Assistant, Associate and Senior Scientist
Job Reference14-08-08
Job TitleAssistant, Associate and Senior Scientist
The Department of Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry (MC&G) at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution ( invites exceptional candidates to apply for one or more tenure-track and tenured scientific-staff positions (Assistant, Associate and Senior Scientist) to complement and expand existing programs on the chemistry of the ocean and its interactions with the Earth as a whole.  Core departmental strengths include: biogeochemistry and organic geochemistry; microbial ecology and molecular biology; carbon, nutrient, and trace element cycling; air-sea exchange; coastal, estuarine and river dynamics; fluid, sediment, and rock interactions; and isotope systematics.  MC&G scientific staff conducts research throughout the world's open-ocean, deep-sea, and coastal environments, develops sensors for in-situ measurements, analyzes samples in the laboratory using state-of-the-art analytical techniques, carries out laboratory-based experimental studies, and applies computer models and remote sensing techniques.  Candidates in all the core areas described above are welcome to apply, but we are particularly interested in applicants who conduct research on polar regions or chemical and isotope tracer dynamics.
Candidates are expected to develop independent, externally funded, and nationally and internationally recognized research programs.  Scientific staff members 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 collaboration with the other science departments ( and the research institutes ( at WHOI.
Applicants should have a doctoral degree, postdoctoral experience, and a publication record.  Women and minority applicants are particularly encouraged to apply.  WHOI is sensitive to the issues of dual career families and will work with applicants to address these.  Benefits include vacation, holidays, flexible scheduling, family illness days, medical and dental plans, child care subsidy, and an employer contribution retirement plan.  Candidates hired at the junior level will receive an initial appointment for four years with salary guaranteed.
Upload (as a single document): CV, statement (3 page maximum) clearly describing your research interests, names and contact information of four references, and copies of up to three relevant publications.
Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2014.
WHOI is a member of the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC). We are sensitive to the issues of dual career candidates and we will work with applicants to address them. Please visit HERC - for more information.

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