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Physical Scientist

Employer
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, Global Monitoring Laboratory
Location
Boulder, Colorado
Salary
Salary Range: $80,665 - $176,620 per year
Closing date
Jun 17, 2024

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Discipline
Atmospheric Sciences
Career Level
Early Career (up to 10 years past degree)
Education Level
Bachelors
Job Type
Full-time
Relocation Cost
Negotiable
Sector Type
Government

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Global Monitoring Laboratory (GML) is seeking to fill up to five Physical Scientist vacancies in Boulder, CO.

LOGOS - Long-term Observations of Greenhouse gases and Ozone-depleting Substances One Position Available

Physical Scientist:  Gravimetric Standards and Greenhouse Gas Calibrations

The NOAA Global Monitoring Laboratory is seeking a physical scientist to lead efforts to prepare and maintain gas standards used for calibration in support of global measurements of greenhouse gasses, ozone-depleting substances, and related trace gasses. The successful candidate will prepare and maintain compressed gas standards using gravimetric, manometric, or other laboratory techniques, ensure trace gas measurements made by GML are traceable to robust calibration scales, interact with national and international colleagues to understand relationships between calibration scales and their impact on measurements of atmospheric trace gases, and assist in calibration efforts and analytical methods development across GML divisions. This work will also support GML’s role as a World Meteorological Organization Central Calibration Laboratory.

GRAD - GML Radiation and Aerosol Division

Three Positions Available

Physical Scientist: [GRAD-boundary layer and clouds]

The successful candidate will be a recognized expert in boundary layer science and cloud formation who will conduct research to advance understanding of boundary layer dynamics, clouds, and the earth radiation balance, with an emphasis on developing new measurement and/or analytical methods, extending existing data records, interpreting data, and communicating results.

Physical Scientist: [GRAD-radiation measurement and data analysis]

Expert in radiation (shortwave and longwave) with expertise in high-quality observations and calibrations recognized by the international community (e.g., the Baseline Surface Radiation Network Program or BSRN) who will conduct research to advance understanding of the earth radiation balance, with an emphasis on developing new measurement and/or analytical methods, extending existing data records, interpreting data, and communicating results.

Physical Scientist: [GRAD-instrumentation development and support]

To support GRAD’s expanding networks as part of NOAA programs in long-term observations and process field studies, a technical expert in instrumentation, engineering, and electronics, with knowledge of data acquisition systems for GRAD's highly specialized instrumentation and observations is needed.  The successful candidate’s work will enhance GRAD’s capabilities for advancing understanding of the role of aerosols and clouds, and their impacts on the earth radiation balance, with an emphasis on developing new measurement and analytical methods, and extending existing data records.

CCGG - Carbon Cycle and Greenhouse Gas Division

One Position Available

Physical Scientist:  Scientific Lead for ground-based in situ measurements in NOAA’s Global Greenhouse Gas Reference Network (GGGRN)

The NOAA Global Monitoring Laboratory is seeking a physical scientist to serve as Scientific Lead for the surface in situ measurements as part of the Global Greenhouse Gas Reference Network (GGGRN). This person will oversee NOAA measurements at tall tower and mountain top sites across the US and at NOAA’s Atmospheric Baseline Observatories and will engage with current and candidate partners from universities, other Federal agencies, and international counterparts to further develop, harmonize, and expand greenhouse gas reference measurements. The successful candidate shall have or shall demonstrate the capability to develop deep familiarity with greenhouse gas measurement methods, including understanding of instrumentation, calibration and quality assurance strategies. An equally important aspect of this position will be data analysis of greenhouse gas measurements to track their emissions and removals and to advance scientific understanding of underlying processes and potential climate feedbacks (e.g. on net ecosystem exchange). This work will also support GML’s contributions to the US Greenhouse Gas Center and to the World Meteorological Organization’s Global Greenhouse Gas Watch (WMO/G3W).

 

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