|From||Roger Brugge <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date||Tue, 26 Jul 2016 08:23:21 +0000|
Please note that the relocation details should read: Relocation benefits are provided for this position. ________________________________________ Please advertise this position, interested applicants can apply at: https://ucar.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&jobid=217970&version=1#.V4QkrBkzGYY.gmail Research Scientist or Engineer Manager PLEASE NOTE: This is a full-time position. Initial consideration will be given to applications received prior to 4:00 p.m. on August 9th2016, or until a sufficient number of applications have been received. Thereafter, applications will be reviewed on an as-needed basis. NCAR – Earth Observing Laboratory (EOL) – In-Situ Sensing Facility (ISF) Relocation benefits are provided for this position. U.S. Citizenship, Permanent Residency, or other protected status under 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3) is required for this position. UCAR/NCAR will not sponsor a work visa (e.g., J-1, H1-B, etc.) for this position. The National Center for Atmospheric Research's Earth Observing Laboratory (EOL) seeks candidates for a ladder-track Level III or Senior Scientist or Research Engineer Section Head position, with the level and track to be determined based upon the qualifications of the successful candidate and the outcome of the ladder-track appointment review process. Formed in 2005, the Earth Observing Laboratory (EOL) is one of the seven laboratories of NCAR, the National Science Foundation’s Federally Funded Research and Development Center. As the successor of NCAR’s Atmospheric Technology Division (ATD), the mission of EOL is to provide leadership in observing facilities, field project support as well as research and data services needed to advance the scientific understanding of the Earth system. EOL manages the majority of NSF’s Lower Atmosphere Observing Facilities (LAOF) and deploys them in support of observational field campaigns, ranging from single investigator projects to large complex campaigns that involve multiple investigators, agencies, and platforms, nationally and internationally. EOL deploys its systems for research by scientists from universities, NCAR, and government agencies, as well as for education. An integral part of EOL’s mission is to develop the next generation of LAOF and to provide management and archiving of data from past supported campaigns. In order to ensure progress in the atmospheric sciences, EOL supports a wide-range of research areas within the Earth system science, ranging from microscale to mesoscale to climate process studies, and employs LAOF platforms and systems that reach from the surface of the Earth to the lower stratosphere and beyond. This position manages the In-situ Sensing Facility (ISF) in EOL, conducts original research, and reports to the EOL Director. ISF provides measurements made directly in the environment as well as profiling measurements of the lower atmosphere. Measurements are made in-situ at the earth's surface, on towers, on balloons, and on packages dropped from aircraft. Remote profiling measurements are made using vertically pointing radar, lidar and acoustic sensors. The Facility aims to serve the advanced observational needs of the atmospheric science community by providing a flexible, state-of-the-art backbone measurement capability applicable to a wide range of experimental needs - emphasizing advanced sensor capabilities, sensor integration, system mobility, and the ability to deploy to remote or difficult locations. ISF has three groups: The Surface Group focuses on systems to measure the surface layer, surface energy budget and surface properties, deploys the ISFS (Integrated Surface Flux System) and CentNet facilities, and operates the EOL Calibration Laboratory. The Sounding Group focuses on sensors dropped from aircraft and balloons, as well as their associated data systems and deploys the AVAPS Dropsonde System on the NSF/NCAR HIAPER (GV) and C-130 aircraft, managed at RAF. The Atmospheric Profiling Group focuses on instruments to profile the atmosphere, particularly radar wind profilers, radiosonde soundings and basic surface measurements, and deploys the ISS (Integrated Sounding System). For more information on EOL, please see https://www.eol.ucar.edu/ For more information on the ladder track appointment process for NCAR, see NCAR's Scientific and Research Engineering Appointments Criteria<https://www2.fin.ucar.edu/sites/default/files/u544/Appointment%20Criteria%204may10%20-%20with%20tables%20updated%20June%202013.pdf> and NCAR's Scientific and Research Engineering Appointments procedures<https://www2.fin.ucar.edu/policies/7-1-ncar-scientific-and-research-engineering-appointments>. BASIC JOB FUNCTION: Provide scientific leadership and management of EOL’s In Situ Sensing Facility (ISF) in its deployment and development of a suite of in situ and profiling instruments to support field observations for atmospheric research. DUTIES INCLUDE: Scientific and technical leadership and administrative oversight of the ISF: * Establish goals, priorities, and strategies for ISF in implementing the EOL and NCAR Strategic Plans. * Manage the ISF personnel, budget, and supervise key employees. * Oversee the management of the existing observing systems and the preparation of those systems for worldwide field deployments. * Address institutional priorities for the workplace, including attention to workplace safety, workforce diversity and to staff career development and mentoring. * Anticipate future field-support needs, lead strategic planning at the Facility level, and contribute to future planning at the Laboratory and the Center level. Scientific and/or technical research * Conduct a personal research program, leading to publications, with an appropriate focus on scientific and/or technical areas related to ISF interests. * Encourage and mentor research activities of ISF staff. * Contribute to community service as expected of a professional member of the science community via manuscript and proposal reviews and through committee, panel, and other service functions within and outside EOL and NCAR. Community interactions: * Interact with potential users of facilities to assist them in planning for and understanding the feasibility of potential uses of ISF facilities. * Interact with appropriate segments of the scientific and technical communities to remain knowledgeable regarding scientific emphases and technological developments of relevance to ISF. * Interact with NSF program officers and others in federal agencies in connection with the ISF program and how that program supports NSF and other-agency research. * Promote EOL R&D activities and facility capabilities within scientific communities abroad. * Promote education in observational approaches to atmospheric science and in instrumentation. Development: * Oversee and promote development of new capabilities, expand measurement frontiers by advancing the integration of EOL’s ground-based measurements for boundary-layer research, and develop capabilities in new areas such as the use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) in support of atmospheric research. * Encourage and establish development partnerships within and outside of EOL and NCAR. * Seek external funding sources to complement resources for development within the facility. Broader roles in the management of the laboratory and the community: * Participate in laboratory-wide management activities by working with the EOL Director and other members of the EOL Management Council (EMC). * Participate in the Laboratory-level planning, prioritization and allocation of resources. * Provide information needed by EOL to meet reporting and planning requirements of the Laboratory. Liaison Role: * As a member of the EOL Management Council, guide and shape EOL priority and strategy plans. * As a member of the NCAR Director's Committee and UCAR Management Forum, help shape the organization’s agenda and participate in leadership decisions. * Coordinate plans and activities with other NCAR Facilities and Laboratories, and outside organizations. * Work with NSF and other outside partners to establish common priorities and meet program objectives. * Form strategic partnerships and collaborations with appropriate groups in the public and private sectors, both nationally and internationally. * Work with University and other outside investigators to ensure effective field project planning and execution. REQUIREMENTS INCLUDE: Education and Experience: * PhD in physical science or engineering. * At least 10 years of experience in the use or development of advanced instrumentation for studies of the atmosphere. * Some experience, either as a Principal Investigator or in a support role, in field experiments conducted by collaborative multi-institution projects in atmospheric science. * Scientific recognition and management experience commensurate with a leadership role of a facility-level group. (Alternately, an equivalent combination of the above education and experience) Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: * Expertise in scientific and technical aspects of observational science and atmospheric measurements, in particular of in situ and profiling measurements. * A documented record of excellence in scientific and/or technical accomplishments in an area related to ISF’s mission. * Familiarity with atmospheric science field experiments and with the deployment of observational facilities in support of such experiments. * Demonstrated skill in the administration of budgets, in the management of scientific and technical personnel, and in the planning and execution of large projects. * Good ability to communicate orally and in writing and to make presentations to audiences of various sizes. * Strong team-leadership skills and ability to work in a team. Demonstrated tact and diplomacy in interactions with colleagues and in the supervision of employees. A collegial relationship with those in the potential user community. Decision Making and Problem Solving: * Personnel * Setting research, development, and deployment priorities * Budget and resource allocation Desired but Not Required: * Experience in instrumentation of UAS. * Experience in securing funding by writing grant proposals. The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer that strives to develop and maintain a diverse workforce. UCAR is committed to providing equal opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy. Whatever your intersection of identities, you are welcome at the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR). 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