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[Met-jobs] Ph.D. position at the University of Hawaiʻi

From Giuseppe Torri <>
Date Mon, 30 Sep 2019 11:41:48 -0600

We invite applications for one Graduate Research Assistant position to work with Dr. Giuseppe Torri in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa .

About the project

The Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO) is one of the most important atmospheric phenomena. It is the dominant mode of intraseasonal variability in the Tropics, and it influences weather and climate on a global scale. The interaction of the MJO with convection that happens at a more local scale is an important challenge that could lead both to a deeper understanding of MJO and to the improvement of its forecast.

We are looking for a candidate for a Ph.D. position to investigate how the MJO affects the characteristics and the organization of convective clouds in the Maritime Continent. We will approach this topic through a combination of idealized and realistic numerical simulations, with both Eulerian and Lagrangian models. The project is in collaboration with Dr. Naoko Sakaeda, at the University of Oklahoma, who will adopt an approach primarily based on observations. Opportunities exist to visit her research group during the project.

About the applicant

The candidate is expected to have a bachelor’s degree in atmospheric sciences, mathematics, physics, or a related field, with a strong interest in atmospheric dynamics. A background in atmospheric science is an advantage. Excellent coding skills are an advantage. The candidate should be able to speak English fluently, and have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. The successful applicant must complete the University of Hawai‘i Office of Graduation application process and be accepted into the Atmospheric Sciences Ph.D. program.

About us

The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa is an R1 Research University, considered a global leader in earth and environmental sciences. The Department of Atmospheric Sciences is part of the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST). SOEST is one of the world’s most active schools in the geosciences, with about 200 faculty members who study a wide variety of phenomena related to the physics, chemistry and biology of the solid earth, the ocean, and the atmosphere. SOEST also has over 180 graduate students and over 500 professional and technical staff members.

What to do

Prospective candidates interested in the position are invited to contact Dr. Giuseppe Torri directly (, sending an updated CV, unofficial copies of transcripts, publications (if applicable), and contact information for 3 references.

The University of Hawaiʻi is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution and is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, sex, gender identity and _expression_, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, genetic information, marital status, breastfeeding, income assignment for child support, arrest and court record (except as permissible under State law), sexual orientation, domestic or sexual violence victim status, national guard absence, or status as a covered veteran. Individuals with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation for the application or hiring process are encouraged to contact the EEO/AA coordinator(s) for the respective campus. Employment is contingent on satisfying employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986; reference checks of previous employers; and for certain positions, criminal history record checks. In accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, annual campus crime statistics for the University of Hawaiʻi may be viewed at:, or a paper copy may be obtained upon request from the respective UH Campus Security or Administrative Services Office.


Giuseppe Torri 
Assistant Professor
Department of Atmospheric Sciences
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
2525 Correa Road, HIG 338
Honolulu, HI 96822
Phone: (617) 460-1490
Skype: giuseppe.torri83

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