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[Met-jobs] PostDoc in Ocean Assimilation and Prediction at Univ. of Hawaii

From Brian Powell <powellb@hawaii.edu>
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Date Thu, 13 Oct 2011 10:08:53 +0200

University of Hawaii, School of Ocean and Earth Science Technology (SOEST), 
Postdoctoral Scholar.

SOEST at the University of Hawai`i in Manoa seeks a Postdoctoral Scholar to 
collaborate in a significant inter-disciplinary project to observe and predict 
the ocean state of the US Pacific Islands, including Hawaii. Using the Regional 
Ocean Modeling System (ROMS) and state-of-the-art adjoint-based 
four-dimensional variational data assimilation, observations are integrated 
into the model to generate conditions for ensemble forecasts. Multiple, nested 
models are employed to capture regional sub-mesoscale dynamics down to 
high-resolution coastal modeling to explore the physical processes that 
influence the nearshore environments. The results are part of an important 
public service to island residents. Further research into the influence of 
these physical processes on the biology of the region will be encouraged. The 
successful candidate will join a dynamic team working on similar issues and 
research. Information about the effort can be found at http://www.pacioos.org.

The successful candidate will be responsible for development of new regional 
components, ensemble forecasts, scientific research, and daily monitoring. It 
is expected that the successful candidate will publish scientific articles and 
contribute to and/or write new funding proposals, etc.

Minimum Qualifications include: Ph.D. or equivalent in physical oceanography, 
ocean engineering, or related field, ability to work well independently as part 
of a team, and strong communication skills both verbal and written. Preferred 
candidates will have experience with ROMS, strong mathematical and 
computational skills with background in physical oceanography. Candidates 
should be motivated to drive new developments in data assimilation within 
numerical modeling.

The initial appointment will be for 12 months with the possibility of extension 
contingent upon performance and funding. Salary is $56,000 annually, 
commensurate with qualifications and experience. Review of applications will 
begin immediately, and will proceed until the position is filled. Electronic 
applications containing 1) curriculum vitae; (2) one-page statement of research 
interests; (3) one published academic article most indicative of your work; (4) 
contact information for three references to powellb@hawaii.edu. Email 
verification will be sent upon receipt of your application, please inquire if 
receipt is not received. For more information, please contact Dr. Brian Powell 
(powellb@hawaii.edu; 808-956-6724).

The University of Hawaii is an equal opportunity and affirmative action 
employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment 
without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, veteran 
status, or disability. Applications from women, minorities, and persons with 
disabilities are encouraged.




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