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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 December 15, 2020.  Review begins immediately and will continue until January 15, 2021.  A starting date of February 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 is currently searching for a Research Assistant I to join the Biology Department. This is a temporary, casual, non-exempt position, and is eligible for casual benefits.   The successful candidate will use established protocols to analyze acoustic data in order to create a database of individually specific signature whistles of dolphins. They will also quality check acoustic files and field notes, digitize analog recordings, and assist with website development and maintenance. Work will be entirely computer based and will not involve field work.    Please include a cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information for three references when applying.  Target hiring date will be in December 2020.  
Job ID
2020-1336
Category
Science/Research
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for a Data Operations Manager to join the Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering Department. This is a regular full-time, exempt position, and is eligible for full benefits.   Have you ever wanted to make an impact across the oceanographic community as a whole? The Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering Department is searching for a Data Operations Manager to join the Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI) Coastal and Global Scale Nodes (CGSN) team. OOI is an NSF funded project with the purpose of providing infrastructure and instrumentation to measure physical, chemical and biological processes for the scientific community over long time scales.  This operationally-and data-focused team is responsible for collecting data continuously from instruments deployed at OOI Arrays across the globe, pushing the limits of ocean technology and enabling cutting-edge ocean research.   The CGSN Data Operations Manager is primarily responsible for ensuring that data from oceanographic moorings and vehicles are being served to the science community with appropriate quality flags and annotations, and addressing data issues. The Data Operations Manager will also be responsible for working with the CGSN Software Team to deliver data tools to the OOI mooring and vehicle operators. With little supervision, works creatively and independently to establish objectives, meet deadlines, and complete difficult assignments by demonstrating full competency in one or more areas of scientific investigation; assists substantively in planning technical aspects of experiments as well as identifying and developing techniques and instrumentation for scientific investigation in the laboratory and/or the field.   The internal working title for this position is Research Associate III.    
Job ID
2020-1333
Category
Science/Research
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is seeking to hire a Postdoctoral Investigator to join the Marine Policy Center. This is a regular, full-time, exempt position and eligible for full benefits. The appointment will be for 18 months.   The project will estimate the economic benefits of the Pacific Northwest (PNW) Harmful Algal Blooms (HAB) forecasting tool using a methodology for quantifying the value of information. The successful candidate will join a multidisciplinary team of economists, marine scientists, and resource managers to carry out the research, education, and outreach tasks of the project.   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 and include: a cover letter describing research interests, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information of three references. Application review begins immediately and will continue until filled. A starting date of May 1, 2021 is desirable. Informal inquiries may be made by emailing to Dr. Di Jin (djin@whoi.edu).
Job ID
2020-1327
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
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 temporary, full-time, exempt position and  eligible for benefits. The initial appointments will be for 18 to 24 months. The project will investigate ocean acoustic technologies to sense, characterize and analyze physical oceanographic 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 10/01/2020 and until 11/15/2020.
Job ID
2020-1312
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 & Geochemistry Department. This is a regular, full-time, exempt position, and is eligible for benefits.   A Biogeochemical scientist/data analyst is sought to contribute to projects studying ocean biogeochemistry using sensor-based ocean observing systems. A central role for the Research Associate will be to contribute to the Biogeochemical Argo (https://biogeochemical-argo.org) activities at WHOI, as part of the larger WHOI Argo effort (https://www2.whoi.edu/site/argo/).   The internal working title for this position could be either Research Associate I, Research Associate II, or Research Associate III. The final level of the position will be determined commensurate with the selected candidate's level of education & experience. 
Job ID
2020-1292
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 temporary (one-year), full-time, exempt position, and is eligible for benefits.   The successful candidate must be able and willing to travel internationally and conduct up to 12 weeks of drilling fieldwork in northern Botswana.   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.    
Job ID
2020-1265
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 We invite candidates interested in developing new robotic/machine learning systems as well as more foundational robotics/machine learning research. An ideal candidate will have demonstrated research experience in marine environments or challenging atmospheric, terrestrial or space environments. WHOI operates two sea-going vessels and a coastal research vessel, in addition to a variety of moored, towed, remotely operated, and autonomous platforms and vehicles. Its facilities support rapid prototyping, testing and deployment of new instrumentation and robotic systems.   Applicants should have a doctoral degree, postdoctoral experience, and a record of a record of scholarly publications commensurate with their career stage. Scientific Staff members are expected to develop independent, externally-funded, and internationally-recognized research programs. They also have the option of advising graduate students and teaching courses through the MIT/WHOI Joint Program in Oceanography and Oceanographic Engineering (http://www.whoi.edu/jointprogram). Opportunities for interdisciplinary research exist through collaborations with colleagues in the other science departments (Biology, Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry, Marine Geology and Geophysics, and Physical Oceanography; www.whoi.edu/main/departments-centers-labs), centers, and labs as well as with researchers in the broader Woods Hole scientific community. WHOI’s Scientific Staff are expected to provide for their salaries from grants and contracts. The Institution provides salary support when no other funding is available, as well as significant internal funding opportunities for developing innovative research projects. Candidates hired at the junior level will receive an initial appointment for four years. WHOI is the largest private, non-profit oceanographic institution in the world, with staff, postdocs, and graduate students numbering approximately 1,000. Its mission is to advance our understanding of the ocean and its interaction with the Earth system, and to communicate this understanding for the benefit of society. The Institution is located in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, a world-renowned center of excellence in marine, biomedical, and environmental science. An additional 500 affiliates are associated with the scientific endeavors of the Institution, many of whom are foreign nationals from the international community.   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 diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential components that support our academic excellence.   We strive for a diverse and inclusive workforce, and encourage women, minorities, veterans and those with disabilities to apply.   WHOI offers a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical and dental plans, child care subsidy, an employer contribution retirement plan, vacation time, flexible scheduling, and family illness days. WHOI also provides dual career services for assisting your spouse or partner should they be impacted by your career decision. We have a dedicated team who will work with applicants to identify and explore available options within WHOI or the broader community.   Please visit http://careers.whoi.edu and respond to Job Reference 2019-1185.  Applications should include: a cover letter, CV, 3-page research statement that clearly describes your research interests and future research aspirations, names and contact information for four references, and copies of three relevant publications. A single PDF document, containing the above, should also be sent separately to the chair of the AOPE Department at aope-chair@whoi.edu.  Applications will be reviewed as they are received.
Job ID
2019-1185
Category
Science/Research
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole