Internal Job Number: P00982UF
The College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences (CEOAS) at Oregon State University (OSU) invites applications for a full-time 1.00 FTE, 12-month, fixed term, Faculty Research Assistant position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Dean.
The College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences (CEOAS) Faculty Research Assistant (FRA) responsibilities include, but are not limited to, working with a team of oceanographers to participate in the conception, development, testing, and implementation of new oceanographic instrumentation.
This FRA prepares, maintains, and operates a wide range of oceanographic instrumentation; and assists with the post-processing, quality control, and analysis of the data. This position participates in research cruises to many locations. The work performed contributes to scientific publications and presentations.
The College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences is an internationally recognized leader in the study of the Earth as an integrated system. It operates numerous state-of-the art laboratories and three oceanographic research vessels, the 177-foot ocean-going Oceanus, the 84-foot coastal research vessel Pacific Storm, and the 54-foot coastal research vessel Elakha. The College has an annual budget of more than $50 million, with support coming from the National Science Foundation, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Aeronautics and Space Administration and other federal agencies. It has more than 100 faculty, 200 graduate students and 600 undergraduate students. Graduate programs include M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences; Geology; and Geography and a M.S. degree in Marine Resource Management. The college has undergraduate programs in Earth Sciences and Environmental Sciences, with several minors and certificate programs.
Minimum Qualifications (Staff) / Guidelines (Faculty):
Requires Bachelor’s degree in discipline appropriate to the field in which research is being conducted.
Bachelor of Science (BS) in physics, mechanical engineering or related discipline.
Demonstrated mechanical aptitude skills.
One year experience with instrumentation.
Extensive experience with SolidWorks.
Strong organizational skills.
One year experience with scientific analysis and graphing software.
Requires the ability and willingness to work at sea and travel to a wide range of locales.
Requires the willingness and ability to spend up to 90 days per year at sea.
Appointee must not be incapacitated by seasickness.
Works in a laboratory and office environment, as well as in oceanic environments from various research ships, which includes launching and retrieval of scientific equipment, maintaining and repairing equipment, and using proper sample collection techniques. This aspect of the job takes place on a moving platform, therefore, safety is of utmost importance. Safety procedures are common to all research ships, and must be followed as explained by the captain and crew of each ship at the start of, and during, each voyage.
Prepares and participates in research cruise and post-cruise duties including use of compressed or cryogenic gases; operates vehicles, lift equipment, and boats or vessels as needed; works from an elevated surface; works over water while underway; uses power tools such as pneumatic driven tools, gasoline driven tools, and/or electric tools; tests and uses electrical equipment and lithium batteries; may be exposed to high noise levels; and lifts, carries, pushes or pulls oceanographic instruments weighing up to 75 lbs.
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Additional Salary Information: $52,000-$58,000