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 Physical/Remote  Sensing Scientist to support the NOAA NESDIS/STAR program.  The position is located in College Park, MD.

Position Summary:

NOAA/NESDIS/STAR develops and maintains algorithms, software and services to create products from remote sensing data collected from NOAA and non-NOAA missions. GST seeks a physical scientist to work as a member of the NOAA STAR team to support STAR's engagement with the EUMETSAT MetOp-Second Generation (SG) program.   The candidate will support STAR in the prioritization of requirements, review instrument testing, and analysis of data to integrate MetOp-SG sensor data in ways that complement NOAA satellite observations.


  • Provide technical support to the NOAA/STAR interface with MetOp-SG satellite program
  • Facilitate the modeling, characterization, and assessment of the radiometric, spectral, and geometric quality of the MetOp-SG products
  • Provide technical support to NOAA's engagement with MetOp-SG program to assess capabilities for eventual on-orbit calibration and potential improvements of the L1b data quality through innovative sciences.
  • Support during the pre-launch tests, reviews, and analyses
  • Investigate instrument performance waivers and deviations, evaluate impact on products, and develop mitigations
  • Propose necessary corrective actions and mitigations
  • Elicit, define, and negotiate requirements and associated interface agreements for access, delivery, and storage of remote sensing data and associated environmental data, based on existing system capabilities and following system operations concepts, long-term architecture goals, and relevant standards.
  • Schedule development and management
  • Maintain system documentation.

 Required Education/Experience/Skills:

  • M.S. degree in Remote Sensing, Atmospheric Science, Applied Physics, Meteorology, Oceanography, or related field. PhD is preferred.
  • Experience in satellite products retrieval algorithms and/or calibration and validations
  • Familiarity with radiative transfer models
  • Experience in Python, FORTRAN, C/C++, IDL, Perl, JAVA language in Unix/Linux system.
  • Ability to obtain data from independent observation, review with staff members, and studies of published materials and existing documentation.
  • Ability to interface with users, specialists, analysts, programmers, and other appropriate individuals to obtain background technical information, methods, and standards.
  • Ability to revise text and recommend changes in scope, format, and content to ensure conformance with established standards.
  • Excellent verbal communications skills - ability to communicate with scientists to understand their product requirements
  • Ability to communicate clearly and to present materials to large review teams

Physical Qualification Required:

  • Ability to use a computer.

Mental Qualification 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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