[ES_JOBS_NET] Project Scientist III, Constellation Observing System for Meteorology, Ionosphere, and Climate (COSMIC), UCAR
christin at ucar.edu
Thu Jul 6 15:43:42 MDT 2017
Project Scientist III
*Project Scientist III*
This is a full-time position. This position will be posted until 4
pm on July 14, 2017 or until a sufficient number of applications
have been received. Thereafter, applications will be reviewed on an
UCAR Community Programs (UCP) – Constellation Observing System for
Meteorology, Ionosphere, and Climate (COSMIC)
Relocation assistance is available for this position.
U.S. Citizenship, Permanent Residency, or other protected status
under 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3) is required for this position. UCAR/NCAR
will not sponsor a work visa (e.g., J-1, H1-B, etc.) for this position.
*Where You Will Work*
The programs under the UCAR Community Programs (UCP) umbrella offer
a suite of innovative resources, tools, and services for the
atmospheric and Earth science community. UCP is part of the
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) located in
Boulder, Colorado. UCP (previously known as the UCAR Office of
Programs) was created in 1992 to manage a number of unique programs
requested by the UCAR community.
The mission of the COSMIC Program is to develop innovative
observational techniques that use signals from Global Navigation
Satellite Systems (GNSS), and to support the application of these
techniques in research and operations for the broader Earth Science
*What You Will Do*
Lead Global Navigation Satellite System-Reflectometry (GNSS-R)
efforts within the UCAR COSMIC Program. Work may include, but is not
limited to: GNSS-R antenna and receiver design; signal tracking
algorithm development; observational modeling and simulation;
retrieval algorithm development for atmospheric, land, sea, and ice
applications; calibration of observations; and validation of
retrieved products with independent observations.
Develop observation retrieval methods for application of GNSS-R
signals for monitoring the ocean, atmosphere, hydrosphere, and
Perform scientific applications studies and provides support for new
GNSS-R missions such as CYGNSS to demonstrate/validate new
observation techniques. Lead the development of new remote sensing
satellite proposals and execution of project, if awarded. Provides
scientific and technical guidance to the COSMIC Program related to
GNSS signal tracking and scientific application. Provide scientific
advice and guidance to division/program management and GNSS-R data
collaborators, including national and international labs and
universities, for the assimilation of GNSS-R observations into
weather prediction models and other studies. Long term objective of
position is to establish UCAR as worldwide leader in GNSS-R community.
Represent UCAR at science conferences and workshops in the US and
worldwide. Write and review articles for peer-reviewed scientific
journals. Supervise early-career GNSS-R post-doctoral scientist and
additional employees if needed. Serve on the COSMIC Program
* Develop new and improved space-based GNSS instrumentation and
retrieval processing techniques.
* Utilize satellite data from existing space based GNSS-R
satellites (including CYGNSS) to demonstrate and validate new
applications in the Earth sciences.
* Provide scientific, technical, and project management and
support for proposal development and execution of next
generation GNSS Earth remote sensing satellite missions. Serve
on COSMIC Management Committee.
* Provide scientific guidance and support on GNSS-R issues to the
COSMIC Program, GNSS-R collaborators, and data users.
* Author, co-author and review scientific articles, reports, and
* Present scientific results and represents UCAR at science
conferences and workshops.
* Supervise GNSS-R Post-Doc scientist. Train and provide guidance
on GNSS-R efforts to other staff at UCAR and to scientific visitors.
* Works regularly with members of the COSMIC team, members of
NCAR, and as required with external contacts. Is expected to
develop/maintain good and productive working relationship with
colleagues in the GNSS/GNSS-R community, the University
community, international collaborators, and COSMIC data users
around the world.
*What You Need*
* High level of applied and theoretical physics and mathematics is
required for the development of new instrumentation and
* Inversion techniques, statistical analysis, time series analysis
techniques, differential equations, integration, complex
numbers, and proficiency in numerical methods.
* Demonstrated experience in GNSS receiver development, signal
processing and retrieval development.
* Demonstrated experience as Principal Investigator or
Co-Investigator in proposal development and award execution for
GNSS satellite remote sensing missions.
* Demonstrated experience in giving high quality technical
presentations and writing/reviewing technical papers.
* Experience working in a diverse and inclusive team environment.
* Excellent oral and written communication skills, with an
emphasis in technical communication. E
* Expert skill in planning and managing project goals and objectives.
* Thorough understanding of the methods and procedures for
conducting scientific research.
* Demonstrated skill in GNSS technology, hardware development,
signal processing, and retrieval algorithm development.
* Skill in software development in FORTRAN, C, or other scientific
data analysis software.
* Working knowledge of UNIX, LINUX, and Windows/NT systems.
*Education & Experience Requirement*
* PhD in physics, geophysics, or atmospheric science, or similar
field, and , at least 10 years of experience in fields related
to GNSS and GNSS-R technology, or equivalent combination of
education and experience.
The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) is an
equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer that
strives to develop and maintain a diverse workforce. UCAR is
committed to providing equal opportunity for all employees and
applicants for employment and does not discriminate on the basis of
race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex,
gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual
orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy.
Whatever your intersection of identities, you are welcome at the
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR). We are
committed to inclusivity and promoting an equitable environment that
values and respects the uniqueness of all members of our organization.
Boulder, Colorado, United States
Regular, Full-Time (R1)
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