Department Job Opportunities
Several research assistant (RA) positions are available for incoming
PhD students. Applicants should have an MS in civil engineering or a
closely related field. Opportunities vary according to current funding,
but generally there are opportunities in one or more of the following
areas: structures, geotechnical engineering, transportation, water resources,
environmental engineering, and hydraulics. In addition to a salary, RAs
receive a tuition waiver and medical benefits. Interested applicants
should contact the graduate program chair, Prof.
for further information.
Graduate Research Assistant, Position GA11, UHM Civil and Environmental Engineering, temporary, 50% FTE, extramural funds, subject to position approval and availability of funds.
Duties: Support the PI’s USDA project to carry out computer simulations of SWAT (Soil and Water Assessment Tool) and to accelerate simulation speed of SWAT codes to be applied to Maui, Hawaii. Use MPI (message passing interface) and OpenMP to parallelize SWAT codes and do a series of benchmark tests using raw datasets. Provide other support tasks as needed.
Qualifications: Must have completed Bachelor of Engineering or Technology with backgrounds in computer, language programming and enrolled in the Civil and Environmental Engineering graduate program. Should have demonstrated knowledge of FORTRAN, MPI/OpenMP, and capable of editing, running, and testing pre-existing FORTRAN codes on Linux/Unix OS using remote terminal. Ability to follow directions (written and verbal). Able to work with minimum supervision.
Pay Range: GA11-Step 6, annual salary $16,176 at half-time.
To Apply: Submit a cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum qualifications and a resume. Send Application to: Prof. Albert S. Kim, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2540 Dole Street, Holmes 383, Honolulu, HI 96822.
Inquiries: Dr. Albert S. Kim, phone 956-3718 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Dated Posted: November 26, 2012.
Graduate Research Assistant in Coastal Engineering
A coastal engineer needed to prepare numerical and physical models for wave energy impacting Kahului harbor, Maui, based on existing and modified bathymetry and artificial structures. Testing will be required in an appropriate wave basin. Additionally, wave data is required to be collected and prepared for use toward potential shoreline protection; design and implement website for shoreline wave data. The project is for a period of two years and ten months from date of announcement. The student is expected to earn a PhD from this project, write quarterly reports, articles for publication, and coordinate with the PI. Student must be hardworking, personable, and have excellent communication skills.
Qualifications: BS in Civil/Coastal/Ocean Engineering; MS in Civil/Coastal/Ocean Engineering; Preferred qualifications: Past experience or studies with harbors/coastal engineering; be a certified SCUBA diver or be able to obtain certification.
Duties: Travel, as indicated; Prepare and submit quarterly reports; write scholarly articles.
Contact: Prof. Amarjit Singh at email@example.com.
Salary: (Step 6) $18,924; tuition waiver and benefits provided. [February 2012]
Teaching assistant (TA) positions are available for incoming PhD students.
Applicants should have an MS in civil engineering or a closely related
field. Teaching assistants typically work 20 hours/week and help with
undergraduate lab courses. In addition to a salary, TAs receive a tuition
waiver and medical benefits. Interested applicants should contact the
graduate program chair, Prof.
for further information.
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