Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI)

Assistant Scientist

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI)

Falmout, MA, United States

The Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry (MC&G, http://www.whoi.edu/ main/MCG) 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 may be considered at Associate Scientist without Tenure, Associate Scientist with Tenure, or Senior Scientist levels.

 

As one of the largest and thematically diverse marine chemistry/geochemistry departments in the US, MC&G scientific staff conducts research throughout the world’s open-ocean, deep-sea, coastal and inland environments, develops sensors for in-situ measurements, analyzes samples using state-of-the-art analytical techniques, carries out laboratory-based experimental studies, and develops and applies computer models and remote sensing techniques.  The successful candidate(s) will conduct research in any area of marine chemistry and geochemistry that complements and strengthens existing programs on the chemistry of the ocean and its interactions with the Earth as a whole.

 

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 internal funding opportunities for developing innovative research projects.  Candidates hired at the junior level will receive an initial appointment for four years.

 

Applicants should have a doctoral degree and 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.

 

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 particularly 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.

 

HOW TO APPLY:

Please visit http://careers.whoi.edu and respond to Job Reference 19-10-11. 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.

 

Review of applications will begin on December 16, 2019.

 

WHOI is a member of the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC).  Please visit HERC for more information.

 

WHOI is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  Applicants that require accommodation in the job application process are encouraged to contact the EEO Officer at eeo@whoi.edu or at 508-289-2705 for assistance.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

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