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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.

Oceanographic Engineer II, Req. #153373

APL has an outstanding opportunity for a Oceanographic Engineer II.

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Posting Date: 20 February 2018

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

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.

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.

This position will undertake research at the Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in the Ocean Physics Department (OPD), with opportunities for collaboration in APLs Center for Environmental and Information Systems (CEIS), the UW School of Oceanography, NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory Carbon Group, and Washington State Department of Ecology.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

This oceanographic engineer will work with several other engineers to run an oceanographic mooring lab, providing engineering and scientific support services including instrument development, maintenance, and deployment, basic data analysis, and logistics in support of field operations to a wide array of research projects. Duties include organizing logistics for and leading short trips into the field to service moorings or to carry out research work in the field. The purpose of the research projects this position supports is to provide reliable, long-term, real-time, high-quality oceanographic and atmospheric observations in support of 1) long-term studies to investigate ocean acidification, hypoxia, harmful algal blooms and climate change within Washington waters, 2) to support rapid resource management decisions using real-time observations, and 3) to inform Washington Coast and Salish Sea modeling efforts. Working towards the goals of these projects, this position will utilize engineering and oceanographic data analysis to evaluate sensor and engineering solutions and use this information to make recommendations to Research Scientist/Engineer Principal Investigators, faculty research project leads, and other supervisors with a direct impact on the overall research program. Additionally, this position will have opportunities for outreach and education activities, sharing research program goals and observations with the public.

Specific duties include:
*Processing/interpreting oceanographic and engineering data received from mooring and other instruments at sea and providing critical recommendations to PIs in support of research programs.
*Leading Fieldwork deploying/maintaining oceanographic moorings.
*Leading coordination of field logistics (shipping, planning, packing, staging, etc.).
*Providing engineering solutions to various challenges related to field programs that often require rapid, novel solutions that make use of available resources.
*Instrument/research equipment design and fabrication.
*Procurement of supplies and new instrumentation.
*Servicing/maintaining oceanographic equipment.

Research at APL-UW is funded exclusively by grants and contracts, primarily with government federal and state agencies such as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Paul Allen Family Foundation (PAFF), and the Washington State Ocean Acidification Center.

REQUIREMENTS:

- Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics, related Scientific field, or Engineering plus 2 years of experience.

All candidates should have:
- Significant at-sea experience aboard research vessels.
- Experience coordinating day-trips into the field to carry out basic oceanographic research (e.g. CTD surveys, mooring maintenance, water sample collection, scientific dives).
- Basic electronics skills including surface soldering on PCBs and being familiar with termination of various types of cables including underwater cables and coax.
- Experience maintaining, operating and servicing oceanographic instruments such as CTDs.
- Familiarity with research mooring deployment and recovery procedures.
- Solid organizational and record-keeping skills.
- A positive, energetic, fun-loving attitude and desire to work in a team environment.
- Ability to effectively communicate English language both spoken and written.
- Willingness to work longer and irregular hours when at sea or during preparations for large field experiments.

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


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.

Research Associate, 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

Research Associate, Req. #NN27104

The Air-Sea Interaction & Remote Sensing (AIRS) department in Applied Physics Laboratory at the University of Washington (APL-UW) is seeking a postdoctoral scientist (Research Associate) to join the “(Sub)mesoscale Group” led by Peter Gaube and Kyla Drushka.

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Posting Date: 8 February 2018

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Department: 

Air-Sea Interaction & Remote Sensing

The Air-Sea Interaction & Remote Sensing (AIRS) department in Applied Physics Laboratory at the University of Washington (APL-UW) is seeking a postdoctoral scientist (Research Associate) to join the “(Sub)mesoscale Group” led by Peter Gaube and Kyla Drushka. The group investigates oceanic physical and biological processes and their interactions. Of primary interest is the influence of mesoscale O(10-100 km) and submesoscale O(1-10km) features, including eddies, meanders, and fronts, on air-sea fluxes, marine ecosystem and ocean mixing. This is a full-time (100% FTE) appointment available as early as June 1, 2018 for an initial period of 18 months. An extension is possible based on progress and funding availability.

The Research Associate will be part of a NASA Ocean Salinity Science Team-funded project focused on characterizing (sub)mesoscale salinity structures and dynamics using in situ and satellite measurements of ocean salinity, temperature, color, and velocity. Data for the project will be collected during surveys off the Washington and Oregon coast on a small boat equipped with an underway CTD/optics/acoustics package (participation in the fieldwork is an option but not a requirement). These in situ survey data will be combined with satellite ocean color (OC) and sea surface temperature and salinity (SST and SSS) measurements. Specifically, the postdoc will explore techniques for combining high-resolution satellite OC/SST data with lower-resolution satellite SSS data to glean information about (sub)mesoscale salinity structures that cannot be achieved using measurements from one platform alone. In addition, the postdoc will use the in situ and satellite data to quantify the 3-dimensional structure and kinematics of (sub)mesoscale fronts, determine their temporal evolution, and quantify the sub-pixel variability in salinity that is not resolved by the current generation of salinity satellites. The position requires a background in satellite oceanography and experience with data analysis (e.g., Matlab, Python). Successful applicants must hold a recent (no more than 4-years) PhD or foreign equivalent in physical oceanography or a related science 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.

All UW faculty engage in research, teaching, 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 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).

Application Instructions
Screening of applications will begin on 1 February 2018; the position will be open until filled.

Applications should be directed to Peter Gaube and Kyla Drushka via email to pgaube@apl.uw.edu and kdrushka@apl.uw.edu in one pdf file and should include:

A curriculum vitae,
A publication list
A one page statement of research interests
A copy of a recent peer-reviewed research article
Contact details of three references.

Inquiries about the position can be directed to Peter Gaube or Kyla Drushka (pgaube@apl.uw.edu, kdrushka@apl.uw.edu). More information can be found at https://submesoscale.org/.

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.

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