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The Applied Physics Laboratory at the University of Washington (APL-UW) is a national center for advanced science and engineering research and development and education. APL-UW was formed in 1943 for the U.S. Navy to bring university research resources to bear on urgent WWII defense problems. APL-UW has developed an international reputation for its broad based programs in science, engineering and for designing, building, and deploying the advanced technology required to meet the research needs of numerous government and commercial sponsors. With modern facilities, equipment and over 350 talented researchers and staff, APL-UW provides a unique, dynamic work environment with many opportunities.
APL has an outstanding opportunity for a full time Senior Meteorologist.
The Senior Meteorologist will undertake research in the Ocean Physics Department (http://opd.apl.washington.edu) in the Applied Physics Laboratory at the University of Washington (APL-UW) with opportunities for collaboration with other APL departments and UW's Atmospheric Sciences Department. The initial assignment will be with Professor Shuyi Chen in Atmospheric Sciences and the purpose of the research project is modelling and prediction of tropical cyclones, their interaction with the ocean and associated dynamics. Responsibilities include proposal writing and reporting of research results at conferences and in peer-reviewed publications. The appointee will manage engineers, technicians, contractors and graduate students. As a Senior Meteorologist, the incumbent will be responsible for preparing budgets and reports to sponsors as well as developing and evaluating plans and criteria for a variety of projects and activities to be carried out by themselves and by others. The incumbent will also assess the feasibility and soundness of proposed tests, products, and equipment when necessary data are insufficient or confirmation by testing is advisable. May perform as a staff advisor and consultant to a technical specialty, a type of facility or equipment, or a program function.
-Works independently with occasional oversight.
-Applies independent problem solving requiring the application of existing and emerging scientific or engineering knowledge.
-Develops new research or engineering methods and approaches; contributes toward development of strategies for problem solution.
-Understands broad strategic objectives and contributes to them; nurtures and maintains relationships with major customers/grant sponsors/investigators of external research to identify and develop new funding sources; identifies grant/project extensions and persuades customers/grant sponsors to fund. May initiate new project concepts and seek funding; develops technical proposals and makes presentations to potential customers/grant sponsors.
-Successfully manages multiple or significant projects, tasks or teams which may require the use of sophisticated project planning techniques; may evaluate proposed or ongoing projects; interfaces with customer/grant sponsor project managers and UW research/engineering management for existing or proposed projects.
-Provides ideas to improve organizational efficiency at group and department levels; identifies and evaluates recruits for open positions; mentors junior staff in development of technical, project and business development skills; monitors the work of others and redirects efforts to achieve task/project objectives or enhance quality.
-Recognized for technical contributions by external peer networks; chairs sessions at technical meetings; gives invited papers.
Ph.D. in Meteorology, Atmospheric Sciences or a closely related discipline plus 5 years of established technical expertise in the following:
Time series and spectral analysis of satellite data sets.
Understanding of physical oceanography relevant to application of satellite measurements to oceanographic research.
Demonstrated research record and high potential to develop own well-funded program who have completed their postdoctoral research, although exceptional candidates without postdoctoral experience will be considered.
Areas of interest include the study of ocean circulation, both coastal and high-latitude, and air-sea-ice interactions using observations from satellite altimetry, vector winds, sea surface temperature, salinity, gravity, or other sensors.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration. Demonstrated ability in writing proposals for grant-funded research and publication of postdoctoral
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