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Assistant Scientist

Position
Assistant Scientist

Employer
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution logo

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution 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.

Homepage: https://www.whoi.edu/


Location
Woods Hole, United States

Sector
Academic

Relevant division
Ocean Sciences (OS)

Type
Full time

Level
Entry level

Salary
max. 2543 € / Year, TBD

Preferred education
PhD

Application deadline
17 December 2018

Posted
4 October 2018

Job description

The Physical Oceanography Department 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 a collaborative group of scientists who address a wide range of fundamental problems in ocean and climate dynamics, as well as interdisciplinary research questions, using observations, modeling, theory, and laboratory experiments. World-class technical support personnel facilitate the use of a broad mix of traditional and innovative instruments and observational techniques to make measurements on all scales from microstructure up to global, and in all ocean domains including open-ocean and coastal regions.  We welcome applicants regardless of approach (observational, modeling, and theory) and especially encourage those with a theoretical/dynamical focus. We seek, but not exclusively, individuals with expertise in: 1) coastal dynamics, 2) high-latitude processes, 3) climate variability, and 4) submesoscale processes and mixing. Candidates with interdisciplinary interests in the interplay between ocean dynamics and biological or geochemical processes, or in the interaction of the ocean with the atmosphere, the land, and the cryosphere are encouraged.

Applicants should have a doctoral degree, postdoctoral experience, and a strong 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,

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 with salary guaranteed. 

WHOI is the largest private, non-profit oceanographic institution in the world, with staff and 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 supports a diverse and inclusive workforce, and we encourage females, 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 which we are committed to providing assistance to 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 community.

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/Disabled/Veterans/M/F. We encourage Veterans and those with Disabilities to apply. Applications are reviewed confidentially. Applicants that require accommodation in the job application process are encouraged to contact us at (508) 289-2253 or email eeo@whoi.edu for assistance.


How to apply

HOW TO APPLY:

Please visit http://careers.whoi.edu, navigate to our current openings and respond to Job Reference 18-10-03. Applications should include, as a single pdf document, a cover letter, CV, 3-page research statement that clearly describes your research interests, names and contact information for four references, and copies of up to three relevant publications.

The package should also be sent separately to the chair of Physical Oceanography Department at po-chair@whoi.edu with the subject line “Department Scientific Application”.  Review of applications will begin on 12/17/2018.