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

The Global Science Technology, a growing scientific and high technology firm, is seeking an experienced Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Retrieval Scientist to support a major NOAA contract located in College Park, MD. 

Position Summary:

The SST Retrieval Scientist will be a member of the SST Team, responsible for the development of improved SST, cloud mask and error characterization algorithms from multiple polar and geostationary sensors (e.g., VIIRS, AHI, ABI, AVHRR, MODIS, Metop-SG Met Image, MTG FCI), consistently and with quantified and characterized accuracy and precision. 


The successful candidate will work with a group of SST scientists and software developers at the Satellite Oceanography and Climatology Division (SOCD) under the NOAA Center for Satellite Applications and Research (STAR). The position is long term, contingent upon performance.     

Required Education/Experience/Skills:

  • A Recent PhD in a quantitative field of research (Physics/Math/Stat/Remote Sensing/Meteorology) completed by date of hire
  • Solid quantitative educational background in fundamental Physics, Mathematics and Statistics
  • Proven list of deliverables (peer-reviewed publications, derived products, etc.)
  • Strong scientific analytical skills, willingness and ability to conduct independent research (from problem definition to technical solution to documentation in peer-reviewed literature and science conferences) while being a team player

Desired Skills/Experience

  • Experience with cloud screening and calibration of satellite sensor data, mathematical inversions
  • Experience with SST and Aerosol retrieval algorithms from space
  • Experience with radiative transfer modeling in the thermal IR and Visible
  • Proficiency with global data handling and quality control procedures
  • Proficiency with Unix/Unix scripts, C/C++, Python, Fortran programming 

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 Residency (Green Card holder) is required. 

Selected applicants will be required to complete a federal 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.

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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