Global Science & Technology, Inc.
  • Science
  • College Park, MD, USA
  • Full Time

Global Science & Technology, Inc., a fast growing scientific and high technology firm, is seeking a Remote Sensing Scientist to support the NOAA NESDIS/STAR program.  The position is located in College Park, MD.

Position Summary:

The Remote Sensing Scientist will work on the Cross-track Infrared Sounder (CrIS) Sensor Data Records (SDR) as a member of the NOAA/NESDIS/STAR SDR team.  CrIS is a Fourier Transform Spectrometer currently flying aboard the S-NPP satellite (flight Module 1) and the JPSS-1 satellite (Flight Module 2). Three more satellite missions are planned (JPSS 2, 3, and 4).  The CrIS SDR team has the responsibility of transforming the raw data record (RDR) into high quality geo-located and calibrated radiance product called the sensor data record (SDR).  The Scientist will develop tools and perform analysis for CrIS calibration and validation.  The Scientist will participate in the pre-launch and post-launch CrIS SDR calibration and validation activities. 

Primary Duties:

  • Perform radiometric inter-comparisons of CrIS instruments with other sensors (IASI, VIIRS, and ABI), as part of the on-orbit radiometric calibration assessment.
  • Develop and improve methodologies for calculating the CrIS geolocation mapping angles required for the geolocation calibration of the CrIS instruments.
  • Develop, test and evaluate the different components of the operational CrIS SDR calibration algorithm.
  • Investigate potential anomalies related to CrIS instrument.
  • Support TVAC J2 CrIS activities.
  • Publishing research results in peer-reviewed journals. 

Required Education/Experience/Skills:

  • A Master's degree (Ph.D. preferred) in Atmospheric Sciences, Physics, Aerospace Engineering, Remote Sensing, Electrical Engineering Signal Processing or a related physical science and a minimum of 4 year of professional experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
  • Experience in infrared satellite data.
  • Broad knowledge of remote sensing physics.
  • Experience working in Linux environment.
  • Programming Languages: Fortran 90/95, Python, C/C++, Matlab, IDL, Shell scripting.
  • Data formats: Binary, GRIB, netCDF, HDF.
  • Ability to solve problem in research. 

Desired Skills:

  • Experience in Fourier Transform Spectrometer.
  • Experience with satellite geolocation geometry determination.
  • Experience with atmospheric profile retrieval.
  • Ability of writing scientific peer-reviewed papers.
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment on complex problems.
  • Ability to work with others as a research team.
  • Ability to work in a culturally diverse environment. 

Physical Qualification(s) Required:

  • Ability to use a computer. 

Mental Qualification(s) Required:

  • Ability to think on one's feet. 

U.S. citizenship or Permanent Resident (Green Card holder) is required.

Selected applicants will be subject to a government background investigation.

GST offers competitive salaries; vacation, sick, and holiday leave; major medical, dental, life, long-term and short-term disability insurance; 401K retirement plan; tuition assistance; and opportunities for employee career growth and development.

You may also fax your resume to (240) 366-5994.  If you need assistance, please call 301-474-9696.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veterans' status.  GST is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. 

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