CIRES/ NOAA CSL Instrument Software Engineer Professional Research Assistant

University of Colorado Boulder

Boulder, CO

ID: 7067499
Posted: July 3, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) at the University of Colorado Boulder is seeking an Associate Scientist to join the Atmospheric Composition and Chemical Processes (ACCP) group of the NOAA Chemical Sciences Laboratory (CSL). Within this group, the Associate Scientist will work closely with a team of federal and CIRES scientists to design and implement data acquisition, control and communication software for a variety of custom research instruments that are used for laboratory and field atmospheric research, assist in instrument hardware development, and participate in the deployment of instruments during field measurement operations. The ACCP group builds and adapts instruments that we fly on airborne platforms ranging from small balloons and UAVs (drones) to large (e.g. NOAA P-3 and NASA DC-8) and high-altitude (e.g. NASA WB-57 and Global Hawk) research aircraft to make aerosol and gas-phase composition measurements for studying atmospheric processes related to climate and air quality.

We seek an individual with experience and interest in data acquisition and control programming utilizing microprocessors and industrial controllers. A Bachelor’s degree or higher is required, preferably in an engineering field, computer science, physics, atmospheric science or similar, and the ideal candidate would have experience with electronics and/or scientific instrumentation, be able to communicate optimally and work independently as well as collaboratively within a group.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.
Who We Are
Who We Are
At CIRES, the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, more than 800 environmental scientists work to understand the dynamic Earth system, including people’s relationship with the planet. CIRES is a partnership of NOAA and the University of Colorado Boulder, and our areas of expertise include weather and climate, changes at the Earth’s poles, air quality and atmospheric chemistry, water resources, and solid Earth sciences. Our vision is to be instrumental in ensuring a sustainable future environment by advancing the scientific and societal understanding of th Earth system.

https://cires.colorado.edu/

In the Chemical Sciences Division (CSD) of the NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory, researchers build instruments to make precise measurements, conduct laboratory experiments, design and execute field missions, analyze observations, and use sophisticated computer models to better understand how our changing atmosphere is influencing climate - and therefore people.

https://www.esrl.noaa.gov/csl/
What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be
What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be
Work closely with a team of federal and CIRES scientists to develop and implement data acquisition, instrument control, and communication software.
Assist in the design and construction of custom research instruments.
Support maintenance of existing instruments.
Support deployment of instrumentation during field missions (some travel required).
What You Should Know
What You Should Know
This position will be rostered in CIRES at the University of Colorado Boulder, but will be physically situated in the David Skaggs Research Center, 325 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80305, on a federal research campus. If you are the finalist you will be required to pass a background clearance for site access.
Contact Dr. Troy Thornberry (troy.thornberry@noaa.gov) of CIRES for further information concerning this position.
What We Can Offer
What We Can Offer
CIRES/NOAA provides an engaged and collaborative work environment and the opportunity to contribute to addressing scientific questions of societal relevance. Within the ACCP group, you will be part of a collaborative and encouraging team with extensive experience and success carrying out atmospheric measurements from the boundary layer to the stratosphere. CIRES offers a competitive salary, commensurate with experience, along with a generous benefits package.
Benefits
Benefits
The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.



 

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