Job Opening

Staff Scientist/Polar Projects Engineer

IRIS PASSCAL Instrument Center

Posted: 06/05/2019

Open Until: 09/30/2019

Job Duties:
The IRIS PASSCAL Instrument Center at New Mexico Tech is seeking applicants to fill the position of Staff Scientist/Polar Projects Field Engineer. This position's primary responsibility is to support Polar research both from the lab and in the field. Duties include: developing specialized equipment for cold, dark environments; testing, preparing, and shipping equipment; supporting field installations, maintenance, and decommissions of stations in the Arctic and Antarctic; producing and maintaining documentation related to Polar support and systems; and training member of PASSCAL’s user community.

Required Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree required Engineering (electrical, mechanical, structural or similar core engineering). Seismological field experience desired. Electrical, mechanical or structural engineering design desired. Radio installation, satellite data telemetry, and network design desired. Data analysis and manipulation desired. Scripting and programming experience desired. Portable DC power systems and power budget calculations desired. Data acquisition systems for rugged field environments desired.

Submission Procedure:
Applicants should submit a resume, official college transcripts, a letter of professional interests, and the names and addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers of three references to: New Mexico Tech, Human Resources, 801 Leroy Place, Brown Hall Box 076, Socorro, New Mexico 87801-4796.

or email application and include job title as subject line to:

New Mexico Tech is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

The position will be open until filled.


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