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Postdoctoral investigator - Woods Hole, USA

Postdoctoral investigator - Woods Hole, USA

Woods Hole, United States
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) is currently searching for a Postdoctoral Investigator to join the Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry Department. This is a regular, full-time, exempt position, and is eligible for full benefits. This position is full-time for an 18-month period. The candidate would ideally start by mid-to-late 2024.
WHOI are seeking a Postdoctoral Investigator to join an interdisciplinary project to study past and future changes in ocean heat content and inert gas tracers of global ocean temperature and air-sea gas exchange. The primary objectives of the project are to (i) improve understanding of the physical mechanisms of air-sea disequilibrium in the global ocean as a step towards (ii) refining quantitative estimates of changes in ocean heat content recorded by inert gas tracers in the atmosphere (e.g., preserved in ice core air bubbles).
The Postdoctoral Investigator will join a team of scientists at WHOI and Oxford to carry out tracer-enabled climate model simulations of past, present, and future ocean configurations. While there are specific goals of the project, the overall scope is broad, and the Postdoctoral Investigator will have freedom to independently design and carry out additional experiments.
The institution has a top-rated postdoctoral program ( 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 the opportunity to participate in educational and outreach activities associated with the project.
The Postdoctoral Investigator will serve as the lead conducting numerical model experiments of inert gas tracers and heat content in the global ocean. They will be expected to contribute to experiment development, data analysis, visualization, writing of manuscripts, and presentation of results at scientific meetings. The project is collaborative, and the ideal candidate should have experience and interest in working on a team.
As deemed necessary by supervisor

Education & Experience
A PhD, in Earth Science, Climate Science, Chemistry, Physics, or Oceanography, is required. Experience with geochemical tracers, quantitative data analysis and visualization skills, and numerical modeling is preferred, but there is flexibility; please do not hesitate to reach out if you would like to discuss how your background may fit with the goals of the project.

It is expected that the applicant will have experience with and interest in paleoclimatology, geochemical tracers, oceanography, and (ideally) numerical modeling. However, the qualifications of the job are flexible, and we encourage all interested applicants to reach out even if your background does not include all the topics listed above.

Special Requirements

Physical Requirements
This project will primarily be office based, and therefore no special physical requirements are anticipated. Must have audio and visual ability, and manual dexterity to function alone and in a group, as well as at a computer.

Sea Duty
Online application forms should be submitted, along with a detailed cover letter that outlines your prior experience as it pertains to this position and full curriculum vitae including contact information for three references. The position is available immediately, but the start date is flexible. The candidate would ideally start by mid-to-late 2024 (please state your availability in the cover letter).
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