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Sand Point

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Closes On   08/25/2006


$40-60,000/yr, Salary is commensurate with experience and education.

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 enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.

Our Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO) has an outstanding opportunity for a Research Scientist/Engineer 3 to conduct field and laboratory research on the sources and sinks of CO2 in the oceans.  JISAO is a " Center of Excellence " that fosters research collaboration between NOAA and the University of Washington .  Its research themes are aligned with the NOAA Strategic Plan and include Climate, Environmental Chemistry, Marine Ecosystems, and Coastal Oceanography. 

This individual will build and operate equipment for obtaining high precision chemical and hydrographic data in the laboratory, onboard ships, and on moored buoys. Prepare graphics and statistical analyses of data and help with the preparation of technical reports and articles for publication in reviewed journals.

Additionally, the person in this role will build, maintain, and operate equipment to make high precision measurements of dissolved inorganic carbon and total alkalinity on ocean seawater samples. Participate in up to 3 cruises per year to make inorganic carbon measurements. Provide data quality control and quality assessments, generate property-property plots of data, and perform calculations with data under supervision. Write and edit technical documents involving ocean carbon data.

Applicant must be able to work at sea, should be able to work on their own with minimal supervision, and be able to diagnose and resolve instrumental problems (including mechanical, chemical, or software problems).

As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit the benefits website . Requirements: Bachelor of Science degree in Oceanography or inorganic chemistry and/or 3-5 years experience in a scientific laboratory; experience operating scientific equipment; education or experience in inorganic chemistry.

Equivalent education and experience may substitute for stated requirements. Desired: Master of Science degree and/or 5 years experience in a scientific laboratory; experience making inorganic carbon measurements; have coauthored scientific publication; experience designing, building and maintaining scientific equipment; programming experience.  Condition of Employment: The applicant will be expected to work a standard 40 hour work week in an inorganic chemistry laboratory setting. Office and laboratory space will be located at NOAA/PMEL on Sand Point Way . Applicant will be expected to participate in oceanographic cruises and equipment deployments on ships of opportunity.

Application Instructions:

Part of the application process for this position includes completing an on-line cover
letter assessment as well as the Employment Eligibility Assessment to obtain additional
information that will be used in the evaluation process.  The assessment(s) will appear on
your screen for you to complete as soon as you select "Apply to this Position" on this job
announcement. Once you begin the assessment, it must be completed at that time. 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 the assessment is complete.

The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206.543.6450 / 206.543.6452 (tty) or .


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