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[Met-jobs] Research Faculty Positions at CSISS of George Mason University (USA)

From "Roger Brugge" <>
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Date Thu, 17 Feb 2011 09:25:03 +0000

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Research Faculty Positions at George Mason University

The Center for Spatial Information Science and Systems (CSISS), George
Mason University has multiple research faculty positions available.  The
positions will be filled at the assistant/associate/full research
professor level, dependent on the candidates’ qualification and records.

Atmospheric Scientist position: we seek an experienced and highly
self-motivated atmospheric scientist with a strong geoinformatics
background to provide scientific and technical direction to the
analysis, fusion/merger, and intercomparison of atmospheric products
from multi-instrument space- and ground-based observations and model
outputs for the Goddard Interactive Online Visualization and Analysis
Infrastructure (Giovanni) project in NASA GES DISC. Duties include
assessing the existing scientific applications and developing new
algorithms to support Giovanni services; integrating science analysis
tools into Giovanni; working with the instrument science teams to ensure
science quality and accuracy of analysis results; authoring
peer-reviewed papers and delivering presentations; coordinating project
milestones and deliverables; and initiating and contributing to grant
proposal efforts.  Requirements for the position include: a Ph.D. in
atmospheric sciences; experience in working with large scientific data
sets; skills in developing software in an operationally-oriented
environment; proficiency in Unix/Linux operating systems, and
Perl/Python, Java, and C; experience in IDL, GrADS, MatLab, WMS/WCS, and
OPeNDAP; and a working knowledge of geospatial interoperability
standards.  The candidate also must have a proven record of recent
publications in atmospheric sciences.

Geoinformatics Positions: we seek highly-motivated, energetic
individuals to conduct geoinformatics research to support large-scale
satellite-based Earth observation. The research areas include geospatial
web services, semantic Web, Sensor Web, cloud computing, scientific data
visualization, interoperability and standards, geospatial knowledge
sharing and decision making, and implementation of Earth observation
data/information/knowledge management systems. Requirements for the
positions include: a Ph.D. in geoinformation science or in other
disciplines with strong research records in geoinformatics; experience
in working with large Earth observation data sets; excellent programming
skills in developing operationally-oriented systems; and proficiency in
OGC and ISO TC 211standards.

For all positions, the applicant must have excellent verbal and written
communication skills and ability to work well in a highly interdependent
team environment. Preference will be given to candidates with ability to
apply for and obtain funding from federal agencies.

Please send a curriculum vitae with names of three references to Dr.
Genong Yu, Chair, Search Committee, CSISS/GMU, 4400 University Drive,
MSN 6E1, Fairfax, VA 22030-4444. Telephone: (703)993-6116. Fax:
(703)-993-6127. Email: <>. Applications will be accepted
until the positions are filled. George Mason University is an equal
opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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