Research Assistant I/II (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

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Job Description

The Geology & Geophysics Department is currently seeking a Research Assistant I/II to join their team. This is an full time, non-exempt position and is eligible for benefits.


The National Ocean Sciences Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (NOSAMS) Facility is looking for a Research Assistant to join our team. Characteristic duties are to log NOSAMS’ sample submissions for radiocarbon analysis and press graphite samples into cathodes for AMS 14C measurements.


The successful candidate will perform tasks as directed by the supervisor, including: 1.) Handle daily stream of sample submissions and logging using database applications; 2.) preparation of solid sputter AMS samples for analysis according to specified protocols; 3.) Assist with monthly 14C swipe sample collection and preparation; ; 4.) Manage archival of sample materials. These tasks require laboratory skills, computer skills, attention to detail, critical thinking and an ability to work with a team in time-sensitive situations. Good communication skills are required.


Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree in Science or related field plus 1-2 years of experience working in a laboratory environment.


Physical duties for this position include but are not limited to ability to lift above the shoulder, shoulder to knee, knee to floor; lifting 25-30 lbs, two to three times per hour, 1-2 times per day. Carrying 10-25 lbs, one to two times per hour, 2-3 times per day; Manual dexterity and mobility, use of hands for basic grasping and include fine manipulation, and occasional reaching, bending, stooping, kneeling and crouching.
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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