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Research Assistant/Research Associate Position

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Academic Level:
Graduate Students (Masters)

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for a Research Associate to join the Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry Department. This is a regular, full-time, exempt position, and is eligible for benefits.

A Biogeochemical scientist/data analyst is sought to contribute to projects studying ocean biogeochemistry using sensor-based ocean observing systems. A central role for the Research Associate will be to contribute to the Biogeochemical Argo activities at WHOI, as part of the larger WHOI Argo effort.

The successful candidate will join a team pioneering advancements in ocean observations and the development of innovative data products. Responsibilities will include management and quality control of biogeochemical data collected by autonomous oceanographic platforms including Argo floats. Additional tasks will include sensor testing and evaluation, assisting with float pre-deployment checkout, coordinating cruise opportunities, and organizing and archiving cruise validation datasets. The successful candidate must be able to work well in a team, and with national and international partners including contributing to co-authored manuscripts for peer review and reports for internal and external audiences.

Candidates should have at least a Bachelor's degree in Earth Sciences, Physical Sciences, Engineering or related field. Prior coursework in programming and experience with oceanographic instrumentation is highly desirable.

Researcher must have an understanding of ocean biogeochemical cycling including carbon, oxygen and nutrient cycles in the context of large-scale ocean circulation Technical training or practical experience in programming (Python, Matlab or similar) Hands-on experience with oceanographic instrumentation and biogeochemical sensors Ability to multitask and meet strict deadlines Ability to work independently Strong communication and organization skills.

Researcher must be able to obtain a TWIC card.

This research position includes many physical requirements, they can be found listed on the website.
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