Postdoctoral Investigator; Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute

Job Title: 
Postdoctoral Investigator
Job Location: 
Woods Hole, MA


The Biology Department is currently searching for a Postdoctoral Investigator to join their team. This is a regular, full-time, exempt position, and is eligible for benefits.


We seek a postdoctoral investigator to develop and analyze mathematical models describing the processes that generate patterns of species diversity observed at deep-sea hydrothermal vents. We are particularly interested in how metacommunity processes- including dispersal, disturbance, and succession-interact to drive patterns of diversity. 

The position is full time and available for a period of 15 months initially, but renewable for up to three years depending on performance and funding availability. Online application forms should be submitted with a cover letter, full curriculum vitae including a list of three references, a statement of past research experience, and future interests. Additionally, please email a copy these documents to Dr. Michael Neubert (mneubert [at]


  • As deemed necessary by supervisor


Applicants must have a PhD in Applied Mathematics, Biological Oceanography, Ecology, or a related discipline and have demonstrable expertise in mathematical ecology (in particular, the mathematical modelling of population and/or community dynamics. The successful applicant will work with the three PIs (Michael Neubert, Lauren Mullineaux and Julie Kellner) at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Woods Hole, MA. The institution has a top-rated postdoctoral program ( ) that supports dynamic postdoctoral community with formal mentoring and career guidance programs. While the primary focus of the work will be on research, the postdoctoral investigator will have an opportunity to participate in educational and outreach activities associated with the project. 


Physical duties for this position include but are not limited to the ability to work around others, with others, and independently. This position is mostly sedentary by nature. Physical duties are subject to change.

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