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Postdoctoral Fellow
Position Number:
Hiring Unit:
Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research (JIMAR)
University of Hawaii, Manoa Campus
Date Posted:
September 11, 2017
Closing Date:
Continuous - application review begins September 30, 2017
Salary Information:
Stipend is competitive and commensurate with experience starting from $60,000/year.
Monthly Type:
11 Month
Full Time/Part Time:
Full Time
Federal Funds

Other Conditions:
  • Begin approximately November 1, 2017 for a duration of one year and is extendable up to 3 years, upon mutual agreement and availability of funds.
Duties and Responsibilities
  1. The University of Hawaii Sea Level Center (UHSLC) invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship position on the subject of seasonal climate variability and prediction. In collaboration with Professor Mark Merrifield and in close interaction with Drs. Matthew Widlansky, Philip Thompson, and H. Annamalai, the successful candidate will work on a NOAA funded project to study seasonal sea level prediction techniques using coupled ocean-atmosphere general circulation models. The project will assess state-of-the-art climate forecast systems as well as utilize simplified numerical modeling experiments to develop new sea level prediction products. The UHSLC conducts sea level and climate research spanning coastal flood events to global sea level rise and is a part of the Global Sea Level Observing System (GLOSS). To learn more, visit
Minimum Qualifications
  1. Ph.D. in either physical oceanography, or climate, atmospheric, and related sciences.
  2. A keen interest in tropical and/or mid-latitude coupled ocean-atmosphere variability on monthly to interannual timescales is recommended.
  3. Demonstrated skill analyzing large datasets from observational and modeling products to diagnose climate variability processes is required.
Desirable Qualifications
  1. Familiarity with coupled general circulation models is preferred.

To Apply:
Interested candidates should send email describing research interests, a curriculum vitae, and complete contact information (including email address) for 3 professional references to Matthew Widlansky at
  1. Dr. Matthew Widlansky; 808-956-2822;

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