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Postdoctoral Investigator

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Woods Hole, Massachusetts
Based on Experience
Closing date
Jul 11, 2024

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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for a Postdoctoral Investigator in the area of environmental dissolved metabolomics to join the  Kujawinski Lab of the Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry Department. This is a temporary, full-time, exempt position, and is eligible for benefits. The initial appointment will be for one year with the possibility of a one-year extension. Review of applications will begin May 15, 2024 and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries should be addressed to

The Kujawinski lab uses analytical chemistry to explore the intersection of microbial biology and chemistry within marine systems.

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

Online application forms should be submitted with a cover letter, complete curriculum vitae, and contact information for three individuals willing to write a letter of recommendation for the candidate. Applications will be reviewed upon submission.

The successful candidate will analyze dissolved metabolomics data from field and laboratory investigations, with an eye toward producing publications.  Candidates with interests in linking chemical and biological datasets are especially encouraged to apply.


  • A PhD in chemical oceanography, biogeochemistry, analytical chemistry or a related field is required;

  • Experience with mass spectrometry and downstream data analysis;

  • Knowledge of programming tools such as MATLAB, Python, and R.

Physical duties for this position include but are not limited to, ability to lift less than 25 lbs independently, 2 times per day; carry 10-25 lbs, 2 times per day. Visual abilities to include near, far, peripheral, 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, reaching above and below the shoulders, pushing, pulling, 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 and electrical/mechanical/power equipment hazards. Physical duties are subject to change.


The ocean is life, and it belongs to everyone. It gives us oxygen and food and millions of jobs. It brings joy and shapes our climate and weather. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is the world’s independent leader in ocean discovery, exploration, and education, working to understand and sustain one of humanity’s most precious common resources. Join us today for our ocean, our planet, and our future.

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