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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) is currently searching for a Science Writer to join the Administration Department. This is a regular, half-time, non-exempt position, and is eligible for benefits.
The Ocean Twilight Zone (OTZ) Science Writer is an important member of the OTZ team. The OTZ Project combines exacting science, innovative technology, and broad engagement to turn knowledge into actions that improve understanding of the planet and promote sustainability of ocean resources. The OTZ Project requires the successful integration of interdisciplinary science, technology, and engagement to explore and study the ocean’s mesopelagic realm.
This position works closely with the OTZ Project Office, the WHOI Communications Team and the OTZ Principal Investigators. The primary areas of responsibility are related to writing periodic reports to OTZ donors and constituents, developing OTZ-related web-site and other social media content and other writing assignments prioritized by the OTZ Program Manager. Supervised by the OTZ Program Manager, this position will work hand-in-hand with the OTZ Engagement Leadership Team and Communications Department staff in coordinating communications efforts to successfully meet OTZ engagement goals. The OTZ Science Writer provides support to the goals and initiatives as defined by the OTZ Program Manager.
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) is dedicated to advancing knowledge of the ocean and its connection with the Earth system through a sustained commitment to excellence in science, engineering, and education, and to the application of this knowledge to problems facing society. In pursuit of this mission are some of the most world’s most talented ocean scientists and engineers who are pushing the boundaries of knowledge about the ocean to reveal its impact on our planet and our lives. If you would like to support the people who go to impossible places to do impossible things, you can be part of making a difference by joining an incredible HR team.
We are looking for a talented HR professional to join our team as a Sr. HR Partner – Training & Career Development. This person will have subject matter expertise and demonstrated success developing and delivering best-in-class training in the areas of supervisory and leadership soft-skills, as well as providing guidance on career and organizational development. The individual must be team-oriented, flexible, engaging, organized, proactive, an excellent problem-solver and hands-on business partner. This position will work closely with other members of the HR team to provide HR services to employees and supervisors in support of all functions within the HR department as assigned, [e.g. foreign national advisor and technical recruitment]. This is an individual contributor role, and is a regular, full-time, exempt position eligible for benefits.
The Creative Services Department is currently searching for a Senior Graphic Designer/Graphic Designer to join their team. This is a full-time, non-exempt position, and is eligible for benefits which may include flexible work arrangement(s).
Do you want to use your creative talents to help make a difference in the world? Your opportunity is here. The Creative Studio at the world-renowned Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) is seeking a Senior/Graphic Designer with a focus on digital design and a proven track record of turning complex concepts into clear designs for various media that inspire, motivate, and amaze audiences about the beauty and wonder of the ocean. The successful candidate will have an intimate understanding of how to visually communicate, and how marketing campaigns work, especially in the nonprofit realm, to support our clients. We work in a fast-paced environment, so the ideal Graphic Designer should be able to hit the ground running, balance several different projects at once, and have the ability to work equally well alone or as part of a team. Applicants who have experience with scientific or nonprofit institutions will be given prime consideration.
The Oceanographic Systems Laboratory (OSL) in the Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering (AOPE) Department at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution was founded in 1989, and is a world leader in the development of autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs). OSL began working on AUVs in 1993 and has developed multiple REMUS AUV designs that are used extensively for military, scientific and commercial applications.
This position will most likely be internally classified as a Senior Scientist, Principal Engineer, or Senior Program Manager based on qualifications and experience. OSL consists of a creative team of over twenty talented and motivated engineers, technicians and managers that continue to develop, innovate and operate autonomous underwater vehicles with the support of an essential administrative staff.
The lab manager’s role is to provide the leadership and vision to allow the OSL team to be successful by staying abreast of the latest technology, cultivating relationships with sponsors to develop new funding opportunities, adapting and changing with customer needs, and creating a work climate to sustain momentum in an ever-changing laboratory and research environment.
General responsibilities will be to foster a work culture which will allow the team to generate successful ideas and proposals, communicate capabilities with clarity and purpose, ensure technical excellence in all projects and meet critical deadlines. The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to supporting a diverse and inclusive environment in support of the Institution’s belief that diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential components that support our institutional excellence. Additionally, the successful candidate will have proven success in leading teams and managing similar organizations and/or programs. The lab manager will work with the team to evolve the vision of future AUV research to include platforms, propulsion, navigation, sensors, autonomy and man-machine interfaces. This collective vision will be used to guide development proposals and focus efforts on next-generation underwater vehicles with greater persistence and autonomy than presently feasible. Implementing this vision will require the ability to create a highly collaborative work environment with extraordinary technical skills across all of the core disciplines in autonomous vehicle research, including mechanical and electrical engineering, hydrodynamics, power and energy management, reliability and software systems. This person will have deep technical knowledge and experience in one or more of these core areas. The desired candidate will have direct experience assessing the needs of and application uses by the existing autonomous vehicle customer base, including the U.S. and international science community, the U.S. Navy and the offshore survey and exploration industries.
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for an Executive Assistant to the Vice President of Marine Operations to join the Marine Facilities & Operations Department. This is a regular, full-time, exempt position, and is eligible for benefits.
Reporting to the Vice President of Marine Facilities and Operations, this position has direct responsibility for carrying out administrative and technical duties of the office. This is a highly visible position, which requires a broad range of skills (technical, computer, writing, interpersonal) and the exercising of considerable judgment, initiative, discretion and independence. Represents the Vice President and other Marine Operation Administrators in their absence.
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for a Technology Licensing Associate to join the Technology Transfer Department. This is a regular, full-time, exempt position, and is eligible for benefits.
The Technology Licensing Associate will support WHOI research collaborative efforts and the marketing and licensing of WHOI innovations by ensuring accurate preparation of thorough and fair inter-institutional agreements, material transfer agreements, joint development agreements, and non-disclosure documents. The Technology Licensing Associate is the primary contact and liaison for WHOI researchers developing external contacts requiring non-disclosure agreements and/or the exchange of materials or technologies with external parties. The incumbent serves WHOI investigators by providing guidance with respect to the critical details necessary to ensure protection of investigator-developed IP within the context of external collaborative ventures. Assignments involving preparation and review of technology licenses are also within the purview of the position. Position responsibilities include agreement research and negotiation, review, and finalization.
For completed licensing agreements, the incumbent supervises licensee compliance with both financial and non-financial contractual terms of the license including management of document-tracking databases as well as royalty distribution and database management. Additional responsibilities include taking part in ongoing conversations and networking with potential licensees, contributing to technology licensing strategy, as well as advising and educating WHOI technical staff on matters related to all above-mentioned agreements.
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for a Market Research Associate to join the Technology Transfer Department. This is a regular, full-time, exempt position, and is eligible for benefits.
The Market Research Associate will assist in technology licensing efforts by advising, through thorough research and creativity, on technology marketing strategy. This role will be responsible for evaluating new tech disclosures & utilizing creativity in exploring avenues for product development. This position will be capable of being highly creative - presenting well-researched and organized data in defense of markets and products to pursue. The Market Research Associate will collaborate with Patent Agent and Technology Transfer team in creating informed patent strategy and justification. The Market Research Associate may also at times, support in the active marketing of technologies through various channels including but not limited to press and publications, web & digital, as well as event support and management.
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for a Senior Administrative Assistant I to join the Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering Department. This is a regular, full-time, non-exempt position, and is eligible for benefits.
The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering (AOPE) Department is looking for a Senior Administrative Assistant I to provide day-to-day administrative support for scientific, engineering staff, and technicians in the Advanced Engineering Laboratory (AEL).
AEL is a fast-paced, dynamic lab with science and military funding sponsors. Work is varied. The candidate will be expected to provide administrative support to Principal Investigators (Pl's) and technical staff in the group, for both pre- and post-award related activities. The ideal candidate has exceptional attention to detail and the ability to coordinate multiple tasks/projects, exercise tact and discretion, and maintain superior organizational skills. Successful applicants will have the ability to function as a team member, while taking initiative and ownership of duties and projects.