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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for a Senior Education Specialist - Science Technology Center (STC) to join the Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry Department. This is a regular, full-time, exempt position, and is eligible for full benefits.   This position is responsible for leading and implementing the logistical aspects of the education and outreach initiatives and supporting education research and the diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives for the newly established Center for Chemical Currencies of a Microbial Planet https://ccomp-stc.orgbased at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.    The internal working title for this position is Senior Marine Education Specialist - STC.   Review of applications will begin on October 13th2021. For specific question regarding this role please contact Sr. Project Manager, Sofia Ibarraran-Viniegra at sibarraran@whoi.edu
Job ID
2021-1559
Category
Science/Research
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for a Digital Coordinator to join the Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry Department. This is a regular, full-time, exempt position, and is eligible for full benefits.   The newly established Center for Chemical Currencies of a Microbial Planet https://ccomp-stc.org will support and coordinate the research, education, and outreach activities of investigators at 12 institutions.  C-CoMP’s goal is to develop a mechanistic understanding of surface ocean carbon flux within the context of a changing ocean and through increased participation in ocean sciences. This position will support C-CoMP’s activities through data management and digital outreach.   The internal working title for this position will either be Information Systems Associate II or Information Systems Associate III.  The final title will be determined commensurate with the selected candidate's experience and skills.     Review of applications will begin on October 13th2021. For specific question regarding this role please contact Sr. Project Manager, Sofia Ibarraran-Viniegra at sibarraran@whoi.edu  
Job ID
2021-1558
Category
Science/Research
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for a Research Assistant to join the Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering Department. This assignment is for up to one year in duration. This is a regular, full-time, non-exempt position, and is eligible for full benefits.     The Research Assistant will use established protocols to analyze passive acoustic monitoring data as well as to operate chemical analysis instrumentation. They will also do data quality control, participate in field trips and prepare reports.   The internal working title of this position will be Research Assistant I.    
Job ID
2021-1556
Category
Science/Research
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) is searching for a Postdoctoral Investigator to join our multidisciplinary coral reef research team. This is a regular full-time, exempt position, eligible for full benefits. The appointment is for 15 months with the possibility of an extension based on performance and availability of funding.   Research in the Cohen Lab at WHO (https://www2.whoi.edu/site/cohenlab/) focuses on climate change and its impact on coral reef ecosystems. We work across broad spatial and temporal scales, and employ a diverse toolkit of analytical techniques, using both field observations and experiments, and laboratory-based manipulation experiments. We work across disciplines and collaborate widely to draw on the hydrodynamic, biogeochemical, ecological and physiological expertise needed to address the most critical questions. We collaborate closely with conservation organizations, including The Nature Conservancy, local NGOs and governments of coral reef island nations to maximize the science-to-action potential of our research. We invest significant effort in outreach and communication to the general public, K-12, teachers, the United Nations, the US congress.   We’re seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral scientist with expertise in tropical, shallow water coral reef ecology, coral physiology and/or genetics to contribute to two new efforts, one a traditional research project and the other a non-traditional Convergence Accelerator. The research project merges expertise in physical oceanography, hydrodynamics, coral reef ecology and coral physiology to investigate the biophysics of coral reef resilience in the central equatorial Pacific. The Convergence Accelerator is a collaboration between academic scientists, industry and conservation organizations to build the first Coral Reef Digital Twin. We especially encourage applicants with a willingness and ability to think outside of the box extensive coral reef field experience and AAUS certification or equivalent, a willingness to sail to remote coral reef islands and an exceptional ability to work collaboratively and generously.   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. We strongly encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply and contribute to our efforts to increase equity and inclusion in ocean science.   Online applications should be submitted, via the appropriate fields, with a cover letter, complete curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation. Applications will be reviewed upon submission. Informal inquiries may be made by email to Dr. Cohen (acohen@whoi.edu).
Job ID
2021-1552
Category
Science/Research
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
The Department of Geology and Geophysics at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution seeks to hire up to three Research Assistants to participate in a research cruise from January to March 2022. These positions are temporary, casual, non-exempt and eligible for casual benefits.   The Research Assistants will assist at sea with preparation of seafloor geophysical instrumentation (under supervision), and will assist with other geophysical operations. The cruise, on the R/V Thompson (U. Washington) will depart San Diego on or around January 14, 2022, and sail south for about 9 days to the GOFAR transform fault (4 degrees south) and will be on station for about a month. We then sail west to Tahiti (~13 days transit).   Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled.   The internal title for this position is Research Assistant I.
Job ID
2021-1551
Category
Science/Research
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for a Part Time Helper or Laboratory Assistant I to join the Applied Ocean Physics & ngineering Department. This is a part-time, temporary, non-exempt position and is eligible for limited benefits. The initial term will be up to one year, renewable based on performance and funding availability.   The successful candidate will provide assistance with the assembly and testing of oceanographic systems and related support equipment. With direct 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 basic hand tools is highly desirable.   The internal working title for this position could be either Part Time Helper or Laboratory Assistant I. The final level of the position will be determined commensurate with the selected candidate's level of education and experience.  
Job ID
2021-1550
Category
Science/Research
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) is searching for a Postdoctoral Investigatorto join the Geology & Geophysics Department. This is a regular full-time, exempt position, eligible for full benefits. The appointment is for a one-year period with the possibility of an extension based on performance and availability of funding.    We are seeking a recent Ph.D. graduate with experience in tropical, shallow water coral reefs to join our multidisciplinary team as a Postdoctoral Investigator. The incumbent will participate in research aimed at understanding and detecting reef resilience, with emphasis on biophysical mechanisms.    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
2021-1546
Category
Science/Research
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for a Postdoctoral Investigator to join the Biology 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 of a one-year extension based on performance and availability of funding.   Based in the field of population and forecasting ecology, we are focusing on the factors controlling ecological predictability across a range of scales (e.g., those relevant for short-term adaptive management versus those relevant at end-of-century timescales).    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 cover letter, complete curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation uploaded to the section for "Research/Other Documents". Applications will be reviewed upon submission.   WHOI has a strong commitment to scientific excellence and diversity, and we strongly encourage applications from candidates who will enrich and foster a culturally diverse and inclusive envirorment.  
Job ID
2021-1544
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 (WHOI) is currently searching for a Postdoctoral Investigator to join the Physical Oceanography 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.   Research will involve studying three-dimensional Lagrangian motion in eddies and fronts and its biogeochemical implications. The postdoc will be expected to participate in ship-based fieldwork, in analyzing observations, and using three-dimensional modeling for process understanding. The project offers scope to explore ocean submesoscale dynamics, microbial planktonic distributions, and will further understanding of pathways for subduction from the upper ocean, It is funded by ONR, is an international collaboration and involves several PIs. The postdoc will play a key role in the design and execution of research and the interpretation of scientific results.   The institution has a top-rated postdoctoral program (www.whoi.edu/postdoctoral/) that supports a thriving postdoctoral community with formal mentoring and career guidance programs. While the primary focus is research, the postdoctoral investigator will have an opportunity to participate in educational and outreach activities associated with the project.   APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:   Along with completing the appropriate fields in the application, please upload the following documents:  a cover letter, cv (resume) that includes the names and contacts of at least 3 references, statement describing research interests and career goals, up to three relevant publications (or preprints).    Applications will begin to be reviewed September 1 and until the position is filled. To be eligible for this position, applicants should not have previously held a postdoc position for more than three years. Please contact Amala Mahadevan (amala@whoi.edu) with any questions about the position.    
Job ID
2021-1530
Category
Science/Research
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently seeking a Research Assistant to join the Department of Geology and Geophysics for 40 hours per week beginning in mid-September.  The initial appointment will be for one year with the possibility to extend an additional 1-2 years based on performance and funding availability. This is a regular, full-time, non-exempt position eligible for full benefits.   The Research Assistant will assist in curating the rock collections, and will also include labelling, sorting, imaging, inventorying, basic description of samples, unshelving samples from the collections, and reshelving. Some rock cutting and preparation of samples for imaging will be required.    Please be sure to submit, in the appropriate application fields: curriculum vitae, research interests, and names and contact information of three references (attached as a separate cover letter). Application review begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.   The internal working title(s) for this position could be Research Assistant I.
Job ID
2021-1528
Category
Science/Research
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for a Postdoctoral Investigator to join the Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry Department. This is a regular, full-time time, exempt position, and is eligible for full benefits. The initial appointment will be for one year with the possibility of a one-year extension depending on performance and funding availability.   We invite applications for a postdoctoral researcher in the area of environmental metabolomics and/or environmental analytical chemistry. The Kujawinski lab uses analytical chemistry to explore the intersection of microbial biology and chemistry within marine systems.   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 of three potential  recommendation letter writers uploaded as a separate cover letter.   Review of applications will begin November 1, 2021 and continue until position is filled. Inquiries should be addressed to ekujawinski@whoi.edu.
Job ID
2021-1527
Category
Science/Research
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for a Research Assistantto join the Biology Department. This is a regular, full-time, non-exempt position, and is eligible for full benefits.   We are seeking a highly motivated individual with prior laboratory and field experience to assist with multiple research projects.  The successful candidate will serve as the main point of contact and coordinator of Don Anderson’s lab at WHOI, and will be expected to oversee, carry out, and troubleshoot/refine laboratory techniques and approaches as needed, and will help other students/lab members with their research.  This position involves supervisory responsibilities for a part-time helper, co-supervision of a research assistant, and helping to supervise summer guest students.  The successful candidate will be involved with multiple ongoing research programs on harmful algal blooms, including projects to characterize the species diversity and structure of Gambierdiscus communities using fluorescent in situ hybridization, assess the distribution and toxicity of Alexandrium blooms in the Gulf of Maine and Arctic regions, and evaluate bloom mitigation using clay flocculation.  In addition, this RA will oversee lab-based physiology experiments and culturing efforts. This person also will also be expected to train other students and investigators in these techniques, and to assist other researchers in our lab with their projects as necessary.    Specific field requirements include participating in a month-long oceanographic research cruise in Arctic waters as well as participation in an annual oceanographic research cruise in the Gulf of Maine.  Please visit the Anderson lab’s web-page for more information about our research programs:  https://www2.whoi.edu/site/andersonlab/     This position is full-time and 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 immediately.  We would like to have the new hire in place by the end of 2021 (or earlier), so please state your availability in the cover letter.  The hiring level will be commensurate with experience.   The internal working title for this position could be either Research 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. 
Job ID
2021-1517
Category
Science/Research
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. This is a regular, full-time, exempt position and is eligible for full benefits.   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 based upon a 2.5 MV Tandetron. The Tandetron system is scheduled to be retired in 2022 to be replaced by a Mini Carbon Dating System (MiCaDaS) currently under construction at Ionplus AG. The new 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.   The internal working title for this position could be either Research Associate III or Research Specialist. The final level of the position will be determined commensurate with the selected candidate's level of education & experience. 
Job ID
2021-1502
Category
Science/Research
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
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 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 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
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