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[Met-jobs] Vacancy: Staff Scientist (Microwave Remote Sensing) with NOAA (USA)

From "Roger Brugge" <r.brugge@reading.ac.uk>
To "met-jobs@lists.rdg.ac.uk" <met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk>
Date Mon, 5 Dec 2011 14:07:56 +0000

Forwarded from CLIMLIST...

Staff Scientist (Microwave Remote Sensing)
NOAA NESDIS STAR
Camp Springs, MD


I.M. Systems Group, Inc. (IMSG) (<www.imsg.com>), a Federal Government
Contractor located in Rockville, MD is currently seeking to hire highly
motivated individuals to join our team efforts to support
NOAA/NESDIS/Center for Satellite Applications Research (STAR).  IMSG
supports STAR in applied science research and development efforts in a
semi-research and semi-operational working environment along with U.S.
government scientists, visiting scientists, and other contractors. This
task is to support Development of the Microwave Integrated Retrieval
System (MIRS) for POES, DMPS, GPM, Megha-Tropiques, NPP, and JPSS
Applications.  This position will be located in Camp Springs, Maryland.

Duties:
* Support lead NOAA/NESDIS scientist(s) in developing the methodology,
algorithm theoretical basis, and data product generation systems
* Provide guidance and scientific directions to improve MiRS
performances in the sounding, hydrometeors and surface retrievals.
* Lead writing and provide reviews, suggestions, edits, etc of
MiRS-related publications and progress reports
* Provide support to the MiRS meetings, reviews and other briefing to
upper management.

Qualifications:
* MS or above degree in atmospheric science or related field
* Extensive knowledge in passive remote sensing: sounding and imaging
using variational/physical algorithms
* Thorough knowledge in remote sensing and related phenomena
* Experience in radiative transfer;
* Familiarity with calibration/validation processes
* Familiarity with Eigenvalue decomposition (a plus)
* Experience developing algorithms for temperature, water vapor and
other atmospheric profiles (cloud, rain, ice), skin temperature, surface
emissivity
* Ability and/or motivation to implement new ideas
* Software skills in IDL and Fortran
* Publications in the field.

To Apply:

Please submit your resume, the contact information for three (3)
references, your salary requirements and a cover letter explaining how
your qualifications meet the requirements of the position to
<jobs@imsg.com>.  Please include the following subject line with in your
email: NCS_STAR_606M_n01: Staff Scientist.  Please also indicate your
current U.S. citizenship or visa status.   The salary for this position
is 55-80k and is negotiable based on qualifications.

IMSG offers an outstanding benefits package including 401k matching,
company paid medical benefits and paid time off.

IMSG is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Veteran friendly.



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