Berkeley Lab's Climate & Ecosystems Division has an opening for a Research Scientist.
The Research Scientist will develop and implement novel environmental sensing and networking technologies needed for smart, dense and heterogeneous observations of geophysical, hydro-biogeochemical and geotechnical properties and processes in natural and managed ecosystems. The scientist will work with a multi-disciplinary group of scientists to improve the quantification and predictive understanding of multi-scale and complex subsurface and surface dynamics important for the management and assessment of water resources, carbon cycle, contaminations, geothermal activity and natural hazards.
What You Will Do:
Development of dense, heterogenous, smart and energy-constrained wireless sensor networks (WSN) or Internet of Things (IoT) systems aimed at advancing the monitoring of geophysical, hydro-biogeochemical and/or geotechnical processes;
Development or improvement of geophysical and hydro-biogeochemical sensing technologies
Design and development of hardware and software for acquisition platforms, their connectivity to wireless network, and their integration into data analysis framework;
Development of signal processing routines and edge computing algorithms for in-situ data processing, data compression, information extraction, and adaptive measurements
Lead laboratory and field tests of the developed technology;
Identify and develop new research areas and proposals;
Engage as a member of a large, multidisciplinary research team that includes geochemists, hydrologists, and computational scientists;
Author peer-reviewed journal articles and technical reports.
What is Required:
Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, physics, computer science, or a relevant discipline (or eight years of relevant work experience or an equivalent combination of education and work experience)
Team science research experience.
International research exposure.
Ability to perform research on designing, developing and implementing novel sensing technologies in environmental sciences.
Knowledge in communication technologies (incl. 5G/6G), IoT, and edge and fog computing.
Knowledge in electromagnetic methods for sensing geophysical properties.
Familiarity with state-of-the-art hydro-biogeochemical sensors and their deployment for monitoring natural or managed systems.
Ability to identify and develop new research areas and proposals.
Motivation to collaborate with a multidisciplinary team of scientists.
Ability to author peer-reviewed journal publications and technical reports.
Ph.D. (preferred) in electrical engineering, physics, computer science, or a relevant discipline.
At least three years of research experience (Postdoctoral experience (>2 years) is preferred).
Proposal development experience (either success/fail) is preferred.
For full consideration, please apply by July 19, 2021.
This is a full-time, 3-year, career-track term appointment that may be renewed to a maximum of five years and that may be converted to career based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds, and ongoing operational needs.
Requested Application Material: Curriculum Vitae, Statement of research experience and interests.
The posting will remain open until close of business on July 19, 2020.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Berkeley Lab is committed to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA) and strives to hire individuals from different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives who share these same values and commitments.
Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. Berkeley Lab is in compliance with the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision under 41 CFR 60-1.4. Click here to view the poster and supplement: "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law."
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