Department of Earth sciences at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, USA is offering a postdoctoral research position in Earth sciences focusing upon computational geoscience and geoinformatics.

Earth sciences at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

The department of Earth sciences was at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM) formed in the 1950s as the first geosciences program at UHM. The department is currently a part of the School of Ocean & Earth Science and Technology (SOEST), which was established in 1988. The department is involved in understanding and solving basic and applied geoscience and environmental science issues; specially in relation to Hawai’i, the Pacific Basin as well as Earth processes in general.

The department of Earth sciences at UHM offers various academic programs, from BA, BS, MS, to PhD degrees with focuses in the Earth, Environmental, Marine, and Planetary sciences. More than 20 regular faculty members and additional 30+ graduate faculty are working in the department in all major sub-disciplines of the Earth Sciences. The department usually has an enrollment of about 50 to 60 graduate students and 40 to 50 undergraduate students, one half of the students are females and 15% are international students. In addition to academic programs, the department employs postdoctoral researchers in earth, environmental, and planetary sciences.

Research divisions at the department of Earth sciences at UHM include;

Research themes at the department include;

1) Composition and dynamics of Earth’s deep interior

2) Formation, motion and recycling of Earth’s crust (the rock cycle)

3) Earth’s surface: water, sediments, and life

4) Earth history

5) Earth hazards, resources and sustainability

6) The Solar System

Postdoctoral position at UHM

A full-time postdoctoral position is available at the department of Earth sciences at UHM, the researcher will be involved with maintenance and development of the funded project – Generic Mapping Tools (GMT).


A one year initial appointment as a research fellow is anticipated, with the possibility of up to 2 year extension, depending upon the progress and funding availability. The candidate will assist Dr. Wessel, Dr. Uieda, and the GMT team in strengthening the GMT C core and evolving the PyGMT wrapper.


  • The candidate should have a PhD in physical sciences or data science, with a preference for geophysics
  • Applicant should have excellent communication skills, including proficiency in spoken and written English
  • Highly motivated, independent researcher with extensive programming skills and experience is essential (C, Python), and software development skills (GitHub, Continued Integration, static analyzers, profiling).


A salary of up to US$70,000 per year is available to the selected candidate, as per academic qualification and experience, plus fringe benefits.


The postdoctoral position is open immediately and will remain open until an appointment is made. To apply for this position please visit the official website and apply accordingly.

For submission of application, please prepare a cover page which includes; statement of research objectives and a statement of skills/experience suitable to GMT development.

Candidates having any difficulties or queries should correspond to Dr. Paul Wessel ( University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution.


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