Lead, Research Support Services - High-frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP)


Lead, Research Support Services - High-frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP)

 

Job No:

521804

Classification:Research Professional 2

Grade:Grade 79

Work type:On Campus

Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks

School/Business unit:UAF Geophysical Institute

Location:Fairbanks

Categories: Administrative/Personnel, Research/Science/Grants

 

Position Summary:

The High-frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) is the world's most capable high-power, high-frequency (HF) transmitter for the study of the ionosphere. The principal instrument is the Ionospheric Research Instrument (IRI), a phased array of 180 HF crossed-dipole antennas spread across 33 acres and capable of radiating 3.6 megawatts into the upper atmosphere and ionosphere. The goal of the research at HAARP is to conduct fundamental study of the physical processes at work in the very highest portions of our atmosphere, called the thermosphere and ionosphere. The HAARP program is managed out of the Troth Yeddha' Campus in Fairbanks and operated at the Gakona site in support of UAF's mission to be a student-centered, research university. HAARP is seeking an experienced research professional to develop administrative processes, policies, and infrastructure for the newly funded 5-year/$9.3M National Science Foundation Subauroral Geophysical Observatory (SAGO). The ideal candidate will have experience with research support services, program management and education outreach. **This recruitment is open internally to current UA employees or those otherwise eligible to apply to internal postings - Ability to travel to and work in a remote environment. At least 1 trip per month for a week at a time.**

 

Duties:

10Education Outreach: Coordinate and host education outreach activities to both instruct the next generation of geospace scientists and engage the public. Activities include, but are not limited to, research seminars, Polar Aeronomy and Radio Science (PARS) summer school, online lectures, and open house activitiesEssential 10Program Management: Represent the HAARP PM at science related meetings, both internal and external, in all matters relating to research support services. Participate in research committees and workshops on behalf of the HAARP PMEssential 80Research Support: Develop administrative processes, policies and infrastructure for the newly funded 5-year/$9.3M National Science Foundation (NSF) Subauroral Geophysical Observatory (SAGO) co-located with the HAARP facility Science lead for SAGO/HAARP research support services; work with engineering/maintenance staff to support remote station set up, custom fabrication, technical support and repair, materials and supplies, alternative energy and shipping and receiving Co-lead for Geophysical Institute (GI) SAGO diagnostics; coordinate day-to-day administration, operations and maintenance of passive instrumentation on site Improve access to the observatory for the NSF space physics and aeronomy community, encourage experimenters to co-locate new instrumentation, facilitate widespread data access Further the potential of ionospheric modification techniques through collocation of modern heating facilities with a complement of diagnostic instruments Work with investigators to develop site support requirements to monitor and evaluate project effectiveness using qualitative and quantitative tools. Recommend and implement modifications to improve effectiveness and meet science project milestones Motivate SAGO to become a major node in the extensive array of geospace observing instruments distributed across Alaska, filling what would otherwise be a significant gap on its equatorward side Provide administrative and logistics support for field work; assign storage/staging space Advance the establishment of an incoherent-scatter radar (ISR) at SAGO that will act as the bridge to future enhancement of research infrastructureEssential

This recruitment is open internally to current UA employees or those otherwise eligible to apply to internal postings.

 

*Ability to travel to and work in a remote environment. At least 1 trip per month for a week at a time.*

 

Geophysical Institute:

 

The Geophysical Institute is a research-driven organization at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The university offers an attractive work environment and strong benefits including retirement and health insurance, generous leave policies, and tuition waivers for UAF courses. The Geophysical Institute is committed to equity, inclusion, and accountability and values the open sharing of different perspectives. We support a respectful and welcoming environment and a commitment to serving Alaska and Alaskans with strong applied science. Career growth and professional development are expected and encouraged.

 

To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction. Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.

 

This position will be physically located at the UAF campus in Fairbanks, Alaska. The successful finalist will be expected to report to duty at the UAF office on the first day of employment.

 

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

 

• Ability to travel to, and work in, a remote environment. At least 1 trip per month for a week at a time.

• Knowledge of research methods and analytical procedures.

• Knowledge of standard reporting procedures.

• Skilled in accurate data collection methods.

• Ability to use computerized tools to organize and analyze information and communicate findings.

• Knowledge of publishing requirements.

• Knowledge of statistical/fiscal methods.

• Analytical skills.

• Ability to communicate findings for internal- and external- reporting.

• Understanding of project administration.

• High ethical standards and ensure compliance with laws, and UA policies and procedures.

• Planning, problem-solving, and decision-making abilities.

• Knowledge of risk management and mitigation principles.

• Create and maintain a positive, safe and secure work environment.

• Strong interpersonal and conflict resolution skills.

• Ability to work under pressure - calmly and effectively in emergency situations.

• Proficient with use of desktop computers, Microsoft Suite, and Google Workspace

 

SPECIAL WORK ENVIRONMENT:

 

• Ability to foster a safe, professional, productive and effective work environment.

• Ability to work in a wide variety of locations and environments, including confined spaces and rooftops.

• Ability to work in extreme heat and humidity. Ability to climb stairs and walk on grated floors.

• Promote consistency and collaboration of employees.

• Ability to respond and address conflict and resolve issues in a timely manner.

• Lift up to 50lbs

 

Typical Experience:

Bachelor's degree and one year experience in a field relevant to the research (e.g. science, math, business), or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

 

Required Education or Training:

Bachelor's degree and one year experience in a field relevant to the research (e.g. science, math, business), or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

 

Salary Information:

 

This position is full-time, https://www.alaska.edu/hr/talent/files/fy21-salary-schedules/regular-staff-salary-schedules/FY21%20All%20Staff%20Salary%20Schedule.pdf, term-funded, exempt, 12-month position complete with a competitive salary and https://www.alaska.edu/hr/benefits/ New hires will be placed on the https://www.alaska.edu/hr/talent/files/fy23-salary-schedules/FY23_A4_Staff-Salary-Grid_com-Hrly-bi-ann_w-desc-rpt.pdf, based on education and experience.

 

Special Instructions to Applicants:

 

To ensure consideration, please apply prior to the review date. Applicants must be legally eligible for unrestricted employment to work in the U.S. No work visas will be sponsored for this position.

 

This recruitment is open internally to current UA employees or those otherwise eligible to apply to internal postings.

 

To apply for this position, please provide a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references with your application. Please submit your application no later than 09/22/2022 at 11:55 PM Alaska Time. The review of this posting will start on 09/23/2022. This posting will be closed once it is filled.

 

If you need assistance applying to this posting, please contact GI - Office of Human Resources at 907-474-7357.

 

Applicants needing a reasonable accommodation to participate in the application and screening process should contact the UA Human Resources office at 907-450-8200.

 

UAF COVID Requirements:

 

Effective immediately, all new UAF hires, whose job function or work location results in the employee being subject to the UAF vaccine requirements guided by the Federal Contractor Employee vaccine mandate*, must be fully vaccinated with an FDA- or WHO- authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine or have obtained a university-approved disability/medical or religious exemption no later than six weeks from the new hire's start date.

 

*Employees based on UAF's Troth Yeddha' (Fairbanks) campus, regardless of university affiliation and remote work status; Employees based in UAF research units outside Fairbanks (including Seward Marine Center, Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center, HAARP, Poker Flat, Lena Point, and Toolik Field Station); and Employees, regardless of their work location, paid by or directly working on impacted UAF federal contract.

 

This position is a term-funded position and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion.

 

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

 

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: http://www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination

 

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

 

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

 

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

 

Applications Close: Open until filled

 

To apply, visit: https://apptrkr.com/3464990

 

Copyright ©2022 Jobelephant.com Inc. All rights reserved.

 

https://www.jobelephant.com/

 

jeid-2ba511a8963844438224ee9298509002

Fairbanks, AK

7 day(s) ago

Closing Date 2022-10-20