Ocean Career: WHOI Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry Tenure Track Scientist

WHOI (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute) is located on Cape Cod in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, a world-renowned center of excellence in marine, biomedical, and environmental science, with proximity to the research hubs of Boston, MA and Providence, RI.

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. WHOI is the largest private, non-profit oceanographic institution in the world, with staff and students numbering approximately 1,000. Together with an additional ~500 affiliated personnel associated with the scientific endeavors of the Institution, WHOI is home to a vibrant scientific community that has a strong international component.

The Department of Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry (MC&G) at WHOI invites candidates to apply to the open full-time tenure track position(s) on our scientific staff. We seek to hire one or more scientists at the Assistant Scientist level; however, qualified candidates will be considered at Associate Scientist without Tenure, Associate Scientist with Tenure, or Senior Scientist levels. Tenure-track staff are positions equivalent to ladder-rank professorial posts.

As one of the largest and thematically diverse marine chemistry/geochemistry departments in the United States, MC&G scientists conduct research throughout the world's open ocean, deep sea, coastal and inland environments, develop novel sensors for in-situ measurements, advance state-of-the-art analytical approaches, carry out laboratory-based experimental studies, and develop and apply computer models and remote sensing techniques. The successful candidate(s) will conduct research in any area of marine chemistry and geochemistry that complements, diversifies, and strengthens existing programs on the chemistry of the ocean and its interactions with the Earth as a whole, particularly those areas addressing the ocean's response to anthropogenic stressors, the development of innovative ocean observing approaches, large-scale ocean chemical cycles, high-temperature geochemistry/petrology, and microbial drivers of ocean chemistry. This includes both purely fundamental scientific inquiry and applied or solutions-driven research targeting pressing societal issues related specifically or broadly to the ocean.

Essential Functions

WHOI Scientific Staff members develop externally funded and internationally recognized research programs. Many also advise graduate students and teach courses in the MIT/WHOI Joint Program in Oceanography/Applied Ocean Science and Engineering. Scientific Staff also have access to significant internal funding opportunities, including exciting new directions through WHOI's Vision 2030 Initiative. These internal funding opportunities ensure that all scientists are fully supported. Newly hired Scientific Staff receive start-up packages as they develop their independent research portfolios. Scientific Staff are encouraged (although not required) to embark on interdisciplinary and entrepreneurial ventures as well as develop collaborations within the Institution, its various Centers, and the Woods Hole community.

Education & Experience

Applicants should have a doctoral degree and a record of scholarly contributions (publications and/or other products) commensurate with their career stage with consideration taken for productivity or trajectory-impacting life circumstances.

WHOI offers a comprehensive benefit package that includes but is not limited to relocation assistance, medical and dental plans, childcare subsidy, housing assistance, tuition assistance, an employer contribution retirement plan, vacation time, flexible scheduling, and family illness days. The Institution also provides dual career services for assisting the applicant's spouse or partner should they be impacted by your career decision. We have a dedicated team who will work with applicants to identify and explore available options within WHOI and the broader Woods Hole community, as well as in Boston and Providence.

Application deadline: December 31, 2023.

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