Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for a Research Engineer/ Senior Engineer to join the Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering Department. This is a regular, full-time, exempt position, and is eligible for benefits.
The Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering department of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution works on advance research at the juncture of acoustics, robotics, and autonomy. On-going and future projects focus on cutting-edge technology development with applications to scientific, naval, and industrial applications. These applications require robotic systems that have an awareness and understanding of the environment in which they operation, necessitating the combination of (for example) ocean sensing and adaptation of acoustic systems to local conditions. WHOI is specifically looking for a candidate with education and background in both ocean science and electrical engineering to advance our understanding and the state of technology in the fields of undersea communications, navigation, and autonomy.
The successful candidate is expected to operate as a high-level team member, and also conceive, propose, and manage new projects at the juncture of autonomous vehicle technology and ocean sciences.
The ideal candidate will have developed major portions of sophisticated sensor systems applicable to robotics platforms, used those systems to demonstrate new autonomous capabilities and published the results in scientific or technical journals.
Other expectations of the position include working as a team leader and principal investigator with responsibility for proposal writing, contract management, and appropriate supervision of others.
As deemed necessary by supervisor
DESIRED EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
PhD in ocean or environmental science, with undergraduate degree, or degrees in science or engineering.
*Research Engineer Level:
5-10 years of related experience
*Senior Engineer Level:
10+ years of related experience
Ability to obtain a Secret clearance is required
Must be able to acquire a TWIC card
Physical duties for this position include but are not limited to, ability to lift less than 25 lbs independently and carry 25-50 lbs. Visual abilities to include peripheral, depth perception, and ability to distinguish basic colors. Hearing requirements include the ability to hear and respond to instructions, communicate effectively in loud areas (pier/dock, warehouse). Other physical tasks include occasional prolonged standing/walking; use of hands for basic /fine grasping and manipulation, reaching below the shoulders, bending, and stooping. Other occupational requirements include talking and traveling. Will be exposed to electrical/mechanical/power equipment hazards and severe weather conditions. Physical duties are subject to change.
SEA DUTY CONDITIONS & PHYSICAL ATTRIBUTIONS:
May work at least 8 hours per day and, at times in excess of 12 hours per day, 7 days per week. Sleep and work hours can deviate from those on land. May be expected to work on watch schedule (such as 8 hours on and 8 hours off or 12 hours on and 8 hours off) for all or part of a cruise or to work as hours are needed to accomplish the planned work. May need to travel during holidays and for long distances to and from foreign ports. May experience rudimentary living and working conditions, with shared and basic living quarters and laboratories. May experience bad or extreme weather conditions, including heavy seas, winter weather or hot, tropical weather. Work on deck may occur in both hot and cold conditions around the clock. Sea conditions will lead to active ship motion. Should be able to climb steep and vertical ladders and able to enter and exit compartments through hatches, doors, and sills. Should be able to carry heavy gear and participate in the loading and unloading of the ship as well as in the activities on deck and in the labs during the cruise. Shipboard environment may include: confined areas, shared sleeping quarters (berths) and bathroom facilities, small and basic berthing, fixed meal times and basic menus. Modest levels of heating, cooling, ventilation, and illumination, limited or no email and internet access and limited off-duty and recreational facilities (library, lounge, movies). May be exposed to potential allergens and irritants, including paint fumes. May experience constant and intermittent loud noises, and slippery and uneven surfaces.
WHOI is a member of the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC). We are sensitive to the issues of dual career candidates and we will work with applicants to address them. Please visit HERC - for more information.
WHOI is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans/M/F. We encourage Veterans and those with Disabilities to apply. Applications are reviewed confidentially. Applicants that require accommodation in the job application process are encouraged to contact us at (508) 289-2253 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
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Internal Number: 3206142
About Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) is the world's leading, non-profit organization dedicated to ocean science and engineering, exploration and education. Come join a diverse organization whose curiosity, creativity, and commitment help improve the world's understanding of the ocean's importance to the plant and to society. Experience a culture of excellence, dedication, innovation and discovery.
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