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Our Mission

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is dedicated to research and education to advance understanding of the ocean and its interaction with the Earth system, and to communicating this understanding for the benefit of society.

Total Rewards
To achieve its overall mission, an integral part of WHOI’s strategy is to attract, recruit, and retain a world-class staff, representing a diversity of people, backgrounds and ideas.  To that end, we are driven to provide a total rewards package that supports these initiatives and complements WHOI’s culture and values.

What are total rewards?
Simply put, total rewards is the monetary and non-monetary return provided to employees of WHOI in exchange for their time, talents, efforts and results.  It involves these key elements: compensation, benefits, work-life, performance and recognition, and development and career opportunities.

Career Opportunities

We appreciate your interest in employment opportunities at WHOI. To learn about the different opportunities please click on the links below.

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Employee Resources

Information for current and new employees including policies, career advancement resources, administrative tools, and much more.

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HR Happenings

WHOI President Search

On November 4, 2014, Chairman of the Board Newt Merrill announced to trustees, corporation members, and WHOI staff the news that Susan Avery had informed him of her desire to step down as President and Director on June 30, 2015.  Subsequently, on November 14, the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees announced formation of a committee to search for Dr. Avery’s successor.

The President Search Committee is pleased to share the WHOI President Position Paper, which was the result of a WHOI community effort.  The Committee encourages sharing of this document, and requests that interested individuals direct their inquiries to WHOIpresident@spencerstuart.com.  Please be assured that the Search Committee will seriously review all nominations, applications and suggestions.

One-on-One Meetings with Transamerica in 2015

Transamerica will be onsite at WHOI every month in 2015 beginning in January.  Individual one-on-meetings are available in 25-minute time slots.  You must schedule your appointment in advance by registering online using the Online Meeting Scheduler.  Advance registration is allowed for up to 3 months and is available to you through the online registration site.  If you feel you will need more than 25-minutes to meet with a Transamerica representative, you may sign up for more than one session, or you may want to sign up for the last session of the day.

2015 403(b) IRS Limits

The IRS recently announced cost of living adjustments affecting dollar limitations for tax year 2015. These changes will occur for the first payroll of 2015 which is the period December 14-December 27, 2014 for pay date January 2, 2015. You can make changes to your 403(b) Defined Contribution employee amount anytime during the year through the Transamerica site . Those turning age 50 or older in 2015 are eligible for the Age 50+ Catch-Up throughout the year.

For more information on the limits, please refer to the link above. (2015 403(b) Limits).