The Climate and Paleo group at in Geology & Geophysics department at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is seeking a Postdoctoral Investigator to join their team. This is a temporary, full-time, non-exempt position and is eligible for benefits. The initial appointment will be for one year with the possibility of an extension pending funding.
JOB SUMMARY & ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
A Postdoctoral Investigator position is available to participate in an NSF-funded project to explore variability and trends in the Atlantic Warm Pool over the last millennium, utilizing geochemical climate proxies and models. The institution has a top-rated postdoctoral program (www.whoi.edu/postdoctoral/) that supports a dynamic postdoctoral community with formal mentoring and career guidance programs. While the primary focus of the work will be in research, the postdoctoral investigator will have an opportunity to participate in educational and outreach activities associated with the project.
As deemed necessary by supervisor
DESIRED EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
PhD in Geosciences or related field. Less than 3 years postdoctoral experience.
Experience with geochemical analyses of coral skeletons (ICPMS/Stable isotope ratio mass spectrometry) highly desirable.
Fieldwork experience and scuba diving certification preferred.
SPECIAL APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:
Please apply online. Applications should include, as a single pdf file, a cover letter describing research interests and career goals, a curriculum vita, up to three relevant publications, and names and contact information for three references. Please ensure that you include the contact information for three references under the reference section of the application form. For further information, please contact: Dr. Anne Cohen (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Dr. Delia Oppo (email@example.com).
Must be physically able to participate in coral reef fieldwork and willing to travel to remote locations, often as part of a team. Must have the ability to use hands for basic grasping/manipulation as well as fine manipulation. Visual abilities to include depth perception, ability to adjust vision to bring objects into focus, ability to distinguish basic colors. The occupational requirements for this position are the ability to work with and around other individuals as well as alone. Visual abilities of near vision needed as well having the ability to hear, respond and talk and travel. May be exposed hazardous substances. Physical duties are subject to change.
SEA DUTY CONDITIONS & PHYSICAL ATTRIBUTIONS:
May work at least 8 hours per day and, at times in excess of 12 hours per day, 7 days per week. Sleep and work hours can deviate from those on land. May be expected to work on watch schedule (such as 8 hours on and 8 hours off or 12 hours on and 8 hours off) for all or part of a cruise or to work as hours are needed to accomplish the planned work. May need to travel during holidays and for long distances to and from foreign ports. May experience rudimentary living and working conditions, with shared and basic living quarters and laboratories. May experience bad or extreme weather conditions, including heavy seas, winter weather or hot, tropical weather. Work on deck may occur in both hot and cold conditions around the clock. Sea conditions will lead to active ship motion. Should be able to climb steep and vertical ladders and able to enter and exit compartments through hatches, doors, and sills. Should be able to carry heavy gear and participate in the loading and unloading of the ship as well as in the activities on deck and in the labs during the cruise. Shipboard environment may include: confined areas, shared sleeping quarters (berths) and bathroom facilities, small and basic berthing, fixed meal times and basic menus. Modest levels of heating, cooling, ventilation, and illumination, limited or no email and internet access and limited off-duty and recreational facilities (library, lounge, movies). May be exposed to potential allergens and irritants, including paint fumes. May experience constant and intermittent loud noises, and slippery and uneven surfaces.
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Internal Number: 2822139
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