Postdoctoral research position – University of Hawaii

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 project to advance 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. Initial appointment is for one year with the possibility of renewal based on satisfactory performance and continued funding

The selected candidate will work closely with Dr. Oleg Melnichenko, the Principal Investigator of the project. For further information about IPRC, visit 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. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

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