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Mechanical Engineer, Req. #148279

APL has an outstanding opportunity for a full time Mechanical Engineer.

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Posting Date: 22 August 2017

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Department: 

Ocean Engineering

The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nations 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.

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.

The Mechanical Engineer in the Applied Physics Laboratorys Ocean Engineering Department will be responsible for the design, construction and field deployment of specialized mechanical systems for oceanographic and acoustic instrumentation. Design tasks will be varied and may range from structural frames and pressure vessels to electronics chassis and hydraulic systems. Special emphasis will be placed on the design of mechanical and electromechanical systems for long term operation in the ocean. Duties will contribute to a strategically important, highly visible, and multi-million dollar projects sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF), Department of Defense (DoD), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) as well as opportunities for collaboration with other internal UW departments and other applied research centers at other universities.

Specific work will be completed in the following areas:
•The incumbent will use SolidWorks CAD software to design oceanographic hardware, including but not limited to deep ocean mooring design, that meets defined scientific requirements.
•The incumbent will perform stress analysis of oceanographic hardware using both structural analysis software (ANSYS FEA) and empirical equations.
•The incumbent will coordinate with Applied Physics Laboratory Ocean Engineering machine shop and Field Engineers during the fabrication process to ensure the finished product meets design specifications.
•The incumbent will coordinate the assembly and testing of mechanical hardware with other engineers and technicians.
•The incumbent will serve as the design and engineering expert for at-sea installation/deployment and recovery of the oceanographic equipment.

REQUIREMENTS:

•Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering and at least eight years of experience; equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as license/certification/registration
•Experience with mechanical and ocean engineering design
•Experience using mechanical computer-aided design tools
•Able to meet the requirements necessary to work at sea in small to large vessels for extended periods and willing to perform the required duties aboard ships.
•Able to work independently, and as part of a research team, interacting cooperatively with people from diverse backgrounds, academic levels, and nationalities
•Able to acquire and maintain a Department of Defense (DoD) security clearance

Please note: candidates with advanced degrees and additional experience are strongly encouraged to apply as they will all be considered for this recruitment at a level commensurate with their education and experience.

DESIRED:

•Heat Transfer Analysis
•Fluid Mechanics
•Proficient in the creation of mechanical drawings
•Hydraulic Systems
•Corrosion Control
•Simulation of mechanical systems using computer tools
•Scuba diving experience or certification

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.

May be subject to successful completion of E-Verify process.

PHYSICAL OCEANOGRAPHER/MARINE GEOPHYSICIST - JUNIOR, Req. #116634

The Applied Physics Laboratory at the University of Washington has an outstanding opportunity for a full time sea-going experimental Physical Oceanographer or Marine Geophysicist - Junior to lead a program in ocean electrodynamics.

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Posting Date: 2 March 2015

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Department: 

Ocean Physics

The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation%u2019s 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.

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-UW is organized into eight scientific and technical departments. The ability to turn ideas and hypotheses into experiments, field programs, and new instrumentation relies on the composite of many science and engineering disciplines. The Laboratory owes its success to the synergy created by investigators and technicians working across these departments and their commitment to basic and applied research.

Research at APL-UW is funded by grants and contracts, primarily with government federal agencies such as the U.S. Navy, NSF, NASA, NIH, and DARPA. APL-UW receives no support from the state of Washington. The Laboratory relies on private gifts for new faculty positions, new buildings, student fellowships, seed funding for new research projects, endowments, matching funds to secure federal research grants, educational outreach to schools, undergraduate mentorships, and new programs.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The appointee will undertake research at the Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in the Ocean Physics Department (OPD) with potential for collaboration with the UW School of Oceanography and other units within the College of Environment including the support and supervision of graduate students. Further opportunities exist with the large and vibrant oceanographic community in Seattle.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop a research program that includes ocean electrodynamics with an emphasis on sensors and measurement of ocean EM fields. Related activities at APL/UW focus on oceanography including theory, modeling, instrumentation, and field programs spanning basic research to applied and classified efforts. Historically, electrodynamics work has implemented motionally induced voltage sensors on many platforms (e.g., ships, profilers, gliders, floats, drifters, landers and submarine cables) to study oceanic flows and turbulence. Newer topics include adding turbulence sensors to profiling floats, EM remote salinity profiling in marine estuaries, observing the global electric circuit and installing EM sensors on NSF%u2019s OOI submarine cable. Several such measurement systems are available for immediate use for both ocean velocity and magnetotelluric studies.

Responsibilities will include proposal writing, reporting of research results at conferences and in high quality publications, and establishing a self-sustaining research funding base. Initial support is over a nominal 1-year period that will come from current projects and start-up funds. The initial assignment will be with Dr. Eric D%u2019Asaro.

REQUIREMENTS:

PhD in Oceanography, Marine Geophysics or a closely related discipline plus 2 years of experience.
Equivalent experience of 6 years in Oceanography or related disciplines may be substituted for PhD.
Demonstrated progressive research responsibility and experience.
Established technical expertise; serves as a resource to research unit/department.
Ability to acquire and maintain a US Security clearance.

Candidates will require the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job satisfactorily, including:
Understanding of electrodynamics as it relates to oceanographic or geophysical processes.
Proven ability to utilize oceanic measurements to address scientific or practical problems.
Demonstrated record and high potential to develop a well-funded program.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

Condition of Employment:
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.

Ability to acquire and maintain a US Security clearance.

May be subject to successful completion of E-Verify process.

Application Process:

The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Workforce Authorization, Criminal Conviction History, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select %u201CApply to this position%u201D. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your %u201CMy Jobs%u201D page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.

PHYSICAL OCEANOGRAPHER/MARINE GEOPHYSICIST - SENIOR, Req. #116633

The Applied Physics Laboratory at the University of Washington has an outstanding opportunity for a full time sea-going experimental Physical Oceanographer or Marine Geophysicist - Senior to lead a program in ocean electrodynamics.

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Posting Date: 2 March 2015

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Department: 

Ocean Physics

The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation%u2019s 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.

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-UW is organized into eight scientific and technical departments. The ability to turn ideas and hypotheses into experiments, field programs, and new instrumentation relies on the composite of many science and engineering disciplines. The Laboratory owes its success to the synergy created by
investigators and technicians working across these departments and their commitment to basic and applied research.

Research at APL-UW is funded by grants and contracts, primarily with government federal agencies such as the U.S. Navy, NSF, NASA, NIH, and DARPA. APL-UW receives no support from the state of Washington. The Laboratory relies on private gifts for new faculty positions, new buildings, student fellowships, seed funding for new research projects, endowments, matching funds to secure federal research grants, educational outreach to schools, undergraduate mentorships, and new programs.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The appointee will undertake research at the Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in the Ocean Physics Department (OPD) with potential for collaboration with the UW School of Oceanography and other units within the College of Environment including the support and supervision of graduate students. Further opportunities exist with the large and vibrant oceanographic community in Seattle.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop a research program that includes ocean electrodynamics with an emphasis on sensors and measurement of ocean EM fields. Related activities at APL/UW focus on oceanography including theory, modeling, instrumentation, and field programs spanning basic research to applied and classified efforts. Historically, electrodynamics work has implemented motionally induced voltage sensors on many platforms (e.g., ships, profilers, gliders, floats, drifters, landers and submarine cables) to study oceanic flows and turbulence. Newer topics include adding turbulence sensors to profiling floats, EM remote salinity profiling in marine estuaries, observing the global electric circuit and installing EM sensors on NSF%u2019s OOI submarine cable. Several such measurement systems are available for immediate use for both ocean velocity and magnetotelluric studies.

Responsibilities will include proposal writing, reporting of research results at conferences and in high quality publications, and establishing a self-sustaining research funding base. Initial support is over a nominal 1-year period that will come from current projects and start-up funds. The initial assignment will be with Ocean Physics Department Head, Dr. Eric D%u2019Asaro.

REQUIREMENTS:

PhD in Oceanography, Marine Geophysics or a closely related discipline plus 6 years of experience.
Equivalent experience of 6 years in Oceanography or related disciplines may be substituted for PhD.
Demonstrated record of research and development in the ocean with existing funded projects.
Demonstrated progressive research responsibility and experience.
Established technical expertise; serves as a resource to research unit/department.
Ability to acquire and maintain a US Security clearance.

Candidates will require the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job satisfactorily, including:
Understanding of electrodynamics as it relates to oceanographic or geophysical processes.
Proven ability to utilize oceanic measurements to address scientific or practical problems.
Demonstrated record and high potential to develop a well-funded program.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

Condition of Employment:

Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.

Ability to acquire and maintain a US Security clearance.

May be subject to successful completion of E-Verify process.

Application Process:

The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Workforce Authorization, Criminal Conviction History, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select %u201CApply to this position%u201D. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your %u201CMy Jobs%u201D page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.

SEED Post-doctoral Research Associate , Req. #NN23792

The Applied Physics Laboratory at the University of Washington (APL-UW) is seeking Post-doctoral Research Associates (job class code 0148) with research interests in Oceanography, Polar Science, Remote Sensing, Environmental Acoustics and Ocean Engineering.

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Posting Date: 27 April 2017

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

The Applied Physics Laboratory at the University of Washington (APL-UW) is seeking Post-doctoral Research Associates (job class code 0148) with research interests in Oceanography, Polar Science, Remote Sensing, Environmental Acoustics and Ocean Engineering. This is a full-time (100% FTE) appointment, with expected terms of two years subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funding.

Positions are not project-specific; a specific applicant is expected to define his/her research goals within the broad program areas of the participating APL departments: Air-Sea Interaction & Remote Sensing (AIRS), Acoustics Department (AD), Ocean Engineering (OE), Ocean Physics Department (OPD), Polar Science Center (PSC). Successful applicants must hold a recent (no more than 4-years) PhD or foreign equivalent in order to assume a post-doctoral position.

A transition to permanent staff following the completion of the post-doc appointment is 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 Laboratorys 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 salary commensurate with experience, as well as the Universitys excellent comprehensive benefits package. Details are available at http://hr.uw.edu/benefits/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2016/05/BAAG-Faculty-9-mo-or-more-appointments.pdf).

Screening of applicants will begin June 19, 2017; applications should be received prior to June 16, 2017 to be considered in the screening process. Finalists will be contacted in July. Travel expenses will be covered to allow finalists to present their recent work in an APL seminar in Seattle, WA.

Job offers be will made in September 2017 with start dates negotiable between October 2017 and March 2018.

Application Instructions

Applicants are asked to submit electronically:

- A curriculum vitae,
- A publication list,
- 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
- The names of four individuals who can provide a letter of reference.

In addition, a letter of support from a mentor in one of the participating departments (AIRS, AD, OE, OPD, PSC) 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

Applications should be submitted preferably via email to:

Dr. Kevin Williams

Sr. Principal Physicist, Acoustics Department Chair, and Liaison of Science and Engineering Group of APL

Applied Physics Laboratory – University of Washington
1013 NE 40th Street
Box 355640
Seattle, WA 98105-6698

williams@apl.washington.edu

Software Engineer, Req. #148942

APL has an outstanding opportunity for a Software Engineer.

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Posting Date: 14 September 2017

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Department: 

Environmental & Information Systems

The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nations 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.

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.

The position will support defense research programs for the Center for Environmental & Information Systems (CEIS) in the Applied Physics Laboratory at the University of Washington (APL-UW) in the areas of signal and image processing, radar, acoustics, sonar system engineering, communications, and modeling and simulation.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Develop complex specialty software for engineering research programs. The successful applicant will be engaged primarily to develop, independently and apart of teams, complex software for detection, classification, localization, and tracking of targets in radar and sonar applications, image processing, data communications and control of autonomous systems, and sensor processing for autonomous systems.

The employee will be a critical member of a research team whose responsibilities may also include writing proposals, leading his/her own projects, and contributing to development and support of an applied signal processing group at APL.

Specific duties include:
•Develop algorithms, extrapolate data, conduct experiments and run program simulations utilizing Matlab and C/C++ initially to prototype and executing in C/C++ in realtime.
•Participating in existing programs and contributing to new scientific directions by writing, testing, and debugging code with opportunities to develop independent ideas.
•Collaborating with scientist and engineers in various disciplines and levels to identify project requirements and meet strict sponsor goals or complex objectives.
•Other research related duties including continual development of technical, project and business development skills.

REQUIREMENTS:

•BS in Electrical or Computer Engineering or related scientific or engineering field and 3 years of experience. Equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered
•Excellent computer skills, experience in MATLAB and C/C++;
•Working knowledge of signal/image processing;
•Ability to plan and organize technical projects;
•Demonstrated excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills;
•Demonstrated organizational skills, self-motivation, flexibility, and the ability to thrive in a creative, entrepreneurial environment;
•Applicants must be U.S. citizens, able to acquire and maintain a security clearance.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

DESIRED:

•Experience with ROS or other middleware;
•Previous experience in the application of signal and image processing techniques to real-time systems.


CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.

May be subject to successful completion of E-Verify process.

To view and/or apply for Current APL-UW Job Postings, visit:

Acoustics Air-Sea Interaction & Remote Sensing Center for Environmental & Information Systems Center for Industrial & Medical Ultrasound Electronic & Photonic Systems Ocean Engineering Ocean Physics Polar Science Center
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