Working with Federal and commercial industry partners, the Green Bank Observatory is developing high-frequency radar transmission capabilities. This Sabbatical position is for a scientist or engineer to lead the requirements development for the design, build, and operation of a radar transmit system using the 100-m diameter Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope in Green Bank, WV, and potentially other U.S. telescopes.
This position can be taken at the Green Bank Observatory, at the applicant’s home institution or any AUI institution (Green Bank, WV; Charlottesville, VA; Socorro, NM; Albuquerque, NM; Washington, DC). Regular travel to Green Bank from remote work locations will be required as part of this position.
The position is intended as a 6-12 month sabbatical appointment.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Provides assistance and leadership in designing, developing, and implementing an overall radar strategy for Green Bank in collaboration with Green Bank and NRAO staff.
Participate in development of descriptive materials for use in demonstrating the radar capabilities to others.
Aids in the testing of new radar systems, as needed
Assist in seeking external funding to continue development the radar program.
Other duties as assigned.
Demonstrated experience in requirements development, technical specification, design, construction, and/or operation of ground-to-space radar systems for commercial or research organizations.
Excellent understanding of radar theory, radar system design, radar data reduction/handling, and practical systems deployment. Excellent verbal and written communication skills; and the ability to communicate comfortably and effectively with other scientists, technical staff, site management, and outside radar users. Must excel at working in a collaborative team-based environment.
Other: Occasional domestic travel is required. Must be able to work a varied flexible work schedule.
Internal Number: 4518
About Associated Universities/NRAO
Founded in 1956, the NRAO provides state-of-the-art radio telescope facilities for use by the international scientific community. NRAO telescopes are open to all astronomers regardless of institutional or national affiliation. Observing time on NRAO telescopes is available on a competitive basis to qualified scientists after evaluation of research proposals on the basis of scientific merit, the capability of the instruments to do the work, and the availability of the telescope during the requested time. NRAO also provides both formal and informal programs in education and public outreach for teachers, students, the general public, and the media.
In addition to competitive pay, NRAO provides excellent paid time off benefits (vacation and sick leave). Medical, dental and vision plans are effective first day of employment. NRAO’s retirement benefit contributes an amount equal to 10 percent of a qualified participant’s base pay. No contribution is required of the employee; we also offer an optional supplemental, tax-deferred plan for employee retirement contributions.
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