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.
APL is a unit of the University of Washington and a University Affiliates Research Center of the Navy. Expected terms are two years. 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. University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. The position offers salary commensurate with experience and excellent benefits.
Screening of applicants will begin June 16, 2016 and applications should be received prior to June 13, 2016. 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 2016 with start dates negotiable between October 2016 and March 2017.
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 – University of Washington
1013 NE 40th Street
Seattle, WA 98105-6698