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Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii
Honolulu, Hawaii
MONTHLY SALARY: Salary commensurate with qualifications.
Closing date
May 7, 2023

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Atmospheric Sciences
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CLOSING DATE:  March 7, 2023, or until filled.­ Applications received after this deadline may be considered only if the position is not filled or up to the date a selection has been approved by the RCUH (whichever comes first).




INQUIRIES:  Dr. Douglas Luther 956-5875 (Oahu). 




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




Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST), Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research (CIMAR), located at the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC) in Honolulu, Hawai‘i.  Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws.




MONTHLY SALARY:  Salary commensurate with qualifications. 




DUTIES:  Responsible for the day-to-day management of operations of Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research (CIMAR) research activities in National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) facilities/offices.  Ensures that scientific goals are met while remaining in compliance with administrative guidelines.  Serves as the on-site, day-to-day supervisor for CIMAR staff co-located in NOAA facilities/offices.  Oversees budget planning and execution and coordinates grant/cooperative agreement proposal submittal to ensure continuity of funding.  Oversees overall employment actions related to CIMAR programs co-located in NOAA facilities/offices. Oversees the training and development of CIMAR staff co-located in NOAA facilities/offices. Inputs, reviews, and approves HR Portal transactions, including eTimesheets on behalf of or in the absence of the Principal Investigator (PI) with the PI’s concurrence. 








PhD from an accredited college or university in the Natural Sciences or related field.




Five to seven (5-7) years of experience in program management in a research environment including oversight of scientific and administrative goals, federal grant writing, and grants administration. Experience must include three to five (3-5) years of direct supervisory experience of 15 or more employees.  Experience as a Principal Investigator at an institution of higher education.




Extensive knowledge and understanding of business management principles, practices, methods, and techniques.  Knowledge of grant proposal process, budgeting, procurement, report writing, and general office administration in a higher education setting.




Must be able to meet and maintain the United States Department of Commerce (DOC) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) security requirements to access work location.  Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident Alien.  Ability to perform a full range of supervisory functions, including planning, assigning, and reviewing work and providing or arranging training and development and evaluating employee performance.  Excellent organizational, leadership, public relations, and communications skills.  Strong problem-solving, decision-making, interpersonal and management skills.  Ability to delegate assignments, tasks, and duties.  Authoritative mastery of all aspects of a major management function, including concepts, laws, & public policy issues.  Ability to assess the political & institutional environment and analyze and relate complex variables to a specific policy issue and frame feasible options.  Ability to represent the organization and present issues and recommendations orally and in writing.  Must be proficient in the use of PC for word processing and spreadsheets.  Must possess a valid driver’s license (and if use of personal vehicle on the job is required, must also have valid personal driver’s insurance equivalent to Hawai‘i’s No-Fault Driver’s Insurance) and maintain throughout the duration of employment to commute between multiple project locations on Oahu and to attend meetings. Post Offer Employment Requirement:  Must be able to meet U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) security requirements for working in a Federal facility, which includes being fingerprinted and having a Federal background check performed prior to date of hire and maintained throughout duration of employment.




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.).  






PhD from an accredited college or university in Marine Sciences (biology) or Oceanography.  Knowledge of Federal, University of Hawai‘i, and RCUH administrative policies and procedures.  Knowledge or experience in biological oceanography, fisheries and protected species related research. Knowledge of the culture and environment, community, economy, and politics of Hawai‘i.   Familiarity with the NOAA Cooperative Institutes Program.




APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Please go to 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 If you have questions on the application process and/or need assistance, please call (808)956-7262 or (808)956-0872. 




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




We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.







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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