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[Met-jobs] Tenure-track Research Scientist – Physical Oceanography , WHOI

From Roger Brugge <>
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Date Thu, 8 Dec 2016 16:15:16 +0000

Tenure-track Research Scientist – Physical Oceanography 

The Physical Oceanography Department at the Woods Hole Oceanographic 
Institution ( 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 ( Opportunities for 
interdisciplinary research exist through collaborations with colleagues in the 
other science departments, centers, and labs at WHOI 
(; 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 and respond to Job Reference 

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 

Applications should be submitted no later than 31 January 2017.

WHOI is a member of the New England 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.

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