[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Tenure Track Research Scientist (Robotics) -- Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Yogesh Girdhar yogi at whoi.edu
Wed Oct 4 09:56:10 PDT 2017

The Department of Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering at the Woods Hole
Oceanographic Institution(WHOI) invites exceptional candidates to apply to
one or more of our full-time exempt tenure track positions on our
scientific staff.  We seek to hire at the Assistant Scientist level;
however, extraordinary candidates may be considered at Associate Scientist
without Tenure, Associate Scientist with Tenure, or Senior Scientist
levels.  The successful candidate will initiate new and expand existing
programs in field robotics and machine learning with applications to marine
environments. Areas of particular interest include but are not restricted

marine robotics
simultaneous localization and mapping
multi-robot coordination and path planning
adaptive exploration and sampling
data exploration and visualization
underwater manipulation
novel actuation techniques
machine learning
computer vision
life-long learning and autonomy
scene understanding

We invite candidates interested in developing new robotic systems as well
as more foundational robotics research. An ideal candidate will have
demonstrated research experience in marine environments or challenging
atmospheric, terrestrial or space environments. WHOI operates two sea-going
vessels and a coastal research vessel, in addition to a variety of moored,
towed, remotely operated, and autonomous platforms and vehicles. Its
facilities support rapid prototyping, testing and deployment of new
instrumentation and robotic systems.

Applicants should have a doctoral degree, postdoctoral experience, and a
record of scientific research publications in scholarly journals.
Scientific staff members are expected to develop independent,
externally-funded, and internationally-recognized research programs. They
also have the option of advising graduate students and teaching courses
through the MIT/WHOI Joint Program in Oceanography and Oceanographic

Opportunities for interdisciplinary research exist through collaborations
with colleagues in the other science departments, centers, and labs as well
as with researchers in the broader Woods Hole scientific community.  WHOI’s
Scientific Staff is expected to provide for their salaries from grants and
contracts.  The Institution provides salary support when no other funding
is available, as well as significant internal funding opportunities for
developing innovative research projects. Candidates hired at the junior
level will receive an initial appointment for four years with salary

WHOI is the largest private, non-profit oceanographic institution in the
world, with staff and students numbering approximately 1,000.  Its mission
is to advance our understanding of the ocean and its interaction with the
Earth system, and to communicate this understanding for the benefit of
society.  The Institution is located in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, a
world-renowned center of excellence in marine, biomedical, and
environmental science.  An additional 500 affiliates are associated with
the scientific endeavors of the Institution, many of whom are foreign
nationals from the international community.

WHOI supports a diverse and inclusive workforce, and we encourage females,
minorities, veterans and those with disabilities to apply.  WHOI offers a
comprehensive benefit package that includes medical and dental plans, child
care subsidy, an employer contribution retirement plan, vacation time,
flexible scheduling, and family illness days.  WHOI also provides Dual
Career services for which we are committed to providing assistance to your
spouse or partner should they be impacted by your career decision.  We have
a dedicated team who will work with applicants to identify and explore
available options within WHOI or the community.


Please visit https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__jobs.whoi.edu&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=vjquweJ9BLR2LhvBifKEIswWAkNEixI76rE0o14DVFs&s=vi7XOtBSwnJQ4lekqBUnP2LY5vMZvCGBGFJ4K3XbXaw&e= and respond to Job Reference 17-08-10.
Applicants should include, as a single PDF document: A cover letter,
curriculum vitae (CV), three page research statement, names of four
references and copies of up to three relevant publications.

The package should also be sent separately to the chair of AOPE Department
at aope-chair at whoi.edu with the subject line “AOP&E Department Scientific
Application.” Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2017.

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