Post Doctoral Fellow – Embedded Systems Design for Airborne Snow and Sea Ice Thickness Observing System

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Classification:Post Doctoral Fellow non represented
Grade:UNAC Grade 40
Work type:Post Doc
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
School/Business unit:UAF College of Engineering & Mines
Location: Fairbanks
Categories: Research/Science/Grants

Position Summary:

University of Alaska Fairbanks Institute of Northern Engineering is seeking a motivated and energetic postdoctoral scholar to work on an NSF funded project to develop an Airborne Electromagnetic (AEM) system capable of being integrated into long-range Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) for measurement of Arctic sea ice and snow thickness. Candidates will be evaluated on suitability of their academic preparation, past research experience, and practical skills.

Duties:

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University of Alaska Fairbanks Institute of Northern Engineering is seeking a motivated and energetic postdoctoral scholar to work on an NSF funded project to develop an Airborne Electromagnetic (AEM) system capable of being integrated into long-range Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) for measurement of Arctic sea ice and snow thickness. Candidates will be evaluated on suitability of their academic preparation, past research experience, and practical skills.

The required qualification is a PhD degree in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or a related field. The successful candidate will have a strong background in the area of embedded systems design and signal processing, and strong experience in designing embedded systems. Experience with EM modelling and applied geophysics is also desirable. The candidate must have experience publishing in peer reviewed journals and be eager to conduct multidisciplinary research. Should have ability to pay close attention to detail, work in an organized manner, follow instructions and work without close supervision.

The position responsibilities include design, analysis, building, and testing of the embedded system required to control and process the airborne sea ice and snow thickness observing system. There may be additional duties assigned as it relates to this position.

The candidate will work as part of an interdisciplinary team to design and build the embedded system required to control and process a sensor pack for airborne measurement of sea ice thickness. The overall system will include an EM sounding system as well as laser and radar altimeters and must be capable of being integrated into long-range Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS).There may be additional duties assigned as it relates to this position.

The position is open immediately and the initial appointment is for one year with the possibility of renewal, depending on funding availability and satisfactory performance of the candidate.

Required to submit a CV, cover letter, research statement addressing relevant background and experience, and three professional references with contact information.

This is a non-represented faculty position for one year with the potential to extend if funds are available. This position is open until filled with the initial application review taking pace on January 2nd, 2020.  To ensure your application is considered, apply by 11:55 pm, January 1st, 2020.  Applications received after this date may not be considered.  A complete application will include a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional reference.

Assistance:

If you need assistance applying to this posting, please contact College of Engineering and Mines Human Resources Coordinator at 907-474-7777. Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application and screening process should contract the UA Human Resources office at 907-450-8200.

Term Position:

This position is a term-funded position and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion.

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Affirmative Action Statement:

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:  www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination

Public Disclosure Statement:

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

University of Alaska is a Drug Free Workplace.

Probationary Period:

Pursuant to University Regulation 04.07.020, new employees of the University are employed in an at-will probationary status for the first six months of employment. During the probationary period, employment may be terminated for no reason or any reason. Promoted employees also serve a probationary period with limited rights of retreat.

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska that all employees are required to attend training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold and to complete the required training within a specified period of time to remain employed at UA.

Contact Information: If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

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