Fire Emissions Research Scientist
Company: I.M. Systems Group
Location: College Park
Posted on: August 7, 2022
I.M. Systems GroupLocation: US-MD-College ParkJob ID:
2021-1261Category: ScientificOverviewI.M. Systems Group, Inc.
(IMSG) (www.imsg.com), a science and technical company supporting
U.S. Federal Government, located in Rockville, Maryland is
currently seeking to hire two Research Scientists to join our team
efforts to support NOAA/NESDIS/Center for Satellite Applications
Research (STAR). IMSG supports STAR in applied science research and
development efforts in a semi-research and semi-operational working
environment along with U.S. government scientists, visiting
scientists, and other contractors. This task is to support the
generation of emissions of trace gases including greenhouse gases
from biomass burning using NOAA and NASA satellite data,
specifically fire detection and fire radiative power products.
Responsibilities General Requirements/Duties: Support lead
NOAA/NESDIS/STAR scientist with the processing of NOAA's algorithm
to generate global fire emissions product. Activities include
processing multiple years of Aqua MODIS, Terra MODIS, SNPP VIIRS,
and NOAA-20 VIIRS data to generate long-term fire emissions record
for analysis. Analysis will include validation, trend analysis,
greenhouse gas budget calculations, and overall diagnosis of
relationship between a warming and dry climate and biomass burning
emissions. The data processing will help address key climate
questions with respect to fires in different biome types, their
frequency and intensity, and feedback mechanisms with air
- Self-motivated candidate with experience in working with
satellite data with a degree in atmospheric science or related
subject area. PhD required. MS with several years of related
experience will also be considered.
- Expertise in and understanding of scientific data formats (HDF,
EOS-HDF, netCDF), including compliance requirements,
- Knowledge, experience and demonstrated skills of Fortran, IDL,
C++, Python, and Java programming languages.
- Skills in creating and maintaining efficient, modern,
high-quality web content (CSS, HTML, PHP, Java scripting).
- Team-work oriented; strong communication skills (oral and
- Experience with Amazon Web Services is preferred Candidates
must be a U.S. Citizen or Green Card Holder to qualify (US Citizen
must live in US for 3-5 years prior to application) (Please
indicate in your cover letter). To Apply : Please apply online at .
In your cover letter, please indicate the following information:1)
Timeline of availability2) Citizenship Status3) Salary requirements
for considerationsNOTE: Provide three ReferencesIMSG is an Equal
Opportunity Employer and Veteran and Disability friendly.
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