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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

Director of Business and Finance, Req. #158502

The Applied Physics Laboratory-University of Washington seeks a leader with exceptional strategic, financial, operational, and interpersonal capabilities to join its senior leadership team as Director of the Office of Business and Finance (“B&F Director”).

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Posting Date: 8 August 2018

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Department: 

Business Operations & Finance

The University of Washington (UW), one of the nation’s preeminent public universities, invites nominations and applications for the position of Director of Business and Finance with the Applied Physics Laboratory.

The Applied Physics Laboratory-University of Washington (http://www.apl.washington.edu) seeks a leader with exceptional strategic, financial, operational, and interpersonal capabilities to join its senior leadership team as Director of the Office of Business and Finance (“B&F Director”). The B&F Director reports to the Executive Director, Lisa Zurk, PhD., and is responsible for supporting and stewarding the finances and operations of the APL-UW’s research activities with a commitment to service and technical excellence that will also sustain institutional compliance. The B&F Director is the Laboratory’s chief financial officer and is a member of APL-UW’s Directorate, the Laboratory’s senior leadership team.

The B&F Director has overall responsibility and authority for all financial business functions of the Laboratory including financial strategy and planning and capital investment strategy and planning. The B&F Director has overarching responsibility for all Laboratory matters concerning financial management, grants and contracts, export control and transportation logistics, procurement, intellectual property and technology transfer, and external/internal financial communications. The position oversees department managers who are responsible for day-to-day financial management, compliance, purchasing and procurement, property control, grant and contract administration (including negotiations, reviews and endorsements), Pro-rated Direct Cost (PDC) budget preparation and administration, investment plan budget preparation and administration, and financial information systems.

One of the highest near- to mid-term priorities for the B&F Director will involve financial, operational, and project management related to constructing a new building for the Laboratory, which will include consolidating the Laboratory from five existing buildings into the new building and disposing of outdated Laboratory assets.

The Director must communicate effectively and diplomatically with a wide variety of people, many of whom hold senior-level positions in government, the military, sponsor organizations, and higher education, and must lead with integrity, demonstrate sound judgment, and align financial strategies with APL-UW strategic goals. The B&F Director must be responsive and approach all interactions with internal and external constituents with the highest sense of integrity and trust.

This position has overall responsibility for the design and implementation of the Laboratory’s financial strategy, including revenue growth and internal investment. The incumbent’s skill in frequent dealings with senior-level officials affects the University’s reputation in Washington, DC and Olympia, as well as within its sponsor community. The B&F Director’s ability to provide the Executive Director with budget and finance guidance will support APL-UW’s operation and enhance its reputation.

This position requires an advanced degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Finance, or a related field and at least six years of management-level financial experience in a university research laboratory, government, commercial, or academic environment. A combination of education and experience demonstrating an advanced level of competence may suffice in place of the requirement of an advanced degree. US Citizenship and the ability to obtain and maintain a government security clearance are required.

The Applied Physics Laboratory of the UW was established in 1943 and provides access to the highest levels of academic expertise in scientific research and engineering. Administered by the UW Office of Research, APL-UW consists of eight science and engineering departments as well as centralized technical, logistical, and administrative support functions APL-UW conducts research and development that is wholly funded by sponsored grants and federal contracts. Laboratory expertise spans acoustic and remote sensing, ocean physics and engineering, medical and industrial ultrasound, polar sciences and logistics, environmental and information systems, and electronic and photonic systems. The Laboratory receives $55-70M in grant and contract revenues annually, and is staffed by approximately 250 regular employees and up to 100 additional temporary employees.

SPECIAL APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

The Applied Physics Laboratory-University of Washington has retained Opus Partners (www.opuspartners.net) to support this recruitment. Jim Hess, PhD, Partner, and Katie Dean, Associate Partner, are leading the search. Confidential inquiries, applications, and nominations should be submitted by email to katie.dean@opuspartners.net

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 - 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 Associate, Dissolved Gas Sensor Development, Req. #40144

POSTDOCTORAL OPPORTUNITY IN DISSOLVED GAS SENSOR DEVELOPMENT 

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Posting Date: 30 October 2018

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Department: 

Ocean Engineering

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research associate as a part of SCUID - Submergible Carbon nanotube Underwater Instrument for dissolved gas detection - project funded by the National Oceanographic Partnership Program and the National Science Foundation. The project is a collaborative effort of the Applied Physical Laboratory (APL) at the University of Washington (UW), NASA Ames Research Center (NASA-ARC), and Pro-Oceanus Inc.

SCUID is a carbon-nanotube based gas sensor system that aims to transform the way we measure dissolved gases. Measurement of climatically relevant trace gases are necessary to quantify ocean sources and sinks, and to understand their impact on global climate change. Currently in-situ measurement of dissolved gases is limited to only a few gases. SCUID aims to change that as a collaborative effort between industry, government, and APL by leveraging cutting edge gas sensor technology and proven-technology dissolved gas sensor housing.

This is a full-time (100% FTE) position with an anticipated service period of 21 months with an anticipated start date in December 2018 or January 2019. The Research Associate’s work will be split into two phases: Phase 1 (~12months) is located at NASA Ames Research Center and Phase 2 (~9months) is located at APL. The candidate will have the opportunity to bring her/ his expertise to the project and thus contribute in a significant way to the success of the new sensor system.

The postdoc for this position will be responsible for developing a modified carbon nanotube based sensor chip capable of detecting NO and N2O at relevant concentrations, including chip characterization in environmental chambers and definition and development of necessary electronic/ hardware interfaces. This work will be followed by laboratory tests of the system. Laboratory system tests will include a temperature controlled environmental chamber and a custom facility to test for detection of dissolved gases in water. The SCUID system will need to be characterized with regard to precision, accuracy, linearity, hysteresis, and cross-sensitivity. The postdoc is expected to lead the publication of sensor development and test results in year 2.

Qualifications
Demonstrated expertise related to one or more of the areas involved (such as surface chemistry, physical chemistry, carbon nanotube physics, gas theory) is expected. The candidate should also be familiar with the theory and application of standard signal processing techniques (filtering, FFTs, convolutions, etc.), have good programming skills (familiarity with Matlab is an advantage), and basic knowledge of electronics and standard test equipment.

Prior experience with set-up and follow-through of experimental research and development, a critical, and careful and systematic approach to sensor methods development, ability to identify and solve problems is desired. Candidate should be capable of self-led project planning while also integrating with the overall project goals and deadlines, and have the ability to become fluent in areas of the project that are new to him/her.

Due to the nature of the project, the postdoc must be willing to live in both the Bay Area, CA and Seattle, WA during the appointment. Candidates with a recent (no more than 4-years) PhD or foreign equivalent in Mechanical engineering, Electrical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Chemical and Materials Engineering, Applied Physics, or similar are encouraged to apply!

Instructions
The Ocean Engineering (OE) Department in Applied Physics Laboratory at the University of Washington (APL-UW) conducts ocean engineering design and field operations support for ambitious basic and applied research programs, including at-sea engineering, research diving, and instrument design and fabrication. This position will be mentored by APL-UW Senior Scientist Anuscheh Nawaz, and NASA Ames Research Center Senior Scientist Jing Li.

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 NASA ARC, 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 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: Benefits Summary for Faculty with Appointments of 9 - 12 Months

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

Candidates should submit their application including the following information:

(1) A curriculum vitae including list of publications,
(2) A letter of interest detailing skills, experience, and qualifications for this project (no more than 2 pages, excluding bibliography and figures).
(3) The names of four individuals who can provide a letter of reference.

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.

Commitment to Diversity

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint (http://www.washington.edu/diversity/diversity-blueprint/). Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (https://www.washington.edu/admin/rules/policies/FCG/FCCH24.html#2432).

Research Associate, Melting Arctic Sea ice, Req. #40867

The Polar Science Center at the Applied Physics Laboratory, University of Washington is seeking a full-time Postdoctoral Research Associate to study the physical and optical characteristics of melting Arctic sea ice. Research Associates in the Applied Physics Laboratory have an annual service period of 12 months.

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Posting Date: 14 November 2018

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Department: 

Polar Science Center

The Polar Science Center at the Applied Physics Laboratory, University of Washington is seeking a full-time Postdoctoral Research Associate to study the physical and optical characteristics of melting Arctic sea ice. Research Associates in the Applied Physics Laboratory have an annual service period of 12 months.

The successful applicant will contribute to a National Science Foundation (NSF) sponsored project observing and modeling the physics of Arctic sea ice in a rapidly changing climate. This position will combine observational and modeling approaches for the purpose of improving treatment of sea ice in numerical climate models. Responsibilities of the position include design and execution of laboratory and field experiments, collection of data in the lab and field, data analysis and synthesis, model parameterization development, manuscript preparation, and presentation of results at national meetings. The position is based in Seattle, WA with extended travel. Close collaboration with scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research will be central to the work. Participation in a multi-national field campaign during summer 2020 for the collection of observational data will be expected. The position will require preparation for this field experiment, travel and participation in the data collection effort aboard an icebreaker, and post expedition data processing and synthesis, including the development of model parameterizations of sea ice processes to be used in global climate modeling studies. Laboratory work will be carried out in a walk-in freezer laboratory at the University of Washington. The position will be supervised by Dr. Bonnie Light (http://psc.apl.uw.edu/people/investigators/bonnie-light/).

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

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: Benefits Summary for Faculty with Appointments of 9 - 12 Months.

The successful applicant will have a Ph.D. in atmospheric, oceanic, climate or earth sciences, or a closely- related discipline awarded since March 2016. Demonstrated laboratory and prior field experience in low temperature environments are strongly recommended. Excellent skills in scientific deduction and strong proclivities for working independently and in a team environment are highly desirable. The intended duration of this position is 36 months. During this time the successful candidate will be expected to participate in the MOSAiC Field Campaign during summer 2020,data analysis, and development of model parameterizations in conjunction with colleagues at NCAR.

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

Applications will be considered until position is filled. Ideal start date is 1 April 2019.

Applicants are asked to submit:

(1) a letter of introduction (3 pages max. that addresses qualifications described above)

(2) CV and list of publications

(3) The names and contact information of three references

Questions about the job may be directed to bonnie@apl.uw.edu



Research Sonographer (Limited Term), Req. #159527

Center for Industrial & Medical Ultrasound seeks part time applicants in Shear Wave Ultrasound (SWUS) elastography. This position will support the research by evaluating the performance of Shear Wave Ultrasound (SWUS) elastography in thyroid nodules in a prospective clinical study.

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Posting Date: 30 August 2018

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Department: 

Center for Industrial & Medical Ultrasound

The Applied Physics Laboratory at the University of Washington’s (APL-UW) Center for Industrial & Medical Ultrasound (CIMU) is a world-class leader in ultrasound research and development. Our physicists, mathematicians, engineers, technicians, and students work with international researchers and medical professionals. They partner with industry to support the mission of research collaboration, technology development & commercialization, and training & education of students and professionals.

CIMU seeks part time applicants in Shear Wave Ultrasound (SWUS) elastography. This position will support the research by evaluating the performance of Shear Wave Ultrasound (SWUS) elastography in thyroid nodules in a prospective clinical study. The long-term goal is to reduce the number of unnecessary thyroid Fine needle aspiration (FNA) biopsy procedures performed and to aid in the diagnosis of problematic clinical scenarios. Elastography measures will be validated against tissue stiffness and compared to FNA results and conventional US performance. This study will guide future clinical trials and clinical practice designed to bring thyroid elastography into clinical use.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Major duties and responsibilities will include:
- Research data collection and analysis;
- Ultrasound image analysis;
- Responsible for collecting all the acquired images and data from the ultrasound machines well as the transfer acquired images/data to necessary computer workstations for analysis
- Responsible for quantitative image analysis with appropriate archival of image data;
- Responsible for documenting the methods for image processing and archival;
- Assists in preparation of reports, papers, presentations and other documents;
- Assists in development of the ultrasound scoring system;
- Depending on qualifications, may be assigned scores to ultrasound images under the guidance of a Radiologist

REQUIREMENTS:
Bachelor’s degree in Diagnostic Ultrasound or related medical field and 5 years of related experience

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
- Knows and effectively uses fundamental concepts of ultrasound
- Strong computer skills and experience working with general databases
- Ability to work independently with limited supervision
- Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office Products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and Access and/or other database programs.
- Excellent written and communication skills and ability to work with diverse communities
- Strong interpersonal skills as well as organizational skills – attention to detail

DESIRED:
- Research database experience including: data entry, database management, data cleaning, and analysis
- Experience using statistical and database management programs to analyze data and prepare summary narrative reports, graphs, tables, charts and illustrations
- Experience with statistical software for data cleaning and data analysis, such as Stata, SAS or R
- Programming experience with Stata, SAS or R
- Previous experience with ultrasound image analysis or an understanding of ultrasound imaging
- Certification or eligible for certification by American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) OR American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, Sonography (ARRT) (S) or radiology board
- Knowledge of Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and National Institute of Health (NIH) requirements relating to research involving human subjects

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 Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others.? Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. 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 “My Jobs” 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.

Ultrasound Engineer (Project), Req. #161077

CIMU seeks applicants for work involving ultrasound transducers and fields, performing therapeutic ultrasound-based tissue ablation, and evaluation of cavitation. The goal is to develop improved non-invasive approaches and associated devices for treatment of liver and kidney tumors, and management of large traumatic hematomas.

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Posting Date: 5 October 2018

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Department: 

Center for Industrial & Medical Ultrasound

The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation’s 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 enjoy 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’s (APL-UW) Center for Industrial & Medical Ultrasound (CIMU) is a world-class leader in ultrasound research and development. Our physicists, mathematicians, engineers, technicians, and students work with international researchers and medical professionals. They partner with industry to support the mission of research collaboration, technology development & commercialization, and training & education of students and professionals.

CIMU seeks applicants for work involving ultrasound transducers and fields, performing therapeutic ultrasound-based tissue ablation, and evaluation of cavitation. The goal is to develop improved non-invasive approaches and associated devices for treatment of liver and kidney tumors, and management of large traumatic hematomas.

Major duties and responsibilities will include:
- testing ultrasound treatments in phantoms and ex vivo soft tissue
- acquisition of ultrasound data for transducer outputs and acoustic cavitation fields
- assembly of mechanical and electrical hardware
- software programming
- processing of ultrasound imaging data and treatment outcomes in tissue
- operating function generators, oscilloscopes, amplifiers, hydrophones, ultrasound imagers, and high-speed cameras.

Requirements
Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Mathematics or appropriate scientific or technology field with lab work and up to one year's experience in a related area; some or all may be in relevant educational programs.

Desired
Experience with ultrasound hardware, instrumentation, signal processing, and data analysis; aptitude in programming software (Matlab and Labview), familiarity with work in the machine shop

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