The department of Physical Oceanography at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is seeking a Postdoctoral Investigator. This is a full-time position and is eligible for benefits. The initial appointment will be for one year with the possibility of an extension for an additional year based on satisfactory performance.


Research will involve studying three-dimensional Lagrangian motion in eddies and fronts and its biogeochemical implications. The postdoc will be expected to participate in ship-based fieldwork, in analyzing observations, and using three-dimensional modeling for process understanding. The project offers scope to explore ocean submesoscale dynamics, microbial planktonic distributions, and will further understanding of pathways for subduction from the upper ocean, It is funded by ONR, is an international collaboration and involves several PIs. The postdoc will play a key role in the design and execution of research and the interpretation of scientific results.

The institution has a top-rated postdoctoral program ( that supports a thriving postdoctoral community with formal mentoring and career guidance programs. While the primary focus is research, the postdoctoral investigator will have an opportunity to participate in educational and outreach activities associated with the project.


PhD Knowledge of physical oceanography Strong computer and programming skills, numerical modeling, data analysis and visualization. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and work collaboratively. Interest in making measurements at sea is a plus Interest in physical-biological interactions is a plus


Please apply online at—physical-oceanography/job?hub=8&mobile=false&width=1020&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-300&jun1offset=-240 by uploading the following documents: a cover letter, cv (resume) that includes the names and contacts of at least 3 references, statement describing research interests and career goals, up to three relevant publications (or preprints).

Applications will begin to be reviewed September 1 and until the position is filled. To be eligible for this position, applicants should not have previously held a postdoc position for more than three years. Please contact Amala Mahadevan ( with any questions about the position.

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 for assistance.