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13 December, 2023

Tenure Track Scientist - AOPE - Ocean Acoustics

Location: Massachusetts, USA

The Department of Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering (AOPE) at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) is seeking applications for the open full-time tenure track position of scientific staff. They are seeking 1-2 scientists at any of the Assistant/Associate/Senior Scientist levels in the area of Ocean Acoustics with the potential to complement or diversify existing strengths and become the next ocean acoustics leaders.

Of interest are all aspects of fundamental and applied ocean acoustics.

WHOI is after broad-thinking applicants committed to developing a sea-going program involving innovative technologies and sustainable ocean observing solutions. They anticipate acoustics as being a keystone component in making the oceans more transparent and connected, with implications for sustainable ocean resources, observatory infrastructure, resiliency, national defence, climate, environmental stewardship, and marine policy.

The candidate will develop a research program that contributes significantly to the WHOI Vision 2030, which envisions a decade of institutional investment in excellence, innovation, and global engagement. They are seeking individuals utilizing and developing state-of-the-art technology to provide fundamental scientific advances on the ocean and its connection with the Earth system and inform use-inspired outcomes.

Closing date for applications: 31 December 2023

For more information on this position, including how to apply, please visit the WHOI website. Job ID 2023-2174

Postdoctoral Investigator - AOPE

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is searching for a Postdoctoral Investigator to join the Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering Department (AOPE). This is a temporary, full-time, exempt position, and is eligible for benefits. The appointment duration is 18 months (with potential extension to 24 months). Start date is flexible in the first quarter of 2024.

The postdoctoral investigator will focus on fundamental research related to ocean acoustics, with a main focus on developing or using numerical inverse methods to estimate seabed geoacoustic properties when considering acoustic propagation over or around a deep-water seamount. Experimental data, collected during the 2023 New England Seamounts Acoustic experiment (NESMA), will be available for this project. The investigator will have significant scientific flexibility to pursue their research ideas within this context. The investigator will also have the opportunity to contribute to experimental design and data collection for the 2024 NESMA experiment.

Investigators may benefit from collaboration with WHOI’s world class engineers and technicians. Research activities may engage federal, state, and local agencies and stakeholder communities, or lead to informing policy or addressing national security issues. Requirements include a PhD in ocean engineering, electrical engineering, or computer science. Expertise in ocean acoustics, numerical modeling, inverse theory, and/or machine learning are preferred.

The job posting remains open until filled.

For more information on this position including how to apply, please visit the WHOI website here. Job ID 2023-2203

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