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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for aDirector of the National Ocean Sciences Accelerator Mass Spectrometry Facility (NOSAMS) to join the Geology & Geophysics Department. This is a regular, full-time, exempt position, and is eligible for full benefits.   Applications are invited for the position of Director of the National Ocean Sciences Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (NOSAMS) facility at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (http://www.nosams.whoi.edu/). Applicants should have achieved international recognition for outstanding scholarship, and professional stature suitable for appointment to the tenured scientific staff at WHOI, as well as possess significant leadership and managerial skills.   The NOSAMS facility was established in 1989, with a principal goal of providing high quality radiocarbon (14C) AMS measurements and expertise to the Ocean Sciences Community. It currently has a staff of approximately 17 individuals with an annual budget of approximately $3.7M. The facility has been partially funded through 5-year cooperative agreements with the U.S. National Science Foundation, with ~60% of the operating costs covered by user fees from NOSAMS clients.       NOSAMS occupies a dedicated 1,100 square meter facility which houses two accelerator mass spectrometry systems, two duel-inlet stable isotope mass spectrometers and a sample preparation laboratory. The facility is equipped to handle a wide variety of sample types including water, carbonates, bones, gas, and organic carbon, using conventional and specialized techniques that include compound specific radiocarbon measurements and ramped pyrolysis and oxidation extractions for complex organic mixtures.  One of the AMS systems was specifically designed in-house for the analysis of 14C in a continuously flowing gas stream. Significantly, NOSAMS has ordered a new state-of-the-art Ion Plus AMS system for high precision radiocarbon measurements and versatile interfacing to gas handling devices. The new Director will be responsible for the successful integration of the new AMS system and for maximizing and streamlining efficient operations.   The successful candidate will be expected to use the present high level of expertise in radiocarbon technology at NOSAMS as a basis for further development of radiocarbon research, and exercise scientific leadership in building new research areas. Additionally, the successful candidate will be expected to provide leadership in management of the facility and staff, in maintaining a collaborative and inclusive work environment, and in maintaining and growing a strong external funding base.  As a tenured member of the WHOI scientific staff, the successful candidate will be expected to raise a significant part of their own support through an externally funded research program. Opportunities for teaching and advising students will be available through the MIT-WHOI Joint Program. An appointment to the Scientific Staff is made with the expectation that the individual will work for the Institution on a full-time, year-round basis. A member of the Scientific Staff shall not normally hold a full-time position at another institution or any other formal employment or consulting that requires an excess of one-sixth of their time per year. Any proposed change in this status requires review of the employment arrangement and approval by the Deputy Director and Vice President for Research, and in some cases, approval by the President and Director is sought if further oversight is needed.
Job ID
2021-1421
Category
Science/Research
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for one Postdoctoral Investigator to join the Ocean Acoustics and Signals Laboratory in the Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering (AOPE) Department.  This is temporary, full-time, exempt positions, and is eligible for benefits. The initial appointments will be for 12 months. The project will investigate ocean acoustic technologies to sense, characterize and analyze marine geological environments. Research will be conducted both in the laboratory and at sea. The Institution has a top-rated postdoctoral program (www.whoi.edu/postdoctoral/) that supports a dynamic postdoctoral community with formal mentoring and career guidance programs. While the primary focus of the work will be in research, the Postdoctoral Investigator will have the opportunity to participate in educational and outreach activities associated with the project. Online application forms should be submitted with a cover letter describing research interests and career goals, a complete curriculum vitae, up to three relevant publications, and the contact information of at least three references.   Applications will be reviewed starting February 8, 2021 through February 22, 2021.
Job ID
2021-1398
Category
Science/Research
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for a Postdoctoral Investigator to join the Physical Oceanography Department to conduct research on the Indian Ocean Monsoon. This is a regular, full-time exempt position, and is eligible for full benefits.    The initial appointments will be for 12 months with the potential to extend for two or more years.   The institution has a top-rated postdoctoral program (www.whoi.edu/postdoctoral/) that supports a dynamic postdoctoral community with formal mentoring and career guidance programs. While the primary focus of the work will be in research, the Postdoctoral Investigator will have the opportunity to participate in educational and outreach activities associated with the project.   Online application forms should be submitted with a cover letter and complete curriculum vitae.  Applications will be reviewed upon submission through February 22, 2021.
Job ID
2021-1397
Category
Science/Research
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for a Research Assistant to join the Biology Department. This is a regular, full-time, exempt position, and is eligible for full benefits.   The Alexander and Tepolt labs at WHOI are seeking a motivated individual with prior laboratory experience to support genetic research in marine systems as a technician. The Alexander lab studies the biogeochemical functioning and physiological ecology of eukaryotic plankton, and the Tepolt lab studies population genetics and rapid adaptation in marine invertebrates. Time will be split between these two labs, and the technician will be a full and participating member of both lab groups. We will train the right candidate on specific lab protocols, but the position requires some prior experience and comfort with general molecular biology techniques (e.g. pipetting, PCR, etc.). This position is primarily lab-based and is ideal for a candidate who wishes to gain experience in the application of advanced genetic and molecular approaches to the study of marine organisms and ocean ecosystems. This is a one-year position with a mutual option for a second year; the position may be extended beyond two years depending on funding availability.  Anticipated start date is April 2021. Interested candidates should apply online only and should not contact the PIs directly about this position. Please include a cover letter, complete curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for at least three references with your application. Applications will be reviewed immediately and must be submitted no later than March 5, 2021 to ensure full consideration.   The internal working title for this position could be either Research Assistant I or Research Assistant II. The final level of the position will be determined commensurate with the selected candidate's level of education & experience. 
Job ID
2021-1395
Category
Science/Research
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
The Geology & Geophysics Department at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) invites qualified candidates to apply for a tenure-track scientific-staff position with primary expertise in understanding processes related to mass, heat and/or biogeochemical exchange between the seafloor and ocean. Candidates’ interests may span a wide range of seafloor settings, including across active and passive plate boundaries. Candidates should have experience and/or strong interest in active sea-going research programs, including the use of deep submergence vehicles and related technologies.
Job ID
2021-1387
Category
Science/Research
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently seeking a highly motivated, organized, and independent Postdoctoral Investigator to join the Biology Department's Sensory Ecology and Bioacoustics Lab to study the effects of noise on squid and black sea bass.This is a regular, full-time, exempt position, and is eligible for full benefits. The initial appointment will be for one year with a possible second year continuation contingent on progress and funding. The successful candidate will be primarily responsible for helping design bioacoustic and soundscape experiments. Applicants should have demonstrable experience in acoustic experiments with marine invertebrates, analysis of bioacoustic and behavior data, and assessing the soniferous activity of marine invertebrates. Applicants should also be able to troubleshoot data analyses code as needed to improve data quality through assessment and modifications of the collected data and its analyses. The successful candidate is also expected to have experience with small boat handling, SCUBA diving research, and the ability to handle unexpected field situations appropriately.   The institution has a top-rated postdoctoral program (www.whoi.edu/postdoctoral/) that supports a dynamic postdoctoral community with formal mentoring and career guidance programs. While the primary focus of the work will be in research, the Postdoctoral Investigator will have the opportunity to participate in educational and outreach activities associated with the project.   Online application forms should be submitted with a cover letter, complete curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for at least three references. Applications will be reviewed upon submission. Preferred start date for this position will be April 2021.
Job ID
2021-1386
Category
Science/Research
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) is currently searching for a Postdoctoral Investigator to join the Geology & Geophysics Department. This is a full-time, exempt position, and the successful candidate will be eligible for full benefits. The initial appointment will be for a one-year period, but may be renewable depending on funding and performance.    The successful candidate will join a collaborative team of researchers based at WHOI, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Minnesota, to investigate the interplay between mineral phase transformations and deformation in Earth’s crust and mantle. Experimental work will be conducted using a D-DIA multi-anvil apparatus located on the Advanced Photon Source synchrotron beamline at Argonne National Laboratory, Chicago.  Applicants should have an interest in using experimental methods to understand the high-temperature, high-pressure physical properties of rocks and minerals.   WHOI has a top-rated postdoctoral program (https://www.whoi.edu/what-we-do/educate/postdoctoral/) that supports a dynamic, diverse 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 the contact details for three references. Applications will be accepted until February 1, 2021. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until February 15, 2021.  A starting date of July 1st, 2021 is desirable. Informal inquiries may be made by email to Dr. Andrew Cross (across@whoi.edu).
Job ID
2021-1385
Category
Science/Research
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
The Physical Oceanography Department at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (http://www.whoi.edu/main/PO) invites applications for a tenure track position on our scientific staff. We seek applicants with expertise in a broad area of climate dynamics that would complement the existing strengths in the PO department regardless of approach (observational, modeling, theory, laboratory). Possible areas include, but are not limited to, atmospheric dynamics, coupled ocean-atmosphere dynamics, hydroclimatology, and the roles of land and the cryosphere in climate. Individuals with expertise in interdisciplinary and/or societally relevant research in the fields of climate dynamics, climate extremes, climate impacts, and/or climate risk assessment are encouraged to apply. We expect to hire at the Assistant Scientist level, but exceptional candidates at more senior levels may be considered.    The successful candidate will join a collaborative group of scientists who address a wide range of fundamental problems in ocean and climate physics, including interdisciplinary research questions, using observations, theory, numerical modeling, and laboratory experimentation. A world-class technical staff supports the use of a broad mix of traditional and innovative instruments and observational techniques to make measurements on all scales from microstructure up to global, and in all ocean domains including open-ocean and coastal regions. They also have the option of advising graduate students and teaching courses through the MIT/WHOI Joint Program in Oceanography/Applied Ocean Science and Engineering.   Diversity, equity, and inclusion are integral to WHOI’s academic excellence and leadership in the global scientific community. WHOI stands committed to a sustained Institution-wide effort to advance inclusion and belonging throughout all levels of the Institution. We strive for a diverse and inclusive workforce, and particularly encourage women, minorities, veterans, those with disabilities, and other underrepresented groups to apply. 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.   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 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
2020-1379
Category
Science/Research
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
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, and is eligible for full benefits. The initial appointment will be for one year with the possibility for a one year extension.   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 elevation (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, complete curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation. Applications will be reviewed upon submission. Applications will be accepted until January 15, 2021.  Review begins immediately and will continue until Feburary 15, 2021.  A starting date of March 1, 2021 is desirable. 
Job ID
2020-1366
Category
Science/Research
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) is currently searching for a Postdoctoral Investigator to join their Physical Oceanography Department. This is a regular, full-time, exempt position, and is eligible for full benefits. The initial appointment will be for 1 year with the potential for a one year extension contingent on progress and funding.   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. 
Job ID
2020-1365
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 Department of Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering (AOPE) at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) [http://www.whoi.edu/main/aope] invites qualified candidates to apply for one or more tenure-track or tenured scientific-staff positions to complement and expand existing research programs within the Coastal & Ocean Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (COFDL), with core strengths in nearshore, estuarine, and coastal fluid dynamics; sediment transport and morphodynamics; air-sea interaction and marine meteorology; mixing; remote sensing and bio-physical interactions. The ideal candidate will develop an independent research program to enhance collaborative research with the members of the other labs within AOPE and throughout WHOI.
Job ID
2020-1360
Category
Science/Research
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) is currently searching for a Postdoctoral Investigator to join the Geology & Geophysics Department.  This is a regular (one year), full-time, exempt position, with possibility of a one year extension and is eligible for full benefits.   The successful candidate must be an earth scientist interested in exploring and applying a variety of remote-sensing techniques (e.g., satellite, aerial, multispectral, thermal) to assess composition and change of coastal and marine environments over a variety of spatial and temporal scales.   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 in the appropriate fields in the application.  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 January 15, 2021.  Review begins immediately and will continue until Feburary 15, 2021.  A starting date of March 1, 2021 is desirable.  Informal inquiries may be made by email to Dr. Ashton (aashton@whoi.edu) or Dr. Walter Barnhardt (wbarnhardt@usgs.gov .     
Job ID
2020-1349
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 (WHOI) is currently searching for a Postdoctoral Investigator to join the Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry  Department. This is a regular, full-time, exempt position, and is eligble for full benefits. The initial appointment will be for one year with the possibility of a one-year extension.   We seek a Postdoctoral Investigator to conduct research with an interdisciplinary team as part of a new NASA Exobiology grant exploring photochemical processes involved in the oxidation and precipitation of manganese (Mn) minerals. The overall objectives of the project are to: (1) constrain the reaction space within aqueous incubations that support photochemical Mn(II) oxidation and Mn oxide formation; (2) identify the role of drying and cyclical humidity changes on photochemical-derived Mn oxide formation at the rock/mineral-water interface; and (3) investigate structural, morphological and isotopic signatures harbored within photochemically produced Mn oxides.   The Institution has a top-rated postdoctoral program (www.whoi.edu/postdoctoral/) that supports a dynamic postdoctoral community with formal mentoring and career guidance programs. While the primary focus of the work will be in research, the Postdoctoral Investigator will have the opportunity to participate in educational and outreach activities associated with the project.   Online application forms should be submitted with a cover letter, complete curriculum vitae, and the names/contact information for three references who will be asked for a recommendation letter should your candidacy advance to the interview stage.  Applications will be reviewed upon submission.   The principal investigators of the project and advisors for the postdoctoral investigator are Colleen Hansel, Scott Wankel, and Collin Ward in the Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry Department.   
Job ID
2020-1343
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 Advanced Framework for 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.
Job ID
2020-1322
Category
Science/Research
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole