical aptitude and acquired knowledge of established procedures to the maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of vehicle related equipment used in the operation and support of the Alvin submersible.   This is a physically demanding position requiring the ability and willingness to spend six-to-eight months per year at sea. The remainder of the year’s workload would be at the institution and may require a local residence. After an initial training period, the position would allow for minimally supervised maintenance on the vehicle, and additional qualifications to perform key submersible support roles. Exceptional candidates will be entered into the Alvin Pilot in Training program with the goal of completing qualifications as Alvin Pilot in Command.   The internal working title of this position is Engineer I.
Job ID
2022-1844
Category
Engineering
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for a Mechanic to join the Facilities Department. This is a regular, full-time, non-exempt position, and is eligible for benefits. Reporting to the Lead Mechanic, this position assists with the planning and oversight of maintenance, repair, and installation work of all ship board, mechanical and scientific systems. Performs mechanical construction, repair, maintenance, and installation involving a wide variety of shipboard and shore mechanical and scientific systems and equipment items.   Through training and/or work experience, the ideal candidate should be skilled in several trades, enabling the application of technical knowledge to perform assigned tasks independent of supervision.  Unusual and unprecedented situations are reviewed with Mechanical Shop Supervisor.   
Job ID
2022-1795
Category
Facilities/Trades
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole