|Req #: ||141532 |
|Department: ||JISAO |
|Appointing Department Web Address: ||http://jisao.washington.edu |
|Job Location: || Sand Point |
|Job Location Detail: ||NOAA/PMEL, Sand Point |
|Posting Date: ||01/24/2017 |
|Closing Info: || Open Until Filled |
|Salary: ||Salary is commensurate with education and experience. |
| The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty. |
JISAO has an outstanding opportunity for a Research Consultant. The Research Consultant will participate in research with observational meteorological and oceanographic data, with emphasis on data from the Global Tropical Moored Buoy Array. Laboratory work will involve quality analysis of moored time series data including surface winds, air temperature, relative humidity, currents, rainfall, radiation, surface pressure, water temperature, and conductivity/salinity.
The individual in this position reports the performance of instrumentation and processing/analysis software to project managers and other team members, and must be capable of utilizing, developing or modifying in-house analysis software and data archives. In addition to data analysis duties, the position will require significant contributions to the development and maintenance of database applications used by project staff to track instrument inventories and calibration histories, operations and logistics planning, and status of data archives. The Research Consultant may contribute to the publication of technical memoranda or other publications describing instrument performance, and will prepare research results for publication in conjunction with the principal investigator or project managers.
The incumbent must be capable of working with limited supervision, have good verbal communication and technical writing skills, describing and documenting their work in team meetings, in-house reports and technical memoranda. The work involves a diverse group of scientists, engineers and technicians, requiring the ability to work effectively within a team environment.
This position may serve on research cruises, participating on the deployment, recovery, and maintenance of instrumented moorings as well as other oceanographic and meteorological instrumentation. Field work may be performed aboard NOAA and UNOLS vessels as well of ships of non U.S. registry.
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| A Bachelor's degree in a physical science, mathematics or computer science |
AND a minimum of 1-2 years' work experience that includes either:
Scientific data analysis, preferably oceanographic and/or meteorological time series data.
Web application development or database client programming.
Must be knowledgeable in the area of modern physical measurement techniques and time series data analysis.
Must be familiar with software development for database clients and web applications.
May require up to 1 month per year at sea in a remote location
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except where there are legal requirements such as license/certification/registration.
| Master's degree |
Experience working in a heterogenous computing/IT environment comprised of Unix/Linux servers,
Linux/MacOSX/MS Windows workstations and portable computers.
Formal classroom coursework in some programming discipline.
Experience with various scripting languages such as Python, Perl, Bash, and Matlab.
Experience with revision control software such as Subversion or Git.
|CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:|
| This JISAO/UW position is located at NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL) at Sand Point in Seattle. |
Work on a scientific cruise for an extended period in a remote location may be required once/year.
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