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Project Scientist I - GNSS RO

at University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

Posted: 4/26/2019
Job Reference #: 218630
Keywords: research

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Tracking Code
19183
Job Description

Job Title: Project Scientist I - GNSS RO

Location: Boulder, Colorado

Type: Full-time, Exempt

Application Deadline: This position will be posted until April 11th. Thereafter, applications will be reviewed on an as-needed basis.

Relocation: Relocation assistance is available for this position.

Work Authorization: UCAR/NCAR will sponsor a work visa to fill this position.

Where You Will Work:

Located in Boulder, Colorado, UCAR Community Programs (UCP) offers a suite of innovative resources, tools, and services for the atmospheric and Earth science community. UCP was created in 1992 to manage a number of unique programs requested by the UCAR community.

What You Will Do:

Improve and develop inversion methods, algorithms and quality control procedures for the Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) radio occultation (RO) remote sensing of the neutral atmosphere for weather and climate applications. Focus on the most challenging regions of the GNSS RO: moist lower troposphere and upper stratosphere. Support data processing at CDAAC by analyzing data, performing statistical analysis, monitoring data quality and diagnosing problems with inversion algorithms, quality control and RO signals for COSMIC-1,2 and other GNSS RO missions processed at CDAAC. Conduct independent and collaborative science research in geometric and wave optics forward modeling and inversions of GNSS RO observables. Participate in planning and developing requirements for the future GNSS RO missions at CDAAC. Participate in writing group proposals and write individual proposals. Support research and operational users of the CDAAC data products. Write and publish scientific papers. Represent COSMIC at meetings, conferences and workshops. Stay informed on new developments in the field relevant to the use of GNSS RO data for neutral atmosphere applications.

Responsibilities:

  • Improve and develop inversion methods and algorithms and quality control procedures for the GNNS RO remote sensing of the neutral atmosphere for weather and climate applications from GNSS RO signals. Support data processing at CDAAC by analyzing data, performing statistical analysis, monitoring data quality and diagnosing problems with inversion algorithms, quality control and RO signals for COSMIC-1,2 and other GNSS RO missions processed at CDAAC.
  • Conduct independent and collaborative science research in geometric and wave optics forward modeling and inversions of GNSS RO observables. Participate in planning and developing requirements for the future GNSS RO missions at CDAAC. Participate in writing group proposals and write individual proposals.
  • Support research and operational users of the CDAAC data products. Write and publish scientific papers. Represent COSMIC at meetings, conferences and workshops.

What You Need:

Education and Years of Experience:

  • Ph.D. in Physics, Geophysics, Mathematics, Atmospheric Science, Aerospace Engineering or related field is required; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Experience in GNSS RO data processing for neutral atmosphere applications
  • Experience in developing GNSS RO inversion techniques including geometric and wave optics methods
  • Experience in conducting atmospheric research with GNSS data
  • Background in physics, atmospheric physics, radio wave propagation, signal processing and statistical analysis
  • High skill in mathematics
  • Programming skills in Fortran, C, Perl, Python
  • Knowledge of UNIX / Linux operating systems
  • Ability to write scientific papers and effectively present results at seminars and conferences
  • Skills in establishing and maintaining effective scientific collaborations inside and outside organization
  • Demonstrated excellence and productivity in scientific research, as evidenced by journal and conference publications
  • Ability to write proposals for science research and applications
  • Demonstrated English written, verbal and interpersonal communications skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as a team member in a collaborative environment
  • Ability to work in a diverse and inclusive environment

Desired Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Understanding GNSS RO data assimilation techniques

Applicant Notes:

  • Please include a list of publications in your application.

What’s in it for You:

  • Compensation
  • PTO
  • Paid Holidays
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision)
  • Retirement Plan
  • And more!

EEO/AAP Statement:

The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer that strives to develop and maintain a diverse workforce. UCAR is committed to providing equal opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy.

Whatever your intersection of identities, you are welcome at the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR). We are committed to inclusivity and promoting an equitable environment that values and respects the uniqueness of all members of our organization.

Job Location
Boulder, Colorado, United States
Position Type
Full-Time/Regular