Posting Date: 26 September 2019
Closing Date: 1 February 2020
The Applied Physics Laboratory at the University of Washington (APL-UW) is seeking Postdoctoral Scholar with research interests in Oceanography, Ocean Engineering, Underwater Acoustics, Marine Robotics, Marine Energy, Polar Science, Medical Ultrasound, Signal Processing, and Autonomy. These are full-time (100% FTE) appointments, with expected terms of two years subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funding.
Positions are not project-specific; each applicant is expected to define his/her research goals within the broad program areas of the participating APL departments: Air-Sea Interaction & Remote Sensing, Acoustics Department, the Center for Industrial and Medical Ultrasound, Electronics and Photonics Systems, Environmental Information Systems, Ocean Engineering, Ocean Physics, and the Polar Science Center (PSC). Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact potential APL mentors before submitting an application.
Promotional and further developmental opportunities following the completion of the post-doc appointment are possible subject to availability of funds and the demonstration of an interest in developing independent research initiatives during the course of the post-doc appointment. Opportunities to collaborate with scientists across the UW campus provide access to a broad range of expertise both during the post-doctoral research and as a permanent member of the staff.
APL-UW serves society by contributing new knowledge and technology to the national defense enterprise, industry, public policy makers, and academia. The Laboratory’s broad and deep experience in undersea science and technology is a significant reason why APL-UW is one of only five Department of Defense-designated University Affiliated Research Centers (UARCs) having long-term, large-scale, formal connections to the U.S. Navy.
The University of Washington is located in the greater Seattle metropolitan area, with a dynamic, multicultural community of 3.7 million people and a range of ecosystems from mountains to ocean. The University serves a diverse population of 80,000 students, faculty and staff, including 25% first-generation college students, over 25% Pell Grant students, and faculty from over 70 countries. The University promotes diversity and inclusivity among our students, faculty, and staff and the public; we seek applicants who are committed to these principles. Thus, we are strongly seeking applicants whose research, teaching, and/or service have not only prepared them to fulfill our commitment to inclusion, but have also given them the confidence to fully engage audiences in higher education from a wide spectrum of backgrounds.
The position offers a yearly salary of $63,500. Additional funding support to include a research allowance of $4,000, and a relocation allowance of $2,000. This position will be eligible for certain University benefits. A comprehensive description of UW academic personnel benefits is available at http://hr.uw.edu/benefits/.
- Excellent verbal and written skills.
- Strong research skills.
- Ability to work independently.
- Effective problem solving/critical thinking skills.
- Strong technical communication and collaboration skills.
Educational requirement: PhD in related scientific or engineering field with no more than 36 months inclusive of all postdoctoral experiences
Limitations on Appointment: Appointment not to exceed 5 years, including postdoctoral experience(s) at other institutions. Postdoctoral Scholars are engaged in full-time mentored advanced training to enhance professional skills and research independence, and perform primarily research and scholarship under the direction and supervision of University faculty mentors.
CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:
Postdoctoral scholars are represented by UAW 4121 and are subject to the collective bargaining agreement, unless agreed exclusion criteria apply. For more information, please visit the University of Washington Labor Relations website (https://hr.uw.edu/labor/2019/06/03/agreement-reached-with-uaw-postdoctoral-scholars-on-2019-2021-contract).
To request disability accommodation in the application process, please contact the UW's Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450, or 206-543-6452 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The finalists will be contacted in February 2020. Travel expenses will be covered to allow finalists to present their recent work in an APL seminar in Seattle, WA. Start dates negotiable between May 2020 and December 2020.
Applicants are asked to submit electronically:
(1) A curriculum vitae,
(2) A publication list,
(3) A brief research proposal (no more than 5 pages, double-spaced, excluding bibliography and figures) describing research to be pursued during a two-year tenure at the University of Washington, and
(4) The names of four individuals who can provide a letter of reference.
In addition, a letter of support from a potential mentor in one of the participating departments is strongly encouraged. Further information on current research at APL, by department and principal investigator, can be found at: http://www.apl.washington.edu/departments/departments.php
Questions can be submitted preferably via email to:
Applied Physics Laboratory – University of Washington
1013 NE 40th Street
Seattle, WA 98105-6698