Department:Earth Sciences Rank:Research Engineer Salary: $60,000 - $75,000 per year Annual Basis:12 Month
Review of Applications Begins January 15, 2019; position open until filled
Special Instructions to Applicants Please submit a current curriculum vitae and cover letter.
Department Summary The Department of Earth Sciences is an instructional department within the College of Arts and Sciences that supports significant research activities in a wide range of fields in Earth and Environmental Science. The Department includes approximately 30 faculty (including TTF and NTTF), many of whom have large research grants, 42 graduate students, 90 undergraduate majors, seven research associates, ten post-docs, two classified employees, eight student employees, emeriti faculty, and various visiting professors, courtesy professors, and career and adjunct instructors.
Position Summary The University of Oregon, Department of Earth Sciences seeks a skilled field worker to pursue our mission of real-time, multi-hazards monitoring. Based in Eugene, OR, this position travels across Oregon and adjacent states to maintain and operate a monitoring system that collects scientific data to increase public safety and resiliency.
We seek an engineer to oversee the design and maintenance of digital monitoring systems and related telemetry. We value the capacity to work independently with minimal direct supervision as well as in a highly coordinated fashion within a collegial team, both in the lab and the field. The position involves coordinating with the federal, state, and local agencies to define and employ best practices and to communicate technological innovations.
Additional Expectations of the Position: • Comfortable working outdoors in adverse weather. • Ability to carry equipment for short distances over uneven terrain. • Ability to operate 4x4 vehicle in off-road environments.
Minimum Requirements • B.S. in engineering field, and two years of related experience.
Professional Competencies • Proven ability to work well both autonomously and in a team-oriented group. Serve as technical lead. • Experience with National Electric Code compliance.
Preferred Qualifications • M.S. in engineering field. • Knowledge of and experience with logical design and structured databases. • Experience using computers with Unix and Linux operating systems. • Experience with seismic or related data acquisition systems. • Design experience in radio telemetry systems in both the licensed and unlicensed spectrum. • Experience in internet networking protocols. • Experience with deploying scientific equipment in remote field settings.
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