Research Scientist

The University of Wyoming invites applications for a Research Scientist position.


Date posted

Apr. 8, 2021 12:00 am

Application deadline

July 8, 2021 12:00 am


The University of Wyoming


  • United States

Job description

The University of Wyoming invites diverse applicants to consider our employment opportunities.  We are also especially interested in candidates who have experience working with diverse populations and/or diverse initiatives.

Research Scientists are academic professionals whose primary responsibilities are to conduct and support research. UW Regulation 2-7 describes the activities that fall into this set of responsibilities for faculty; the same definition of research applies to Academic Professionals.

Research Scientist will be responsible for the operation, preparation, and deployment of the King Air facility W-band radar. Provides final check of the radar data quality/control and release the processed data after field campaigns.
Diagnose and identify radar software and hardware problems and maintain contact with the manufacturer of the radar, ProSensing, Inc. Research and development of the KPR radar with intent to transfer from experimental mode to full-facility instrument.
  • M.S. or Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering, atmospheric physics, applied mathematics, or closely related field. At least two years of relevant work  experience beyond an M.S degree may substitute for a Ph.D.;
  • Basic technical expertise with radars and an understanding of electromagnetics as demonstrated through coursework and/or hands-on experience;
  • Demonstrated experience working with random signals, stochastic processes, and signal processing;
  • Ability and willingness to participate as a radar and/or system operator on research aircraft, including deployments away from Laramie (typically for 3-4 weeks, 1-2 times per year);
  • Demonstrated proficiency in advanced scientific programming languages such as IDL, MATLAB, Python, or similar; and
  • Knowledge and skill with scientific data formats.
  • Components of the University of Wyoming Radar systems are controlled under ITAR and EAR. The successful candidate must have the ability to work with these components under federal regulation.
  • Valid driver's license with a motor vehicle record (MVR) that is compliant with the University Vehicle Use Policy.

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