[unav_all] Ocean Bottom Seismometer Instrument Center - Lab Manager AND Data Specialist
mburke at whoi.edu
Tue Dec 4 12:45:02 MST 2018
The newly formed Ocean Bottom Seismometer Instrument Center (OBSIC) at
WHOI provides seafloor seismographs and at-sea technical support to the U.S.
academic community in order to advance knowledge about Earth structure and
dynamic processes, such as earthquakes and volcanism. The center replaces
the Ocean Bottom Seismograph Instrument Pool, which NSF created in 1999 and
that included WHOI and two other institutions. OBSIC has openings for two
full-time positions: Laboratory Manager and Data Specialist. The scope of
either of these positions may vary depending on the qualifications of the
new hires, but the minimum responsibilities will include those described
The Laboratory Manager will be responsible for maintaining the OBSIC
lab in a high state of operational readiness, the coordination and planning
of sea-going experiments, budget management, and work scheduling. He/she
will be responsible for the surge training program of non-OBSIC technicians
and management of the trained surge personnel pool. The Laboratory Manager
will modernize the lab's inventory and maintenance systems and databases.
She/he will attend biannual meetings of the OBSIC Oversight Committee, UNOLS
ship-scheduling meetings, and participate in community outreach activities.
The Laboratory Manager will have a graduate degree in Engineering or
Geophysics and a minimum of 5 years of experience. He/she will sail on
occasional OBSIC cruises.
The Data Specialist will be responsible for archiving all data
acquired through OBSIC at the IRIS Data Management Center. He/she will carry
out quality-assessment of both field data and test data generated in-house.
Data-quality assessment tasks include both in-house analysis and review of
MUSTANG data quality control metrics generated at the IRIS DMC. These and
other QA/QC products will inform OBSIC operational decisions and provide the
OBSIC Oversight Committee with an independent assessment of performance.
The Data Specialist will be responsible for analysis of sensor calibration
measurements, and will maintain up-to-date calibration information for all
OBSIC instrumentation. She/he will be the point person for all data-related
queries from the OBS community. The Data Specialist will have a graduate
degree in Geophysics and a minimum of 5 years of experience. He/she will
sail on occasional OBSIC cruises.
For additional information, feel free to contact John Collins: jcollins AT
Senior Administrative Assistant II
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Geology and Geophysics Dept., MS #22
Fax: (508) 457-2187
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