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Visiting Postdoctoral Researcher, Science in Greenbelt, MD at Universities Space Research Association

Date Posted: 10/26/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Greenbelt, MD
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    10/26/2018

Job Description

The Postdoctoral Researcher will focus on analyses of carbon cycle observing system simulation experiments (OSSEs) performed using the GEOS model and contribute to the written documentation of GEOS-5 systems and to evaluation studies of GEOS-5 system performance. 

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Uses instrument simulator models to create synthetic data that represents different satellite observing systems.
  • Analyzes model-based datasets to assess the ability of new satellites to constrain relevant carbon-climate processes.
  • Contributes to development of new metrics for assessing model and satellite performance in support of mission planning.
  • Designs and conducts experiments to better understand the processes influencing greenhouse gas distributions on continental scales.
  • Presents research findings at national/international conferences and in peer-reviewed publications.
  • Participate in scientific meetings, develop scientific papers, and engage with colleagues and collaborators pursuing related research questions.
  • Present results of work as publications in referred journals and presentations.
  • Responsible for publishing one peer-reviewed scientific paper per year.
  • Other job related duties as assigned.

 

Required Qualifications:


Education:

Ph.D. in Earth Sciences or a related field.

 

Experience:

0 - 2 years of postdoctoral research experience

 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:  

  • Experience in using atmospheric observations to assess reanalysis and model simulations.
  • Knowledge of structured programming languages and high-performance computing.
  • Knowledge of software packages for data processing and visualization.

 

Attributes:

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving background.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Willingness to learn and improve.
  • Strong team player.

Working Conditions:

Work will be performed in an office or computer lab environment.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; talk or hear.  Keyboarding for large time spans each day may be a significant part of this position.

Travel: 

Negligible.

Applicants should apply to the posting at https://usracareers.silkroad.com/ and include a letter of interest, resume, or curriculum vita.  Review of candidates will begin immediately.  Additional information on USRA can be found at www.usra.edu

USRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Minorities / Females / Protected Veterans / Disabled / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity.