[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.
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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