Postdoctoral Investigator (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

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Job Description
The department of Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is seeking a Postdoctoral Investigator to join their team. This is a full-time position and is eligible for benefits. The initial appointment will be for one year starting 1/1/2017 with the possibility of an extension for a maximum of two years.


We invite applications for a postdoctoral researcher in the area of environmental metabolomics and/or environmental analytical chemistry. The Kujawinski lab uses analytical chemistry to explore the intersection of microbial biology and chemistry within marine systems. The funded project involves complex mixture analysis by qualitative and quantitative mass spectrometry, with a focus on development of new tools for analysis of metabolites dissolved in seawater. The successful applicant will be trained in all aspects of environmental sample analysis, including sample processing, mass spectrometry, and data analysis.

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 an opportunity to participate in educational and outreach activities associated with the project.

A PhD in chemical oceanography, biogeochemistry, analytical chemistry or a related field is required.
Experience with mass spectrometry and downstream data analysis as well as knowledge of programming tools such as MATLAB, Python, and R would be advantageous.
Candidates with interests in linking chemical and biological datasets are especially encouraged to apply


Please apply online. Applications should include, as a single pdf file, a cover letter describing research interests and career goals, a curriculum vita, up to three relevant publications, and names and contact information for three references. Please ensure that you include the contact information for three references under the reference section of the application form. For further information, please contact: Elizabeth Kujawinski at with questions.

Physical duties for this position include but are not limited to ability to use hands for basic grasping/manipulation. Visual abilities to include depth perception, ability to adjust vision to bring objects into focus, ability to distinguish basic colors. The occupational requirements for this position are the ability to work with and around other individuals as well as alone. Visual abilities of near vision needed as well having the ability to hear, respond and talk and travel. 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.

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) 289-2253or email for assistance.


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