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Applied Physics Laboratory – SEG SEED Research Associate, Req. #AA27897

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

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Posting Date: 17 April 2018

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

The Applied Physics Laboratory at the University of Washington (APL-UW) is seeking Post-doctoral Research Associates with research interests in Oceanography, Polar Science, Remote Sensing, Environmental Acoustics and Ocean Engineering. 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 (AIRS), Acoustics Department (AD), Ocean Engineering (OE), Ocean Physics Department (OPD), and the Polar Science Center (PSC). All UW faculty engage in teaching, research, and service. 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 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 salary commensurate with experience, as well as the University’s excellent comprehensive benefits package to include health/vision/dental plans including spouse, domestic partner and/or dependents. Details are available at http://hr.uw.edu/benefits/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2016/05/BAAG-Faculty-9-mo-or-more-appointments.pdf).

Application Instructions

To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Lowell Jones at 206-221-9071 or lojones@apl.uw.edu

Screening of applicants will begin July 1, 2018; applications should be received prior to June 15, 2018 to be considered in the screening process. Finalists will be contacted in August 2018. 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 2018 with start dates negotiable between October 2018 and March 2019.

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

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information

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.

OPD Research Associate - Isopycnal Stirring, Req. #NN27327

The Ocean Physics Department (OPD) in Applied Physics Laboratory at the University of Washington (APL-UW) is seeking one Post-doctoral Research Associate with research interests in submesoscale isopycnal stirring in the upper ocean pycnocline. This is a full-time (100% FTE), 12-month appointment, with available funding for at least a 24-month term, pending satisfactory performance.

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Posting Date: 23 February 2018

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Department: 

Ocean Physics

Submesoscale towed CTD chain and shipboard ADCP surveys to determine controlling dynamics of isopycnal stirring will be conducted during July 2018. These measurements will also be used to test a recent spectral model for anisotropic stratified turbulence. The Research Associate will be responsible to analyze these measurements and publish scientific results. If recruited before July 2018, the Research Associate may also participate in the seagoing experiment. Skills in oceanographic data analysis, upper ocean dynamics, submesoscale processes, and spectral analysis are desirable. Successful applicants must hold a recent (no more than 4-years) Ph.D. or foreign equivalent in order to assume a post-doctoral position.

While the successful candidate will primarily be engaged in research, all University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service. A transition to permanent staff following the completion of the post-doc appointment is possible to 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 APL and the UW campus provide access to a broad range of disciplines, cultures and academic backgrounds 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.

Further information on current research at OPD and APL, by department and principal investigator, can be found at http://www.apl.washington.edu/departments/opd/home.php

The position offers a salary commensurate with experience, as well as the Universitys excellent comprehensive benefits package to include health/vision/dental plans including spouse, domestic partner and/or dependents. Details are available at http://hr.uw.edu/benefits/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2016/05/BAAG-Faculty-9-mo-or-more-appointments.pdf).

Application Instructions

To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Lowell Jones at 206-221-9071 or lojones@apl.uw.edu.

Screening of applicants will begin on March 1, 2018; the position will be open until filled. Travel expenses may be covered to allow finalists to present their recent work in an APL seminar in Seattle, WA.

Applicants are asked to submit electronically:
- A curriculum vitae,
- A publication list,
- An optional statement describing the applicants interest and appropriate skills for this position
-The names of four individuals who can provide a letter of reference.

Applications should be submitted preferably via email to:

Dr. Ren-Chieh Lien
Sr. Principal Oceanographer
Applied Physics Laboratory – University of Washington
1013 NE 40th Street
Box 355640
Seattle, WA 98105-6698
rcl@uw.edu

OPD Research Associate - Near Inertial Waves, Req. #NN27326

The Ocean Physics Department (OPD) in Applied Physics Laboratory at the University of Washington (APL-UW) is seeking one Post-doctoral Research Associate with research interests in storm-forced near inertial waves and turbulence mixing in the upper ocean. This is a full-time (100% FTE), 12-month appointment, with available funding for at least a 24-month term, pending satisfactory performance.

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Posting Date: 23 February 2018

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Department: 

Ocean Physics

The Research Associate will work on measurements of storm-forced inertial waves and turbulent mixing taken with EM-APEX floats during the 2016 and 2017 fall and winter storm seasons in north western Pacific. These measurements are aimed at quantifying the dissipation of near-inertial waves at near field. Skills in oceanographic data analysis, ocean dynamics, internal waves, and mixing processes are desirable. Successful applicants must hold a recent (no more than 4-years) PhD or foreign equivalent in order to assume a post-doctoral position.

While the successful candidate will primarily be engaged in research, all University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service. 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 APL and the UW campus provide access to a broad range of disciplines, cultures and academic backgrounds 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.

Further information on current research at OPD and APL, by department and principal investigator, can be found at: http://www.apl.washington.edu/departments/opd/home.php

The position offers salary commensurate with experience, as well as the Universitys excellent comprehensive benefits package to include health/vision/dental plans including spouse, domestic partner and/or dependents. Details are available at http://hr.uw.edu/benefits/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2016/05/BAAG-Faculty-9-mo-or-more-appointments.pdf).

Application Instructions

To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Lowell Jones at 206-221-9071 or lojones@apl.uw.edu.

Screening of applicants will begin on March 1, 2018; the position will be open until filled. Travel expenses may be covered to allow finalists to present their recent work in an APL seminar in Seattle, WA.

Applicants are asked to submit electronically:

- A curriculum vitae,
- A publication list,
- An optional statement describing the applicants interest and appropriate skills for this position
- The names of four individuals who can provide a letter of reference.

Applications should be submitted preferably via email to:

Dr. Ren-Chieh Lien
Sr. Principal Oceanographer
Applied Physics Laboratory – University of Washington
1013 NE 40th Street
Box 355640
Seattle, WA 98105-6698
rcl@uw.edu

OPD Research Associate - Ocean Mixing Processes and Turbulence, Req. #NN26678

The Ocean Physics Department (OPD) in Applied Physics Laboratory at the University of Washington (APL-UW) is seeking Post-doctoral Research Associates with research interests in upper ocean mixing processes and turbulence.

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Posting Date: 22 December 2017

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Department: 

Ocean Physics

The Ocean Physics Department (OPD) in Applied Physics Laboratory at the University of Washington (APL-UW) is seeking Post-doctoral Research Associates with research interests in upper ocean mixing processes and turbulence. This is a full-time (100% FTE) appointment, with an expected term of up to 36 months subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funding.

The Research Associate will work with an observational and modeling team to conduct and analyze a detailed observational study of mixing processes at the base of the upper ocean boundary layer during Fall 2018. Skills in oceanographic data analysis, ocean dynamics and mixing processes are desirable. 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 APL and 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.

All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service.

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 University’s 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).

Further information on current research at OPD and APL, by department and principal investigator, can be found at: http://www.apl.washington.edu/departments/opd/home.php

Application Instructions
Screening of applicants will begin on February 1, 2018; the position will be open until filled. Travel expenses may be covered to allow finalists to present their recent work in an APL seminar in Seattle, WA.

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.

Applications should be submitted preferably via email to:

Dr. Eric D’Asaro
Sr. Principal Oceanographer, Ocean Physics Department Chair
Applied Physics Laboratory – University of Washington
1013 NE 40th Street
Box 355640
Seattle, WA 98105-6698
dasaro@apl.washington.edu

OPD Research Associate - Upper-Ocean Restratification, Req. #NN27325

The Ocean Physics Department (OPD) in Applied Physics Laboratory at the University of Washington (APL-UW) is seeking Post-doctoral Research Associates with research interests in upper ocean mixing processes and turbulence. This is a full-time (100% FTE), 12-month appointment, with available funding for at least a 24-month term, pending satisfactory performance.

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Posting Date: 22 February 2018

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Department: 

Ocean Physics

The Research Associate will work with an observational dataset targeting submesoscale horizontal restratification of the surface mixed-layer. Measurements were collected at 3 sites in the North Pacific Subtropical Front during March 2017, using 1-5 km arrays of autonomous profiling floats, larger-scale repeated ship-based profiler and ADCP surveys, and a drifting air-sea flux buoy. The floats (EM-APEX) collected flow-following time series of temperature, salinity, horizontal velocity and chi (temperature variance dissipation rate) in the upper 150 meters, while the high-resolution ship surveys sampled the horizontal gradients due to submesoscale fronts and eddies for roughly one week at each site. This position will be mentored by APL-UW scientists James Girton (girton@uw.edu) and John Mickett (mickett@uw.edu).

Skills in oceanographic data analysis, ocean dynamics and mixing processes are desirable. Successful applicants must hold a recent (no more than 4-years) Ph.D. or foreign equivalent in order to assume a post-doctoral position.

While the successful candidate will primarily be engaged in research, all University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service. A transition to permanent staff following the completion of the post-doc appointment is possible to 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 APL and the UW campus provide access to a broad range of disciplines, cultures and academic backgrounds 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.

Further information on current research at OPD and APL, by department and principal investigator, can be found at http://www.apl.washington.edu/departments/opd/home.php

The position offers a salary commensurate with experience, as well as the Universitys excellent comprehensive benefits package to include health/vision/dental plans including spouse, domestic partner and/or dependents. Details are available at http://hr.uw.edu/benefits/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2016/05/BAAG-Faculty-9-mo-or-more-appointments.pdf).

Application Instructions

To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Lowell Jones at 206-221-9071 or lojones@apl.uw.edu.

Screening of applicants will begin on March 1, 2018; the position will be open until filled. Travel expenses may be covered to allow finalists to present their recent work in an APL seminar in Seattle, WA.

Applicants are asked to submit electronically:
- A curriculum vitae,
- A publication list,
- A brief statement of research interests (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.

Applications should be submitted preferably via email to:

Dr. James B. Girton
Applied Physics Laboratory – University of Washington
1013 NE 40th Street
Box 355640
Seattle, WA 98105-6698
girton@uw.edu

Research Data Analyst - Part Time (50% FTE), Req. #155852

APL has an outstanding opportunity for a part time (50% FTE) Data Analyst. This position is located in the Polar Science Center (PSC). The Polar Science Center conducts basic and applied research on the oceanography, climatology, meteorology, biology and ecology of the ice-covered regions on Earth and elsewhere in our solar system. The scope of PSC research and fieldwork includes the Arctic and the Antarctic, as well as sea-ice, glaciers and continental ice sheets.

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Posting Date: 15 May 2018

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Department: 

Polar Science Center

As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a “Great College to Work For” for four consecutive years.

Established in 1943 at the request of the United States Navy, the Applied Physics Laboratory of the University of Washington (APL-UW) has provided continuous access to the highest levels of academic expertise in scientific research and engineering to address Navy-specific problems. Laboratory expertise spans acoustic and remote sensing, ocean physics and engineering, medical and industrial ultrasound, polar science and logistics, environmental and information systems, and electronic and photonic systems.

APL has an outstanding opportunity for a part time (50% FTE) Data Analyst.
This position is located in the Polar Science Center (PSC). The Polar Science Center conducts basic and applied research on the oceanography, climatology, meteorology, biology and ecology of the ice-covered regions on Earth and elsewhere in our solar system. The scope of PSC research and fieldwork includes the Arctic and the Antarctic, as well as sea-ice, glaciers and continental ice sheets.

Under the direction and supervision of the principal scientist Dr. Kristin Laidre, this position will provide research support and assistance for Laidres Arctic marine mammal ecology program. This position requires work on multiple research projects, and prioritizing work with simultaneous and competing timelines. This position requires interaction with Laidre, other scientists and collaborators on research projects, graduate students, and any other groups integral to the successful completion of the research projects. This position requires a self-motivated, independent and enthusiastic candidate with GIS experience and an interest in biological and/or earth science questions.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Data Coordination, Production and Analysis

-Analyze point, line, polygon and raster data sets using ArcGIS 10.x, including ArcGIS database management, analysis, and visualization with Python scripting or Microsoft Excel with VBA macros.
-Process and analyze raster (gridded) image data using remote sensing techniques and sources, including satellite image interpretation and classification (e.g., Landsat satellite data).
-Analyze spatial data from tagged marine animals using standard statistical methods, which may include use of ArcGIS geospatial modeling environment, kernel home range analysis, and other relevant methods.
-Maintain computer spreadsheets and databases using R and Excel.
-Resolve problems and answer queries related to the data and its outputs.
-Assist in preparing research presentation material, such as PowerPoint slides, posters, abstracts, graphs, figures and text for publications.
-Perform related tasks as assigned.

Research-related positions at the Applied Physics Laboratory are wholly supported by funding from research sponsors. In addition to an individuals satisfactory work performance, it is necessary to also obtain sponsor funding sufficient to support a research-related position. This position will support a specific set of APL research projects over a period of up to three years. The work could end sooner due to lack of work, lack of funding, unsatisfactory job performance, or other factors. It is not possible to forecast whether continuing work and/or funding will be available following the completion of the existing set of research projects.

Minimum Qualification:

To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, applicants must possess a Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics, Geospatial studies, Computer programming, Ecology, or a related field and less than 1 year of experience. Candidates who possess skills and experience greater than the minimum qualifications are encouraged to apply.

Additional minimum qualifications are:
· Demonstrated knowledge of ArcGIS and spatial analysis for mapping and quantitative analysis of spatial data
· Experience working with gridded data or satellite data for biological or earth science applications
· Knowledge of Python and R, or other relevant programming and scripting language(s)
· Fluency with Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint

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

Desired Qualifications
Our desired applicants will possess all of the qualifications above, but may also have greater amounts of experience and/or education. In addition, we desire knowledge of Matlab, IDL, Java, SQL, or equivalent software for database and mathematical analysis.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

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

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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