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[Met-jobs] University of Hawaii - Oceanography Ecosystem Modeling (Postdoctoral Scientist)

From Brian Powell <>
Date Wed, 24 Jun 2015 07:40:48 -0400

University of Hawaii, School of Ocean and Earth Science Technology (SOEST), 
Antarctic Oceanography Ecosystem Modeling.

SOEST at the University of Hawai`i in Manoa seeks a Postdoctoral Scholar to 
collaborate in a significant inter-disciplinary and multi-institional (Scripps, 
U. Hawaii, U. Alaska) project to observe, simulate, and understand the extreme 
biological productivity blooms that occur in the fjords of the Western 
Antarctic Peninsula. Using the Regional Ocean Modeling System (ROMS) coupled 
with a state-of-the-art ecosystem model, we will examine the processes that 
sustain a season long bloom in the Antarctic fjord. A significant observational 
compaign will be conducted, and the observations will help to validate the 
model processes. The results will provide new insight into the mechanisms that 
make the Antarctic fjords among the most biologically productive sites and how 
these mechanisms may be sensitive to changes in the Earth system. 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.

The successful candidate will be responsible for development of new ecosystem 
simulation of Antarctic fjords, comparison with in situ data, scientific 
research into impacts on the Fjord ecosystem, and understanding the controlling 
factors of nutrient delivery into the ecosystem. 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 biological oceanography, 
physical oceanography (with ecosystem experience), marine ecosystems, 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 ecosystem modeling, mathematical and computational skills with 
background in ecosystem dynamics. Candidates should be motivated to drive new 
developments in ecosystems simulations.

The appointment will be reviewed annually and renewed based upon performance 
and funding. Stipend is 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 <>.

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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