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Subject: Executive Officer position for new US Ocean Carbon and Biogeochemistry Project Office

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Research Associate II - Executive Officer for Ocean Carbon and Biogeochemistry Project Office. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
Announcement Number 06-08-04

Applicants are sought for a full-time Research Associate II position to act as the Executive Officer for the new Ocean Carbon and Biogeochemistry (OCB) Project Office being formed at WHOI ( ). The project office will facilitate and coordinate efforts across the U.S. ocean carbon, marine biogeochemistry and related ocean ecological research communities. The Executive Officer position will involve helping to formulate and organize scientific workshops; liaise with the OCB scientific steering committee, program managers in federal agencies, scientists in the research community, and other science programs; and create written and electronic scientific products including coordination and planning documents, workshop reports, web-page material for both the scientific community and the general public, and the program newsletter.

Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2006.


A Masters or equivalent work experience is required. Applicants with experience in biogeochemical and/or oceanographic research are strongly encouraged as are applicants with a prior background in scientific program management. The applicant should demonstrate strong organizational abilities as well as strong verbal and written communication skills in English.
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Scott Doney, Senior Scientist           email:
Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry       phone: 508-289-3776
MS #25                                  fax:   508-457-2193
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
266 Woods Hole Road
Woods Hole, MA 02543-1543

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