As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world. The William E. Boeing Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics in the College of Engineering at the University of Washington offers the only aerospace degree program in the Pacific Northwest, a region whose aerospace industry has been a major contributor to the technological development, economic vitality and the security of the United States. Our students and faculty push the boundaries of air and space flight every day. From exploring the mechanics of biological flight to testing new designs for more durable, lightweight structures, research in our department is opening doors to cutting-edge technology that will define the future of air and space travel.Our staff not only enjoy outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic and scientific pursuits and natural beauty. We are a highly engaged and collaborative community based on trust, transparency and mutual respect. We believe in the importance of quality of life, embracing diversity, and making a difference. The William E. Boeing Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics in the College of Engineering at the University of Washington has an outstanding opportunity for a Research Scientist Engineer Fusion Z-Pinch Experiment Lab. The ideal candidate for this position must exhibit an appreciation of, a sensitivity to, and respect for a diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty and staff of many social, economic, cultural, ideological, racial and ethnic backgrounds.RESPONSIBILITIES:
Manage projects related to plasma research under general guidance.
Operate plasma physics experiments, acquire and analyze both experimental and computational data.
Design, procure, assemble, and operate scientific instrumentation for measuring plasma parameters including: -Magnetic fields, -Ion velocity flows, -Electron density, -Visible, vacuum ultra-violet, and X-ray emission spectroscopy.
Disseminate scientific information: The candidate is expected to contribute to writing scientific journal articles and to deliver scientific presentations at professional conferences and to other technical audiences.
Mentor graduate student researchers by providing guidance in the development of professional skills and helping them to understand how analytic and methodological undertakings link to project deliverables.
Assist in project planning and management assuring quality, cost effectiveness and timeliness for projects.
Effective and professional oral and written communication skills. The candidate is expected to interact in a collaborative manner with other team members and co-workers, in addition to supervisor.
Other duties as assigned.REQUIREMENTS:
PhD in plasma physics or related field and 2 or more years of related experience.
Working knowledge and experience with: -Windows and Linux operating systems, including system management -Python or similar scripting languages -SolidWorks or similar CAD software
Familiarity with pulsed high-voltage power supplies, capacitor banks, and associated safety systems
Familiarity with high-vacuum systemsEquivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.Application Process:The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Workforce Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select
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