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Research Areas

Applications will be accepted from new or recent doctoral recipients with research interests associated with the following:

Research Departments

Applicants who wish to conduct research on topics of general interest to one or more of the departments are encouraged to apply.  Interdepartmental research,  including with the Marine Policy Center, is also encouraged.  Information about the individual Departments and their research can be found by visiting the following department links.

United States Geological Survey (USGS)

A joint USGS/WHOI award will be given to a postdoc whose research is in an area of common interest between USGS and WHOI Scientific Staff.  The individual will interact with both USGS and WHOI based advisors on their research.  More information about the U.S. Geological Survey’s Woods Hole Science Center can be found here.

The National Ocean Sciences Accelerator Mass Spectrometry Facility (NOSAMS)

An award will be given to an individual interested in either or both (i) studies of radiocarbon in oceanic systems and (ii) developments in accelerator mass spectrometry and related techniques. Typical projects include diverse studies of the biogeochemical cycling of carbon, the detection and tracing of pollutants in natural systems, paleoceanographic and paleoclimatic investigations, and development of novel analytical methods and instrumentation. A wide range of equipment provides unique opportunities for compound-specific, high throughput, and high precision applications.  More information about NOSAMS can be found here.