The Research Corporation of the University of Hawai‘i (RCUH) offers a diverse workplace where employees have the opportunity to work on scientific research projects in various disciplines. These projects focus on the study of outer space, the vast ocean, and the interactions between air and sea. They also protect Hawai‘i’s environment, contribute to family and children’s healthy development, increase knowledge of climate change, educate students, and bring other benefits to Hawai‘i.


  • RCUH employees are state, non-civil service employees? This means that employees are non-union and have different benefits from UH/State employees. For more information on RCUH’s comprehensive benefits package for eligible employees, please view our Benefits at a Glance and visit our New Hires Benefits page.
  • Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable federal/state laws? Because most positions are funded by extramural grant awards, there are conditions to continued employment.

To learn more about RCUH, visit our “About Us” page.

If you are a current employee, log in to the Employee Self-Service to apply for open positions. Click here to be redirected.

Job Seekers can find current vacancies by clicking the button above to see a list of current openings.

All applications must be submitted through our online recruitment system. If you learned about a position through an external job advertising website, please submit your application through our system. Applications must be submitted before the closing date to be considered an applicant. Postings close on the date listed at 11:59 pm HST.

Here is an overview of how to submit your application. We suggest using Firefox as this browser is the most compatible with our system.

  1. Select the posting that you are interested in applying for to start the application process.
  2. Click the “Apply” button.
  3. If you are applying for an RCUH position for the first time, click on “Register Now.”
  4. Complete the required fields to create an account.
    1. Our system has a password masking feature. When you register for an account for the first time, it will appear to add additional characters to the password you entered. This is a function of our site. Please continue to enter all of your information and attempt to register for your account.
  5. When you reach Step 5 – Review/Submit, you must click the “Submit Application” button to complete your application.
  6. An automated confirmation will be sent to the email you used to register for the account. Please check this email for future correspondence regarding your application and/or hiring documents.


  • Cover letter summary of your qualifications for the position
  • Resume
  • Professional References
  • Copy of degree(s) or transcript(s) or certificate(s)

Please note the following when attaching documents to your application:

  • Each attachment has a 2MB size limit.
  • A maximum of ten (10) attachments can be uploaded per application.
  • Attachments must be in PDF or Microsoft Word format.
  • File names must use plain alpha and/or numeric characters, with a 39-character limit, including the extension (e.g., ".pdf")

For information on RCUH’s benefits for eligible employees, please view our Benefits at a Glance and visit our New Hires Benefits page.

What happens after I apply?

Applications will be reviewed by the project conducting the recruitment.  If you need any special accommodations to participate in the interview process, you may request it at that time.

How do I view applications that I have already submitted?

Visit Under the "Work" column, click on "Careers" and then click "Sign In" at the top right of the page.



Who do I call if I have specific questions about the job?

Specific questions about a position and the job vacancy status should be directed to the contact listed under “Inquiries” in the job posting.

What if I forgot my password?

If you previously applied through our online system and do not remember your password, please click “Forgot Password” to request a new password.

What if I don’t have copies of my transcripts or diploma?

Some projects will require all application materials at the time of application. Most projects will accept your transcripts or diploma after application. You may submit them separately by noting the ID# of the position(s) you are applying for. If you are contacted for an interview, you should be prepared to provide your transcripts or diploma at that time. Transcripts and/or diplomas confirming your credentials for the position are required before an official job offer can be made.


Email: [email protected]

Phone: (808) 956-7262 or (808) 956-0872.

Please provide the 6-digit posting ID number with your inquiry so that we can review the applicable job posting.

If you have been offered and accepted a job from RCUH, please check your email for instructions to start the hiring process via Electronic Hiring System (EHS). Please contact RCUH Employment for assistance with the hiring process.

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (808) 956-7307

RCUH is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, marital status, reproductive health decision, citizenship, gender identity or expression, domestic or sexual violence victim status, military/veteran status, or other grounds protected under applicable federal and state laws, except as permitted by law.