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 Research Scientist initiates research activities and participates in group research to use in situ and satellite data to quantify the quality of Global Positioning System (GPS) radio occultation data products specifically focusing on COSMIC-2.  Data used by this project include global radiosonde data, ground-based GPS data, temperature and water vapor profiles derived from infrared and microwave sensors, and reanalysis data. Data from multiple RO missions include COSMIC, KOMPSAT-5, PAZ, the Metop series satellites, and other government and partner RO missions will also be used for this study.

Primary Duties:

  • Support the COSMIC-2 "Neutral Atmosphere cal/val plan"
  • Perform inter-comparisons of RO measurements among RO satellites and other sources
  • Develop tools to support the COSMIC-2, KOMPSAT-5, PAZ and MetOP activities validation activities
  • Perform Operational monitoring of RO instruments and derived data with the Integrated Calibration/Validation System (ICVS)
  • Develop web interface for the ICVS monitoring to include identification of RO-derived data quality trending correlated with source, time and geolocation
  • Develop bias monitoring regime including calculation of observed to model background (O-B) bias

Required Education/Experience/Skills:

  • M.S. degree in Atmospheric Science, Remote Sensing or related fields and 5 years minimum of professional experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered
  • Three years of experience in maintaining and developing the web tool for validation, calibration and cross evaluation of different satellite datasets
  • Skilled in UNIX, FORTRAN and IDL.
  • Familiarity with global radiosonde data, ground-based GPS data, temperature and water vapor profiles derived from infrared and microwave sensors, and reanalysis data
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • 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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