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Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii
Honolulu, Hawaii
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Jul 31, 2022

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ocean data analyst/WEB PROGRAMMER - ID# 222262.

School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology. Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST), Department of Oceanography, located in Honolulu, Hawai‘i.  Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, and availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws.

MONTHLY SALARY:  Salary commensurate with qualifications.

DUTIES:  Responsible for acquiring, editing, processing, describing, scientifically analyzing, displaying and disseminating on the Internet physical oceanographic data from a long-duration coastal physical oceanography program. Prepares, programs, calibrates and maintains oceanographic instruments for periodic deployments in the ocean per manufacturers’ specifications. Designs, organizes, and executes instrument deployments and recoveries nearshore. The employee will use existing software that may or may not need to be modified/debugged by employee; new software to be designed by employee based on mathematical formulae provided by Principal Investigator (PI); new software designed solely by the employee. The employee is not expected to be able to fully interpret results of statistical descriptions or scientific analyses executed.  Maintains Web-based analysis and forecast products. Responsible for the hardware and software maintenance of several UNIX-based workstations connected to an existing network.



Master’s Degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university in Physical Oceanography or a related physical science or engineering program such as Ocean Engineering, or a Master’s Degree in Computer Science with additional course work in ocean-related sciences.


Three to five (3-5) years of experience in the design and use of software tools for the manipulation, statistical analysis, graphical display and web-based dissemination of large multidimensional data sets, using either common programming languages (e.g., Python, C, HTML, etc.) or major mathematical function libraries (e.g., Python, MATLAB, MATHEMATICA). Experience working with the UNIX operating system.


Thorough knowledge of UNIX commands and shell scripting (C, PERL, Python, Korn or Bourne). Knowledge of the Hypertext Markup Language (HTML). Considerable knowledge of statistical analysis and time series data analysis methods, as well as data display methods and techniques, including Web page design.


Ability to design, code, debug, and verify programs starting from complex mathematical formulae and utilizing existing library functions. Ability to understand and follow complex oral and written instructions.  Ability to carry to fruition multiple assignments in parallel. Ability to maintain a high degree of self-motivation, organization and detail orientation. Ability to prepare written progress reports.


Job requires concentrated mental effort and ability to work with computer screen, keyboard and pointing devices. Job requires working with small tools. Job requires working on small boats nearshore .


As a condition of employment, employee will be subject to all applicable RCUH policies and procedures and, as applicable, subject to University of Hawai‘i’s and/or business entity's policies and procedures.  Violation of RCUH's, UH's, or business entity's policies and/or procedures or applicable State or Federal laws and/or regulations may lead to disciplinary action (including, but not limited to possible termination of employment, personal fines, civil and/or criminal penalties, etc.).


Experience with and/or interest in marine science, particularly physical oceanography. Knowledge of time series analysis techniques. Some knowledge of data acquisition systems and hardware interfaces with computers. Some familiarity with Microsoft PC operating systems. Some familiarity with seagoing operations, and some desire to occasionally work at sea near the shore for short periods of time.

INQUIRIES:  Nicole Wakazuru-Yoza 956-5018 (Oahu).

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Please go to www. rcuh. com and click on “Job Postings.” You must submit the following documents online to be considered for the position: 1) Cover Letter, 2) Resume, 3) Supervisory References, 4) Copy of Degree(s)/Transcript(s)/Certificate(s). All online applications must be submitted/received by the closing date (11:59 P.M. Hawai‘i Standard Time/RCUH receipt time) as stated on the job posting. If you do not have access to our system and the closing date is imminent, you may send additional documents to rcuh_employment @rcuh. com. If you have questions on the application process and/or need assistance, please call (808)956-7262 or (808)956-0872. 


CLOSING DATE: August 1, 2022.


Please apply directly on the RCUH website to be considered for the position.


RCUH’s mission is to support and enhance research, development and training in Hawai‘i, with a focus on the University of Hawai‘i.


Equal Opportunities Employer – Minorities/Women/Disability/Veteran.









RCUH is a State agency, established by the Legislature in 1965, and is attached to the University of Hawaii for administrative purposes. Its enabling legislation is codified as Chapter 304A - 3001 to 3011 of the Hawaii Revised Statutes. The fundamental mission of RCUH is to support the research and training programs of the University of Hawaii and to enhance research, development, and training generally in Hawaii.
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