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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Physical Oceanography (Ocean Mesoscale) - University of Hawaii

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Physical Oceanography (Ocean Mesoscale) - University of Hawaii

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International Pacific Research Center

International Pacific Research Center, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, University of Hawaii, Hawaii USA


Honolulu, United States


Relevant division
Ocean Sciences (OS)

Full time

Entry level


Required education

Application deadline
7 July 2018

9 May 2018

Job description

A postdoctoral research position in Physical Oceanography is available at the International Pacific Research Center (IPRC) of the University of Hawaii. The successful candidate will undertake work on existing NASA-funded projects aimed at advancing scientific understanding of the spatial and temporal variability in the ocean transport of heat and salt carried by mesoscale eddies and their effects on the general circulation. The study will rely on the combined analysis of various satellite data, such as sea level anomaly, sea surface temperature, sea surface salinity, and in-situ, primarily Argo profile data, to describe mesoscale eddies at the surface, explore their subsurface structure, and assess their transport properties. Analysis of the observational data will be aided by a high-resolution OGCM.

Applicants should have a recent PhD in Physical Oceanography or closely related field, must be fluent in scientific computer programming, and have strong communication skills. Experience in dynamical analysis and interpretation of observed ocean data and numerical models is an advantage. The duration of the position is expected to be two years based upon satisfactory performance and continued funding

Applicants are asked to submit electronically (1) a cover letter describing research experience, (2) a CV, and (3) contact information for three references. Applications should be submitted to: Dr. Oleg Melnichenko Questions about the position may be directed to the same address. IPRC is a multi-disciplinary, climate research center with a rich history of national and international collaborations. To learn more, visit Review of applications will begin on June 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.