Fellowships for Postdoctoral Scholars

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Woods Hole, MA

Job posting number: #7083739

Posted: August 24, 2021

Application Deadline: October 15, 2021

Job Description

Scholarships designed to extend the education and training of the applicants and to advance their research careers are available to new or recent doctoral graduates in diverse areas of research. Applications will be accepted from doctoral recipients with research interests associated with the following Departments:
Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering
Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry
Physical Oceanography
Geology & Geophysics
Interdepartmental research, including with the Marine Policy Center, is also encouraged.

Applications will also be accepted from those with research interests on the following:
USGS/WHOI - areas of common interest between USGS and WHOI Scientific Staff. The individual will interact with both USGS and WHOI based advisors on their research.

The Ocean Bottom Seismic Instrument Center (OBSIC) - the earth’s internal structure and earthquake processes using seafloor seismic measurements.

The Ocean Twilight Zone (OTZ) - twilight zone (100-1000 m) ecosystems and processes, including biomass, biodiversity, life histories and behavior, trophic interactions, links to the global carbon cycle, and ways to engage scientists with stakeholders.
Criteria for awards include demonstrated research independence, productivity and novelty, and community service including contributions to making ocean sciences and engineering more diverse, equitable and welcoming. Scholarships are awarded for 18-month appointments ($63,300 stipend per year; health and welfare allowance; and a modest research budget). Recipients are encouraged to pursue their own research interest mentored by resident staff. Communication with potential WHOI advisors prior to submitting an application is encouraged. Completed applications must be received by October 15, 2021, to start any time after January 1, 2022 and before December 1, 2022. Awards will be announced in December.

Further information about the Scholarships and application forms as well as links to the individual Departments and their research themes may be obtained at: https://go.whoi.edu/pdscholarship

A goal of the Postdoctoral Scholar Program is the long-term broadening of participation in ocean science and engineering; women, minorities, veterans, those with disabilities, and other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

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