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The Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry Department is currently searching for a Research Assistant II to join their team. This is a temporary, casual, non-exempt position, and is not eligible for benefits


With some supervision, employs established laboratory procedures, standard equipment, and fundamental concepts to conduct research tasks determined by field of study and scope of individual research project.


  • Glassware cleaning, lab organization, and measurements including biochemical experimental work
  • Executes designated research tasks, making use of selected laboratory experiments, equipment, field work, library research, data acquisition and processing, statistical analyses or other investigative techniques;
  • Organizes and summarizes acquired data, using scientific and statistical techniques including computer programs;
  • Organizes and/or drafts material for the preparation of research papers, manuscripts, or other documents for publication and/or presentation;
  • Participates in the design of experiments or field work


  • As deemed necessary by supervisor


  • Bachelor's degree in related field, or Bachelor's degree in non-related field plus two years' related experience, or Associate's degree in related field plus three years' related experience, or High School diploma or equivalent plus five years' related experience.
  • High school diploma and related experience is preferred
  • Experience in chemistry laboratories, UV-VIS spectrophotometry instrumentation, and quantitative assays would be valuable


Must be able to function in a lab setting.


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.

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 for assistance.