[ES_JOBS_NET] Research Oceanographer, AST, Oceanographic Studies, NASA, MD
christin at ucar.edu
Fri Jan 22 06:07:08 MST 2016
*Research Oceanographer, AST, Oceanographic Studies*
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
$92,145 - $141,555 a year
About the Agency
The Sciences and Exploration Directorate, Earth Sciences Division,
Laboratory (Code 616) seeks a Researcher to provide expertise in the
research and study of coupled global and regional
physical-biogeochemical modeling and a strong interest in the
assimilation of satellite ocean color products into these models.
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* A one-year probationary period may be required
* Applicants must possess at least a Bachelor's Degree or equivalent
* Occasional travel may be required
*DUTIES:*Vacant research positions may be filled at one of several grade
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As Research Oceanographer, specializing in Oceanographic Studies, with
expertise in coupled global and regional physical-biogeochemical
modeling and performing the assimilation of satellite ocean color
products into these models. A key focus of the work is to lead and
conduct studies of hypothesis-driven research and will extend model
capabilities through assimilation of satellite-derived ocean color
products beyond the traditional chlorophyll retrievals. The work
involves leading, planning, and developing sensitivity analyses designed
to drive improvements in the ocean color products and to facilitate the
development of new products. This is a research position, research
includes, but is not limited to: determining the nature, magnitude, and
interrelationships of physical, chemical, biological, and other
comparable ocean phenomena and processes; to create or develop
empirical, theoretical, or experimental means of investigating such
phenomena and processes. You will extend knowledge to global and
regional biogeochemical processes; you will contribute inventions, new
instrumentation, measurement techniques and algorithms that are of
material significance in deriving and verifying remote sensing
calibration and validity; you will originate and establish unique
methods and applications that provide innovative solutions to complex
oceanographic scientific issues. You will lead or participate in
ensuring the effective performance of research investigations and
assignments. Research results will be published in technical reports,
journal articles, or requirements documents and presented at scientific
conferences and seminars. Responsibilities also include developing and
evaluating research proposals and serving as an authoritative source of
consultation for other scientists and program specialists.
*QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:*In addition to the Basic Education
Requirement, applicants must have one year of specialized experience
equivalent to the next lower grade, which has equipped the applicant
with the particular competencies needed to successfully perform the
duties of the position described above.
At the GS-13 level - Specialized experience is defined as performing
research of coupled global and regional physical-biogeochemical
modeling; and performing assimilation of satellite ocean color products
into these models.
At the GS-14 level - Specialized experience is defined as leading other
researchers and performing research of coupled global and regional
physical-biogeochemical modeling; and performing assimilation of
satellite ocean color products into these models.
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major area of study). If you have received a degree in Computer Science,
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requirements as stated in the qualification requirements section as well
as the semester hours awarded. You MUST include the descriptive title,
course code, and number of semester/quarter hours. (i.e.,
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may lose consideration for this position. Please note that degrees in
engineering technology are not considered to be qualifying for this
position. If you are selected for this position, you will have to
provide an official copy of your transcripts prior to entering on duty.
Basic Education Requirement: A bachelor's degree from an accredited
college or university with major study in Aeronautical Engineering,
Aeronautics, Aerospace Engineering, Astronautical Engineering,
Astronautics, Astronomy, Astrophysics, Biomedical Engineering, Ceramic
Engineering, Ceramics, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil
Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science*, Earth and
Planetary Science, Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering,
Geology, Geophysics, Industrial Engineering, Materials Engineering,
Materials Science, Mathematics (Pure or Applied), Applied Mechanics,
Engineering Mechanics, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical
Engineering, Metallurgy, Meteorology, Nuclear Engineering, Nuclear
Engineering Physics, Oceanography, Optical Engineering, Physics, Applied
Physics, Engineering Physics, Space Science, Structural Engineering,
Welding Engineering or other appropriate physical science or engineering
field. Degrees in engineering technology are not considered to be
qualifying for this position. *Note: Curriculum must include 30 semester
hours of course work in a combination of mathematics, statistics and
computer science. Of the 30 semester hours, 15 must be in any
combination of statistics and mathematics which includes differential
and integral calculus.
U.S. citizenship is required.
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Based on the competencies you match, you are placed in one of three
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90 pt. Category - Tentatively meets (until subsequent confirmation upon
referral) the basic qualification requirements identified in the vacancy
announcement and has experience in the same or similar job that has
demonstrated superior proficiency in the primary requirements of the
80 pt. Category - Tentatively meets (until subsequent confirmation upon
referral) the basic qualification requirements identified in the vacancy
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requirements of the position.
70 pt. Category - Fails to meet criteria described in the 80 pt. category.
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