King Air Research Scientist – Atmospheric Science (Two Positions)


The successful applicants will join a team of more than a dozen scientists, engineers and operations personnel to support the mission of the UWKA facility for in-situ tropospheric measurements. They will lead the effort for the preparation, deployment, operation, and future development of the UWKA Facility, instrumentation and data products. Each position will be responsible for owning a suite of airborne atmospheric measurements (radiation, atmospheric state, wind and turbulence, cloud microphysics, etc.) and serve as the subject matter expert (SME) for instrument selection, application and data analysis of this group of measurements to meet Facility and PI/user objectives.  The SME will also be responsible for the function, calibration and lifecycle replacement of their instrument group.

These positions will be responsible for working as part of the science team responsible for the fundamental atmospheric state parameters provided by the facility.  This includes performing data quality assurance checks and delivering high-quality scientific data to users of the Facility. They will also provide guidance in the use of the aircraft to support science objectives through extensive interaction with PIs and potential facility users.  The Research Science group within the Facility includes individuals with a diversity of knowledge in atmospheric measurements, cloud radar, lidar, data processing, instrument integration and data acquisition. Experience with airborne research, flight-testing and/or in-situ instrument measurements is highly desired but not required. Scientists have the opportunity to use aircraft and instrument data to develop an independent research program and advance their own scientific interests including grants and publications, often in collaboration with departmental faculty and external users.