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Full-time

Scientific and Postdoctoral

Tenure-track Faculty Position in Marine Mammal Biology
 
The Biology Department at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position on our Scientific Staff. We seek outstanding candidates to complement our existing interdisciplinary strengths in biology, biological oceanography, and marine ecology (www.whoi.edu/biology). We are particularly interested in applicants who conduct research in marine mammal physiology or pathophysiology. Expertise may include (but is not limited to) health assessment, stress, stranding, diving physiology, functional morphology or disease. The new hire will have access to a state-of-the-art necropsy laboratory as well as the opportunity to further develop our computed tomography (CT) scanner facility. Candidates with expertise in other aspects of marine mammal biology are also encouraged to apply. 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.
 
Applicants should have a doctoral degree, postdoctoral experience, and a record of scientific research publications in scholarly journals. WHOI scientific staff members are expected to develop an internationally recognized and externally funded research program. They have the opportunity to advise graduate students and teach courses in the MIT/WHOI Joint Program in Oceanography and Oceanographic Engineering (www.whoi.edu/jointprogram). Opportunities for interdisciplinary research exist through collaboration with the other science departments (Applied Ocean Science and Engineering, Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry, Marine Geology and Geophysics, and Physical Oceanography; www.whoi.edu/main/departments-centers-labs) and WHOI’s Marine Policy Center (www.whoi.edu/main/mpc), as well as with researchers in the broader Woods Hole scientific community. Members of WHOI’s Scientific Staff are expected to provide for their salaries from grants and contracts, but the Institution provides salary support when no other funding is available. The Institution also promotes the development of innovative research through significant internal funding opportunities. Candidates hired at the Assistant Scientist level will receive an initial appointment for four years with salary guaranteed while they develop their external funding portfolio. Female and minority applicants are particularly encouraged to apply. WHOI is sensitive to the issues of dual career scientists and will help to identify and explore available dual-career options. WHOI’s benefits package includes vacation time, a generous 403(b) employer contribution retirement plan, medical and dental plans, parental leave, child-care subsidy, employee and family illness days and flexible scheduling.
 
WHOI is the largest private, non-profit oceanographic institution in the world, with resident staff, postdocs and students numbering approximately 1,000. An additional 500 affiliates are associated with the scientific endeavors of the Institution, many of whom are foreign nationals from around the world. Our mission is to advance 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.
 
HOW TO APPLY:
Apply online; please visit jobs.whoi.edu and respond to Job Reference 17-09-09. Applications should include the following as a single PDF document: cover letter, curriculum vitae, 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. In addition to the online application, please email the PDF document directly to the chair of the Biology Department at biologychair@whoi.edu with the subject “Biology Scientist Application”.
 
Application deadline is December 1, 2017.
 
WHOI is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V/EOE; it is also a member of the New England Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (NEHERC).