[ES_JOBS_NET] Research Associate, Antarctica-Palmer Station, Lockheed Martin
christin at ucar.edu
Fri May 2 05:46:11 MDT 2014
Industry Job Title Research Associate, Antarctica-Palmer Station
Job Code/Title E3052:Engrg & Sciences Support
Job Description **This position requires deployment to Antarctica and
has a contract length of 7 months from approximately September 2014 to
April 2015 (Austral Summer).**
In accordance with overall technical direction, guidance, and protocols
provided by grantees, subcontractors, and the National Science
Foundation, the Research Associate position:
- Maintains, trouble shoots, and repairs a variety of equipment used in
the long-term monitoring of physical phenomena including UV
spectroradiometers, GPS receivers, VLF radio receivers, neutron and
radio-nuclide detectors, seismometers, all sky imagers, lasers,
riometers, magnetometers, photometers, interferometers, and other
- Supports researchers by ensuring timely problem resolution, minimizing
data collection interruptions, and notifing grantees of outages, issues,
and maintenance schedules.
- Collects, archives, and transmits data and status reports to project
- Maintains appropriate project logbooks, and prepares a variety of
reports. Develops detailed procedures and documentation for performing
routine system maintenance. Maintains documents and email records.
Updates standard operating procedures and guidelines.
-Uses digital and analog electronic, electro-optical, and
electro-mechanical troubleshooting skills to diagnose and repair
instruments, equipment, hardware failures and PC components.
- Administers, operates, and maintains the computer-based acquisition
systems needed to control various projects, across multiple platforms.
- Coordinates with other departments on computer configurations and
networking topology issues such as firewall access, IP addresses, and
- Receives and inventories capital equipment, instruments, materials,
and supplies. Maintains accurate inventory of spare parts for equipment
and instruments, and prepares resupply messages. Packages capital
equipment, instruments, materials, and supplies for recalibration,
repair, or replacement. Assists with life-cycle management evaluations
- Conducts briefings on research and tours of facilities for
- Performs other duties as required.
SITE-SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES FOR PALMER STATION:
- Calibrates and repairs meteorological, thermosalinograph, and tide
gage instrumentation. Collects and distributes encoded synoptic weather
reports in conformance with WMO standards.
- Operates and maintains a weather satellite tracking antenna. Knowledge
of low-earth-orbit (LEO) and polar orbit satellite systems, and
multi-spectral image processing. Demonstrates understanding of visible,
infrared, and microwave imagery products.
- Provides real-time imagery, remote-sensing support, and other data as
needed for logistical and operational concerns as requested by research
vessel or operations personnel.
- Uses photo enhancement tools to process images. Knowledge of image
Basic Qualifications Bachelor's degree or higher in Astronomy,
Astrophysics, Physics, or other engineering discipline is required.
Two years experience in laboratory or observatory technical work is
required. Laboratory or observatory technical work should include
operational experience utilizing experimental physical, optical, or
atmospheric science equipment.
A minimum of two years of experience in the use of multiple commercial
software packages and DOS and Windows operating systems is required.
Windows XP administration and knowledge of Windows 95, 98, 2000, NT, 7
and XP required. Fluency with networking topics and file transfer tools
required. Knowledge of MS-Excel and Word required. Administrator ability
for Macintosh and Linux/Unix platforms required. Unix system
administration ability required for Palmer Station.
General electronic troubleshooting ability required.
Excellent written and verbal communication abilities required. Must be
organized, able to multi-task, and work without direct supervision.
***Deployment to Antarctica is required for this position. The
individual in the position must successfully complete the physical and
dental examinations as required by the NSF for deploying to Antarctica.
Failure to meet these requirements may result in withdrawal of
employment offer or other employment action.***
Desired skills Master's degree or higher in Astronomy, Astrophysics,
Physics, or other engineering discipline is preferred. A background in
an academic research environment providing direct support to science
projects is preferred.
Experience in general computer repair including IBM-PC, Macintosh and
network equipment preferred.
Security Clearance None
LMCareers Business Unit ESS0997 IS&GS-CIVIL (S8200)
Business Area Info Systems & Global Sol
Department 9023024:NSF POLAR_OS
Job Class Scientist
Job Category Experienced Professional
Relocation Available No
Work Schedule 7-Day Continuous Operator
Req Type Task Order/IDIQ
EEO *Lockheed Martin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national
origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.*
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