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[Met-jobs] Ocean Ecosystem Modeling Postdoc at Univ. of Hawaii

From Brian Powell <powellb@hawaii.edu>
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Date Tue, 27 Oct 2015 10:20:04 +1100

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 is planned for three years, and it 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 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>.

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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