Opportunities: Scientific Staff Positions, Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry, WHOI
The Department of Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry (MC&G) at the 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, wetland and river chemistry; sediment geochemistry; fluid-rock interactions; igneous geochemistry; 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 of the core areas described above are welcome to apply, but we are particularly interested in applicants who conduct research on ocean water column geochemistry-biogeochemistry as well as marine benthic-water column interactions.
Applicants should have a doctoral degree and a record of scientific research publications in scholarly journals; postdoctoral experience is beneficial but not required. 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/Applied Ocean Science & Engineering (http://www.whoi.edu/jointprogram/). Opportunities for interdisciplinary research exist through collaboration with the other science departments (Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering, Biology, Geology and Geophysics, and Physical Oceanography; www.whoi.edu/main/departments-centers-labs), WHOI’s Marine Policy Center (http://www.whoi.edu/main/mpc), and the Ocean Institutes (www.whoi.edu/main/oceaninstitutes) at WHOI, as well as with researchers in the broader Woods Hole scientific community. Members of the 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 as well as significant internal funding for developing innovative research. Candidates hired at the junior level will receive an initial appointment for four years with salary guaranteed. Female and minority applicants are particularly encouraged to apply. WHOI is sensitive to the issues of dual career scientists and will work with applicants to identify and explore available options. WHOI’s benefits package includes vacation time, an employer contribution retirement plan, medical and dental plans, child care subsidy, flexible scheduling, and family illness days.
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.
HOW TO APPLY:
Apply online; please visit http://jobs.whoi.edu and respond to Job Reference 15-12-02. 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 the Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry Department at email@example.com.
Review of applications will begin on 15 January 2016.
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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