[ES_JOBS_NET] Senior Research Scientist - Biological Oceanography, Greenbelt, MD
christin at ucar.edu
Fri Oct 30 08:55:04 MDT 2015
SSAI is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.
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Senior Research Scientist - Biological Oceanography
Reference #: 15-1779
Open Date: 10/21/2015
Location: Greenbelt, MD
US Citizenship Required No
SSAI is looking for a biological oceanographer to conduct research
directed at understanding marine biogeochemistry and ecosystem dynamics
including short-term temporal variability on regional and global
scales. This research will emphasize the marine carbon cycle and the
interactions and feedbacks between biological (e.g., primary
production), chemical (e.g., organic carbon and nutrient balances and
fluxes), and physical processes (river discharge, mixed layer dynamics,
circulation, etc.) and entails working with field data sets, model
results and satellite data products from MODIS, VIIRS, and GOCI. The
scope of the work will include laboratory experiments, deployment on
field campaigns, processing of samples/measurements and data analysis,
and satellite data processing and analysis. Research activities may
involve the development and evaluation of satellite products for
existing satellite sensors (geostationary or sun-synchronous) and in
preparation for planned mission (PACE) and future GEO-CAPE
(Geostationary Coastal and Air Pollution Events) mission. This research
is conducted in support of the NASA Ocean Biogeochemistry
Specific activities include:
a)Conducting laboratory experiments and field measurements contributing
to the development of novel bio-optical algorithms that will take
advantage of advanced ocean color sensors with ultraviolet,
hyperspectral UV-Vis-NIR, and narrow spectral band capabilities.
b) Organizing field observations from various sources, obtaining
coincident satellite data, validating and refining existing satellite
algorithms and developing/evaluating novel algorithms employing
hyperspectral and ultraviolet observations for specific coastal regions
and the global ocean.
c) Processing of satellite data to generate a series of ocean
biogeochemical products including constituent absorption, carbon stocks
and fluxes, phytoplankton pigment stocks and functional type.
d) Application of in situ measurements and high frequency ocean color
data from GOCI to investigate the temporal variability in coastal ocean
biogeochemical dynamics and satellite uncertainty required to discern
e) Participation on a 2-4 week oceanographic research cruises to collect
and process water samples and deploy optical instrumentation.
Master's degree in oceanography, marine science, remote4 sensing
science, or closely related field is required. An undergraduate degree
in the natural sciences is highly preferred.
Must have knowledge and research experience in ocean color satellite
remote sensing and oceanography, including expertise in conducting
biological rate measurements such as primary productivity and
respiration, and in field deployment of radiometric and inherent optical
properties’ instrumentation and processing of thosemeasurements.
?Programming experience required including MATLAB and/or IDL.
Good communication skills are essential for presenting the results in
publications and in scientific meetings.
Familiarity with SeaDAS is preferred, as is experience working with
large field datasets.
Additional programming skills (beyond MATLAB and/or IDL) are preferred.
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