Research Physical Scientist, AST, Earth Sciences Remote Sensing

Greenbelt, Maryland
GS-13, GS-14 or GS-15 position
Sep 01, 2017
Sep 30, 2017
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The Hydrological Sciences Laboratory at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center seeks a scientist to develop advanced techniques for remote sensing of snow water equivalent and/or snow depth.  Experience in retrieving snow properties from space, particularly using active and passive microwave, LIDAR, and signal-of-opportunity (SoOp) observations, is highly desirable.  The individual will lead research aimed at improving understanding of the global water cycle, develop applications of direct societal benefit, participate in field campaigns such as NASA’s SnowEx, and contribute to the design and development of future Earth observing missions.  S/he will be expected to maintain an externally funded research program.

A Ph.D. or equivalent experience in Earth sciences or related discipline is highly desirable.  The position is intended for a civil servant hire and restricted to U.S.A. citizens.  Interested scientists may apply at the GS-13, 14, or 15 levels, and should submit applications through USAJOBS ( (search vacancy announcement # GS17D0158 and GS17D0160).  Vacant research positions may be filled at one of several grade levels depending upon the scientific impact of the person selected.  To ensure the broadest consideration, applicants are encouraged to apply to both announcements.  Applications must be received by September 30, 2017 via the USAjobs website.

NASA GSFC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.