Job Opening

Ocean Bottom Seismometer Instrument Center Lab Manager AND Data Specialist

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Posted: 12/04/2018

Open Until: 06/30/2019

The newly formed Ocean Bottom Seismometer Instrument Center (OBSIC) at WHOI provides seafloor seismographs and at-sea technical support to the U.S. academic community in order to advance knowledge about Earth structure and dynamic processes, such as earthquakes and volcanism. The center replaces the Ocean Bottom Seismograph Instrument Pool, which NSF created in 1999 and that included WHOI and two other institutions. OBSIC has openings for two full-time positions: Laboratory Manager and Data Specialist. The scope of either of these positions may vary depending on the qualifications of the new hires, but the minimum responsibilities will include those described below.

The Laboratory Manager will be responsible for maintaining the OBSIC lab in a high state of operational readiness, the coordination and planning of sea-going experiments, budget management, and work scheduling. He/she will be responsible for the surge training program of non-OBSIC technicians and management of the trained surge personnel pool. The Laboratory Manager will modernize the lab’s inventory and maintenance systems and databases. She/he will attend biannual meetings of the OBSIC Oversight Committee, UNOLS ship-scheduling meetings, and participate in community outreach activities. The Laboratory Manager will have a graduate degree in Engineering or Geophysics and a minimum of 5 years of experience. He/she will sail on occasional OBSIC cruises.
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The Data Specialist will be responsible for archiving all data acquired through OBSIC at the IRIS Data Management Center. He/she will carry out quality-assessment of both field data and test data generated in-house. Data-quality assessment tasks include both in-house analysis and review of MUSTANG data quality control metrics generated at the IRIS DMC. These and other QA/QC products will inform OBSIC operational decisions and provide the OBSIC Oversight Committee with an independent assessment of performance. The Data Specialist will be responsible for analysis of sensor calibration measurements, and will maintain up-to-date calibration information for all OBSIC instrumentation. She/he will be the point person for all data-related queries from the OBS community. The Data Specialist will have a graduate degree in Geophysics and a minimum of 5 years of experience. He/she will sail on occasional OBSIC cruises.
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For additional information, feel free to contact John Collins: jcollins at WHOI dot edu

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