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The strength of WHOI's science is in its people.

Henry Bryant Bigelow, founding director of WHOI, 1930-1940

—Henry Bryant Bigelow, founding director of WHOI, 1930-1940

Make a difference. Every day.

Be a part of something bigger—the ocean. The ocean covers more than 70 percent of the Earth's surface and is the reason why life exists on our planet.

Help us explore and learn more about the ocean and the many mysteries it holds.

Internal Candidate? Click here to apply.

More than a job

Discovery and innovation are not the only things we do well at WHOI.

Our people also benefit from being part of an organization that cares about its employees, local community, and the world around us.

Sheri White


“Why did I come to WHOI? I was drawn to WHOI’s focus on Science and Engineering working together to explore the planet and solve problems.”

—Sheri White, Senior Engineer

“What keeps me here at WHOI? Personally, I can't think of anywhere else where one can conduct cutting edge ocean science research as well as one can at WHOI. Much of this is due to the quality of people in the institution: there are amazing technical staff, MIT-WHOI graduate students, WHOI post-docs, and colleagues that allow us to push the boundaries of what's possible.”

—Mak Saito, Senior Scientist

Kaitlyn Tradd

“What's it like to work here? Work at WHOI is always changing, and I have the opportunity to guide my own career as I see fit. If I want to do more fieldwork, I build it into my work load. If I want to do more design work, I pursue new and exciting proposals that allow me the ability to stretch my creativity.”

—Kaitlyn Tradd, Engineer