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The purpose of this task is to create distributed optimization algorithms for coordinated scheduling of nanosat (small satellites) and ground node communications. A need for the services of university students to provide technical and/or analytical support in the fields of Computer Engineering or Mechanical Engineering for the Dynamic Adaptive Scheduling in Nanosatellite Constellation Networks project

 

Interest in low-cost miniaturized simple satellites (nanosats) is rapidly growing as they are expected to find applications in a wide range of defense and commercial applications.  The technological maturity of low-cost nanosats is driving the demonstration of complex space missions.  Although much cheaper and faster to build and launch compared with traditional large complex satellites, these nanosats are not without their challenges. They are intended to work in low earth orbit (LEO) which limits the visibility or access time of a nanosat with a given ground node from approximately ten minutes in the best case to no coverage at all for most of the 16 daily orbits.  The limited availability of ground nodes restricts the contact opportunities with nanosats for centralized planning and coordination of data transmission.  In addition, their size and energy limitations impose restrictions in transferring a large amount of data.  All of these challenges combined with the desire for rapid revisit rates from LEO satellites are driving the development of large constellations with more than 100 small satellites.  Autonomous network management is thus of utmost importance in order to achieve operational efficiency and affordability.  Scheduling at-ground nodes as well as nanosats is an important part of the network management.  The purpose of this project is to create distributed optimization algorithms for coordinated scheduling of nanosat and ground node communications.

Req No.
2017-6585
Category
Other
Department/Project Name
SPAWAR
US-Point Loma

The SDSU Research Foundation WIC Program is the largest WIC agency in San Diego County, with approximately 80 employees providing a variety of nutrition services to over 34,000 participants monthly.

 

Under the direction of the Area Manager, the WIC Nutrition Services Assistant is responsible for providing a variety of clerical duties in support of WIC program operations; provides customer service to program participants and applicants; educating participants on non-nutrition issues such as program orientation, including the use of food instruments and determines eligibility of WIC participants. This position travels to other WIC Offices in the San Diego region as needed. This position may include training for eligibility to become a certified California WIC Nutrition Assistant (WNA).

 

 

Req No.
2017-6564
Category
Administrative/Clerical
Department/Project Name
Women, Infants and Children Program (WIC)
US-CA-El Cajon

***This position is responsible for traveling to and working in various offices in San Diego County. For a list of WIC sites, please visit www.sdsuwic.org/locations***

 

The SDSU Research Foundation WIC Program is the largest WIC agency in San Diego County, with approximately 80 employees providing a variety of nutrition services to over 34,000 participants monthly.

 

Under the direction of the Area Supervisor, the WIC Nutrition Services Assistant is responsible for providing a variety of clerical duties in support of WIC program operations; provides customer service to program participants and applicants; educating participants on non-nutrition issues such as program orientation, including the use of food instruments and determines eligibility of WIC participants. This position travels to other WIC Offices in the San Diego region as needed. This position may include training for eligibility to become a certified California WIC Nutrition Assistant (WNA).

 

 

Req No.
2017-6556
Category
Administrative/Clerical
Department/Project Name
Women, Infants and Children Program (WIC)
US-CA-San Diego

The SDSU Research Foundation WIC Program is the largest WIC agency in San Diego County, with approximately 80 employees providing a variety of nutrition services to over 34,000 participants monthly.

 

Under the direction of the Area Manager, the WIC Nutrition Services Assistant is responsible for providing a variety of clerical duties in support of WIC program operations; provides customer service to program participants and applicants; educating participants on non-nutrition issues such as program orientation, including the use of food instruments and determines eligibility of WIC participants. This position travels to other WIC Offices in the San Diego region as needed. This position may include training for eligibility to become a certified California WIC Nutrition Assistant (WNA).

 

 

Req No.
2017-6554
Category
Administrative/Clerical
Department/Project Name
Women, Infants and Children Program (WIC)
US-CA-San Diego

The SDSU Research Foundation WIC Program is the largest WIC agency in San Diego County, with approximately 80 employees providing a variety of nutrition services to over 34,000 participants monthly.

 

Under the direction of the WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Supervisor, the WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor will provide basic breastfeeding information and support to new mothers, helping them overcome barriers and get a good start with breastfeeding. They may be available outside of usual working hours to mothers who are having breastfeeding problems. PC staff work together with other WIC employees in their efforts to improve breastfeeding rates in the target community.

Req No.
2017-6553
Category
Research/Project
Department/Project Name
Women, Infants and Children Program (WIC)
US-CA-Vista

The purpose of this task is to provide technical and/or analytical support in the field of electrical engineering or mechanical engineering for the Superconducting Quantum Electromagnetic Sensor project. The purpose of this project is to characterize a series of Superconducting Quantum Interference Device Arrays (SQA) in terms of their electrical and transport properties to advance sensor capabilities.

Req No.
2017-6548
Category
Other
Department/Project Name
SPAWAR
US-Point Loma

This recruitment is open until filled with first review of resumes on Friday, December 15, 2017.

 

The San Diego State University Research Foundation’s (SDSURF) primary purpose is to advance and support the research vision and educational and community service mission of San Diego State University (SDSU). Established in 1943, the Foundation is a 501(c)3 corporation and is governed by a board of directors composed of SDSU administrators, faculty, staff and community members.

 

The Associate Vice President/Executive Director (ED) is the senior manager for the Research Foundation and reports to the President through the university’s Vice President for Business and Financial Affairs/Chief Financial Officer to ensure compliance with SDSU policy and sound administrative and fiscal management. The ED collaborates with the Vice President for Research on programmatic initiatives and research policy issues. The ED is responsible for the overall operation and management of SDSURF. The ED supervises the major units of the organization which include finance & accounting; human resources & risk management; facilities planning & management; sponsored research services; information systems and communications.

 

Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the Executive Assistant provides executive support and serves as the primary point of contact for internal and external customers and the executive office staff. Responsible for serving as a liaison to the board of directors and senior management teams; facilitates board relations; plans and coordinates organizational meetings and oversees special projects and events to enhance the overall operations and relationships of SDSU Research Foundation.

Req No.
2017-6544
Category
Administrative/Clerical
Department/Project Name
SDSURF - Executive Office
US-CA-San Diego

This Statement of Work covers the need for analytical and technical support services from undergraduate students majoring in engineering or the sciences at educational institutions in support of experimental design, scientific research and development at the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center, Pacific (SSC PAC). The purpose of this task is to convert data analysis into meaningful communication tools and design experiments to demonstrate the data.

 

Background:

 

Experimental design and engineering is needed to refine science, technology, engineering and mathematics experiments and present them as a tool used for communicating scientific findings.

 

Req No.
2017-6475
Category
Other
Department/Project Name
SPAWAR
US-Point Loma

The Research Foundation’s primary purpose is to advance the research vision of San Diego State University (SDSU) and support the educational and community service mission of the university. The Human Resources Department supports the Foundation’s mission by providing the full range of human resource services. Established in 1943, the research foundation is organized as a 501(c)3 corporation and is governed by a board of directors composed of SDSU faculty, staff and community members. In fiscal year 2016-2017, the research foundation administered $179 million in revenue from grants, contracts and campus program activity. The foundation’s central and agency employee count is 165 and 400 respectively with approximately 1700 additional grant project employees.

 

The Director of Human Resources is the Research Foundation’s chief human resources officer, responsible for leadership and management of the human resources department, serves as a member of the senior management team and reports to the Executive Director. The Director is responsible for planning, organizing and implementing a strategic, comprehensive, and effective human resource program including responsibilities such as: labor and employee relations; classification and compensation; recruitment; benefits, human resources information systems; equal employment and affirmative action planning; employee training and development; performance management program administration; immigration and visa compliance; human resource policy development, implementation and monitoring; and risk management and legal oversight. The Director provides expert counsel and advice to senior management and supervisors regarding the full range of human resource issues.

 

This position will remain open until filled with first review of applicants on Friday, November 3, 2017 at 4:00 pm (Pacific Standard Time).

Req No.
2017-6449
Category
Management
Department/Project Name
SDSURF - Human Resources
US-CA-San Diego

This position is located in Northern California in Calaveras/Amador or 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.
2017-6445
Category
Community/Social Services
Department/Project Name
Creative Support Alternatives
US-CA-San Diego

San Diego State University is a major public research university with strong innovation and entrepreneurial programs. Under the leadership of the Vice-President for Research, the public affairs/communications specialist will use world-class services and technologies to enhance SDSU’s mission as a student-centered, research-focused, service-oriented public university. The specialist position is a temporary two-year pilot program with possibility of extension.

 

This position is open until filled with first review of applications on Friday, November 10, 2017.

Req No.
2017-6436
Category
Research/Project
Department/Project Name
Research Advancement
US-

KPBS logo

Under the general direction of the Director of Marketing and the direct supervision of the On Air Fundraising Manager and Senior Producer, the Producer will be responsible for implementing the tactics required to meet the fundraising goals of the radio and television fundraising campaigns conducted throughout the year at KPBS; testing and implementing new online revenue opportunities including on-air promotions/campaigns to increase online revenue year round; providing production, coordination and administrative support during on air television campaigns; and working collaboratively with the membership marketing staff on various tactics related to the online fundraising site. 

 

This position is covered under the SAG/AFTRA collective bargaining agreement with KPBS.

Req No.
2017-6359
Category
Radio/TV/Multimedia
Department/Project Name
KPBS
US-CA-San Diego

This Statement of Work covers the need for the services of a college student to provide technical and/or analytical support in the field of Human Factors Psychology or Cognitive Science for the MK18 project. The purpose of the project is to integrate and transition into the Fleet new technologies to support Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs) operations.

 

The U.S. Navy has deployed the MK18 Mod 1 and 2 UUVs for U.S. Navy shallow water mine countermeasures (MCM) and hydro-graphic reconnaissance operations. The UUVs in the MK18 Family of Systems are pre-programmed and designed to scan waters for targets or threats while offering the Fleet vital information for required for planning Navy operations.

Req No.
2017-6357
Category
Other
Department/Project Name
SPAWAR
US-Point Loma

The Director of Research Development shall serve under the guidance of the Associate Executive Director, Research Advancement of the San Diego State University (SDSU) Research Foundation and SDSU’s Vice President for Research and shall identify, develop, and promote special programs and initiatives to meet the research and outreach goals and objectives of SDSU. The Director will coordinate with VP for Research, College Deans, and faculty in the preparation of “white papers” and proposals to secure federal, state, and private sector funding. In addition, the Director will prepare proposals in response to agency Requests for Proposals, Broad Area Announcements, and other funding opportunities. These white papers and proposals will be presented to and coordinated with high-level leaders from academia, industry, and government. In addition, new business opportunities for the University/Research Foundation shall be pursued such as creating regional public-private partnership alliances.

 

The Director will represent the University and the Research Foundation with senior government and industry officials at the national, state, and local level. The Director will work closely with other University and Research Foundation staff to advance and maintain SDSU’s position and reputation as a national leader in research and scholarship. In addition, the Director will manage, where appropriate, large multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional projects resulting from Research Advancement activities.

 

**This position is open until filled with initial review of applications on Friday, October 16, 2017**

Req No.
2017-6270
Category
Management
Department/Project Name
Research Advancement
US-CA-San Diego

The purpose of this task is to provide analytical and technical support services from college students majoring in Computer Science, Engineering, and Cognitive Science to assist with the Battlespace Exploitation of Mixed Reality (BEMR) Lab.  This project looks to explore and develop mixed reality solutions for the warfighter using low-cost, commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) gaming and cell phone technology.  The goal of this project is to evaluate, integrate and exploit commercial mixed reality (MxR) technology for adaptation to the battlespace to increase and broaden the US warfighter’s asymmetric advantage.

 

 

DoD is currently using very few MxR solutions. In the scenarios where MxR is currently employed, the gear is too specialized and extremely expensive. This BEMR project will use inexpensive equipment that can simulate the virtual command center, tactical environment, training scenarios, etc. The purpose of a previous project, Blueshark lab (a fore-runner project to BEMR), was to speculate what will happen in the next 25-50 years in the Navy and Marine Corps. This effort focuses on ways to immediately exploit equipment and software that can be obtained in the commercial space and scale it to the warfighter, getting it in as many hands as possible.

Req No.
2017-6166
Category
Other
Department/Project Name
SPAWAR
US-Point Loma

The Sponsored Research Services (SRS) division supports the research mission of the University in the areas of grant development and administration, including: developing and submitting proposals; negotiating grant and contract awards and subawards; and administering grants, contracts, research support funds and other campus and community programs. In addition, the division provides administrative support for gift funds on behalf of The Campanile Foundation.

 

The Grant Specialist is responsible for post award administration, compliance and fiscal management of sponsored programs including the preparing and analyzing cost projections.  He/she is directly responsible for managing an assigned portfolio of funds, applying specialized knowledge, and understanding, interpreting and effectively communicating complex federal regulations and internal policies and procedures. 

 

This position is open until filled with first review of applications on Friday, October 27, 2017

Req No.
2017-6148
Category
Administrative/Clerical
Department/Project Name
SDSURF - SR Administration (SRA)
US-CA-San Diego

THIS POSITION IS LOCATED IN TBILISI, GEORGIA

 

This position is open until filled with the first review of applications on Monday, August 28, 2017.

 

The country of Georgia has a critical shortage of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) professionals, educated to current international standards, graduating from their institutions of higher education. SDSU is approaching this project in partnership with Ilia State University, Tbilisi State University, and Georgian Technical University – the three premier public universities in Georgia – to provide Bachelor’s degrees in the country of Georgia. Using the facilities of these three universities, SDSU-Georgia will focus on STEM education to train an advanced workforce to meet the growing needs of Georgia. 

Req No.
2017-6082
Category
Other
Department/Project Name
SDSU - Georgia
GE-Tbilisi

This position is open until filled with the first review of applications on Friday, August 18, 2017.

 

We are looking for Data Collectors in the following locations: San Diego, Alameda, Contra Costa, Fresno, Los Angeles, Merced and Santa Cruz.

 

Under the direction of the Principal Investigator and Project Manager, the Evaluation Data Collector (EDC) will be responsible for traveling to local high schools/SBHCs to administer youth assent to participate in the study, collect and record data, including administering surveys to teens in a group setting, and other related tasks. EDCs will participate in a paid training in San Diego or other location in California, in August or September 2017, where they will learn about data collection protocols and procedures.

 

The Evaluation Data Collector (Research Assistant II) is responsible for participating in required training in August/September; strictly adhere to and carry out data collection protocols, including uploading confidential electronic survey data; communicate with the SDSU Evaluation Team Project Manager on a regular basis with data collection logs and field updates; set up, store, ship and maintain electronic tablets used for survey collection; and  liaise with SBHC staff and school administrative personnel. 

 

 

Req No.
2017-6048
Category
Research/Project
Department/Project Name
Graduate School of Public Health
US-CA-San Diego

Background:

 

  • TRS is designed to process messages, remove duplicate reports, and filter messages from the Integrated Broadcast System – Simplex (IBS-S) formerly known as the Tactical Related Application Program (TRAP) Data Dissemination System (TDDS) and the Tactical Data Information Exchange System B (TADIXS-B), and the Integrated Broadcast System – Interactive (IBS-I), formerly known as Tactical Information Broadcast Service (TIBS). These broadcasts provide global surveillance information in near real-time for sensor cuing and integration into databases at the various operational field-receive locations. TRS provides support for up to 25 users with individual filter settings and a selection of output formats to accommodate interfacing to most Tactical Data Processors (TDP’s).
  • TRS can also control tactical receivers such as the R-2482 in the legacy Air Force Tactical Receive Segment (AFTRS) equipment via a Radio Remote Controller (RRC) method and the Embedded National Tactical Radio (ENTR) card via the ENTR driver Application Program Interface (API). The legacy AFTRS is an external rack of equipment with control and data networked via Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) to TRS. The ENTR is a peripheral card that resides in the same host platform as TRS and is a member of the AFTRS family of tactical receivers. This effort supports Air Force Tactical Terminal software development and maintenance. Any EIT delivered under this task order will incorporate the applicable EIT Section 508 Accessibility Standards (36 CFR Part 1194).
Req No.
2017-5988
Category
Other
Department/Project Name
SPAWAR
US-Point Loma

This position is open until filled with next review of applicants beginning on Monday, September 18, 2017.

 

SDSU Research Foundation is seeking an accomplished programmer/analyst with Java user-interface experience.  The position offers a high degree of system ownership and immediate user feedback. Our offices are located in sunny San Diego on the SDSU campus and our team members enjoy a healthy work-life balance and great benefits.

 

If you enjoy collaborating and developing user-centric solutions in a dynamic environment where you make a difference, we would love to meet you!

 

 

 

Req No.
2017-5962
Category
Information Technology
Department/Project Name
SDSURF - Information Systems
US-CA-San Diego