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Creative Support Alternatives, a San Diego State University Research Foundation project for 28 years, provides Supported Living Services, Independent Living Services and related services to adults with developmental disabilities, as well as others who benefit from individualized, person-driven supports, to maximize their full inclusion and participation in all aspects of home and community life.   The Community Support Facilitator, under the supervision of the Director(s) and Community Living Coordinator(s), provides direct support to people with developmental disabilities in their homes and in the community.  Each position is individualized in order to support the needs and wants of the person receiving services.
Req No.
2020-10582
Category
Community/Social Services
Department/Project Name
Creative Support Alternatives
Location
US-CA-San Diego
This Statement of Work covers the need for the services of college students to provide technical and analytical support in the field of Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Network Management and Network Security for the Dolus project. The purpose of this project is to develop and demonstrate a C4I solution for Medium and Large Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USVs).   The goal of Dolus is to develop and demonstrate large Unmanned Surface Vehicles. - Dolus will incorporate multiple C4I system and programs of records (PORs) providing capabilities such as Local Area Network, Cross-Domain Solution, Line of Sight (LoS) and satellite communications and positioning, Navigation and timing (PNT) data. -  Dolus will integrate with fleet operations to demonstrate an enhanced warfare capability. - By using autonomous capability, Dolus will augment manned naval warships and enhance Fleet warfighting effectiveness. - Dolus will develop tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTP’s) for follow-on efforts. - Dolus is intended to be a “leave-behind” capability for the fleet.
Req No.
2020-10562
Category
Other
Department/Project Name
SPAWAR
Location
US-CA-San Diego
This Statement of Work covers the need for the services of college students to provide technical and analytical support in the field of computer science (focus on network management and network security) and electrical engineering (focus on systems engineering and compute infrastructure) for the Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services (CANES) Project. The purpose of this project is to maintain, monitor and improve CANES in order to guarantee its effectiveness and robustness once deployed.   CANES, the Navy's next generation tactical afloat network, represents a new business model for delivering capability to the fleet. Formally known as Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services, CANES consolidates five legacy networks into one, which enhances operational effectiveness and provides better quality of life for deployed sailors.
Req No.
2020-10555
Category
Other
Department/Project Name
SPAWAR
Location
US-CA-San Diego
This Statement of Work covers the need for the services of college students to provide technical and analytical support in the field of computer science (focus on network management and network security) and electrical engineering (focus on systems engineering and compute infrastructure) for the Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services (CANES) Project. The purpose of this project is to maintain, monitor and improve CANES in order to guarantee its effectiveness and robustness once deployed.   CANES, the Navy's next generation tactical afloat network, represents a new business model for delivering capability to the fleet. Formally known as Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services, CANES consolidates five legacy networks into one, which enhances operational effectiveness and provides better quality of life for deployed sailors.
Req No.
2020-10554
Category
Other
Department/Project Name
SPAWAR
Location
US-CA-San Diego
This Statement of Work covers the need for the services of college students to provide technical and analytical support in the field of computer science (focus on network management and network security) and electrical engineering (focus on systems engineering and compute infrastructure) for the Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services (CANES) Project. The purpose of this project is to maintain, monitor and improve CANES in order to guarantee its effectiveness and robustness once deployed.   CANES, the Navy's next generation tactical afloat network, represents a new business model for delivering capability to the fleet. Formally known as Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services, CANES consolidates five legacy networks into one, which enhances operational effectiveness and provides better quality of life for deployed sailors.
Req No.
2020-10553
Category
Other
Department/Project Name
SPAWAR
Location
US-CA-San Diego
This Statement of Work covers the need for the services of college students to provide technical and analytical support in the field of computer science (focus on network management and network security) and electrical engineering (focus on systems engineering and compute infrastructure) for the Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services (CANES) Project. The purpose of this project is to maintain, monitor and improve CANES in order to guarantee its effectiveness and robustness once deployed.   CANES, the Navy's next generation tactical afloat network, represents a new business model for delivering capability to the fleet. Formally known as Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services, CANES consolidates five legacy networks into one, which enhances operational effectiveness and provides better quality of life for deployed sailors.
Req No.
2020-10552
Category
Other
Department/Project Name
SPAWAR
Location
US-CA-San Diego
This Statement of Work covers the need for the services of college students to provide technical and analytical support in the field of computer science (focus on network management and network security) and electrical engineering (focus on systems engineering and compute infrastructure) for the Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services (CANES) Project. The purpose of this project is to maintain, monitor and improve CANES in order to guarantee its effectiveness and robustness once deployed.   CANES, the Navy's next generation tactical afloat network, represents a new business model for delivering capability to the fleet. Formally known as Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services, CANES consolidates five legacy networks into one, which enhances operational effectiveness and provides better quality of life for deployed sailors.
Req No.
2020-10551
Category
Other
Department/Project Name
SPAWAR
Location
US-CA-San Diego
The recruitment will close on 6/29/2020 @ 4:00pm.   The Adolescent Medicine Trials for HIV/AIDS Interventions (ATN) research program aims to defeat the rising HIV epidemic among adolescents and young adults in the United States.  The ATN is led by investigators with innovative thinking and novel approaches to increase awareness of HIV status in youth and, for those diagnosed with HIV, increase access to health care. For more information, see: https://atnweb.org/atnweb/.   This position will oversee components of two ATN protocols focused on the HIV prevention and treatment needs of sexual and gender minority youth. Monitoring and reporting on activity in ongoing mHealth interventions and coordinating study activities with external ATN colleagues are primary activities, in addition to assisting the Principal Investigator in creating reports and with scientific outputs.
Req No.
2020-10478
Category
Research/Project
Department/Project Name
Psychology
Location
US-CA-San Diego
The ACS IPT is responsible for providing Engineering, Integration and Management support to Navy customers in support of Naval Information Warfare Center’s (formally SPAWAR-Pacific). The Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) Pacific's mission is to conduct research, development, test, evaluation, operation, sustainment, maintenance, and implementation using technologies that contribute to improving the responsiveness, capability, readiness. The ACS IPT has been providing support to the Navy for the past seven (7) years developing application using agile development processes and cloud technologies. Engineers, Scientist and Technical Specialist conduct software development, design engineering solutions, and conduct cyber security analysis   This Statement of Work covers the need for the services of college students to provide technical and analytical support in the field of Computer Science, Information Systems, Electrical Engineer or Computer Engineering for the Agile Core Services (ACS) project. The purpose of this task is to provide support in the areas of knowledge management and the full software lifecycle to the Department of Defense (DOD). 
Req No.
2020-10466
Category
Other
Department/Project Name
SPAWAR
Location
US-CA-San Diego
The ACS IPT is responsible for providing Engineering, Integration and Management support to Navy customers in support of Naval Information Warfare Center’s (formally SPAWAR-Pacific). The Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) Pacific's mission is to conduct research, development, test, evaluation, operation, sustainment, maintenance, and implementation using technologies that contribute to improving the responsiveness, capability, readiness. The ACS IPT has been providing support to the Navy for the past seven (7) years developing application using agile development processes and cloud technologies. Engineers, Scientist and Technical Specialist conduct software development, design engineering solutions, and conduct cyber security analysis   This Statement of Work covers the need for the services of college students to provide technical and analytical support in the field of Computer Science, Information Systems, Electrical Engineer or Computer Engineering for the Agile Core Services (ACS) project. The purpose of this task is to provide support in the areas of knowledge management and the full software lifecycle to the Department of Defense (DOD). 
Req No.
2020-10465
Category
Other
Department/Project Name
SPAWAR
Location
US-CA-San Diego
This Statement of Work covers the need for the services of college students to provide technical and analytical support in the fields of Computer Science, Information Systems, Electrical Engineer or Computer Engineering for the Naval Command and Intelligence (C&I) Project. The purpose of this project is to provide support in the areas of knowledge management and the full software life cycle to the Department of Defense.   The C&I IPT is responsible for providing full life cycle software and engineering support to a variety of Navy customers in support of Naval Information Warfare Center’s (formally SPAWAR-Pacific). The Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) Pacific's mission is to conduct research, development, test, evaluation, operation, sustainment, maintenance, and implementation using technologies that contribute to improving the responsiveness, capability, readiness. The C&I IPT has been providing support to the Navy and anther service commands for more than 15 years in the Command and Control environment. Engineers, Scientist and Technical Specialist conduct software development, design engineering solutions, conduct cyber security analysis, and preform data analytics.
Req No.
2020-10464
Category
Other
Department/Project Name
SPAWAR
Location
US-CA-San Diego
This Statement of Work covers the need for the services of college students to provide technical and analytical support in the fields of Computer Science, Information Systems, Electrical Engineer or Computer Engineering for the Naval Command and Intelligence (C&I) Project. The purpose of this project is to provide support in the areas of knowledge management and the full software life cycle to the Department of Defense.   The C&I IPT is responsible for providing full life cycle software and engineering support to a variety of Navy customers in support of Naval Information Warfare Center’s (formally SPAWAR-Pacific). The Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) Pacific's mission is to conduct research, development, test, evaluation, operation, sustainment, maintenance, and implementation using technologies that contribute to improving the responsiveness, capability, readiness. The C&I IPT has been providing support to the Navy and anther service commands for more than 15 years in the Command and Control environment. Engineers, Scientist and Technical Specialist conduct software development, design engineering solutions, conduct cyber security analysis, and preform data analytics.
Req No.
2020-10463
Category
Other
Department/Project Name
SPAWAR
Location
US-CA-San Diego
This position is open until filled with first review of applicants to take place on June 24th.    The mission of the San Diego State University World Campus is “to be a world leader in delivering innovative educational experiences to all learners, expanding opportunity and transforming lives. Our programs and technologies are ever-evolving to meet ever-changing needs; our high level of service and support is a constant.” SDSU World Campus serves as a principal University liaison with the greater San Diego community and provides a wide variety of traditional and nontraditional, credit and noncredit educational experiences designed to fit the lifestyle and expectations of working adults and other lifelong learners. In addition, World Campus provides a range of academic and special programs for individuals and groups at various times, in multiple locations, and via diverse modalities, including technology-based programs—throughout the year. The primary audiences include workforce, military, working adults, and international constituencies.   The Instructional Design department has the responsibility for managing the course design and development process for new and existing World Campus programs.    
Req No.
2020-10459
Category
Information Technology
Department/Project Name
SDSU World Campus
Location
US-CA-San Diego
This position is open until filled with first review of applicants to take place on June 24th.    The mission of the San Diego State University World Campus is “to be a world leader in delivering innovative educational experiences to all learners, expanding opportunity and transforming lives. Our programs and technologies are ever-evolving to meet ever-changing needs; our high level of service and support is a constant.” SDSU World Campus serves as a principal University liaison with the greater San Diego community and provides a wide variety of traditional and nontraditional, credit and noncredit educational experiences designed to fit the lifestyle and expectations of working adults and other lifelong learners. In addition, World Campus provides a range of academic and special programs for individuals and groups at various times, in multiple locations, and via diverse modalities, including technology-based programs—throughout the year. The primary audiences include workforce, military, working adults, and international constituencies.   The Instructional Design department has the responsibility for managing the course design and development process for new and existing World Campus programs.  
Req No.
2020-10456
Category
Information Technology
Department/Project Name
SDSU World Campus
Location
US-CA-San Diego
This position is open until filled.    The Freelance General Assignment Reporter covers news of local relevance and often national significance across all KPBS beats, as directed.  The reporter will work collaboratively with beat reporters, and at the direction of the News Editor.  The reporter will also work in coordination with other members of the News Division.   KPBS beats involve taking complex concepts and rendering them into accessible and compelling stories.  These stories will be carefully grounded in fact, but can still be playful or moving as the subject matter requires.  KPBS news beats are, but not exclusive to, arts & culture, border, education, environment, health, investigative, metro, and military.    The Reporter will pitch news stories, or be assigned stories by the editors, that can be distributed on KPBS radio, TV, KPBS.org, KPBS social networking and KPBS mobile.  The news stories will be produced in formats for radio newscasts, in-depth radio features, TV packages, multi-media projects and special reports as assigned. The Reporter works closely with online producers and editors to create original content in support of beat reporting.     The Reporter may be assigned to anchor radio newscasts, and appear as a guest or host on KPBS TV and radio programs. The Reporter is expected to participate in station on-air fundraising activities, and make appearances for KPBS community-building events and other public relations activities.   This position is filled on an on-call, as-needed basis with no set schedule.    
Req No.
2020-10302
Category
Radio/TV/Multimedia
Department/Project Name
KPBS
Location
US-CA-San Diego
This position is located in Northern California in Calaveras/Amador or Calaveras/Tuolumne County   The Creative Support Alternatives project witin the SDSU Research Foundation, provides Independent/Supported Living Services and related services to adults with disabilities, as well as others who benefit from individualized, person-driven supports, to maximize their full inclusion and participation in all aspects of home and community life.   The Community Support Facilitator, under the supervision of the Director(s) and Community Living Coordinator(s), provides direct support to people with developmental disabilities in their homes and in the community.
Req No.
2020-10189
Category
Community/Social Services
Department/Project Name
Creative Support Alternatives
Location
US-CA-San Andreas
This position is open until filled with first review of resumes to take place on March 18th.    The Department of Administration, Rehabilitation and Postsecondary Education (ARPE) includes three academic degrees: Master of Arts in Education with a concentration in Postsecondary Education Leadership, the Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling and the Doctorate in Education with a concentration in Community College/Postsecondary Education Leadership. The Department is located on Campus and the Interwork Institute is co-located in Mission Valley while the Institute’s Exceptional Family Resource Center is located at Sky Park.   Interwork Institute administers approximately 50 federal grants, state contracts, and other contracts from a wide range of resources. These grants and contracts cover a diverse range of topics, i.e., master's degree in rehabilitation counseling, certificate in rehabilitation administration, capacity building, assistive technology, transition and supported employment, technical assistance and continuing education, statewide needs assessment, workforce education, postsecondary educational leadership, and community college teaching. The Interwork Institute includes six centers. There is a combination of funding through grants and contracts with the Foundation and the University.   The ARPE/lnterwork Institute faculty and staff serve a large geographic area as well as diverse ethnic populations. This includes California, Arizona, Nevada, Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, CNMI, Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Republic of Palau, other US states and selected international partnerships. There are more than 60 employees that staff and administer the grants and contracts under the ARPE/Interwork Institute.
Req No.
2020-10171
Category
Information Technology
Department/Project Name
Interwork Institute
Location
US-CA-San Diego
We are seeking a Postdoctoral Scholar to train in the lab of Dr. Nicholas Shikuma under a Naval Research-funded project at the San Diego State University (SDSU) in San Diego, California.   The successful candidate will lead a project studying a novel syringe-like structure produced by human gut microbes. This project focuses on how bacteria mediate host-responses by producing a previously undescribed family of structures called Bacteroidales Injection Systems that are produced by the microbiomes of nearly all healthy adult humans.   A recent preprint about this work can be accessed through the following link. https://doi.org/10.1101/865204   The ideal candidate is an ambitious, motivated, detail-oriented individual with experience with genetics, molecular biology and/or cell biology, has exceptional oral and written communication skills, and nearing completion or recently obtained their PhD. Experience in microbial genetics and/or host-microbe interactions is a plus. The candidate should be able to work collegially within our laboratory and engage with the vibrant microbiology community at SDSU and in San Diego.   The Shikuma Lab is a highly collaborative environment composed of talented scientists studying host-microbe interactions in the ocean and the human microbiome. More information about the lab can be found through the lab’s website. https://shikumalab.com   Applicant Information Complete applications will be considered if all items are submitted: - A cover letter providing a brief explanation of your recent research and fit with the Shikuma Lab and Bacteroidales Injection Systems project. - Curriculum Vitae - Contact information for three professional references.  
Req No.
2020-10153
Category
Research/Project
Department/Project Name
SDSU - Biology Dept
Location
US-CA-San Diego
This Statement of Work covers the need for analytical and technical support services from undergraduate students in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, and/or Statistics majors at educational intuitions in support of scientific research and development projects at Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific (NIWC Pacific). The purpose of this task is to conduct experimental design in support of NIWC Pacific’s science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) portfolio.
Req No.
2020-10125
Category
Other
Department/Project Name
SPAWAR
Location
US-CA-San Diego
This Statement of Work covers the need for analytical and technical support services from undergraduate students in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, and/or Statistics majors at educational intuitions in support of scientific research and development projects at Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific (NIWC Pacific). The purpose of this task is to conduct experimental design in support of NIWC Pacific’s science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) portfolio.
Req No.
2020-10124
Category
Other
Department/Project Name
SPAWAR
Location
US-CA-San Diego