Tenure-track Research Scientist – WHOI

The Physical Oceanography Department at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (http://www.whoi.edu/main/PO) invites applications for a tenure track position on our scientific staff. 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 at polar, temperate and tropical latitudes.  We specifically seek individuals with expertise in these areas: 1) coastal dynamics, 2) high-latitude processes, 3) decadal-scale climate variability, and 4) air-sea interaction.  We seek a balance of observational, modeling, and theoretical approaches, as well as interdisciplinary scientists with 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. We expect to hire at the Assistant Scientist level, but exceptional candidates at more senior levels will be considered.

Applicants should have a doctoral degree, postdoctoral experience, and a strong publication record. 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 (http://www.whoi.edu/jointprogram/). Opportunities for interdisciplinary research exist through collaborations with colleagues in the other science departments, centers, and labs at WHOI (www.whoi.edu/main/departments-centers-labs; www.whoi.edu/main/ocean-institutes). 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, 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. 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. Our benefits include vacation time, flexible scheduling, family illness days, medical and dental plans, child care subsidy, and an employer contribution retirement plan.

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.


Apply online; please visit http://jobs.whoi.edu and respond to Job Reference 16-11-06.  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.

Applications should be submitted no later than 31 January 2017.

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