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Current APL-UW Job Postings:

SEED Postdoctoral Scholar, Req. #N/A

The APL-UW SEED Postdoctoral Scholar Program (SEED = Science and Engineering Enrichment and Development) seeks applicants with research interests in Oceanography, Ocean Engineering, Underwater Acoustics, Marine Robotics, Marine Energy, Polar Science, Medical Ultrasound, Signal Processing, and Autonomy. Positions will contribute to funded project-specific research while furthering their own education and training. These are full-time (100% FTE) appointments, with expected terms of two years subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funding.

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Posting Date: 1 April 2021

Closing Date: 1 August 2021


Doctoral degree in Engineering (Electrical, Mechanical, Civil & Environmental, Material Science, Computer, & Bio-), Geophysics, Mathematics, Atmospheric Sciences, Physics, Oceanography. Degrees in other related fields with interests in the core APL research areas will be considered as well. No more than 36 months inclusive of all postdoctoral experiences in order to fulfill the 2-year requirement.

- Excellent verbal and written skills.
- Strong research skills.
- Ability to work independently.
- Effective problem solving/critical thinking skills.
- Strong technical communication and collaboration skills.


Each applicant is expected submit a research proposal and goals within the broad program areas of the participating APL-UW departments: Air-Sea Interaction & Remote Sensing, Acoustics, Industrial and Medical Ultrasound, Electronics and Photonics Systems, Environmental Information Systems, Ocean Engineering, Ocean Physics, and Polar Science. The proposal should be no more than 5 pages, double-spaced, excluding bibliography and figures, describing research to be pursued during a two-year tenure at the University of Washington.

We encourage you to contact one or more of our researchers in your area of research. This is not a condition of applying.

In addition to the proposal each applicant will provide a curriculum vita and
a publication list.

Candidates continuing through the evaluation process will be given an opportunity to interact directly with potential APL-UW mentors in networking events. Selected finalists will be invited to present their research proposal in seminar. For priority consideration submit completed application by 1 August 2021.

To view and/or apply for Current APL-UW Job Postings, visit:

Acoustics Air-Sea Interaction & Remote Sensing Center for Environmental & Information Systems Center for Industrial & Medical Ultrasound Electronic & Photonic Systems Ocean Engineering Ocean Physics Polar Science Center