[ES_JOBS_NET] GNSS Remote Sensing Scientist - Project Scientist I/II, COSMIC, UCAR, Boulder, CO
christin at ucar.edu
Tue Jun 3 09:40:35 MDT 2014
*GNSS Remote Sensing Scientist - Project Scientist I/II *
*PLEASE NOTE: *This is a new, full-time position. Initial
consideration will be given to applications received prior to 4:00
p.m. (MDT) on Friday, June 6, 2014. Thereafter, applications will be
reviewed on an as-needed basis.
UCAR Community Programs (UCP) - COSMIC*
Partial relocation costs paid per UCAR's relocation policy
If necessary, UCAR/NCAR will sponsor a work visa (e.g., H1B, etc.)
to fill this position.
*BASIC JOB FUNCTION*: Leads the development, analysis and science
applications of Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) low Earth
orbit (LEO) data for Precise Orbit Determination (POD) and
atmospheric excess phase computation for radio occultation (RO)
missions at the COSMIC Program Office. Leads the development and
utilization of COSMIC data products and from additional sensors,
including laser retro-reflector (SLR), for near real-time and
post-processing applications. Serves as POD expert for COSMIC and
COSMIC-2, and other missions as required.
Maintains and improves CDAAC's space-based GNSS processing system --
algorithm development to invert, analyze, and combine data from
satellite payloads as necessary for extraction of most accurate POD
and excess phase products, etc. Conducts research to expand existing
software capabilities for operational near-real time processing,
post-processing, and re-analysis for current and future missions.
Processes and provides additional GNSS products using CDAAC tools to
benefit the RO science and geodetic community.
Conducts and leads independent and collaborative science
investigations on the application of COSMIC data to RO and geodetic
science applications, represent COSMIC program at conferences and
meetings, conduct research and publish papers, review papers,
participate in proposals for outside funding; contributes to
scientific progress reports. Stays informed on new developments in
the field relevant to the use of COSMIC data for POD, radio
occultation processing, and geodesy. Provides education and outreach
support to community.
Plans and conducts research to develop data validation procedures,
Quality Control methods, and accurate error characterizations for
POD and atmospheric excess phase products. Organizes acquisition of
satellite laser retro-reflector data with the International Laser
Ranging Service (ILRS) for COSMIC-2 mission. Uses SLR data to
improve/tune POD performance and to validate POD products for all RO
missions with laser retro-reflectors.
Provides technical expertise to the COSMIC operations and science
teams related to GNSS processing. Serves as technical resource to
research and operational users of COSMIC and COSMIC-2 POD and excess
phase products. Operations support involves answering questions and
monitoring and trouble shooting the automated CDAAC data processing
and scientific payloads.
Education and Experience:
* Ph.D. in Physics, Geophysics, Mathematics, Atmospheric Science,
Aerospace Engineering or related field, and
* one to two years of experience as post-doc; or
* an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
* Demonstrated experience using GNSS data processing software for
* Demonstrated understanding of state estimation and dynamic and
reduced-dynamic POD techniques
* Understanding of GNSS measurement modeling and remote sensing
* Experience developing GNSS POD software
* High skill in mathematics
* Strong programming skills in Fortran, C, Perl
* Knowledge of UNIX / Linux operating systems
* Science background in Physics, Aerospace Engineering, Geophysics
or similar field
* Ability to work independently as well as a team member in a
* Ability to write scientific manuscripts and present results in
seminars and conferences
* Ability to establish and maintain effective scientific
collaborations inside and outside organization.
* Demonstrated excellence and productivity in scientific research,
as evidenced in refereed journal and conference publications.
* Ability to write proposals for research opportunities.
* Excellent English oral and written communications skills
*DESIRED (but not required)*:
In order to qualify for the PS II level position, the majority of
the following skills/experience must be met:
* Experience with University of Berne Bernese GNSS Processing
* Experience serving as Principal Investigator (PI) or Co-PI on
* Demonstrated ability to write and contribute to proposals that
* Demonstrated skill in leading the planning and managing of
projects to meet objectives and deadlines
* Demonstrated skill in establishing, leading and maintaining
effective scientific collaborations inside and outside organization
* Demonstrated experience SLR data processing
* Experience managing personnel and budgets
The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) is an
*equal opportunity employer*
evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color,
religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status,
sexual orientation, domestic partner status, disability, or veteran
Boulder, Colorado, United States
Regular, Full-Time (R1)
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