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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for a Laboratory Assistant to join the Ocean Bottom Seismometer Instrument Center (OBSIC, https://obsic.whoi.edu) within the Geology and Geophysics Department. This is a temporary, casual, non-exempt position, and is not eligible for benefits.   With direct supervision, performs routine laboratory and clerical assignments.   The internal working title for this position could be either 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 & experience. 
Job ID
2021-1478
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 benefits.  This appointment is anticipated to be approximately nine months.   We seek a SCUBA-certified and -experienced sea-going Research Associate to assist with a Caribbean coral reef ecology project. With some supervision to achieve assigned objectives, identifies and participates in projects that support science and research activities through the demonstration of one or more specialized skills. Will be expected to work on tasks requiring creativity and independent thinking along with a proven understanding of fundamental research and science principles.   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
2021-1474
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 (WHOI) is currently searching for a Postdoctoral Investigatorto join the Physical Oceanography 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 dependent upon performance and funding availability.   Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution invites applications for a postdoctoral investigator to study large-scale atmospheric circulation response to the oceanic variability in the Kuroshio-Oyashio Extension (KOE) region with a team of scientist from WHOI (Young-Oh Kwon and Claude Frankignoul), National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR; Gokhan Danabasoglu and Clara Deser), and Imperial College (Arnaud Czaja). This position is primarily to study Atmospheric Circulation Response to Western Boundary Current Variability.  The project aims to investigate how variability in the KOE sea surface temperature (SST) front impacts individual midlatitude storms and how these changes subsequently affect the large-scale atmospheric circulation, using climate model experiments as well as statistical analyses of observational and reanalysis datasets. The successful applicant will be involved in all aspects of this research, while primarily responsible for designing, conducting, and analyzing high-resolution atmospheric general circulation model simulations to diagnose the atmospheric response to SST anomalies driven by the KOE front displacements and their feedbacks on the oceanic mixed layer. The position will be located at WHOI in Woods Hole, MA with the expectation of extended visit(s) to NCAR to collaborate directly with the NCAR Co-PIs.   Qualified applicants should submit via the corresponding fields in the application: a CV, cover letter including information for at least 3 professional references, and up to three relevant publications. Initial consideration will be given to applications received before 01 June 2021, but the position will remain open until it is filled.   WHOI has a top-rated postdoctoral program (www.whoi.edu/postdoctoral/) that supports a dynamic postdoctoral community with formal mentoring and career guidance programs.     Applications from under-represented groups in geosciences are strongly encouraged to apply.
Job ID
2021-1455
Category
Science/Research
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for one Postdoctoral Investigatorto join the PVLAB 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 12 months, and begins in summer 2021.   The project will use numerical simulations to investigate breaching and rebuilding of sand spits separating coastal ponds from the ocean. Often, manmade breaches close after only a few tidal cycles, preventing sufficient exchange with ocean water to improve water quality. This project will use existing field observations of a breach that closed on Martha’s Vineyard to calibrate a numerical model, and then will use the model to investigate (i) processes driving onshore sediment transport and (ii) optimal breaching strategies (geometry and orientation of the breach, timing based on tides and wave conditions).  Research primarily will be numerical modeling and comparison of simulations with field observations. 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.    Applications will be reviewed starting April 1, 2021 and end April 30, 2021.
Job ID
2021-1431
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
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for seasonalPart Time Helpers and Laboratory Assistants to join the Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering Department for the 2021 summer period (May - August 2021). 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/II. The final level of the position will be determined commensurate with the selected candidate's level of education and experience.
Job ID
2021-1399
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 (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
The Department of Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (http://www.whoi.edu/main/aope) invites qualified candidates to apply for one or more tenure-track or tenured scientific staff positions to initiate new and expand existing programs in ocean acoustics.
Job ID
2020-1362
Category
Science/Research
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
The Department of Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (http://www.whoi.edu/main/aope) invites qualified candidates to apply for one or more tenure-track or tenured scientific staff positions to initiate new and expand existing programs in field robotics and machine learning with applications to marine environments. Areas of particular interest include but are not restricted to: - marine robotics - simultaneous localization and mapping - multi-robot coordination and path planning - adaptive exploration and sampling - underwater manipulation - development of novel in-situ biological, chemical and physical sensors - data exploration and visualization - machine learning applied to oceanographic data and models - machine learning applied to robotic systems - computer vision - life-long learning - autonomy - scene understanding and perception
Job ID
2020-1361
Category
Science/Research
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
The Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry (MC&G) Department at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) invites candidates to apply to the open full-time exempt tenure track position(s) on our scientific staff. We seek to hire one or more scientists at the Assistant Scientist level; however, qualified candidates will be considered at Associate Scientist without Tenure, Associate Scientist with Tenure, or Senior Scientist levels.   Opportunities for interdisciplinary research exist and collaborations are encouraged with colleagues in the other science departments, centers, and labs, as well as with researchers in the broader Woods Hole scientific community, including other institutions focused on marine research. WHOI’s Scientific Staff are expected to provide for their salaries from grants and contracts. The Institution provides internal funding opportunities for developing innovative research projects and salary support when no other funding is available. Candidates hired at the pre-tenure level will receive an initial appointment for four years.   The Institution is located on Cape Cod in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, a world-renowned center of excellence in marine, biomedical, and environmental science, with proximity to the research hubs of Boston, MA and Providence, RI. Its mission aims to advance our understanding of the ocean and its interaction with the Earth system, and to communicate this understanding for the benefit of society. WHOI is the largest private, non-profit oceanographic institution in the world, with staff, postdocs and graduate students numbering approximately 1,000. Together with an additional ~500 affiliates associated with the scientific endeavors of the Institution, WHOI is home to a vibrant international community and has a strong support system for foreign nationals.   WHOI is committed to supporting a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. WHOI believes that diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential components that are integral to our academic excellence and that mutual respect and understanding is an important strength requiring continuous development. WHOI stands committed to a sustained Institution-wide effort to advance inclusive excellence and foster belonging throughout all levels of the Institution. We therefore strive for a diverse and inclusive workforce, and particularly encourage women, minorities, veterans, those with disabilities, and other underrepresented groups to apply.   WHOI offers a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical and dental plans, a generous employer contribution retirement plan, disability and life insurance, a child care subsidy program, vacation time, ten paid holidays, flexible scheduling and work arrangements, and family illness days. WHOI also provides dual career services for assisting spouses or partners. We have a dedicated team who will work with applicants to identify and explore available options within WHOI, the broader community, including the research hubs of Boston and Providence.  
Job ID
2020-1345
Category
Science/Research
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for two Postdoctoral Investigators to join the Biology Department to study marine planktonic ecosystems. This is a regular, full-time exempt position, and is eligible for full benefits. The initial appointment will be for one year from the date of hire with the possibility of a second year continuation.   The institution has a top-rated postdoctoral program (www.whoi.edu/postdoctoral/) that supports a dynamic postdoctoral community with formal mentoring and career guidance programs. While the primary focus of the work will be in research, the Postdoctoral Investigator will have the opportunity to participate in educational and outreach activities associated with the project.   Online application forms should be submitted with a cover letter, complete curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for three references. Applications will be reviewed upon submission.
Job ID
2020-1325
Category
Science/Research
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for a Postdoctoral Investigator to join the Machine Learning Arctic air-sea Fluxes Group in the Physical Oceanographic Department. This is a regular, full-time, exempt position, and is eligible for full benefits. The initial appointment will be for one year with possible second year continuation contingent on progress and funding.   Postdoctoral position in Machine Learning and Arctic air-sea Fluxes at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
Job ID
2020-1322
Category
Science/Research
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole