RESEARCH SCIENTIST ASSISTANT (TEMPORARY)
Research Scientist Assistant (Temporary) Req #: 158722 Department: Carbon Group at UW JISAO Appointing Department Web Address: Job Location: Other Location Job Location Detail: NOAA/PMEL at Sand Point, Seattle, WA Posting Date: 08/08/2018 Closing Info: Open Until Filled Salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Shift: First Shift Notes: This is a TEMPORARY, PART-TIME position. It begins Upon Hire and is expected to run through February of 2019. The **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. (UW) is proud to be one of the nationâs 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 Carbon Group at UWs Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO) (located at the PacificMarine Environmental Laboratory [PMEL] at Sand Point in Seattle, WA) performs cutting-edge research and technology development in ocean carbon monitoring ( The Carbon Group has an outstanding opportunity open for a Temporary Research Scientist Assistant. This position will be responsible for maintaining inventory of specialized oceanographic instrumentation. Major dutiesinclude: 1) Packing, shipping, and receiving oceanographic instrumentation to/from approximately 40 field sites globally, while complying with complex shipping contract and hazardous material regulations; 2) Follow standard operating procedures (SOPs) for maintaining high-quality instrumentation for long term operation in the ocean, including calibrating ocean carbon sensors and recording calibration results; 3) Collaboration with other engineers and technicians in assembly, operation, testing, maintenance, diagnosis, and repair of oceanographic equipment, components, and systems; 4) Collaboration in organization of equipment pool, including procurement of equipment and supplies; 5) Coordinate with PMEL Engineering machine shop during part fabrication process to ensure finished products meets design specifications; 6) Document progress on tasks and communicate progress at bi-weekly meetings. This appointment is designed to backfill laboratory duties while current staff take on short-term development projects and will require excellent teamwork, communication, and organizational skills. For cover letter and resume tips, see REQUIREMENTS: Bachelors degree in an engineering, scientific, or related discipline (or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience). Minimum 3 months to 1 year job-related experience. Experience maintaining and operating complex instrumentation, including diagnosing and resolving instrumental problems. Experience following standard operating procedures (SOPs). Interest in and willingness to learn about ocean sensing technology. Demonstrated responsibility and accountability. Demonstrated strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and effective verbal and written communication skills. Ability to work independently and as part of a team, interacting cooperatively with people from diverse backgrounds and academic levels. Ability to lift and move heavy objects may be required. DESIRED: Experience with mechanical and ocean engineering design. Ability to quickly develop technical skills that support new research directions in the research group. Willingness to participate in local sensor deployments in Puget Sound or coastal Washington waters. Condition of Employment:This positions base is at NOAA/ PMEL at Sand Point in Seattle, WA. 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.