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 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 lab-based measurements of dissolved gas isotopes (noble gases, oxygen, nitrogen) using isotope-ratio mass spectrometry. These measurements pertain to several ongoing research projects in the Seltzer Lab focused on air-sea gas exchange, deep ocean ventilation, and the marine nitrogen and oxygen cycles. Careful laboratory technique and data management approaches are essential. There may be opportunities for at-sea research.   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 and would ideally start in summer 2022. Please state your availability in the cover letter.  The hiring level will be commensurate with experience.   While some degree of prior lab-based research experience is essential, it is not expected that the applicant will necessarily have hands-on experience with vacuum systems or mass spectrometry. Ideally, summer 2022 will be dedicated to training (by the PI and group members), with the aim of gaining sufficient comfort with the instrumentation to begin working independently by fall 2022.   The internal working title for this position could be either Research Assistant I, 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
2022-1748
Category
Science/Research
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for a postdoctoral investigatorto join the Deep Submergence Laboratory in the Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering (AOPE) Department. The postdoc will conduct research with two focus areas. The first focuses on developing autonomous and semi-supervised manipulation capabilities for ROVs. The project will extend the capabilities of an existing autonomy framework, built on ROS, with an emphasis on virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) interfacing with remote ROV operators. The second focus will be development and testing of a low-power optical imaging system for an autonomous underwater vehicle. The appointment will be for 5 months. Qualified applicants must submit the application forms online. The documents should include a cover letter, CV, and contact information (only) of 3 references.
Job ID
2022-1740
Category
Science/Research
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for a Laboratory Assistant to join the Operational Scientific Staff Department for the 2022 summer period (May - August 2022). These positions are non-exempt, casual and are eligible for casual benefits.
Job ID
2022-1738
Category
Science/Research
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for a Research Associate I/II, to join the Physical Oceanography Department. This is a regular, full-time, non-exempt position, and is eligible for full benefits.   The successful Candidate will join an interdisciplinary team building and sustaining a global array of profiling floats as part of the Argo program. Argo is an international program that collects information from inside the ocean using a fleet of robotic instruments that drift with the ocean currents and move up and down between the surface and a mid-water level. Each instrument (float) spends almost all its life below the surface. The interdisciplinary team at WHOI contributes to both the core physical oceanographic array that measures temperature and salinity, as well as the growing biogeochemical array which includes chemical and biological sensors to monitor ocean health and carbon uptake.   The final level of the position and track will be determined commensurate with the selected candidate's level of education and experience. WE ENCOURAGE APPLICANTS WITH EITHER A PHYSICAL SCIENCES OR ENGINEERING BACKGROUND TO APPLY.  
Job ID
2022-1725
Category
Science/Research
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) is hiring a postdoctoral investigator in regional coupled climate modeling for the Northeastern Pacific Ocean and the U.S. West Coast. The postdoc will work with Dr. Hyodae Seo on an NSF project to quantify the role of large-scale and fine-scale coupled ocean-atmosphere processes in shaping persistent anomalous ocean states ranging from meso-to-frontal scales of cool coastal upwelling to the regional-to-basin scales of the marine heatwaves of the “Blobs.” The project will probe into how anomalous ocean states influence synoptic weather events (e.g., extratropical cyclones, atmospheric rivers, and atmospheric blocking) and how far inland the effects of anomalous ocean-atmosphere coupling penetrate. The research will use the SCOAR regional coupled model (https://hseo.whoi.edu/scoar-model), dynamically downscaling the outputs from the CESM Large Ensemble Community Project (https://www.cesm.ucar.edu/projects/community-projects/LENS2/).   The initial appointment will be for 1 year, with a possible second-year continuation contingent on progress and funding. Qualified applicants must submit the application forms online. The documents should include a cover letter, CV, and contact information (only) of 3 references. Interested applicants should contact Dr. Hyodae Seo (hseo@whoi.edu).
Job ID
2022-1712
Category
Science/Research
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
 Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for a Research Assistant II or Research Assistant III to join the Biology Department. This is a temporary, full-time, non-exempt position, and is eligible for benefits. We need someone to help with turtle physiology and multiple related tasks.   RA II: With some supervision, employs established laboratory procedures, standard equipment, and fundamental concepts to conduct research tasks determined by field of study and scope of individual research project.   RA III: With little supervision, applies a broad knowledge of laboratory principles, equipment, and procedures to the completion of moderately difficult assignments determined by field of study and scope of individual research project.   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
2022-1697
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 temporary, full-time, exempt position, and is eligible for limited benefits. The initial appointment will be for 18 months with the possibility of extension.   We seek a Coral Reef Catalyst Postdoctoral Investigator to assist with developing science-based solutions to enhance the health and resilience of coral reef ecosystems.   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
2022-1694
Category
Science/Research
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) invites applications for a Postdoctoral Investigator to join a team of modelers and observationalists with extensive expertise in coupled air-sea-wave interactions and parameterizations. The projects aim to improve the representation of ocean and wave impacts in the ocean mixed layer, atmospheric boundary layer, and air-sea fluxes for the North Atlantic Ocean, using the SCOAR coupled ocean-atmosphere-wave model (https://hseo.whoi.edu/scoar-model). The project will also test a hierarchical representation of the ocean and wave-mediated processes in NASA’s Unified WRF (https://nuwrf.gsfc.nasa.gov)   The initial appointment will be for 1 year with a possible second-year continuation contingent on progress and funding. Qualified applicants must submit the application forms online. The documents should include a cover letter, CV, and contact information (only) of 3 references. Review of applications will begin April 1, 2022, and continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should contact Dr. Hyodae Seo (hseo@whoi.edu).
Job ID
2022-1685
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 Associate to join the Marine Animal Remote Sensing Labin 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 12 months to begin as soon as possible.   Within this project, the Research Associate will participate a project to use remote sensing data and statistical models to detect illegal fishing activities. The project is a collaboration between the Applied Ocean Physics Department and Marine Policy Center. The successful candidate will have hands-on experience with Pythonwithin a machine learning framework.   The internal working title for this position is Research Associate II.   Accepting applications until June 30, 2022. Applications for the position should include the following: - Cover Letter - Please elaborate (preferred with examples) your data work in Python. - Resume
Job ID
2022-1680
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 Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering Department for the 2022 summer period (May - August 2022). These positions are non-exempt, casual and are eligible for casual benefits.   With direct supervision, performs routine laboratory and clerical assignments.   The internal working title for this position could be either Part-time Helper or Laboratory Assistant I or Laboratory Assistant II. The final level of the position will be determined commensurate with the selected candidate's level of education and experience.
Job ID
2022-1644
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 Geology and Geophysics Department.  The opening is for a postdoctoral researcher in the area of seismology who has research interests in microearthquake analyses.   This is a regular, full time, exempt position, and is eligible for full benefits. The initial appointment will be for 18 months with the possibility of a one-year 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, complete curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation. Applications will be reviewed upon submission.
Job ID
2021-1632
Category
Science/Research
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for two Research Associates to join the Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering Department and the Geology and Geophysics Department. This is a regular, full-time, exempt position, and is eligible for full benefits. The initial appointment is for 18 months with the possibility of extension depending on performance and funding availability. The ideal candidate will participate in the development, calibration and simulation of high-resolution coastal hydrodynamical models for coral reef and other coastal systems. The internal working title of this position will be Research Associate III.   Online application forms should be submitted with a cover letter and full curriculum vitae including a list of three references.
Job ID
2021-1614
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 full benefits.   The successful applicant will support annual deployments of instrument platforms, including maintenance of electrical and communication systems, transport of platforms by trailer to deployment sites, and organization for and participation in multiple research cruises per year. The individual may also be asked to coordinate additional field surveys on an as-needed basis.  Good troubleshooting skills, effective time management, ability to work independently, and attention to detail are essential.   The Brosnahan lab at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is seeking a new member for its technical team. The successful candidate will be hired as a Research Assistantat a grade that is commensurate with their level of training and experience. This person will support efforts to deploy in situ imaging and toxin measurement sensors to support research efforts throughout the U.S. and abroad. Prior experience in sensor applications and development, computer networking, and/or mooring deployments is desirable but not required. Candidates should have relevant experience in biological oceanography, phytoplankton research, and operation/maintenance of small boats.   The lab currently deploys or supports installation of robotic instruments and observatory platforms in the Gulf of Maine (GOM), Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Florida. These include installations of the Imaging FlowCytobot (IFCB) and the Environmental Sample Processor (ESP), both manufactured by McLane Research Labs, Inc. (MRL, Falmouth, MA). These sensors are deployed from various platforms including moorings, observatory barges, and autonomous boats.   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
2021-1576
Category
Science/Research
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for a Research Associate to join the Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering Department in the Marine Animal Remote Sensing Lab (www2.whoi.edu/staff/dzitterbart/) . This is a regular, full-time, non-exempt position, and is eligible for full benefits.   The ideal candidate 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 internal working title of this position will be Research Associate II.
Job ID
2021-1565
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 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 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