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

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

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International Pacific Research Center


Honolulu, United States


Relevant division
Ocean Sciences (OS)

Full time

Entry level


Preferred education

Application deadline
21 July 2018

6 June 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 participate in a NASA-funded research project to enhance sea surface salinity (SSS) data products from NASA’s Aquarius and SMAP satellite missions. Research will be targeted toward advancing scientific understanding of SSS variability, its role in the upper ocean dynamics, air-sea interaction, and climate, with a particular focus on the Indo-Pacific region.
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. Demonstrated experience in dynamical analysis, interpretation of observed ocean data, and use of satellite data for ocean research are highly desirable qualifications. The duration of the position is expected to be two years based upon satisfactory performance and continuation of funds.
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.