[Coral-List] NOAA Job Opening: IMSG Ecosystem Support Scientist/Scientific Analyst - High-Resolution SST Product Development

Mark.Eakin at noaa.gov Mark.Eakin at noaa.gov
Wed Feb 17 20:42:04 EST 2010

I.M. Systems Group, Inc. (IMSG) www.imsg.com is currently seeking to hire a highly motivated Ecosystem Support Scientist/Scientific Analyst (for High-Resolution SST Product Development) to support the NOAA Coral Reef Watch (CRW, see http://coralreefwatch.noaa.gov) program in Silver Spring, MD. CRW is a component of NOAA's Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP), which supports effective management and sound science to preserve, sustain and restore valuable coral reef ecosystems, and NOAA/NESDIS Center for Satellite Applications and Research (STAR), which is designing a collaborative environment for algorithm development and applications research based on data from satellite remote sensing. This position supports a 4-year collaborative project with NASA Ames Research Center and the University of South Florida (USF). This is a 4-year term position with two duty stations in Silver Spring, MD (primary location, 9-11 months per year), and Mountain View, CA (secondary location, 1-3 
months per year).


*	Support NOAA CRW, NASA, and USF scientists in developing the methodology, algorithm theoretical basis, and systems for a global coastal high-resolution sea surface temperature (SST) product suite. *	Implement existing algorithms to process long term data record into climate quality datasets. *	Develop and implement product validation techniques and methodologies. *	Develop, test, and evaluate an integrated decision support system (DSS) allowing coral reef managers to effectively monitor conditions conducive to mass coral bleaching. *	Develop and implement data quality assurance systems and procedures. *	Disseminate results to the scientific and user community through online DSS tools, publications, and conferences. 
Travel is required for 1-3 months each year to NASA Ames (California) for training and collaboration.


*	Required Qualifications: *	M.S. degree in physical sciences, earth sciences, engineering, oceanography, remote sensing, mathematics, computer science and/or any other relevant degree. *	Demonstrate sound knowledge base of environmental remote sensing. *	Strong software skills in IDL/Matlab and/or C/Fortran are preferred. *	Strong skills in satellite remote sensing data processing and analysis are desired. *	Physics, mathematics, and/or statistics background/experience is desired. *	Excellent communication skills, including writing and presentation, are desired. *	Ability to work well individually and cooperatively with a range of individuals. Desired Qualifications: *	Experience with satellite sea surface temperature data. *	Experience with developing and validating algorithms for processing satellite data.   *	Experience with applying remotely-sensed data to environmental problems.

To Apply: 

Please submit your resume, the contact information for three (3) references and a cover letter explaining how your qualifications meet the requirements of the position to jobs at imsg.com with the following subject heading: NCS_T092_n03: Ecosystem Support Scientist/Scientific Analyst.   Please submit an additional copy of your application to Dr. Le Jiang, (jiangl at imsg.com). 

Compensation Level is $50k to $70k annual salary depending on qualifications. IMSG also offers an outstanding benefits package. 

IMSG is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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