Position Announcement -- FACE Research Engineer

Bob Nowak nowak at scs.unr.edu
Thu Aug 1 17:54:38 EST 1996

Please post the following position announcement and bring it to the
attention of interested candidates.  Interested candidates can also
contact Bob Nowak

Bob Nowak and Stan Smith
Robert S. Nowak, Associate Professor
Plant Physiological Ecology
Department of Environmental and Resource Sciences/199
University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, NV  89557-0013
Voice:    702-784-1656
FAX:      702-784-1142
email:    nowak at scs.unr.edu

                        POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

TITLE:  Research Engineer

LOCATION:  Las Vegas, Nevada (Nevada Test Site)

QUALIFICATIONS:  Graduation from an accredited college or university with
a Masters degree in electrical or mechanical engineering or related field,
or an equivalent combination of education and experience with appropriate
professional certification.  Experience in the design, fabrication,
maintenance, calibration, repair, and modification of specialized
electrical, mechanical, and computerized equipment is essential. 
Experience with the specification and purchasing of supplies, tools, and
equipment; experience with technical manuals, tools, and equipment; the
ability to program computers; and supervisory experience are also
desirable.  Preference given to individuals with demonstrated experience
in: computerized data acquisition; cryogenic systems;  measurement and
control of air, CO2, and other gases; meteorological sensors and
equipment; and experience in a research laboratory or academic setting. 
Coursework or experience in biology/ecology is highly desirable.  The
candidate must be a U.S. citizen in order to obtain a non-restricted
security clearance to work within the Nevada Test Site (NTS). 

POSITION DESCRIPTION:  The Research Engineer will have primary
responsibility for the operation of the NTS Desert FACE Facility (NDFF),
which will include the calibration, maintenance, modification, and repair
of specialized equipment.  NDFF is an experiment in the Mojave Desert that
utilizes Free Air CO2 Enrichment (FACE) technology to simulate the global
atmospheric environment of the 21st century.  The Research Engineer will
also be responsible for collecting, analyzing, and reporting on the
performance of the FACE facility and will assist with other data
collection.  Additional duties will be to design, fabricate, calibrate,
repair, maintain, and modify supporting equipment and facilities as
needed.  The successful candidate must be on-call for emergency repairs
during non-scheduled time periods. 

WORK LOCATION and SALARY:  The Research Engineer will be primarily
responsible for overseeing the operation of the NDFF on site four days per
week.  The engineer will also be available for travel to other
laboratories as the needs arise.  Salary commensurate with qualifications
and experience. 

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Consideration of applications will begin
immediately and will continue until the position is filled. 

STARTING DATE: October 1, 1996, or sooner if possible.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, and
the names, address, and telephone numbers of 3 references to: 
        Dr. Stanley D. Smith            Phone: 702-895-3197
        Dept. of Biological Sciences    FAX: 702-895-3956
        University of Nevada, Las Vegas E-mail: ssmith at ccmail.nevada.edu
        Las Vegas, NV 89154-4004

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas is an equal opportunity/affirmative
action employer.  UNLV employs only U.S. citizens and aliens authorized to
work in the U.S. 

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