Job Summary

METER Group’s vision is anchored in delivering value through the symbiosis of science, sensors, telemetry, and software. As a Research Scientist, you generate a continuous stream of concepts, designs, and applications that are turned into products. You must possess a logical and independent mind, be an exceptional problem solver, have a solid foundation in math and science relative to your chosen fields, and demonstrate attention to detail and accuracy. In addition, you must be an
excellent communicator, work well in teams, be flexible and willing to compromise when necessary and be able to translate your deep understanding of scientific concepts in ways that make them accessible to others.

This role works from our Pullman, WA office.
Wage range: $65,000 – $110,000. Offers are based on qualifications and experience.

Essential Functions
● Serve as technical leader for meteorological observation and micrometeorology instrumentation development
● Actively conduct instrumentation research
● Provide project leadership including coordinating efforts with scrum teams and Sales and Customer Support as needed.
● Coordinate with Marketing department to deliver scientific content to clients through seminars, webinars, white papers, social media, etc.
● Actively participate in the relevant scientific communities and technical conferences for personal professional development, to serve as a spokesperson for METER, to research new applications, and to further collaboration with the scientific community
● Verify and document instrument performance and evaluate measurement tradeoffs of performance, cost, and time
● Serve cross-disciplinary instrumentation development team as primary data analyst
● Act as a scientific resource to mentor and review the work of fellow employees
● Provide mentorship to more junior team members and interns

Required Technical & Functional Skills
● Scientific statistical methods and procedures
● Data processing techniques
● Ability to work as part of a cross-functional team including scientists and engineers of various disciplines
● Ability to distill data sets into easily digestible data products
● Ability to apply the scientific method to testing and iterative development of new technology/instrumentation
● Application experience in quantitative data analysis of eddy flux measurements
● Fluent English verbal and written communication skills
● Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated experience in successfully working individually and in teams Preferred Qualifications
● Considered an expert in the micrometeorology community
● Experience with software packages for analyzing high frequency data
● Field experience running, maintaining, and troubleshooting eddy flux stations
● Some experience in software, embedded firmware, or electronics
● Knowledge of current scientific research literature and trends in surface-to-atmosphere energy and mass flux measurement

Required Education & Experience
● M.S. or Ph.D. in an environmental science field (biometeorology, ecosystem science, micrometeorology, atmospheric modeling), or
● Equivalent training and experience in an environmental science field
● Proven record of accomplishment in research (publications in peer reviewed scientific journals, presentations at scientific conferences)
● Micrometeorology data processing skills

Work Environment: General office environment with extensive use of computers and testing equipment. Significant field research component installing and maintaining instrumentation testbeds. Domestic and international travel to conferences, meetings, and customer visits (approximately 10% time) will be required. Physical Requirements: While performing the duties of this job, you are regularly required to talk or hear, and to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. You must regularly lift and move up to 10 pounds and occasionally may need to lift and move up to 50 pounds.

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed in this job function. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties. Additional responsibilities may be assigned.

To Apply for This Position:
We ask all applicants to apply through our website at Jobs At METER Group. If your interests, qualifications, and experience match any of our openings please apply for that position so that you are considered immediately. You may also subscribe at our careers page so that we email you when we have openings in your area of interest.

Full-time Benefits at METER Group:
Two medical plan options are available for full-time employees, a traditional low premium plan or a no premium high deductible plan. These plans both include dental and vision coverage. The traditional plan has the option of a Flexible Spending Account (FSA). The high deductible plan includes a Health Savings Account (HSA).
An online/mobile health solution is provided to all full-time employees, paid by METER Group.
Full-time employees receive 80 hours of Paid Time Off (PTO) in a lump amount prorated to your start date. All Employees receive Sick Leave that accumulates one hour for every 40 hours worked.
11 Paid Holidays, including: New Years Day, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving (Thursday and Friday), Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Day after Christmas.
METER Group pays for one-year’s salary in life insurance as well as short-term and long-term disability insurance.
Traditional and ROTH 401k options are available.
When available employees enjoy profit-sharing contributions to a retirement account (annual company contribution) as well as a quarterly profit-sharing bonus.

About METER Group:
In the early 1980s, METER Group was founded by world-renowned soil physicist Dr. Gaylon Campbell. Gaylon knew researchers needed simple-to-use sensors and smarter data intelligence to improve their research. 40 years later, we’re still leading the way in the advancement of IoT sensing and data technology and world-class lab instrumentation. We’re always looking for ways to improve how researchers turn data into insights. Scientists, growers, and engineers worldwide depend on METER systems for deeper understanding of critical issues with global impact, such as water and food shortages, environmental disasters, and climate change. At METER Group, we’re building the systems needed to mitigate these and other issues facing our planet. We need your help to find innovative and effective solutions to some of the world’s most challenging problems. Learn more about what it’s like to work at METER Group:

METER Group headquarters is located in Eastern Washington with unmatched quality of life. Enjoy the smaller town life: no traffic, country space, great schools and universities, safe neighborhoods, and easy access to recreational activities in nearby mountains, rivers, and forests.

METER Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants are considered regardless of ethnicity, nationality, gender, veteran or disability status, religion, age, sexual orientation or gender identity, or other protected status.

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