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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.

Ocean Bottom Seismic Instrument Center (OBSIC)

will award a postdoctoral fellowship for research on the earth’s internal structure and earthquake processes using seafloor seismic measurements. More information about OBSIC can be found here.

The Ocean Twilight Zone (OTZ) Project

project will award a fellowship for research on twilight zone (100-1000 m) ecosystems and processes, including biomass, biodiversity, life histories and behavior, trophic interactions, links to the global carbon cycle, and ways to engage scientists with stakeholders.  Award recipients may be advised by scientific staff within the five Departments as well as the Marine Policy Center.  More information about OTZ can be found here.

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.