Positions available at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center - Greenbelt, MD

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The Earth Sciences Division, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, is seeking qualified candidates for career civil service positions in atmospheric science research in one or more of the following areas: • Remote sensing chemistInstrument scientist to develop and build advanced instrumentation for the retrieval of amount and properties of atmospheric constituents, including ozone and trace gases from satellite observations related to the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS). Specific background in the UV/Vis and/or near IR regions of the spectrum is highly desirable. The successful applicant is expected to contribute to both current space flights projects at Goddard Space Flight Center and to develop new instrumentation for measuring particulate matter and trace gases in the Earth†s atmosphere.• Radar Specialist Research physical scientist/engineer to serve as a senior team member in the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Mission ground validation (GV) remote sensing facility (Wallops Island, Virginia). Responsibilities include leading the development, operations, and field deployment of multi-frequency dual-polarimetric precipitation radar instrumentation, conducting scientific analysis of related radar and GV measurements, and participating in mission planning.• Aerosol-Cloud scientistAtmospheric scientist with expertise in aerosol remote sensing, and physics of aerosol-cloud interaction.

The incumbent is expected to provide scientific leadership and oversight in the development, continued algorithm improvement, and reprocessing of EOS MODIS satellite data for aerosol and clouds research. Duties include conducting independent research on current issues of aerosol science as principal investigator, and participation in formulation of future Decadal Survey and related flight missions. Candidates with experience with NASA Earth Observing System (EOS) and Decadal Survey Satellite Missions and familiarity with related research activities at the Earth Sciences Division-Atmosphere (http://atmospheres.gsfc.nasa.gov/) are highly desirable. A Ph.D.

or equivalent training and experience in atmospheric sciences or a related science discipline is preferred. Candidates will be considered at the junior or senior levels; early career scientists are welcomed. This advertisement is intended to provide an opportunity for interested persons to have discussions with the NASA Goddard Earth Sciences Division concerning NASA†s goals and the candidate†s interests. A subsequent job application process will be conducted using the USAJOBS application process (www.usajobs.gov).

Candidates interested in entering into the present discussion should respond by submitting online their current vita including research interests via the website (http://atmospheres.gsfc.nasa.gov/positions/) by April 30, 2012. For additional questions, please contact Dr. William Lau, Deputy Director for Atmospheres, Earth Sciences Division, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (301-614-6332, email: William.K.Lau@nasa.gov).

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