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Scientist to Support Satellite Oceanography and Climatology and Ocean Color

Company: Global Science & Technology, Inc
Location: College Park
Posted on: November 18, 2023

Job Description:

Global Science & Technology, Inc (GST), a growing scientific and high technology company, is seeking a Scientist to support Satellite Oceanography and Climatology and Ocean Color.
This position is located in College Park, MD, but is temporarily approved for telework due to Covid-19. A hybrid model of onsite and telework each week will likely be put in place in the coming months.

Position Summary:
This task involves broad research and application activities for ocean color remote sensing including algorithm development, testing, evaluation, and validation. Selected candidates shall work with the project leader and other members in STAR and other NOAA offices for some (or all) of the specific duties detailed below.
Candidate should be able to access federal buildings without an escort.
Primary Duties:


  • Review ocean color related documents to study and understand ocean color remote sensing theory, algorithm, and applications; an understanding of instrument calibration is highly desirable.
  • Development and applications of satellite algorithms for water properties, e.g., algorithms for biological and biogeochemical properties, IOPs, PFT, etc.
  • Become familiar and work with the ocean color data processing system for research and algorithm development, e.g., SeaDAS, MSL12, ADL, for the data processing, data displaying, and data analyses for various satellite data sets (e.g., VIIRS, MODIS, OLCI on Sentinel-3, SGLI on GCOM-C, MSI on Sentinel-2, LandSat, PACE, etc.).
  • Work with other non-ocean color satellite sensor data (for atmosphere and land purposes), e.g., CALIPSO data, for developing and testing new approaches for remote sensing of ocean properties.
  • Support the identification and resolution of shortfalls in existing open ocean algorithms for application to coastal regions and identification of new applications and products from satellite measurements specifically for coastal and inland water applications.
  • Analyze simulated and real satellite data, as well as various in situ data from ocean color and atmosphere to evaluate and improve related algorithm performance.
  • Contribute documentation related to the project and publish scientific papers.


    Required Education/Experience/Skills:

    • M.S. Degree in Oceanography, Physics, Computer Science, and/or other Physical Sciences and Engineering with an established scientific track record will be considered or higher level of education.
    • A strong record of publications in peer-reviewed journals.
    • Strong working knowledge of remote sensing algorithms. Understanding of satellite instrument calibration will be a plus.
    • Experience with one or more computer programming languages, such as IDL, Python, Matlab, FORTRAN, and C/C++
    • Good working knowledge of the Linux/Unix OS
    • Ability to work independently and strongly self-motivated.


      Selected applicants will be subject to a government background investigation.
      GST offers competitive salaries; vacation, sick, and holiday leave; major medical, dental, life, long-term and short-term disability insurance; 401K retirement plan; tuition assistance; and opportunities for employee career growth and development.
      All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veterans' status, sexual orientation and gender identity. GST is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Keywords: Global Science & Technology, Inc, Washington DC , Scientist to Support Satellite Oceanography and Climatology and Ocean Color, Other , College Park, DC

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