The Department of Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (http://www.whoi.edu/main/aope) invites exceptional candidates to apply for one or more tenure-track or tenured scientific staff positions to initiate new and expand existing programs in field robotics and machine learning with applications to marine environments. Areas of particular interest include but are not restricted to:
simultaneous localization and mapping
multi-robot coordination and path planning
adaptive exploration and sampling
data exploration and visualization
novel actuation techniques
life-long learning and autonomy
WHOI provides a unique environment for interdisciplinary research. An ideal candidate would be interested in taking advantage of this environment and develop a new robotics or machine learning focused research program while collaborating with other WHOI scientists in physical, biological, chemical, and geological aspects of oceanography. Demonstrated research experience in marine environments or other challenging atmospheric, terrestrial or space environments would be a big plus.
WHOI operates two sea-going vessels and a coastal research vessel, in addition to a variety of moored, towed, remotely operated, and autonomous platforms and vehicles. Its facilities support rapid prototyping, testing and deployment of new instrumentation and robotic systems.
Applicants should have a doctoral degree, postdoctoral experience, and a record of scientific research publications in scholarly journals. WHOI scientific staff members are expected to develop an internationally recognized and externally funded research program. They have the opportunity to advise graduate students and teach courses in the MIT/WHOI Joint Program in Oceanography and Oceanographic Engineering (http://www.whoi.edu/jointprogram). Opportunities for interdisciplinary research exist through collaboration with the other science departments (Biology, Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry, Marine Geology and Geophysics, and Physical Oceanography; see http://www.whoi.edu/main/departments-centers-labs), as well as with researchers in the broader Woods Hole scientific community. Members of WHOI's Scientific Staff are expected to provide for their salaries and research budgets from grants and contracts, but the Institution provides salary support when no other funding is available, as well as significant internal funding for developing innovative research topics. Candidates hired at the junior level will receive an initial appointment for four years with salary guaranteed. WHOI is the largest private, non-profit oceanographic institution in the world, with staff and students numbering approximately 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 Woods Hole, Massachusetts, a world-renowned center of excellence in marine, biomedical, and environmental science. An additional 500 affiliates are associated with the scientific endeavors of the Institution, many of whom are foreign nationals from the international community.
WHOI supports a diverse and inclusive workforce, and we encourage females, minorities, veterans and those with disabilities to apply. WHOI offers a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical and dental plans, child care subsidy, and employer contribution retirement plan, vacation time, flexible scheduling, and family illness days. WHOI also provide Dual Career services for which we are committed to providing assistance to your spouse or partner should they be impacted by your career decision. We have a dedicated team who will work with applicants to identify and explore available options within WHOI or the community.
HOW TO APPLY:
Please visit http://jobs.whoi.edu and respond to Job Reference 18-10-10. Applications should include, as a single pdf document: a cover letter, CV, 3-page research statement that clearly describes your research interests and future research aspirations, names and contact information for four references, and copies of three relevant publications.
The package should also be sent separately to the chair of the AOPE Department at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "18-10-10 Scientific Application". Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2018.
WHOI is a member of the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC). Please visit HERC for more information.
WHOI is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans/M/F. We encourage Veterans and those with Disabilities to apply. Applications are reviewed confidentially. Applicants that require accommodation in the job application process are encouraged to contact us at (508) 289-2253 or email email@example.com for assistance.
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