Human Resources

New Employees

Welcome to the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI)! As the largest independent oceanographic institution in the world and employer of the best talent in ocean sciences, you will find that WHOI offers a diverse, exciting, and rewarding workplace both on land and at sea.

On the following pages you will find information that will be of interest prior to your arrival at WHOI. To help ‘chart the course’ through your first few days, month, and year, we have provided additional information and resources.

Throughout your career at WHOI, the Human Resources Staff is here to provide you with quality services and assistance. If you have any questions regarding your employment, benefits, or other work-life issues, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Before You Arrive

Information on what a new employee should do before the first day of work.

Your First Three Days

Information on what you are required to do when you first arrive at the Institution.

Within Your First Month

A checklist that will help you to address any outstanding items.

During Your First Year

Some areas to keep in mind during your first year at WHOI.

Getting Involved in the WHOI Community

There are many ways to become involved with activities at WHOI.

Inside WHOI

Please take a few minutes and watch this video to help you familiarize yourself with Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.


Links to forms that a new employee may need to fill out.