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Application Developer, Req. #94412

The Applied Physics Laboratory at the University of Washington has an outstanding opportunity for an Application Developer to work in the Business Operations and Finance Department. The Application Developer will gain hands-on experience in multiple areas. The person in this role will develop, deploy, improve, and maintain new and existing applications to users via a yet-to-be-developed web-server using the existing Ingres database (via eClient) environment or a different yet-to-be-determined Relational Database Management System (RDBMS). Existing staff will train the person in this role in the maintenance and improvement of existing applications written in OpenROAD; the maintenance of existing C-shell scripts; and the maintenance of the existing Ingres SQL environment. It is anticipated that the person in this role will expend ~ 80% of his/her effort on application development.

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Posting Date: 12 April 2013

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Department: 

Business Operations & Finance

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Design, test, and implement complex business and financial application development projects from beginning to end.
Troubleshoot and resolve program/system problems quickly and efficiently.
Develop, maintain, and perform various data loads and extract, transform & load (ETL) processes.
Update database applications, processes, shell scripts.
Resolve any technical communication issues with other Laboratory and UW databases to import and export data.
Research, evaluate, recommend and implement a modernized RDBMS for the APL business and financial environment.
Install, maintain, and manage production, test, and development database environments. Install and test software upgrades and patches. Monitor and tune database performance, storage, and back-up/recovery capacity. Monitor and maintain database security. Create and update database/user documentation.

REQUIREMENTS:
-Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Mathematics, Engineering AND 5 years of experience.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
-Excellent programming logic and code-writing style.
-Detailed experience with one or more database platforms, e.g. Microsoft SQL Server, Ingres, MySQL or PostgreSQL.
-Excellent written and oral communication skills.
-Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
-Ability to work in a collaborative environment.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

DESIRED:
-Experience operating Web services in a LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) or similar environment.
-Experience programming with HTML, Perl, Python, CSS, JavaScript.
-Experience programming in VBA, especially VBA for Excel 2010.
-Experience developing financial applications.
-Knowledge of University of Washington accounting system.
Condition of Employment:
A satisfactory outcome from a criminal background verification may be required prior to hire.

-May be subject to successful completion of E-Verify process.

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Req. #NN0382

The Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) at the University of Washington is seeking Post-doctoral Research Associates with research interests in Oceanography, Polar Science, Remote Sensing, Environmental Acoustics and Ocean Engineering.

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Posting Date: 1 April 2014

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

APL is a unit of the University of Washington and a University Affiliates Research Center of the Navy. This is a two-year appointment on a 12-month service period. Positions are not project specific; a specific applicant is expected to define his/her research goals within the broad program areas of the participating APL departments (Air-Sea Interaction & Remote Sensing (AIRS), Acoustics Department (AD), Ocean Engineering (OE), Ocean Physics Department (OPD), Polar Science Center (PSC). Successful applicants must hold a recent (no more than 4-years) PhD or foreign equivalent in order to assume a post-doctoral position.

A transition to permanent staff following the completion of the post-doc appointment is possible subject to availability of funds and the demonstration of an interest in developing independent research initiatives during the course of the post-doc appointment. Opportunities to collaborate with scientists across the UW campus provide access to a broad range of expertise both during the post-doctoral research and as a permanent member of the staff.

University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service. The University of Washington is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The position offers salary commensurate with experience and excellent benefits.

Screening of applicants will begin June 16, 2014 and applications should be received prior to June 13, 2014. Finalists will be contacted in July. Travel expenses will be covered to allow finalists to present their recent work in an APL seminar.

Job offers be will made in September 2014 with start dates negotiable between October 2014 and March 2015.

Applicants are asked to submit electronically:

(1) A curriculum vitae,
(2) A publication list,
(3) A brief research proposal (no more than 5 pages, double-spaced, excluding bibliography and figures) describing research to be pursued during a two-year tenure at the University of Washington,
(4) The names of four individuals who can provide a letter of reference.

In addition, a letter of support from a mentor in one of the participating departments (AIRS, AD, OE, OPD, PSC) is strongly encouraged. Further information on current research at APL, by department and principal investigator, can be found at: http://www.apl.washington.edu/departments/departments.php

Applications should be submitted preferably via email to:

Dr. Kevin Williams
Sr. Principal Physicist, Acoustics Department Chair, and Liaison of Science and Engineering Group of APL
Applied Physics Laboratory %u2013 University of Washington
1013 NE 40th Street
Box 355640
Seattle, WA 98105-6698
williams@apl.washington.edu

For inquiries regarding this position, please contact Dr. Kevin Williams. For questions regarding potential disability accommodations, please contact Aileen Trilles at atrilles@apl.washington.edu.

Senior Computer Specialist, Req. #93365

The Applied Physics Laboratory at the University of Washington has an outstanding opportunity for a Senior Computer Specialist to join the Software Development Group in the Center for Environmental and Information Systems (CEIS).

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Posting Date: 11 April 2013

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Department: 

Environmental & Information Systems

The Senior Computer Specialist will be responsible for providing a variety of computer-related technical support to one or more research and development efforts. The Senior Computing Specialist will normally be part of a multidisciplinary team, but they will often need to independently evaluate, select, and apply their knowledge of computer technology principles to address software and hardware issues that arise. As part of the research effort, he/she may also manage multiple servers and workstations and provide technical support to users of these research systems.

Systems Administration
- Build CEIS computers that run on all platforms, Mac OS, and Linux applications
- Provide support for CEIS users
- Provide reliable back-up/restore database, web and fileservers
- Maintain inventory of parts and supplies for EIS machines, including printers
- Create and manage SQL server databases and related services
- Maintain the security posture of the systems and provide appropriate reports and analysis

Programming support and User Interaction
- Assist the CEIS software development team in interface and graphic design work and implementation
- Work with the Laboratory's web development team to determine needs and create services, databases, and custom programming applications to meet those needs
- With guidance from technical lead, provide programming and scripting support for individual research efforts
- Complete assigned tasks which include the design, creation, and maintenance of server-side and client side web services

Administrative Management
- Purchase equipment
- Attend departmental meetings and provide reports and/or updates
- Interface with Principal Investigators, administrative staff, and Center Director

REQUIREMENTS:

Bachelor's Degree in Information Systems, Computer Science or related field and two to three years of computer specialist professional experience in maintaining servers and participation in web application development
Experience in working with LINUX operating systems
Demonstrated ability to work in a highly agile environment with minimal supervision
Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative team environment
Demonstrated effective communication and strong analytical and problem solving skills

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

DESIRED:
Programing or scripting skills in one or more of the following languages or tools: Java, C/C , Python, Java Script, PHP, MySQL/Postgres SQL
Competent in, or experience with the principles of visualizing data with Google Maps, matplotlib, or MATLAB
Experience in user interface development
Ability to acquire security clearance

Condition of Employment:
A satisfactory outcome from a criminal background verification may be required prior to hire.

-May be subject to successful completion of E-Verify process
-Must be able to work in a classified work facility
-Ability to acquire security clearance

Senior Grants & Contracts Administrator, Req. #106700

The Applied Physics Laboratory at the University of Washington has an outstanding opportunity for a Senior Grants and Contracts Administrator.

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Posting Date: 2 May 2014

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Department: 

Business Operations & Finance

Position Purpose

The APL Senior Grants and Contracts Administrator reports to the APL Director, Business and Finance (BOF), and is responsible for administering all aspects of grants and contracts to APL from research and development sponsors, including federal and state agencies, private for-profit businesses and other research and development sponsors in a legally compliance manner.

Position Complexities

The APL Senior Grants and Contracts Administrator assists the Director, BOF in overseeing the administration and management of all APL grant and contract activities. In the absence of the Director, BOF, the incumbent acts for the Laboratory. U.S. citizenship and eligibility to apply for U.S. government security clearance are required.

Position Dimensions and Impact to the University

The APL Senior Grants and Contracts Administrator has responsibility for compliance with all federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and guidelines related to grants and contracts; and has authority, including signature authority, to act for the Laboratory on all grants and contracts issues as delegated by the APL Director, BOF. Currently, this signature authority is up to $2M for grants and contracts unless otherwise designated.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Grant and Contract Administration - General
Independently administer all aspects of ~300 grant and contract proposals annually to federal and state agencies and for-profit industrial research and development sponsors; and independently administer all aspects of ~$76M grant and contract awards annually from federal and state agencies and for-profit industrial research and development sponsors. Grant and contract administration duties include: all pre-award actions, post-awards actions, and grant and contract closeouts. Additional independent grant and contract administration duties: sponsored grants and contracts negotiations, administrative, budgetary, and terms and conditions reviews for the Laboratory; Laboratory approvals for all pre-awards grant and contract submissions; review of all post-award actions; coordination with APL Office of Financial Management and campus units, including but not limited to the UW Office of Sponsored Programs and UW Grant and Contract Administration. In absence of Director, BOF incumbent acts and signs all grant and contract documents up to $2M for the Laboratory. With delegated authority signs grant and contract documents >$2M.

Laboratory Omnibus Contract and other Laboratory Contract Negotiations and Administration
Under direction of Director, BOF, plays leading role in the negotiation and renegotiation of APL%u2019s classified Comnibus Cost Plus Fixed Fee Indefinate Delivery Indefinate Quantity contract ($258M, 10 years) with the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA); similar University Affiliated Research Center (UARC) contract contracts with Naval Surface Warfare Center and Office of Naval Intelligence; Basic Ordering Agreement with Office of Naval Research (ONR); SBIRs and STTRs. Independently administers and/or directs the administration of these agreements (pre-award and post award), including all grant and contract terms and conditions; and interacts with high level U.S. Navy and U.S. Defense Department, including NAVSEA, ONR, the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, contact and program administrators; and interacts with high level University and contractor/sponsor officials.

Management of APL Grant and Contract Administration Staff
Direct/manage APL Grant and Contract staff, including a Grade 9, Grant and Contract Administrator and a Program Coordinator (classified staff), to ensure that all aspects of Laboratory grant and contract proposals and awards from to federal and state agencies and for-profit industrial research and development sponsors comply with all legal, regulatory, and UW grant and contract policies, including human subjects, use of animals in research, conflict of interests, significant financial interests, matching funds, Grants Information Memoranda, FARs and DARSs, and classified research requirements. Direct/manage staff in all aspects of grant and contract administration including all pre-award actions, all post-awards actions and all grant and contract closeouts. Additional independent grant and contract administration supervisory duties: direct staff in: negotiations, reviews for the Laboratory, Laboratory approvals for pre-awards grant and contract submissions, review of all post-award actions, and coordination with APL research departments, APL Principal Investigators, APL Office of Financial Management and campus units, including but not limited to the UW Office of Sponsored Programs and UW Grant and Contract Administration.

APL Grant and Contract Policy Development and Interpretation, Grant and Contract Advice; and Grant and Contract Training
With Director of BOF, lead grant and contract policy recommendations development, preparation and interpretation to ensure compliance with all applicable laws, regulations and UW policies and consistency of application for APL. Provide current information and knowledgeable advice and counsel to APL Principal Investigators and APL department administrators on grant and contract matters, and lead APL Grant and Contract Administration staff in providing such advice and counsel. With Grant and Contract Administration staff, provide training to APL Principal Investigators and department administrators in all applicable grant and contract laws, regulations, and UW policies and procedures.

Other Duties as Required
Other duties as assigned by the Director, BOF for successful administration of grant and contract function for the Laboratory.

Lead Responsibilities

Administering all aspects of legal compliance for APL grants from and contracts with sponsors of research and development, and all Department of Defense, Department of Navy, Homeland Security and other related agency grants and contracts to/with APL, a U.S. Department of Defense designated University Affiliated Research Center (part of the national defense strategic research infrastructure).Compliance administration will be in accord with UW grant and contract administration policies.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Supervises Grade-9 Grant and Contract Administrator and Program Coordinator (classified staff).

REQUIREMENTS:

Masters Degree in business or public administration or related field, and Professional Certifications in Grants and Contract Administration/Management; with 6 or more years of increasingly responsible administrative experience in grant and contract services at a major research institution, preferably at a DOD University Affiliated Research Center, including extensive knowledge of and experience with the Federal OMB Circulars, FARs and DFARs, OR a combination of education and experience providing equivalent qualifications. Must have demonstrated ability to work independently, make critical decisions, administer research grants and contracts, and work effectively with people. Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, solid judgment, and the ability to work under pressure and produce results quickly.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

DESIRED:

Knowledge of grant and contract budgets and grant and contract accounting/financial management at a DOD University Affiliated Research Center.

Condition of Employment:
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.

-May be subject to successful completion of E-Verify process.
-U.S. citizenship and eligibility to apply for U.S. government security clearance are required.

Application Process:
The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Workforce Authorization, Criminal Conviction History, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select Apply to this position. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your My Jobs page. 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 all required assessments have been completed.

Senior Satellite Oceanographer, Req. #101196

The successful candidate will be Professional Staff at APL (www.apl.washington.edu). The appointee will undertake research in the Air-Sea Interaction and Remote Sensing (AIRS) Department at APL (http://airs.apl.washington.edu) with opportunities for collaboration in APL's Ocean Physics Department (OPD), the Polar Science Center (PSC), and the UW School of Oceanography. The initial assignment will be with Professor K.A. Kelly investigating the relationships between ocean circulation and air-sea interaction. Responsibilities include proposal writing and reporting of research results at conferences and in peer-reviewed publications.

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Posting Date: 7 November 2013

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Department: 

Air-Sea Interaction & Remote Sensing

The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nations 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.

The Applied Physics Laboratory at the University of Washington (APL-UW) is a national center for advanced science and engineering research and development and education. APL-UW was formed in 1943 for the U.S. Navy to bring university research resources to bear on urgent WWII defense problems. APL-UW has developed an international reputation for its broad based programs in science, engineering and for designing, building, and deploying the advanced technology required to meet the research needs of numerous government and commercial sponsors. With modern facilities, equipment and over 350 talented researchers and staff, APL-UW provides a unique, dynamic work environment with many opportunities.

The Applied Physics Laboratory at the University of Washington has an outstanding opportunity for a Research Scientist/Engineer Senior to use satellite observations to study the ocean and atmosphere-ocean coupling.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The successful candidate will be Professional Staff at APL (www.apl.washington.edu). The appointee will undertake research in the Air-Sea Interaction and Remote Sensing (AIRS) Department at APL (http://airs.apl.washington.edu) with opportunities for collaboration in APL's Ocean Physics Department (OPD), the Polar Science Center (PSC), and the UW School of Oceanography. The initial assignment will be with Professor K.A. Kelly investigating the relationships between ocean circulation and air-sea interaction. Responsibilities include proposal writing and reporting of research results at conferences and in peer-reviewed publications.

Initial support over a nominal 2-year period will come from current projects and start-up funds. Thereafter support is to be provided by grant-funded research.

REQUIREMENTS:

PhD in Oceanography or a closely related discipline.

We seek candidates with a demonstrated research record and high potential to develop their own well-funded program who have completed their postdoctoral research, although exceptional candidates without postdoctoral experience will be considered. Areas of interest include the study of ocean circulation, both coastal and high-latitude, and air-sea-ice interactions using observations from satellite altimetry, vector winds, sea surface temperature, salinity, gravity, or other sensors.


Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

DESIRED:

Demonstrated ability in writing proposals for grant-funded research and publication of postdoctoral research results.



Condition of Employment:
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.

-May be subject to successful completion of E-Verify process.

Application Process:
In the required cover letter please include the following information:
1) Statement of Research Interests
2) Three names and contact info for letters of reference

The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Workforce Authorization, Criminal Conviction History, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select Apply to this position. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your My Jobs page. 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 all required assessments have been completed.
The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral. The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

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 dso@uw.edu.

Senior Scientist / Engineer, Req. #77229

The Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) at the University of Washington seeks applications for professional staff to join the ultrasound-based Washington Molecular Imaging and Therapy Center (uWAMIT) in Seattle.

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Posting Date: 13 September 2011

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Department: 

Center for Industrial & Medical Ultrasound

The Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) at the University of Washington seeks applications for professional staff to join the ultrasound-based Washington Molecular Imaging and Therapy Center (uWAMIT) in Seattle. uWAMIT's mission is to advance molecular imaging and therapeutic technologies and clinical translations using ultrasound-based technology. The Center is a multi-disciplinary endeavor with leadership from the departments of Bioengineering, Radiology, and the Applied Physics Laboratory. It was established in 2010 to focus on the discovery, development, translation, and commercialization of molecular imaging and therapy technologies. The University of Washington and industries in the Seattle area have been leaders in biomedical ultrasound research, development, and commercialization for nearly three decades. This program is funded by the Life Science Discovery Fund (LSDF).

This recruitment in the Applied Physics Laboratory is one part of a complex recruitment to fill three positions in uWAMIT and some positions may involve joint appointments between Bioengineering, Radiology, and the Applied Physics Lab. This position in the Applied Physics Laboratory is a full time professional staff position and potentially a faculty-without-tenure position, depending on the candidate%u2019s background and experience.

Research Activities:
The successful candidate is expected to continue their research programs employing state-of-the-art ultrasound-based technologies at the University of Washington and expand their research programs through extramural research funding and industry partnership. Scientists and engineers who apply to this position should show evidence of excellence, originality, and productivity in ultrasound research and a strong teaching record.

Teaching Activities:
Successful candidates may be expected to participate in undergraduate and graduate teaching, depending on experience and interest.

To view and/or apply for Current APL-UW Job Postings, visit:

Oceanography at APL-UW

APL-UW invites applications to a research position with Principal Investigator responsibilities in the Ocean Physics Department. Historically, OPD has emphasized small-scale oceanography, ocean instrumentation, and measurements. We seek candidates with interest and expertise in these areas and/or in their interactions with larger-scale ocean processes and with ocean biological and chemical processes. OPD researchers have excellent capabilities in ocean measurements and engineering and we encourage applications from researchers who will utilize these. The successful candidate will be permanent Professional Staff at APL-UW and have the opportunity to interact closely with the large and vibrant oceanographic community in Seattle. We seek candidates who have completed their postdoctoral research with a record that demonstrates high potential to develop their own well-funded program. Initial salary support over a nominal 1-year period will come from start-up funds. Thereafter, candidates are expected to have established self-sustaining, grant-funded research programs.

Applications including CV, research interest summary, publication and funding history, and names of four references should be sent by email to:

Polar Science at APL-UW

The Polar Science Center (PSC) is inviting applications for research scientists with principal investigator responsibilities in the following areas: a) fundamental physics of ice and interaction of ice and water, b) physical oceanography, particularly observation or numerical modeling of ice–ocean interaction, for example, as applicable to fjord or ice-shelf cavity circulation and its influence on outlet glaciers, and c) biology of the ice–ocean environment with a focus on lower trophic levels including remote sensing. PSC researchers have access to excellent capabilities in field logistics and engineering and we encourage applications from researchers who will utilize those. Candidates in other areas of specialization may be considered depending on qualifications and research record. We seek candidates who have completed their postdoctoral research with a record that demonstrates high potential to develop their own well-funded program. Initial research support over a nominal 2-year period will come from start-up funds and existing project funds. Thereafter, candidates are expected to have established self-sustaining, grant-funded research programs.

Applications including CV, research interest summary, publication and funding history, and names of four references should be sent to:

Postdoc (SEED) Science & Engineering Enrichment & Development

The Laboratory provides two fellowships per year; each is funded for 2 years. Applicants for the felowships will have research interests aligned with APL-UW areas of expertise: polar science, ocean physics, air-sea interaction and remote sensing, or ocean engineering.

Fellows will define their own research programs in conjunction with an APL-UW principal investigator mentor. Successful postdoc fellows will be motivated and prepared to pursue independent research funding at the end of the 2-year fellowship period.

Formal announcements are advertised in April each year. Finalists will travel to APL-UW for interviews before August. Start dates from 1 October to 31 March are anticipated, depending on candidate graduation dates or other job-related timelines.

Candidates will submit a CV and a proposal that outlines their planned research while at APL-UW as well as their long-term career goals.

The application window will re-open April 2015.

Benefits & Compensation   This is APL-UW  

A research unit of the University of Washington, APL-UW is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.

As an APL-UW employee you receive:

  • Medical and dental insurance
  • Life insurance and long-term disability insurance
  • Retirement and investment plans
  • Vacation up to 24 days/year depending on length of service
  • Eleven holidays
  • Tuition-free access to university credit classes
  • Group rates for auto and homeowners insurance
  • Pre-tax dependent care assistance
  • Subsidized sick child care on campus
  • Career development and general training courses at low or no cost
  • Subsidy for public transportation

Join us at APL-UW.

VISION & MISSION

We advance scientific discovery and invention and enhance national security by being a premier center for basic and applied research, engineering and technology development, and advanced education.

We serve society by contributing new knowledge and technology to the national defense enterprise, industry, public-policy makers, and academia.

We educate future generations of scientists and engineers.

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