Tenure-track Faculty Position in Marine Mammal Biology

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Published: October 12, 2017
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Description

 

~ The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (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. An additional 500 affiliates are associated with the scientific endeavors of the Institution, many of whom are foreign nationals from the international community.

Position Overview

The Biology Department at WHOI invites exceptional candidates to apply to one or more of our full-time exempt tenure track positions on our scientific staff. 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.

Position Profile / Responsibilities

  • The successful candidate will complement our existing interdisciplinary strengths in biology, biological oceanography, and marine ecology. 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.
  • Applicants should have a doctoral degree, postdoctoral experience, and a record of scientific research publications in scholarly journals. 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 as well as with researchers in the broader Woods Hole scientific community.

Compensation: WHOI's Scientific Staff is expected to provide for their salaries from grants and contracts. 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.

To Apply

  • Please click "Apply on Company Website" below and respond to Job Reference 17-09-09.
  • Applicants should include, as a single PDF document: A cover letter, curriculum vitae (CV), three-page research statement, names of four references and copies of up to three relevant publications.
  • The package should also be sent separately to the chair of Biology Department at biologychair@whoi.edu with the subject line "Biology Scientist Application".
  • WHOI is a member of the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC). Please visit HERC for more information.
  • Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2017.

~ 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 eeo@whoi.edu for assistance.
  • WHOI supports a diverse and inclusive workforce, and we encourage females, minorities, veterans and those with disabilities to apply. WHOI offers a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical and dental plans, child care subsidy, an employer contribution retirement plan, vacation time, flexible scheduling, and family illness days. WHOI also provides Dual Career services for which we are committed to providing assistance to your 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 or the community.

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