Postdoctoral Research Associate

Location
Honolulu, Hawaii USA
Posted
May 09, 2018
Closes
Jun 08, 2018
Discipline
Ocean Science
Career Level
Postdoctoral
Education Level
PhD
Job Type
Fellowship
Relocation Cost
Negotiable
Sector Type
Academia

Two postdoctoral positions in Physical Oceanography are available at the International Pacific Research Center (IPRC) of the University of Hawaii. The work will be linked to two ongoing NASA-funded research projects.

The first project (Position 1) is to enhance sea surface salinity data products from NASA’s Aquarius and SMAP satellite missions and is part of the NASA’s Ocean Salinity Science Team (https://aquarius.nasa.gov/). 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.

The second project (Position 2) is 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 SLA, SST, SSS, 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. 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 each position is expected to be two years contingent 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. Please also indicate the preferred position 1 or 2. Applications should be submitted to: Dr. Oleg Melnichenko oleg@hawaii.edu. Questions about the positions 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 http://iprc.soest.hawaii.edu. Review of applications will begin on June 15, 2018 and will continue until the positions are filled.

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