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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for a Postdoctoral Investigatorto join the Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry Department. This is a regular, full-time, exempt position, and is eligible for full benefits. The initial appointment will be for one year with possible second and third year extension(s) contingent on performance and funding.   We are looking to hire a highly-motivated and independent scientist for Postdoctoral Investigator position in the Saito laboratory of the Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry department at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. The postdoctoral position is part of a NIH funded project on understanding the metallome of bacteria.   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.   Application materials should be submitted online to the appropriate fields in the application with a cover letter, complete curriculum vitae, brief statement of research interests and career goals, up to three relevant publications, and names and contact information for at least three references (to be uploaded as a separate cover letter). Position is available immediately. Preference will be given to applications received by August 31, 2021 but applicants will be considered until the position is filled.
Job ID
2021-1491
Category
Science/Research
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for a Research Associate to join the Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry Department. This is a temporary, full-time, exempt position, and is eligible for limited benefits.   We seek a Research Associate to assist with biochemical analyses of proteins and metals from marine and pathogenic microbes. The position will require the ability to learn new techniques and work independently. Careful laboratory technique and data management approaches are essential. Interest in the overarching scientific research goals is also expected. Experience with protein purification and liquid chromatography useful but not required. There may be opportunities for at-sea research as well.   The internal working title for this position could be either Research Associate I or Research Associate II.  The final level of the position will be determined commensurate with the selected candidate's level of education & experience.   
Job ID
2021-1486
Category
Science/Research
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for Seasonal Part Time Helpers and Laboratory Assistants to join the Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry Department for the 2021 summer period (June - August). 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.
Job ID
2021-1473
Category
Science/Research
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for an Information Systems Security Analyst to join the Information Systems Department. This is a regular, full-time, exempt position, and is eligible for full benefits.     Reporting to the Manager, IS Security, the IS Security Analyst is responsible for supporting the mission of the information security program at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.   This position is responsible for assisting in the implementation, coordination and management of internal and external information security efforts.   
Job ID
2021-1465
Category
Information Technology
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for one Postdoctoral Investigator to join the Marine Animal Remote Sensing Lab (www2.whoi.edu/staff/dzitterbart/) in the Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering (AOPE) Department.  This is a regular, full-time, exempt position, and is eligible for full benefits. The initial appointment will be for 24 months and begins in summer 2021 with the possibility to extend based on available funding.   Within this project, the Postdoctoral Investigator will participate in the development and evaluation of an instrument to conduct autonomous line transect distance sampling surveys of whale populations in the north-east Atlantic Ocean. The instrument is based on an existing thermal imaging-based whale detection system.  Research will be field focused and extended stays at sea will be 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. 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, and will have the opportunity to expand the areas of research through co-authoring proposals.  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.    Application review will be begin immediately and will continue through June 30, 2021 (or until the position has been filled).
Job ID
2021-1464
Category
Science/Research
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for an Electrical 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 renowned 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.   The Alvin Group is currently seeking a highly motivated, technically competent and responsible Electronics/Electrical Engineer to join our operations team. With supervision, a successful candidate applies electronic/electrical 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 requires 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.   This is an entry-level position designed to encourage the connection and application of academic training to results-orientated projects in support of scientific and research activities.  Initially this position will have direct supervision to achieve structured and assigned objectives.   The internal working title for this position is Engineer I.  
Job ID
2021-1462
Category
Engineering
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
Are you interested in contributing to advancing our understanding on Earthquakes in the world’s oceans and putting your hands-on state-of-the-art seismograph equipment? Combine the challenges of technical problem solving in electrical components within various seismogram with the excitement of sailing on research vessels and join us! The Ocean Bottom Seismometer Instrument Center (OBSIC: : https://obsic.whoi.edu) at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) seeks to hire entry-level electronics technicians. We provide Ocean Bottom Seismographs (OBS) and the technical expertise to operate seafloor seismic experiments all over the world for the academic research community. OBS instrumentation records earthquake-induced and artificially-generated ground-motion and pressure signals while deployed on the seafloor for durations of up to a year or more. We would like you to join our science-operations effort in the lab here at WHOI and at sea to complement the current team of engineers and technicians.   Candidates will be considered for Engineering Assistant I-II level, which is a part of WHOI’s promotion ladder. This is a regular, full-time position (eligible for benefits). OBSIC is funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation and collaborates with US Geological Survey through a corporate agreement.   
Job ID
2021-1447
Category
Engineering
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
  Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for a highly motivated and enthusiastic Robotics Engineer (Electrical) to join the Scibotics Lab within the Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering Department (AOPE).  This is a regular full-time, exempt position, and is eligible for full benefits.    Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is a world leader in all things subsea, from groundbreaking ocean science and discoveries, to cutting edge subsea technology for the government, military and private sector. Here at WHOI you will work with world class scientists and engineers in a dynamic, fast paced environment, to contribute to science and technology that make a difference in our world.   The Scibotics Lab develops autonomous underwater vehicles and sensors that help scientists understand the ocean.  Applications include biologic and physical surveys, mapping, under-ice, environmental anomaly detection, and filming megafauna, with a focus on developing backseat autonomy capabilities with sensors and software.  We are a ‘hands-on’, team-oriented group with an intensive and growing field operations schedule.  The Scibotics team operates in an innovative and exciting workspace from creation of ideas to deployment in the field.   We are seeking an extraordinary candidate to help us lead development for our next ambitious project: protecting the arctic from environmental damage with an AUV capable of detecting and mapping out oil spills under ice. We are searching for an Electrical Engineer for an Engineer II or Research Engineer position in the Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering Department.     This position is an Electrical Engineering position with emphasis on analog and system design.  Embedded software and microcontroller skills are a plus.  Candidates will need to be able to work broadly in computing, analog and digital circuitry, timing, imaging, DC power, A/D systems, general communications, wiring and cabling, and other fields as needed.  The overall position tasks are split between design tasks, lab testing, and system integration workflows and fieldwork. This position also includes participating in and leading at-sea operations of AUV’s in support of multiple programs.  The successful candidate will have proven leadership skills necessary to lead a team of technicians and engineers through a design project or field cruise.  Excellent writing and communication skills for both team collaboration and publishing reports, papers and proposal writing are a must. Members of this team all spend time both in the office/lab and in the field.     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 & experience. 
Job ID
2021-1424
Category
Engineering
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
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
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
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
The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) is currently searching for a Postdoctoral Investigator to join the Geology & Geophysics Department. This is a regular, full-time, exempt position for one year with the possibility of 1-year extension and is eligible for full benefits.   The successful candidate must be an earth scientist interested in studying coastal dynamics and developing total water level and coastal change forecasts for the Great Lakes region. The research is part of a larger effort to provide multi-day forecasts of total water level (i.e., from combined tides/seiches, surge, and wave-induced runup) and its potential coastal change impact along the United States coasts.   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 full curriculum vitae including a list of three references. Additionally, please email a copy of your cover letter and CV to Dr. Andrew Ashton (aashton@whoi.edu) and Dr. Walter Barnhardt (wbarnhardt@usgs.gov ). Applications will be accepted until August 15, 2021. Review begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. A starting date of October 1 is desirable. Informal inquiries may be made by email to Dr. Ashton (aashton@whoi.edu) or Dr. Walter Barnhardt (wbarnhardt@usgs.gov ).  
Job ID
2020-1366
Category
Science/Research
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
The Department of Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (http://www.whoi.edu/main/aope) invites qualified candidates to apply for one or more tenure-track or tenured scientific staff positions to initiate new and expand existing programs in ocean acoustics.
Job ID
2020-1362
Category
Science/Research
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
The Department of Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (http://www.whoi.edu/main/aope) invites qualified candidates to apply for one or more tenure-track or tenured scientific staff positions to initiate new and expand existing programs in field robotics and machine learning with applications to marine environments. Areas of particular interest include but are not restricted to: - marine robotics - simultaneous localization and mapping - multi-robot coordination and path planning - adaptive exploration and sampling - underwater manipulation - development of novel in-situ biological, chemical and physical sensors - data exploration and visualization - machine learning applied to oceanographic data and models - machine learning applied to robotic systems - computer vision - life-long learning - autonomy - scene understanding and perception
Job ID
2020-1361
Category
Science/Research
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
The Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry (MC&G) Department at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) invites candidates to apply to the open full-time exempt tenure track position(s) on our scientific staff. We seek to hire one or more scientists at the Assistant Scientist level; however, qualified candidates will be considered at Associate Scientist without Tenure, Associate Scientist with Tenure, or Senior Scientist levels.   Opportunities for interdisciplinary research exist and collaborations are encouraged with colleagues in the other science departments, centers, and labs, as well as with researchers in the broader Woods Hole scientific community, including other institutions focused on marine research. WHOI’s Scientific Staff are expected to provide for their salaries from grants and contracts. The Institution provides internal funding opportunities for developing innovative research projects and salary support when no other funding is available. Candidates hired at the pre-tenure level will receive an initial appointment for four years.   The Institution 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 aims 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, postdocs and graduate students numbering approximately 1,000. Together with an additional ~500 affiliates associated with the scientific endeavors of the Institution, WHOI is home to a vibrant international community and has a strong support system for foreign nationals.   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 that diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential components that are integral to our academic excellence and that mutual respect and understanding is an important strength requiring continuous development. WHOI stands committed to a sustained Institution-wide effort to advance inclusive excellence and foster belonging throughout all levels of the Institution. We therefore strive for a diverse and inclusive workforce, and particularly encourage women, minorities, veterans, those with disabilities, and other underrepresented groups to apply.   WHOI offers a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical and dental plans, a generous employer contribution retirement plan, disability and life insurance, a child care subsidy program, vacation time, ten paid holidays, flexible scheduling and work arrangements, and family illness days. WHOI also provides dual career services for assisting spouses or partners. We have a dedicated team who will work with applicants to identify and explore available options within WHOI, the broader community, including the research hubs of Boston and Providence.  
Job ID
2020-1345
Category
Science/Research
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for two Postdoctoral Investigators to join the Biology Department to study marine planktonic ecosystems. This is a regular, full-time exempt position, and is eligible for full benefits. The initial appointment will be for one year from the date of hire with the possibility of a second year continuation.   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 names and contact information for three references. Applications will be reviewed upon submission.
Job ID
2020-1325
Category
Science/Research
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for a Postdoctoral Investigator to join the Machine Learning Arctic air-sea Fluxes Group in the Physical Oceanographic Department. This is a regular, full-time, exempt position, and is eligible for full benefits. The initial appointment will be for one year with possible second year continuation contingent on progress and funding.   Postdoctoral position in Machine Learning and Arctic air-sea Fluxes at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
Job ID
2020-1322
Category
Science/Research
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole