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The School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences has an outstanding opportunity for a Research Consultant. The School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences (SAFS) is dedicated to sustaining healthy marine and freshwater environments. Our school comprises one of the largest and most diverse academic aquatic and fisheries sciences program in the United States. Our faculty conduct innovative research from the organism to the ecosystem scale, and are recognized leaders in aquatic biology, sustainable fisheries management, and aquatic resource conservation.
The School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences values the strengths and professional experience that students, faculty, and staff bring to our community. We are committed to providing excellent education to all of our students, regardless of their race, gender, class, nationality, physical ability, religion, age, or sexual orientation. We are proud of the different roles that our students, staff, and faculty play in the community of the School and in the College of the Environment. We recognize that science is richer and the SAFS community is more vibrant when a diverse group of people participate the SAFS community.
This position will develop integrated software and hardware systems that acquire and process active acoustic data on autonomous underwater vehicles. Applications will examine mesopelagic communities in the Gulf of Mexico and fish communities in the Gulf of Alaska.
Responsibilities Include: •Design, develop, and improve software to tabulate acoustic data metric suite used to characterize 2-dimensional biomass distributions of fish and zooplankton from mobile and autonomous platforms. •Write and maintain documentation for custom computer applications. •Conduct tests of custom metric calculations to baseline measures. •Archive and distribute data and analytic results. •Manage and prepare collection of field data.
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
BS Degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Oceanography, or Marine Science. With three months to one year experience in devoloping integrated software and hardware systems that acquire and process active acoustic data on autonomous underwater vehicles.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except where there are legal requirements such as license/certification/registration.
Desired: •Programming experience in Python. •Experience with Linux operating system. •Design, coding, and debugging skills. •Experience integrating hardware and software to form data acquisition instrument packages. •Experience in data formats, metadata, and data management. •Training and familiarity with active acoustics theory. •Experience operating scientific sonars. •Experience in R, MatLab . •Experience working on boats and scientific fieldwork at sea
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