NASA Research Scientist

  • SAIC, Inc
  • Greenbelt, MD, USA
  • Aug 20, 2021

Job Description

Description

JOB DESCRIPTION: SAIC seeks to hire a Scientific Programmer Analyst to support the Hydrological Sciences Laboratory (HSL) at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD.  Successful candidate will participate/lead in the design and implementation of a soil moisture-based agricultural yield forecasting system. Key responsibilities include the management of remote sensing, modeled and reference datasets, system design and functional testing of the software. The candidate should have experience with remote sensing datasets, structured programming, computing platforms and environments and experience/interests in land surface modeling, microwave remote sensing and/or land data assimilation. A good knowledge of earth science data formats is expected and experience in working with satellite datasets is needed. The candidate must also be knowledgeable in visualization/analysis packages and software such as python, GrADS, NCL, IDL, Matlab and GIS. It is desirable that the incumbent has a MS/PhD in computer science, geophysics, hydrology, or related disciplines.  The individual should have good communication (written and oral) skills. Experience in project coordination and writing and reviewing technical reports is also expected.

Qualifications

TYPICAL EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: 

MS/PhD in computer science, geophysics, hydrology, or related disciplines. 

The candidate should have experience with remote sensing datasets, structured programming, computing platforms and environments and experience/interests in land surface modeling, microwave remote sensing and/or land data assimilation. A good knowledge of earth science data formats is expected and experience in working with satellite datasets is needed. The candidate must also be knowledgeable in visualization/analysis packages and software such as python, GrADS, NCL, IDL, Matlab and GIS. The individual should have good communication (written and oral) skills. Experience in project coordination and writing and reviewing technical reports is also expected.


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