Technologist II, Sea Level & Ice Group

Pasadena, California
Competitive with very good benefits
Feb 14, 2018
Mar 16, 2018
Ocean Science
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The Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) invites applications for a full-time research technologist to join the Sea Level & Ice Group in the Earth Science section.   Information on Earth Science at JPL is available at this website,

JPL is an exciting and fun place to work, with an established culture for collaborations and opportunities for developing new ideas and pursuits. We are committed to fostering an enriching and rewarding research environment with strong support and coaching for professional and personal development.

The selected candidate will provide oceanographic data analysis and numerical modeling support to the OMG (Ocean Melting Greenland) and ECCO (Estimating the Climate Change of the Oceans) activities, support the development of a coupled ocean-ice model for Antarctica, support studies of the ice shelves of Antarctica, and support development of an under-ice rover.

Ph.D. in Physical Oceanography or related discipline. A minimum of five years of experience is preferred. The applicant must have experience in the analysis of in situ ocean data, deep knowledge of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology ocean general circulation model (MITgcm) and the ability to reconfigure it, and experience in analyzing basal ice melt due to ocean water masses around either Greenland or Antarctica. 

It is desired the applicant has peer-reviewed publications as first author or coauthor that demonstrate expertise in the required areas, seagoing (research vessel) experience to measure water mass properties, proficiency in Matlab, IDL, and Python, and excellent communication skills and experience in presenting at professional meetings.

To view the details of this unique opportunity (including EEO statement and NASA requirements) and apply, please visit:, (see Requisition # 2017-9049).