NOAA’s Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory
(GLERL: http://www.glerl.noaa.gov/), Ann Arbor, Michigan has an opening for a senior engineer to lead the lab’s Observing Systems and Advanced Technology Branch. and nbsp;The ideal candidate’s area of expertise would complement the current research and operations in the branch, which include design and deployment of fixed and mobile observing assets (buoys, moorings, tripods, ROVs, AUVs, towed and profiling arrays), sampling systems (rosettes, pumps, nets), remote sensing research, and research vessel upgrades and operations, primarily in the Great Lakes. and nbsp;Desired areas of expertise may include one or more of the following: naval architecture, electrical engineering, marine engineering, mechanical engineering, marine navigation, limnology, or oceanography. and nbsp;Other research branches at the lab are Ecosystem Dynamics, and Integrated Physical and Ecological Modeling and Forecasting. and nbsp;The Branch Chief is expected to have shown continued excellence in marine or limnological research and technology development and, through significant original contributions (e.g., journal articles, patents, presentations), have gained an outstanding international reputation. and nbsp;The Branch Chief will be responsible for initiating, supporting, and conducting independent research and technology development, while leading, influencing, and advising supervisees and fellow employees to promote high scientific and engineering standards at GLERL and within the region and the research field. and nbsp;The Branch Chief reports to the laboratory director and is involved in strategic planning and external partnerships beyond the research branch, including interaction with co-located postdocs, visiting scientists, contractors, and staff of the Cooperative Institute for Limnology and Ecosystem Research (http://ciler.snre.umich.edu/). and nbsp;The vacancy is a permanent federal position with a base salary range of $124,864-$157,100, and a full government benefits package. and nbsp;The official announcements for this position will be posted soon to www.usajobs.gov
. and nbsp;The position will be open to all U.S. citizens. and nbsp;To express interest and for further information about GLERL and the application process contact Laura Newlin (734-741-2245, Laura.Newlin@glerl.noaa.gov).