Candidates in all areas are welcome to apply; research topics of particular interest include:

- Climate Change: Scientists who conduct research on the effects of
climate change (including ocean acidification) on populations,
communities, and ecosystems, especially in the context of
large-scale or global climate processes and models; and
- Population Genetics: Scientists who use population genetics to
address questions about the structure, dynamics, conservation, or
biogeography of marine populations.

WHOI expects to hire at the Assistant Scientist level, but will consider an appointment at a higher level for an exceptionally qualified candidate. Successful candidates will be expected to develop an internationally recognized and externally funded research program. They also have the opportunity to advise graduate students and teach courses in the MIT/WHOI Joint Program in Oceanography. While members of the Institution's Scientific Staff are expected to provide for their salaries from grants and contracts, the Institution provides salary support when no other funding is available.

Applications may be sent by email to the chair of the Biology Department, Judith McDowell, in care of Ann Sweck (
Applications should include a 2-3 page research statement, a curriculum vitae with the names and addresses of four references, and copies of up to three relevant publications. For further information and application details, please go to: Application review will begin Friday, 15 January 2010.

WHOI is the largest private, non-profit oceanographic institution in the world, with staff and students numbering about 1,000. Its mission is to advance our understanding of the ocean and its interaction with the Earth system, and to communicate this understanding for the benefit of society. The Institution is located in the community of Woods Hole, Massachusetts, a world-renowned center for marine, biomedical, and environmental science.

For further information, please go to:

Or contact:
Ann Sweck