Principal Investigator, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences

Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences invites applications for a Principal Investigator (PI) in any of the following three areas: 1) Ocean observing (e.g., specialties could include, but are not limited to, sensing of optical, acoustical, chemical, biogeochemical or molecular properties, from a variety of platforms such as satellites, buoys or autonomous vehicles); 2) Ocean acidification (e.g., carbon/carbonate chemistry, algal, microbial or molecular impacts) and 3) Biogeochemical/ecosystem modeling (e.g., coupled biogeochemistry/GCM models, ecosystem/mass balance models, trophodynamic models). Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences is a primarily soft money institution with the expectation that the PI generates 9 months support per year through research grants. Duties are primarily basic research with a minimum of administration. Opportunities exist for acquiring added salary coverage through educational activities. Salary and start-up packages are negotiable. Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences provides a generous benefits package including family medical and dental and pension/403c retirement plan. Applicants should consult the laboratory’s recently-updated strategic plan, available at

Send application, including contact information, curriculum vitae, description of research interests, names and contact information of three references to:

Chair – PI Search Committee, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, P.O.B. 475,
West Boothbay Harbor, ME 04575.

Please reference #SRS10-1 in the subject line.
Alternatively, materials can be emailed to

All applications will be acknowledged upon receipt. Any questions should be directed through Ms Jane Gardner (tel:

For full consideration, the application should be received by September 15, 2009. The search will continue until the positions are filled. Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences is an equal opportunity employer.

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