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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.
The Aeronautics and Astronautics Hansen Lab has an outstanding opportunity for a Research Scientist Engineer 4.
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 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: Manages projects of moderate size and scope; makes substantial contributions to determining feasibility of goals and objectives. Identifies problems and related technical issues leading to long-term, generic solutions; identifies technical approach for solving problems and meeting customer/grantor needs. Performs tasks of a larger scope and often leads specific tasks within the project scope. Sought out for contributions to reports and publications; author/co-author on papers, proposals, presentations and reports; gives invited papers. Interacts in a collaborative manner with other team members to accomplish organizational goals; provides ideas to improve organizational efficiency at group and department levels. Creates, monitors and implements effective plans; takes lead for scoping tasks/projects; assembles research team members. Influences important customer and UW decisions; recognized for technical contributions by external peer network. Maintains external research relationships to identify and develop new funding sources; makes significant contributions to technical proposal preparation and/or presentations. Contributes to positive co-worker/customer/investigator relationships through efficient interaction on current grants/projects. In particular, this role will involve operation and data analysis of a spheromak based magnetic confinement experiment. Design, operation, and/or maintenance of various diagnostics such as interferometers, a spectroscopic tomography system, and magnetic probe arrays. This role will also require participation in the upgrade of the experiment including: 1) assembly, testing, and commissioning of new high voltage power systems, 2) assembly of upgraded machine components, and 3) recalibration of diagnostics moved or modified as part of the upgrade.
REQUIREMENTS: •Ph.D. in the STEM fields with experience in the required field of specialization, plasma physics and magnetic confinement fusion energy. •Four or more years’ experience in a related area, or equivalent combination of education/experience. •Successful candidates will require knowledge and experience in the following areas: 1) thorough knowledge of magnetic fusion energy and spheromak magnetic confinement; 2) extensive experimental plasma physics experience such as operating complex magnetic confinement experimental apparatuses, installing and operating plasma diagnostic systems; 3) experience with high speed puff valves, high vacuum systems, helicon plasma sources, and tomographic imaging systems.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
DESIRED EXPERIENCE •PhD in plasma physics or related field.
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