Internal Job Number: P00880UF
The College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term Research Associate (Post Doc) position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Dean.
The Research Associate (Post Doc) (RAPD) conducts independent research under the guidance of the Principal Investigator (PI) to analyze data from optical profiling floats, autonomous platforms, and optical instrumentation deployed from ships to understand the relationship between the chemical environment, physical forcing, phytoplankton diversity and primary productivity. The RAPD will participate in study design, field efforts, and data analysis in conjunction with in the Simons Collaborative on Ocean Processes and Ecology (SCOPE) program based at the University of Hawaii. Sampling will be conducted in the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre.
The College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences is an internationally recognized leader in the study of the Earth as an integrated system. It operates numerous state-of-the art laboratories and three oceanographic research vessels, the 177-foot ocean-going Oceanus, the 84-foot coastal research vessel Pacific Storm, and the 54-foot coastal research vessel Elakha. The College has an annual budget of more than $50 million, with support coming from the National Science Foundation, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Aeronautics and Space Administration and other federal agencies. It has more than 100 faculty, 200 graduate students and 600 undergraduate students. Graduate programs include Master’s and PhD degrees in Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences; Geology; and Geography and a Master’s degree in Marine Resource Management. The college has undergraduate programs in Earth Sciences and Environmental Sciences, with several minors and certificate programs.
Minimum Qualifications (Staff) / Guidelines (Faculty):
Requires PhD or terminal degree and experience in the academic discipline/unit.
Doctorate (PhD) in oceanography, biology, or a closely related field.
Experience in bio‐optics (sampling design, data acquisition, and data processing).
Extensive experience in scientific data analysis using Matlab and statistical methods.
Demonstrated ability to write and to publish in scientific journals.
Required to work from various research ships in oceanic environments. The work takes place on a moving platform, therefore safety is of utmost importance. Safety procedures are common to all research ships and are expected to be followed as explained by the captain and crew of each ship at the start of and during each voyage.
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Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with education and experience.