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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for a Postdoctoral Investigator to join the Biology Department for funded research on coral reef conservation. 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.   Insert brief summary here of position   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
2022-1812
Category
Science/Research
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for a Research Assistant. This is a regular, full time, non-exempt position, and is eligible for benefits. The appointment period is initially one year with possible renewal depending on performance and funding.     The Research Assistant will join Anne Cohen's Lab to assist with our Super Reefs and Digital Reefs projects. A keen interest in coral reef science and conservation, field experience in coral reef restoration, a willingness and ability to collaborate across diverse cultures, and fluency in one or more Micronesian languages is required.  Excellent free diving skills and scuba diving experience, plus a willingness to acquire AAUS certification is required. The successful applicant will receive training in laboratory techniques, data analysis and interpretation,  opportunities to conduct field research and participate in meetings and workshops. The successful applicant will receive their AAUS certification through WHOI.   The internal working title for this position is Research Assistant I. The position involves use of established laboratory procedures to perform prescribed research tasks under supervision. Tasks are determined by field of study and scope of individual research project.  
Job ID
2022-1811
Category
Science/Research
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for a Research Assistant I to join the Lindell Lab in the Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering Department. This is a full-time, temporary, non-exempt position, starting in September 2022 with possible extension.  This position is eligible for benefits.   The Research Assistant will work on projects related to aquaculture research of seaweeds. Ideal candidates have some experience in seaweed and/or shellfish hatchery and grow-out, and are familiar with techniques for microscopy and sterile culture of micro-organisms. The range of duties include setting up and executing research experiments, laboratory and phenotypic analysis of seaweeds, water quality analysis, culturing seaweed, preparing farm structures and assisting farm installation and decommissioning. Familiarity with statistics and database functionality would be a bonus.     
Job ID
2022-1809
Category
Science/Research
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,  non-exempt position, and is eligible for benefits.   Under close supervision, is responsible for the care and maintenance of the Institution's zebrafish (Danio rerio) research facility.  Also provides assistance with experimental work and sample analysis involving zebrafish.  Excellent communication and organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to work independently, effectively, and productively are required.  The successful candidate needs to work as part of a team and be able to coordinate effectively with the zebrafish facility users.  This is a Woods Hole, land based position.     The internal working title for this position will be Research Assistant I/II. The final level of the position will be determined commensurate with the selected candidate's level of education & experience. 
Job ID
2022-1806
Category
Science/Research
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
Postdoctoral Investigator: Coupled wave-ocean-atmosphere modeling for the tropical Pacific   WHOI is inviting applications for a Postdoctoral Investigator in coupled air-sea-wave modeling and observation analysis, with a focus on the tropical Pacific Ocean. The successful candidate will be supervised by Hyodae Seo and Susan Wijffels to work on a NOAA-funded Tropical Pacific Process Studies, Pre-Field-II project. The project will explore simulation sensitivity of air-sea interaction to choices of flux parameterizations, model resolution and physics (e.g., surface wave effects). We will look at feedbacks to large-scale climate variability and coupled modes and explore whether existing and future observations can help constrain and validate choices.    The appointment will be 24 months. Qualified applicants must apply online. The documents should include a brief cover letter, full CV, and contact information (only) of 3 references. The review of applications will begin as the files are received and continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should contact Hyodae Seo (hseo@whoi.edu) or Susan Wijffels (swijffels@whoi.edu) if they have questions about the position. 
Job ID
2022-1788
Category
Science/Research
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for a Postdoctoral Investigator to join WHOI’s multidisciplinary Ocean Twilight Zone Project to conduct a project at the interface of biodiversity and policy.  The postdoc will study the biodiversity of the ocean twilight zone using environmental DNA (eDNA) and synthesize the biodiversity knowledge and potential knowledge of the OTZ gained from eDNA for the purpose of informing marine policy and conservation efforts. This is a full-time, exempt position and eligible for full benefits. The initial appointment will be for one year with the possibility of a six-month extension.   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, a complete curriculum vitae, and the contact information of at least three references. Applications will be reviewed upon submission.
Job ID
2022-1785
Category
Science/Research
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
 Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for a Research Assistant to join the Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry Department. This is a regular,full-time, non-exempt position, and is eligible for benefits.   We are seeking a Research Assistant to assist with fabrication, demonstration, and validation of an autonomous, low power, field deployable underwater Eddy Covariance H+ ion and Oxygen Exchange System (ECHOES) capable of long-term resolution of benthic fluxes of carbon and oxygen. These measurements pertain to several ongoing research projects in the MACHINE Lab (https://www2.whoi.edu/staff/mlong/) focused on engineering solutions, advanced instrumentation, and technology development to studybiogeochemical cycling, physical transport processes, and bio-physical interactions in coastal marine environments. There will be opportunities for at-sea research on coastal research vessels and hands-on deployments of instrumentation at shallow coastal sites such as seagrass meadows or coral reefs.   While some degree of experience with mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, coding, sensing technology, biogeochemistry, or fluid dynamics is desirable, it is not expected that the applicant will necessarily have hands-on experience with more than a few of these topics. The MACHINE Lab has a strong interdisciplinary focus, and a successful applicant will have some experience in any of the topics above, with a desire to learn from and engage with other lab members on this interdisciplinary research team.   The internal working title for this position could be eitherResearch Assistant II, or Research Assistant III. The final level of the position will be determined commensurate with the selected candidate's level of education & experience.  This position is renewable annually depending on performance and funding availability. On-line 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 beginning September 1, 2022. Please state your availability in the cover letter.
Job ID
2022-1777
Category
Science/Research
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution’s The Ocean Twilight Zone (OTZ) project (https://twilightzone.whoi.edu/) is hiring two postdoctoral investigators to focus on midwater ecosystems and organisms. The OTZ Project is a large-scale research effort funded by TED Audacious. The project is in its fourth year of six. Current research efforts underway include: 1) quantifying and understanding the distribution of twilight zone biomass and biodiversity; 2) uncovering food web linkages within the twilight zone and between the twilight zone and other ocean realms; 3) determining the life histories and behaviors of twilight zone animals; 4) understanding the role of the twilight zone and its inhabitants in the global carbon cycle; and 5) the potential consequences of harvesting mesopelagic organisms. Interweaved through these science themes, are state-of-the-art and emerging technologies. This project is unique at WHOI due to its large investment in public awareness and global policy engagement.   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 6-12 month extension.   The OTZ project is looking to fill two postdoctoral investigator positions in the following areas:   - Fish ecologist, with preference given to those with experience in fish age, growth, reproduction, or behavior; - Integration of acoustic, net, and optical data and techniques to understand the biomass and distribution of mesopelagic organisms. Experience with processing of acoustic and optical data, inversion of acoustic data, and analysis of net samples strongly preferred.   It is anticipated that the two OTZ postdocs would work at the interface of research performed by Joel Llopiz, Heidi Sosik, and Andone Lavery. Please contact kbaltes@whoi.edu for more information.   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.   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.   An online application form 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 July 15, 2022. Open until filled, with a starting date by the end of 2022.    
Job ID
2022-1773
Category
Science/Research
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for one Postdoctoral Investigator to join the Deep Submergence Laboratory in the Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering (AOPE) Department.  This is temporary, full-time, exempt position, and is eligible for benefits. The initial appointments will be for 18 months. The project will focus on the development of an in situ microplastics sensor. The candidate should have experience with mechanical engineering, microplastics, sensing, field testing, and impedance spectroscopy. 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 6/6/2022 and until filled.
Job ID
2022-1763
Category
Science/Research
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for two Postdoctoral Investigators to join the Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry Department. 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.   We are seeking candidates for two postdoctoral investigator positions for two separate projects within Drs. Christopher Reddy and Collin Ward’s laboratories in the Department of Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry at WHOI. Both positions are for one year and may extend to two years contingent on additional funding and performance. Both projects focus on determining the rates, transformation pathways and products, and governing controls of, plastic disintegration and degradation in the marine environment. One project broadly focuses on bio-based plastics developed by Eastman Chemical Company, and the other project broadly focuses on single-use consumer plastics.  We anticipate collaboration across both projects.   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
2022-1683
Category
Science/Research
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for a Research Technician to join the Biology Department. This is a regular, full-time, non-exempt position, and is eligible for full benefits.   The successful Research Techniciancandidate will lead field operations for Dr. Mark Baumgartner’s Robots4Whales program (robots4whales.whoi.edu), which uses long-endurance autonomous platforms (gliders, buoys, profiling floats) equipped with passive acoustic monitoring instrumentation to transmit whale detection information to shore in near real time for review and dissemination to academic, government, conservation and industry stakeholders.  Whale detections from the Robots4Whales system are used on the U.S. east coast to trigger NOAA Slow Zones for Right Whales, on the U.S. west coast to reduce ship strikes of blue, fin and humpback whales as part of the Whale Safe program (whalesafe.com), and in Canada to trigger mandatory restrictions of ship speeds and closure of fishing grounds to protect North Atlantic right whales.   The internal working title for this position is Senior 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
2022-1641
Category
Science/Research
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for a Postdoctoral Investigator to join the Ocean Acoustics and Signals Laboratory in the Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering (AOPE) Department.  This is a regular, full-time, exempt position and is eligible for full benefits. The initial appointments will be for 24 months, and continuance will be determined by performance and available funding. The project will investigate underwater sound propagation physics and ocean acoustic technologies to sense, characterize and analyze marine 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 via the appropriate fields in the application with a research statement describing research accomplishments, current work, future direction and career goals; a complete curriculum vitae; up to three relevant publications; and a cover letter that contains the contact information of at least three references.   Applications will be reviewed starting 9/1/2021.
Job ID
2021-1538
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