Research Physical Scientist, AST, Climate and Radiation Studies
The Climate and Radiation Laboratory at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) seeks a scientist with expertise in shortwave polarized radiative transfer for Earth science applications, and in particular the remote sensing of clouds and aerosols. The scientist will be conducting research which includes, but is not limited to, assessing, enhancing and improving the algorithms and techniques used for the remote sensing of aerosol and cloud properties from satellite, airborne, and ground instruments; studying the polarized radiative signals at solar wavelengths of atmospheric particles and various surfaces; creating simulation tools that mimic the measurements of instruments observing such polarized radiative signals, including versions that can be implemented in atmospheric models. The incumbent scientist is expected to interact with other atmospheric remote sensing groups at GSFC, as well as external experts in the general community, and participate in architecture studies for future instruments and NASA missions. The successful candidate is also expected to maintain a research program through competed funding.
The above position is intended for a civil servant hire and is restricted to US citizens. A PhD or equivalent in Earth sciences or related discipline is highly desirable. Interested scientists should apply through USAJOBS (www.usajobs.gov), Vacancy Announcement GS19D0036, http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/526806100.
NASA GSFC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.