CINAR Postdoctoral Scholar Position for 2012-2013

The Cooperative Institute for the North Atlantic Region (CINAR) announces a competition for a Postdoctoral Scholar Fellowship at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI). CINAR is a cooperative institute between NOAA and a consortium of academic partners (Gulf of Maine Research Institute, Rutgers University, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, and University of Maine, and WHOI).


The mission of CINAR is to "conduct and coordinate cutting-edge research to enable informed decisions by NOAA for sustainable and beneficial management of the U.S. Northeast Atlantic shelf." The activities of CINAR are organized around five broad themes: Ecosystem Forecasting, Ecosystem Monitoring, Ecosystem Management, Protection and Restoration of Resources, and Sustained Ocean Observations and Climate Research. New research programs are being developed in each of these areas in collaboration with NOAA, NOAA laboratories, and CINAR partners. The Postdoctoral Scholar will be resident at WHOI. The successful candidate is expected choose a research project related to CINAR, to interact closely with NOAAfunded investigators at WHOI, to visit and interact with investigators at NOAA laboratories and to advance collaborations between WHOI and the broad range of NOAA research activities. The Fellowship Program also provides successful applicants the opportunity to participate in Woods Hole seminars and study groups and to develop collaborative research with other members of the scientific and technical staff at WHOI.


Applicants must have completed a doctoral level degree (within the past 4 years) with interests in the abovementioned theme areas. Applicants will be judged based upon academic record, research promise, and the relevance of their scientific interests to research themes of CINAR. Successful applicants will receive a stipend of $56,500 per year for an 18-month appointment, plus a relocation allowance. All appointees are eligible for group health and dental insurance. In addition, limited support is available for travel expenses, equipment, supplies and special services.


Completed applications will be accepted up to January 15, 2012 for consideration for Postdoctoral Scholar Awards for 2012-2013. In addition to the application form, the following are required: transcripts of the applicant's complete undergraduate and graduate records; a current CV or resume; a minimum of three non- WHOI recommendations; a brief synopsis of the applicant's doctoral dissertations; a concise statement describing research interests, in particular those the applicant would like to pursue at WHOI, as well as more general career plans. Communication with potential WHOI advisors prior to submitting an application is strongly encouraged. Announcement of awards will be made by March 31.

Further information and application forms may be obtained through the Academic Program section of the WHOI web pages at, or by writing directly to:

Academic Programs Office

Carriage House 104, MS #49

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

266 Woods Hole Road

Woods Hole, MA 02543-1541

Telephone: (508) 289-2219

Fax: (508) 457-2115



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