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

Global Science &Technology, Inc. (GST), a fast growing high technology firm, is seeking a Support Scientist II/III for product development and validation on the Ocean Surface Winds Project at NOAA STAR (Center for Satellite Application and Research).  Position is located in College Park, MD. 

Position Summary:

The Ocean Surface Winds Project utilizes satellite remote-sensing data from current and past active and passive microwave sensors such as QuikSCAT, ASCAT, ScatSat, CYGNSS, SSM/I, AMSR2, SeaWinds, TMI, GMI, SMAP and WindSAT and plans for future sensors such as the OceanSat-3 and METOP-C/ASCAT.  The project works closely with operational groups in NWS, NASA/JPL, EUMETSAT and the Navy, and utilizes near real-time Environmental Data Record (EDR) processing systems to produce and deliver environmental data products to these groups.  Efforts will focus on the project's Ocean Winds near real-time product processing and validation systems at STAR and the preparation and integration tasks for processing these data streams. 

The Support Scientist will shall provide the scientific and engineering work to augment the Ocean Surface Winds Project's existing capabilities. The main objectives of this task are to develop, validate and improve satellite ocean surface wind products, and to develop and apply metrics that will allow us to quantify the impacts of these data in operational short-term forecasts and warnings in the marine environment, and to improve utilization of these data by forecasters.   This position will involve working closely with the NWS, the NESDIS Ocean Surface Winds Project and the external science community.  

Primary Duties:

  • Support the satellite ocean winds team in the development, design and implementation of satellite ocean wind processing retrieval algorithms
  • Support the satellite ocean winds team in the validation of satellite ocean surface wind products and utilization of these products in improving understanding of the air-sea interaction processes.
  • Support the validation of High quality satellite ocean surface wind satellite products is extremely important. The candidate will work with OSCAT, ASCAT GMF and AMSR2 data. 
  • Support the satellite ocean winds team in quantifying the impacts of these data at NOAA. 

Education/Experience Required:

  • Bachelor's degree in Atmospheric Science, Oceanography, other Physical Sciences, Physics, Astronomy, Engineering or Mathematics.  A recent Master's degree can substitute for work experience.
  • Specific support or understanding of wind vector retrievals on QuikSCAT, MWR (on AQUARIUS) or other satellite instruments will be highly preferred.
  • Other skills considered useful would be an understanding of GMF's, radiative transfer theory, orbit analysis, radar systems, microwave remote sensing.
  • Ability to program in a modern language and a good working knowledge of the Linux OS.

Physical Qualification(s) Required:

  • Ability to use a computer. 

Mental Qualification(s) Required:

  • Ability to think on one's feet. 

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.  

You may also fax your resume to (301) 474-5970.  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, national origin, disability, veterans' status, sexual orientation and gender identity.  GST is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. 






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