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CIRES/ CHU Research Group Winter-Over Technician (Antarctica)

Requisition Number:

41582

Location:

Antarctica, Antarctica

Employment Type:

Research Faculty

Schedule:

Full-Time

Posting Close Date:

09-Aug-2022

Date Posted:

04-Aug-2022

Job Summary

The Chu Research Group at CIRES/ CU Boulder is looking for a Professional Research Assistant (PRA) for a lidar field-research campaign as a winter-over technician in Antarctica.

The Chu Research Group, at CIRES/CU Boulder, explores advanced spectroscopy principles, develops new lidar technologies, studies the fundamental physical and chemical processes that govern the whole atmosphere, and makes new discoveries in the atmosphere-space sciences.


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

The Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) is an internationally recognized leader in innovative environmental science and research and is located at the University of Colorado Boulder. At CIRES, more than 800 environmental science professionals work to understand the dynamic Earth system, including people’s relationship with the planet. CIRES is a partnership of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the University of Colorado Boulder, and our areas of expertise include weather and climate, changes at Earth’s poles, air quality and atmospheric chemistry, water resources, solid Earth sciences, and more. Our vision is to be instrumental in ensuring a sustainable future environment by advancing scientific and societal understanding of the Earth system.

Chu Research Group:

https://cires.colorado.edu/research/research-groups/chu-research-group

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • Antarctic deployment to McMurdo Station to conduct lidar research campaigns in both summer and winter from Oct 2022 through September 2023 (a total of about 12 months), where the successful candidate will conduct lidar observations at McMurdo.
  • Participate in lidar system maintenance and refurbishment.
  • Conduct basic data analysis and contribute to scientific investigation.

What You Should Know

  • All candidates are subject to the NSF Antarctic physical qualification (PQ) processes in order to travel to and work in Antarctica. This appointment is expected to last no longer than 12 months.
  • Please note that any future PRA/ Associate Scientist appointments beyond this initial 12- month- appointment in Antarctica would be conditional on fulfilling requirement of a BS degree.
  • All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to comply with the campus COVID-19 vaccine requirement. New employees must provide proof of vaccination or receive a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of employment.

What We Can Offer

  • CIRES can offer a generous compensation package.
  • The annual hiring salary range for this position is $36,000- $40,000. Salary is commensurate with education and experience and determined based on our CIRES internal career track classification.
  • 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.

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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What We Require

  • Be able to work in Antarctica uninterrupted for months. All candidates are subject to the NSF Antarctic physical qualification (PQ) processes in order to travel to and work in Antarctica.
  • Hands-on experience of laser operation, electronic circuits and equipment, spectroscopy, photonics, fiber optics, and mechanical maintenance, or equivalent experimental skills.
  • At least three years of trainings in aerospace engineering sciences, laser spectroscopy, optical engineering, electrical engineering, or atomic, molecular and optical physics.

What You Will Need

  • Engineering skills and considerable knowledge of lidars and instrumentation are required.
  • Skills in programming languages of MatLab, LabVIEW, R, C++, or Python for data retrieval, analysis, or simulation.
  • A strong commitment to team work and proactive communication combined with high work ethics and standards.
  • Ability and desire to contribute to a diverse and inclusive work environment.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  1. Resume or CV
  2. Cover letter addressed to the Search Committee briefly describing your qualifications, professional goals, and specific interest in this position.
  3. You don’t need to include letters of recommendation at the time of application. If you are identified as a finalist, the search committee will proceed to professional reference check at a later time.

If you are selected as the finalist, your degree will be verified by the CU Boulder Campus Human Resources department using an approved online vendor. If your degree was obtained outside of the United States, please submit a translated version as an optional attachment.

Please apply by your 8/9/22 for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Xinzhao Chu

Posting Contact Email: Xinzhao.Chu@colorado.edu