RESEARCH PROFESSIONAL III

University of Georgia

United States

October 12, 2021

Description

Posting Details Posting Number S07022P

Working Title RESEARCH PROFESSIONAL III Department VPR-Skidaway Inst Oceanography About the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state's oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (https: // www. uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 15 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University's main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University's enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department

The University of Georgia's Skidaway Institute of Oceanography (SkIO) is a multidisciplinary research institution located on a 700 acre campus on Skidaway Island. The Institute's primary goals are to further understanding of marine and environmental sciences, conduct leading edge research on marine and coastal systems, and train tomorrow's scientists. Our campus is also a host to Georgia Southern University's Applied Coastal Research Lab, NOAA Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary, The University of Georgia's Marine Education Center and Aquarium, and The Nature Conservancy. Skidaway Institute of Oceanography is also home to the R/V Savannah. The R/V Savannah is operated by the Institute and is a member of the University National Oceanographic Laboratory System (UNOLS) fleet.

College/Unit/Department website www. skio.uga.edu Posting Type External Retirement Plan TRS or ORP Employment Type Employee Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible Full/Part time Part Time Work Schedule Additional Schedule Information

Monday – Friday, occasional weekends as necessary.

Advertised Salary Commensurate with Experience Posting Date 10/05/2021 Open until filled No Closing Date 10/12/2021 Proposed Starting Date 10/26/2021 Special Instructions to Applicants Location of Vacancy Savannah Area EEO Policy Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (hrweb@uga.edu).

Classification Title Research Professional AD

FLSA Exempt Job Family Research And Lab FTE .75 Minimum Qualifications

Requires at least a baccalaureate degree in the field. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications Position Summary

This position will work closely with Principal Investigator to conduct field research in physical oceanography using autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs). Responsibilities will include but not limited to managing, planning, and conducting glider operations, as well as assistance with deployment/retrieval/software usage of other instrumentation, including but not limited to high frequency radar (HF radar), ADCPs, CTDs, and acoustic release systems. Knowledge and experience with hardware and software aspects of radar and in-water instrumentation is crucial.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in a related field, master's degree preferred.

Extensive knowledge and experience with SLOCUM Gliders including but not limited to oceanographic operations, technical components, and software/hardware systems.

Ability to troubleshoot instrumentation communications components and internet data transfer difficulties.

Ability to understand and interpret scientific information (data and technical manuals).

Knowledge of in-water instrumentation and software, including but not limited to ADCPs, CTDs, and acoustic release systems.

Capable of sea-going activities related to coastal oceanographic data collection and mooring deployment/recovery.

Ability to communicate with deployment site managers, sponsoring agencies, and the general public.

Planning and organization skills.

Experience planning and supervising field operations (preferred).

Experience with Matlab and data analysis (preferred).

Experience with Linux Operating Systems and shell programming (preferred).

Physical Demands

Sitting and/or standing for long periods of time;

Operate in a variety of conditions, climate controlled and outdoor environments as needed based on operations scheduled.

Deploying and recovering gliders and other in-water instrumentation.

Is driving a responsibility of this position? Yes Is this a Position of Trust? No Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources? No Does this position require a P-Card? No Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? No Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care? No Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications) No Credit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.

Duties/Responsibilities

Duties/Responsibilities

Schedule Planning and preparation, laboratory testing, deployment, and recovery of gliders and other AUVs.

Training and supervising glider pilots, developing and updating training materials as needed.

Performing technical field and/or laboratory tasks as needed for marine, coastal and environmental research projects, following accepted institution safety practices.

Assist with permitting, installation, operation, and maintenance of HF-radar surface current measurement systems and in-water instrumentation.

Supervision of other Research Professionals, undergraduate and graduate students within Dr. Edwards' laboratory.

Percentage of time 60 Duties/Responsibilities

Edit and maintain organized records of missions conducted, data collected, and standard operating procedures followed, with regular reporting to appropriate agencies.

Evaluate data and assist in writing reports analyzing results.

Operate vehicles and laboratory equipment in a safe, technically correct manner.

Percentage of time 25 Duties/Responsibilities

Assemble and maintain equipment and supplies.

Follow standardized research protocols with minimal supervision.

Other duties as assigned and appropriate.

Percentage of time 15

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • Do you have experience in computer programming (fortran, matlab, etc.)? If so, briefly describe this experience.
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Do you have supervisory experience?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Do you have a valid Driver's license?
  • YES
  • NO
  • Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

    Optional Documents

  • Resume/CV
  • Cover Letter
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