RESEARCH SCIENTIST/ENGINEER 1
|Req #: ||143736 |
|Department: ||JISAO |
|Appointing Department Web Address: ||http://jisao.washington.edu |
|Job Location: || Sand Point |
|Job Location Detail: ||NOAA/PMEL, Sand Point |
|Posting Date: ||04/05/2017 |
|Closing Info: || Open Until Filled |
|Salary: ||Salary is commensurate with education and experience. |
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A leader in the environmental sciences, the UW's Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO) is a Cooperative Institute between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the University of Washington that fosters collaborative research on a broad range of global and regional topics of concern and interest to the public.
JISAO has an outstanding opportunity for a Research Scientist Engineer 1. JISAO/UW position is located off campus at NOAA's Pacific Marine Environmental Lab at Sand Point in Seattle in the Tropical Moored Buoy Array group.
The Research Scientist/Engineer 1 will participate in the collection and dissemination of the mooring time series data. This position requires preparation of oceanographic and meteorological instruments for their deployment on deep-water surface moorings around the world. These instruments include custom designed and built instruments, Sea-Bird Scientific temperature and conductivity instruments, acoustic releases, Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers, point Doppler current meters, relative humidity sensors, short wave and long wave radiometers, rain gauges, and wind sensors. These tasks will be performed in a laboratory setting as well as at sea on various research vessels.
The incumbent will analyze data in the field to verify mooring systems are working properly and data is valid. The incumbent may prepare written and oral reports dealing with instrumental system performance, data analysis techniques and data quality for in-house distribution, feedback to manufacturers, possible publication in technical memoranda and at technical workshops and meetings.
Research results will be prepared for publication in conjunction with the principal investigator or project managers.
Assisting Tropical Moored Buoy Array PI's with design and preparation of experiments to evaluate instruments and data quality
Preparing thorough written documentation and maintaining database of sensor inventories and status.
Designing, building, calibrating, refurbishing, modifying, and repairing various electronic, mechanical, electro-mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic or electronic instruments following procedures and specifications from engineers or scientists
Installation and testing of prototype equipment for their proper operation
Adjustment and calibration of instruments to appropriate standards
Troubleshooting and repairing electronic equipment malfunction(s) to system, board, or component level using diagnostic software as needed
Purchasing and maintaining required equipment, parts and tools.
This position is required to spend extended lengths of time at sea on scientific research cruises, for a total of up to 3 months per year. While at sea, the incumbent will participate in and lead field operations involving the deployment and recovery of deep-water surface moorings. These scientific cruise operations involve a variety of platforms that include NOAA, UNOLS and international research vessels. Research cruises will take place all over the world and will require extensive interface with foreign research partners and ships crews. The position may require up to 3 months per year at sea or working in remote locations.
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| Bachelor's Degree in a scientific field and up to one year of experience OR the |
equivalent combination of education/experience.
Experience working with oceanographic instrumentation including Sea-Bird Scientific
Electronics temperature and conductivity instruments, acoustic releases, Acoustic Doppler Current
Profilers, point Doppler current meters, relative humidity sensors, short wave and long wave
radiometers, rain gauges, and wind sensors.
Demonstrated ability to produce documentation including calibration and testing logs,
experiment results, and at sea reports
Demonstrated journey-level experience designing, assembling, modifying and troubleshooting
electronics down to the component level.
Ability to work with minimal or no supervision on multiple projects at one time.
Comfortable working at sea for extended periods of time on domestic and foreign research and
commercial vessels, for a total of up to 3 months per year.
Knowledge of deep water mooring systems,
Ability to work at sea in harsh and unfamiliar conditions, and knowledge of at sea ship operating practices.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except where there are legal requirements such as license/certification/registration.
| Bachelor's Degree in Physical Science, Engineering or Electronics |
Knowledgeable in modern oceanographic measurement techniques and technology
Experience work at sea aboard large research or commercial vessels. Including basic
understanding of shipboard equipment such as winches, cranes, depth sounders/transducers, hydraulic
equipment and small support boats
Experience deploying large oceanographic equipment and instrumentation at sea, specifically
deep-water moorings, ADCP's and CTD's.
Electronic circuit board experience including soldering and desoldering of all sizes of
components, electrical testing/analysis and production of relevant electronic and wiring schematics and
Comfortable with modern electronics design and testing software.
Familiar with Word, Excel, Filemaker Pro and basic database management.
|CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:|
| This position is located at NOAA's Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory at Sand Point in Seattle. It requires that the incumbent participate in research that is conducted on scientific cruises for lengthy periods of time in remote areas of the world. |
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