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Woods Hole Oceanographic InstituteWoods Hole, MA

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The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI, acronym pronounced /'hu?i/ HOO-ee) is a private, nonprofit research and higher education facility dedicated to the study of all aspects of marine science and engineering and to the education of marine researchers. Established in 1930 in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, it is the largest independent oceanographic research institution in the U.S., with staff and students numbering about 1,000. The Institution is organized into six departments, four ocean institutes—ocean life, coastal ocean, ocean and climate change, deep ocean exploration—the Cooperative Institute for Climate and Ocean Research, and a marine policy center. Its shore-based facilities are located in the village of Woods Hole, Massachusetts, United States and a mile and a half away on the Quissett Campus. The bulk of the Institutions funding comes from grants and contracts from the National Science Foundation and other government agencies, augmented by foundations and private donations. WHOI scientists, engineers, and students collaborate to develop theories, test ideas, build seagoing instruments, and collect data in diverse marine environments. Working in all the world’s oceans, their research agenda includes: geological activity deep within the earth; plant, animal, and microbial populations and their interactions in the ocean; coastal erosion; ocean circulation; ocean pollution; and global climate change. Ships operated by WHOI carry research scientists throughout the world’s oceans. The WHOI fleet includes one large research vessel (Atlantis), the coastal craft Tioga, small research craft such as the dive-operation work boat Echo, the deep-diving human-occupied submersible Alvin, the tethered, remotely operated vehicle Jason/Medea, and autonomous underwater vehicles such as the REMUS and SeaBED. A new ship, Neil Armstrong was delivered to the Navy on September 23, 2015. The RV Neil Armstrong will also replace the R/V Knorr, which had previously been used by WHOI since 1970 and was transferred to the Mexican Navy in March 2016.

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Founded: 1930
30 jobs at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute
Information Systems Associate III / Information Systems Specialist

Assume responsibility for leadership of a variety of software development and maintenance projects r...

Posted 2 days ago

  •   5 - 7 years exp.  •  Government & Non-Profit

Chief Development Officer

Lead the creation of a program to identify, cultivate, and solicit a variety of complex gifts at the...

Posted 2 days ago

  •   11 - 15 years exp.  •  Government & Non-Profit

Business Analyst

Create and execute test documentation, issue identification and resolution based on defined requirem...

Posted 2 days ago

  •   Less than 5 years exp.  •  Government & Non-Profit

Lab Manager

Responsible for the surge training program of non-OBSIC technicians and management of the trained su...

Posted 2 days ago

  •   5 - 7 years exp.  •  Government & Non-Profit

Data Specialist - Ocean Bottom Seismometer Instrument Center

Analyze sensor calibration measurements, and will maintain up-to-date calibration information for al...

Posted 2 days ago

  •   11 - 15 years exp.  •  Government & Non-Profit

Senior Director of Principal Gifts

Solicits prospects through personal meetings, alone or with senior administrators, and/or members of...

Posted 2 days ago

  •   11 - 15 years exp.  •  Government & Non-Profit

Facilities Project Manager

Develops a full understanding and accept ownership of those needs, seek relevant solutions which mee...

Posted 2 days ago

  •   8 - 10 years exp.  •  Government & Non-Profit

Engineer II / Research Engineer ( Software )

Develop soft real time control code, communications code, GUIs and other code for AUV operations. De...

Posted 2 days ago

  •   Government & Non-Profit

Postdoctoral Investigator - Biology

This position can involve occasional prolonged standing and/or walking. Other activities are expecte...

Posted 23 days ago

  •   Government & Non-Profit

Special Assistant to VP Advancement & CMO

The Special Assistant for communications and marketing will assist in the creation and implementatio...

Posted 23 days ago

  •   11 - 15 years exp.  •  Government & Non-Profit

Staff Chemist / Geochemist- Research Associate III, Research Specialist

Responsible for oversight of sample preparation activities (chemical preparation of carbon samples f...

Posted 23 days ago

  •   11 - 15 years exp.  •  Government & Non-Profit

Engineer II / Research Engineer (Electrical)

Debugging, testing and field deployment skills, including working with collaborators at sea or in fi...

Posted 23 days ago

  •   Government & Non-Profit

Tenure Track Scientist - Geology & Geophysics (Paleoclimatology)

The successful candidate will complement and enhance existing departmental strengths including past...

Posted 23 days ago

  •   Government & Non-Profit

Tenure Track Scientist - Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry

They also have the option of advising graduate students and teaching courses through the MIT/WHOI Jo...

Posted 23 days ago

  •   Government & Non-Profit

Tenure Track Scientist - Geology & Geophysics

The Institution provides salary support when no other funding is available, as well as significant i...

Posted 23 days ago

  •   Government & Non-Profit

Tenure Track Scientist Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering (Robotics)

Demonstrated research experience in marine environments or other challenging atmospheric, terrestri...

Posted 23 days ago

  •   Government & Non-Profit

Tenure Track Scientist - Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering

Applicants are sought in all supported areas, with particular opportunities in robotics, sensors, co...

Posted 23 days ago

  •   Government & Non-Profit

Tenure Track Scientist - Biology

They also have the option of advising graduate students and teaching courses through the MIT/WHOI Jo...

Posted 23 days ago

  •   Government & Non-Profit

Tenure Track Scientist Physical Oceanography (

The Institution provides salary support when no other funding is available, as well as significant i...

Posted 23 days ago

  •   Government & Non-Profit

Tenure Track Scientist Marine Policy Center

An additional 500 affiliates are associated with the scientific endeavors of the Institution, many o...

Posted 23 days ago

  •   Government & Non-Profit

Senior Systems Administrator - Linux

Install, configure and monitor servers, both physical and virtual, with an advanced knowledge and un...

Posted 45 days ago

  •   11 - 15 years exp.  •  Government & Non-Profit

Senior Systems Administrator - Windows

Install, configure and monitor servers, both physical and virtual, with an advanced knowledge and un...

Posted 45 days ago

  •   11 - 15 years exp.  •  Government & Non-Profit

Library Data Repository Manager

Manages the institutional repository, WHOAS, including solicits content, loading files, entering met...

Posted 45 days ago

  •   5 - 7 years exp.  •  Government & Non-Profit

Deputy Director and Vice President for Research

You will be a leader known as someone who is fair with a forward-thinking style grounded in an abili...

Posted 45 days ago

  •   Government & Non-Profit

Program Manager - Ocean Twilight Zone

This position manages the connection and coordination of complex, interdisciplinary projects in the...

Posted 45 days ago

  •   11 - 15 years exp.  •  Government & Non-Profit