The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

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Research Engineering/ Scientist Associate II

Hiring department Inst for Geophysics
Monthly salary $4,000
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number 12-11-21-01-4210
Job Status Closed
FLSA status Exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Terminates on 12/31/2013
Position open to university-wide applicants
Location Austin - J. J. Pickle Research Campus (North Austin)
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

None provided

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Additional Information


To operate LIDAR, Light Detection and Ranging, and other equipment in the field and design, implement, and document LIDAR data processing software. To participate in remote field operations for data acquisition and analyze instrument performance.

Essential Functions

Design, analyze, test, implement, execute, and document processing software for Photon Counting LIDAR data. Participate in remote field operations. Participate in group meetings to set priorities for system development.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

Masters degree in Engineering or a related field or bachelor's degree in Engineering and two years of related experience. Experience with LIDAR operations and data processing. Experience with geophysical data sets and geophysical data processing. Ability to pass physical exams required by the US Government for Antarctic deployments. Proven ability to accomplish project tasking independently and as a member of small teams. Experience with mathematical computing packages such as MATLAB and OCTAVE. Experience with computer programming languages such as C and C++. Excellent speaking and writing skills. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with operation of electronic data acquisition and test equipment. Experience with airborne instrumentation including design, development and operation. Proven ability to function effectively as a team member in remote field operations.

Working conditions

May work in all weather conditions May work in extreme temperatures May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity Climbing of stairs Climbing of ladders Lifting and moving International travel, with a significant component of travel to remote geographic regions (Antarctica and Greenland). Extended deployments to remote geographic regions with harsh climates. Working aboard small aircraft for long flights.

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