Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for a Postdoctoral Investigator to join the Geology & Geophysics Department. This is a temporary, full-time, exempt position, and is eligible for benefits.
JOB SUMMARY & ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Applications are invited for one Postdoctoral Investigator position in seismic imaging in marine and lacustrine sedimentary environments to quantify neotectonic activity. The successful candidate will join a multidisciplinary team of WHOI researchers investigating interactions between incipient continental rifting, fluvial systems, and regional climate in southern Africa.
The position will be based at WHOI. The successful candidate must be able and willing to travel internationally and conduct up to 4 weeks of geophysical fieldwork in northern Botswana.
The position is full time and available for a period of 12 months initially, but renewable for up to 24 months depending on performance and funding availability. Online application forms should be submitted with a cover letter and full curriculum vitae including a list of three references. Additionally, please email a copy of your letter of interest and CV to Dr. J. Pablo Canales (email@example.com). Application review begins immediately and will continue until July 15th. A starting date of September 1st, 2019 is desirable.
As deemed necessary by supervisor
DESIRED EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
Applicants must have a PhD in Geophysics or related field. Preference will be given to an applicant who has direct experience in acquiring and analyzing shallow-water seismic reflection data, and strong quantitative skills in seismic imaging and quantifying sedimentary deformation due to neotectonic activity in marine or lacustrine environments. A strong background in geology (sedimentary processes and climate) is desirable.
Physical duties for this position include but are not limited to, ability to lift less than 25 lbs independently, 5 times per day; carry 10-25 lbs, 5 times per day. Visual abilities to include depth perception and ability to distinguish basic colors. Hearing requirements include the ability to hear and respond to instructions, communicate effectively in loud areas (pier/dock, warehouse). Other physical tasks include occasional prolonged standing/walking; use of hands for basic /fine grasping and manipulation, repetitive motion, kneeling, bending, twisting, and stooping. Other occupational requirements include talking, traveling, working around others, and with others. Will be exposed to dust or other irritants, excessive heat or humidity, grease and oils, and infectious and contagious diseases. Physical duties are subject to change.
WHOI is a member of the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC). We are sensitive to the issues of dual career candidates and we will work with applicants to address them. Please visit HERC - for more information.
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Internal Number: 3381207
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