Exciting things are happening at the Hawaii Natural Energy Institute—and you could become a member of our team!  If you are interested in working for an outstanding research organization in a terrific environment at the University of Hawaii, please visit our vacancies page to view a list of current opportunities within our institute.

The Hawaii Natural Energy Institute employs a diverse range of faculty, staff, and graduate and undergraduate students.  The institute also supports many post-graduate research affiliates.  The major focus areas of HNEI’s research and development activities are alternative fuels, electrical grid integration, fuel cells and battery technology, renewable power generation, and energy efficiency and transportation.  Within each of these areas, our faculty and staff conducts research, analysis, evaluation, and testing in various fields, such as biomass processing, hydrogen production and storage, ocean and wave energy, photovoltaic technology, and energy management.

The availability of positions within our institute usually vary and are dependent our faculty’s needs within their specific project areas at a given time.  International applicants are always welcome to apply, however, they will need to provide the appropriate documentation to work in the United States if they are selected.

If you would like further information regarding careers at HNEI, please contact us at hnei@hawaii.edu.


HNEI is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.  All qualified applicants will be considered, regardless of race, sex, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, arrest and court record, sexual orientation or status as a disabled veteran or veteran of the Vietnam era.  Women, members of minority groups, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  Persons with hearing disabilities may call 1-711 or 643-8833.  Applicants with hearing or speech impairments may use the TDD relay service by calling 1-711.