Open Ph.D. and M.S. Research Assistant Positions – Physical Oceanography

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The Physical Oceanography Division at the University of Hawaii invites applications for graduate school in pursuit of either M.S. or Ph.D. degrees.

Through faculty sponsors, students have access to a wide variety of research facilities, courses, programs and equipment. World-class facilities accessible for research include two ocean- going research vessels: the R/V Kilo Moana, a 185-ft, twin- hull SWATH (Small Waterplane Area Twin Hull) vessel and the R/V Ka’imikai-O-Kanaloa, a 203-ft monohull vessel. Other world-class facilities include two deep diving submersibles, state-of-the-art hydrographic instruments, real-time satellite receiving stations, coastal radars and a vast network of workstations, servers and computing clusters.

Physical Oceanography is part of the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST), a leading multi-disciplinary research school that includes departments in oceanography, meteorology, geological sciences, planetary sciences, marine biology, natural energy, and climate. Join this diverse and exciting group while living in a tropical paradise.

We welcome applications from those students interested in Physical Oceanography. Specific research projects include, but are not limited to:

Equatorial dynamics: Research, using both observations and numerical modeling, into mixing in the equatorial Pacific and its impact on the coupled ocean/atmosphere system. Please contact: Dr. Kelvin Richards,
Ocean circulation: Satellite altimetry and large-scale ocean circulation variability. Please contact: Dr. Bo Qiu,
Numerical modeling of coastal physical oceanography and marine ecosystems: Interdisciplinary research consisting of modeling and quantitative analysis to provide insight into effluent outflows in Hawaii. Please contact: Dr. Brian Powell,
Application deadline is January 15 for Fall, 2012 admission.

Admission requirements, ?nancial aid information, application materials and degree requirements may be found at

For questions about the Physical Oceanography division, please contact Dr. Glenn Carter,

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