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[Met-jobs] Ocean Data Assimilation/Prediction Position at Univ. Hawaii

From Brian Powell <>
Date Tue, 8 Jul 2014 13:40:30 -1000

University of Hawaii, School of Ocean and Earth Science Technology (SOEST), 
Physical Oceanographer.

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, Guam, Samoa, and 
others. 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

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 appointment will be reviewed annually and renewed based upon performance 
and funding. Salary is $58,000 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 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 (; 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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