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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for a Research Associate IIto join the Marine Policy Center. This is a short-term (March – November 30, 2024), half-time (20 hours/week), exempt position and is eligible for limited benefits. This role is hybrid with in-person expectations for international engagements.   This position will support the activities of the Marine Policy Center Director. The individual will work to conduct policy research and analysis, provide administrative support for policy related domestic and international conferences and workshops and support marine scientific research.   Online application forms should be submitted with a cover letter describing background and research interests, a complete curriculum vitae, and three reference letters. Applications will be reviewed upon submission.
Job ID
2024-2268
Category
Science/Research
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for a Research Associate II to join the Physical Oceanography Department. This is a temporary, half-time, non-exempt position, and is eligible for benefits. Job Summary: Manipulation of large volumes of SWOT InSAR LR altimetry data expert data products using Python and FORTRAN to put it in a format that can be used for subsequent scientific analysis. Writing computer code to estimate SWOT errors and parameters of ocean physics models via inverse modeling. Manipulation and quality control of in situ data for comparison with SWOT data. Temporary: February 19, 2024 to June 29, 2024    
Job ID
2024-2266
Category
Science/Research
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching forPart Time Helpers and Laboratory Assistants to join the Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry Department for the 2024 summer period (June - August) or perhaps for a longer period. 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.   Successful applicants will be contacted by Friday, May 17, 2024.  
Job ID
2024-2265
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 temporary, full-time, exempt position, and is eligible for benefits. The initial appointment will be for one year with the possible second and third year continuation contingent on progress and funding.   The postdoctoral investigator will conduct fundamental research at the interface of phytoplankton ecology and mathematical ecology. The position will involve joining a collaborative team of researchers who are using multifaceted approaches to study marine planktonic ecosystems, including how population and community dynamics are linked to environmental conditions. The research, supported by the Simons Foundation, involves opportunities for developing and applying novel approaches in plankton ecology, especially leveraging new observational strategies (instrumentation), large spatio-temporal data sets (plankton imagery and cytometry, etc.); mathematical models and data-model integration strategies; and data analysis, exploration, and synthesis methods (e.g., computer vision, machine learning, ecological network analysis, etc.). The position involves opportunities to engage with multidisciplinary groups within the NES-LTER project (https://nes-lter.whoi.edu/) and other on-going observational programs. There will also be the potential for collaborative interactions with software engineers to develop and evaluate scalable tools for use of imaging data in marine ecology. The investigator will be expected to pursue hypotheses of their own within these topic areas and produce manuscripts for submission to peer-reviewed scientific journals. Strong communication skills and experience working in small collaborative teams are 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.    Online application forms should be submitted with a cover letter, complete curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation. Positions are available immediately.  Preference will be given to applications received by March 1, 2024 but applicants will be considered until the position is filled.
Job ID
2024-2257
Category
Science/Research
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) is currently searching for a Postdoctoral Investigator to join the Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry Department. This is a regular, full-time, exempt position, and is eligible for full benefits.  This position is full-time for an 18-month period.   We are seeking a Postdoctoral Investigator to join an interdisciplinary project to study past and future changes in ocean heat content and inert gas tracers of global ocean temperature and air-sea gas exchange. The primary objectives of the project are to (i) improve understanding of the physical mechanisms of air-sea disequilibrium in the global ocean as a step towards (ii) refining quantitative estimates of changes in ocean heat content recorded by inert gas tracers in the atmosphere (e.g., preserved in ice core air bubbles). The Postdoctoral Investigator will join a team of scientists at WHOI and Oxford to carry out tracer-enabled climate model simulations of past, present, and future ocean configurations. While there are specific goals of the project, the overall scope is broad, and the Postdoctoral Investigator will have freedom to independently design and carry out additional experiments.   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, 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, but the start date is flexible. The candidate would ideally start by mid-to-late 2024 (please state your availability in the cover letter).
Job ID
2024-2252
Category
Science/Research
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
  The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) is seeking a Postdoctoral Investigator (PDI) to conduct research in molecular toxicology. The research will focus on the comparative biology, ligand specificity, and molecular evolution of the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR), a ligand-activated transcription factor that regulates the response of animals (including humans) to endogenous and exogenous chemicals. This position is part of a project funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The overall objective of the project is to elucidate the evolutionary and molecular mechanisms through which the AHR evolved as an environmental sensor recognizing diverse ligands (https://tinyurl.com/AncAHR).    This is a temporary, full-time, exempt position, and is eligible for benefits. The appointment is for 18 months with the possibility of an extension based on performance and availability of funding. The successful candidate must have a doctoral degree in an area related to the topic of the research.   WHOI 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 position is on research, the Postdoctoral Investigator will have the opportunity to participate in educational and outreach activities associated with the project.   WHOI has a commitment to scientific excellence and diversity, and we strongly encourage applications from candidates who will enrich and foster a culturally diverse and inclusive environment.    An online application form should be submitted along with a single pdf file containing a cover letter describing research interests and career goals, a complete curriculum vitae, up to three relevant publications, and the contact information for at least three references. Please also email the pdf file, and direct any questions, to Dr. Mark Hahn (mhahn@whoi.edu).   Applications will be reviewed starting January 1, 2024. The position will remain open until filled, with a starting date ideally in early 2024.    
Job ID
2023-2209
Category
Science/Research
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is seeking a creative and independent Postdoctoral Investigator to join the Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry Department to work on developing, evaluating, and applying a one-dimensional (1-D) mechanistic biogeochemical model for the Bermuda Atlantic Time-series Study (BATS) site. This position will be part of a National Science Foundation Chemical Oceanography project aimed at quantifying the magnitude of and controls on various carbon export and attenuation mechanisms that regulate the ocean’s biological carbon pump. 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.  Renewal of the appointment is conditional on the PDI making satisfactory progress during the prior year(s) and continuation of funding. The successful candidate is expected to start the appointment in April 2024.   The Woods Hole Oceanographic 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.   WHOI has a commitment to scientific excellence and diversity, and we strongly encourage applications from candidates who will enrich and foster a culturally diverse and inclusive environment. Applications from the minority serving institutions and historically black colleges and universities are particularly encouraged.   Online application forms should be submitted with a cover letter, complete curriculum vitae, and contact information for at least three professional recommendation letter writers. Initial consideration will be given to applications received before March 1, 2024, but the position will remain open until it is filled.
Job ID
2023-2205
Category
Science/Research
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is searching for a Postdoctoral Investigator to join the Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering Department. This is a temporary, full-time, exempt position, and is eligible for benefits. The appointment duration is 18 months (with potential extension to 24 months). Start date is flexible in the first quarter of 2024.   The postdoctoral investigator will focus on fundamental research related to ocean acoustics, with a main focus on developing or using numerical inverse methods to estimate seabed geoacoustic properties when considering acoustic propagation over or around a deep-water seamount. Experimental data, collected during the 2023 New England Seamounts Acoustic experiment (NESMA), will be available for this project. The investigator will have significant scientific flexibility to pursue their research ideas within this context. The investigator will also have the opportunity to contribute to experimental design and data collection for the 2024 NESMA experiment.   Investigators may benefit from collaboration with WHOI’s world class engineers and technicians. Research activities may engage federal, state, and local agencies and stakeholder communities, or lead to informing policy or addressing national security issues. Requirements include a PhD in ocean engineering, electrical engineering, or computer science. Expertise in ocean acoustics, numerical modeling, inverse theory, and/or machine learning are preferred.   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 their project.   Application is via online forms (https://careers.whoi.edu/how-to-apply/) that include specific fields for information, as well as for uploading of a research statement*; a complete curriculum vitae; up to three relevant publications; and a cover letter that contains the contact information of at least three references.   *The research statement is a concise document (no longer than four pages) addressing the research interests to be pursued at WHOI. The research statement may also cover anticipated career plans, as well as interests in, experience with, and/or planned commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Further, an extra page can be added for an optional life-impact statement that describes any significant life circumstance that has impacted productivity, trajectory, or performance (e.g., COVID-19 pandemic, illness, caretaking responsibilities).   The preferred start date for this position is in the first quarter of 2024. This posting will remain open until the position is filled.   To advance the goals of long-term broadening of participation in ocean science and engineering, we are particularly interested in attracting applicants from groups historically underrepresented in oceanography. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are integral to WHOI’s academic excellence and leadership in the global scientific community. WHOI stands committed to a sustained effort to advance inclusion and belonging throughout all levels of the Institution.   Preference for in person. Hybrid and fully remote will also be considered.
Job ID
2023-2203
Category
Science/Research
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is recruiting a highly ambitious and motivated Postdoctoral Investigator to join the Chemical Sensors Lab in the Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering Department with a focus on the analysis of chemical sensor data. This is a temporary, full-time, exempt position, and is eligible for benefits.    The Postdoctoral Investigator will analyze and interpret oceanographic chemical sensor data from the laboratory and field, report on results through data summarization and visualization, and present results through the submission of peer-reviewed publications. This role will focus primarily on the processing and analysis of data collected from in situ chemical sensors in locations ranging from the deep ocean to the Arctic with a focus on sensors for the measurement of methane, carbon dioxide, and microplastics. This will be primarily computer-based position with a potential for some field work.   The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate data processing capabilities, the ability to develop publication-quality figures, have exceptional writing skills and be able to apply rigorous scientific thinking to these tasks. The successful applicant will have a PhD in oceanography, ocean engineering, optical engineering, chemistry, environmental science, or a related science or engineering field, must have significant experience with data processing using Python, MatLab, R or the equivalent, must have excellent writing, editing, proofreading, and verbal communications skills, be able to translate complex scientific information into clear text, be flexible and organized, be able to work both independently and as part of a research group, have excellent time management and multitasking skills, and have experience and interest in writing peer-reviewed articles.  This position will not include Sea Duty. 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 their project.   Application is via online forms (https://careers.whoi.edu/how-to-apply/) that include specific fields for information, as well as for uploading of a research statement*; a complete curriculum vitae; up to three relevant publications; and a cover letter that contains the contact information of at least three references.   *Research statements should consist of the following: a concise statement (no longer than four pages) that addresses (1) research interests to be pursued at WHOI, (2) anticipated career plans, with an explanation of how postdoctoral research at WHOI would complement an applicant’s existing experience and preparation, and (3) interests in, experience with, and/or planned commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in research, teaching, and/or service in their career and (4; optional) life-impact statement that describes any significant life circumstance that has impacted productivity, trajectory, or performance (e.g., COVID-19 pandemic, illness, caretaking responsibilities; 1-page).   The preferred start date for this position is 1 December 2023. This posting will remain open until filled.   To advance the goals of long-term broadening of participation in ocean science and engineering, we are particularly interested in attracting applicants from groups historically underrepresented in oceanography. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are integral to WHOI’s academic excellence and leadership in the global scientific community. WHOI stands committed to a sustained effort to advance inclusion and belonging throughout all levels of the Institution.   Preference for in person. Hybrid and fully remote will also be considered.
Job ID
2023-2197
Category
Science/Research
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
The Geology & Geophysics Department (G&G) at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) invites exceptional candidates to apply to one or more of our full-time exempt tenure track positions on our scientific staff.  We seek to hire at the Assistant Scientist level; however, extraordinary candidates may be considered at Associate Scientist without Tenure, Associate Scientist with Tenure, or Senior Scientist levels.    The successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary department with a highly diverse science portfolio spanning solid-earth chemical and physical processes, coastal processes, climate and paleoclimate, climate solutions and the deep biosphere. We are seeking candidates whose research complements, diversifies, and strengthens existing programs on global geochemical cycles as driven by solid-earth processes, including high-temperature geochemistry/petrology, volcanism, plate-boundary processes, seafloor geology, and the subsurface carbon cycle and related biogeochemistry. This includes both purely fundamental scientific inquiry and applied or solutions-driven research targeting pressing societal issues. We especially encourage applications from candidates who would take advantage of existing analytical facilities, such as the WHOI Plasma Facility and the Northeastern National Ion Microprobe Facility.We encourage candidates to become familiar with WHOI’s recently completed “Vision2030” strategic planning.    Opportunities for interdisciplinary research exist through collaborations with colleagues in the other science departments, centers, and labs as well as with researchers in the broader Woods Hole scientific community.  WHOI’s Scientific Staff is 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 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 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. WHOI is the largest private, non-profit oceanographic institution in the world, with staff and students numbering approximately 1,000. Together with an additional ~500 affiliated personnel associated with the scientific endeavors of the Institution, WHOI is home to a vibrant scientific community that has a strong international component.   WHOI offers a comprehensive benefit package that includes but is not limited to relocation assistance, medical and dental plans, childcare subsidy, housing assistance, tuition assistance, an employer contribution retirement plan, vacation time, flexible scheduling, and family illness days.    *Tenure-track staff are positions equivalent to ladder-rank professorial posts.   Applicants should have a doctoral degree, postdoctoral experience, and a record of scientific research publications in scholarly journals. 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.   HOW TO APPLY: Please visit http://careers.whoi.edu and respond to Job Reference 2023-2192. Applicants should include, as a single PDF document: A cover letter, curriculum vitae (CV), three-page research statement, names of four references and copies of up to three relevant publications.   The package should also be sent separately to the chair of the Geology & Geophysics Department at dlizarralde@whoi.edu with the subject line "Geology & Geophysics Department Scientific Application”.  Review of applications will begin on December 31, 2023.
Job ID
2023-2192
Category
Science/Research
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for a Data Scientist / Scientific Programmer to join the Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry Department. This is a regular, full-time, exempt position, and is eligible for benefits.   A data scientist / scientific programmer is sought to contribute a new initiative to develop innovative capacity for co-design of ocean observing and modeling systems in support of carbon cycle science and climate solutions. A central role for the successful candidate will be to contribute to a new NSF-supported five-year initiative between Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) to advance regional ocean modeling and data assimilation with a focus on carbon cycling. The internal working title for this position could be either Information Associate I, Information Associate II, or Information Associate III. The final level of the position will be determined commensurate with the selected candidate's level of education & experience. 
Job ID
2023-2167
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. This is a fulltime, exempt position, and is eligible for benefits. The initial appointment will be for one year with the possibility of a one-year extension.     Postdoctoral Opportunity: Ecological Forecasting of Antarctic Penguin Populations   Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA Full-time   We are seeking, two, highly motivated Postdoctoral Fellow to join our interdisciplinary team at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) to contribute to cutting-edge ecological forecasting research. This position focuses on ecological forecasting of Antarctic penguin populations, specifically examining the factors influencing ecological predictability across different time scales. The successful candidate will work under the guidance of Dr. Stephanie Jenouvrier at WHOI and collaborate closely with Dr. Marika Holland at NCAR.   Research will involve comparative assessments of demographic predictability within and among penguin species in Antarctica. With the environment being highly dynamic and strongly coupled to biological processes, understanding how these populations may respond to future changes is critical. The project investigates the predictability of Antarctic climate and its influence on seabird demographic responses.   Applicants should possess or be close to obtaining a PhD in quantitative ecology, applied mathematics and statistics, computer science, or related fields. Strong computational skills, including programming and Bayesian data analysis, are essential for this position. Prior experience with high-performance computing, age-structured population models, time series population models, STAN, Matlab, and GitHub/version control is required. We are particularly interested in candidates with excellent critical thinking and quantitative analysis skills, as well as strong written and communication abilities. The ability to drive projects forward in a timely manner is crucial.   WHOI is committed to scientific excellence and diversity. We encourage applications from candidates who will enrich and foster a culturally diverse and inclusive environment. The position is anticipated to start no later than January 2024, and applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. The appointment will be for one year. WHOI offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.   To apply, please submit a CV, a one-page statement of research interests, and contact information for three references to Dr. Stephanie Jenouvrier at s.jenouvrier@whoi.edu.   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
2023-2120
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. 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 a Mini Carbon Dating System (MiCaDaS) from Ionplus AG that was installed in 2022. The 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.   This is a full-time exempt position and is eligible for full benefits.
Job ID
2023-2015
Category
Science/Research
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole