Frequently Asked Questions
No. To be considered for a position at WHOI, you must apply online for a specific job opening. If you are interested in more than one position, you will need to apply to each. Unsolicited resumes will not be reviewed.
No. As a federal contractor, we are required to collect certain information from all applicants. To be considered for a position at WHOI, you must apply through the online system, provide a cover letter explaining why you are interested and qualified for the position and respond to the questions.
Your background and qualifications will be reviewed and you may be contacted for further information by a member of our Human Resources Team or the hiring department.
You will receive an email confirmation stating your online application has been received.
You should contact us by emailing us at email@example.com and request that your online application be withdrawn from consideration. If you have applied for multiple positions, please be sure to specify which position(s) you are no longer interested in.
Yes. If a job is listed on our web site, it is considered open and resumes are still being accepted. Please be aware some jobs take longer to fill than others and may remain open for longer periods of time. Additionally, we may be in the process of concluding an offer and may be simply waiting for a response from the finalist.
The hiring departments prefer that you do not contact them directly. You are however, welcome and encouraged to visit the website(s) of the department(s) that interest you in order to find out more about the important work being done there.
As part of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution's commitment to recruiting the most qualified candidates, we may provide monetary assistance and/or reimbursement for certain expenses associated with the relocation of new employees and their families to the Woods Hole area who meet certain criteria.
Compensation for positions at WHOI is based on salary benchmark studies. These studies include careful review of job descriptions, matching within salary surveys, analysis of compensation market data and review of internal equity considerations. If you are the final candidate for a position, your background will be compared to the position requirements and other incumbents for equity purposes. If you have specific salary requirements, we encourage you to indicate that when applying online.
WHOI is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes foreign applicants.
There are a variety of reasons that someone might have difficulty applying online. We recommend trying a different browser if problems persist. Also at times, clearing the cache in your browser might help. If you continue to have problems applying, please reach out to us and we will assist you.