[Coral-List] Fwd: Ecosystem Support Scientist/Scientific Analyst at NOAA Coral Reef Watch Silver Spring Maryland

Tracy Gill tracy.gill at noaa.gov
Fri Feb 19 08:00:24 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).
> Duties:
> •    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.
> Qualifications:
> •    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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