Cal/Val Scientist for Advanced Baseline Imager

The Cooperative Institute for Satellite Earth System Studies (CISESS) is a NOAA cooperative institute hosted at the University of Maryland's Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center (ESSIC) is seeking a scientist.

 

Date posted

Apr. 14, 2021 12:00 am

Application deadline

May 14, 2021 12:00 am

Organization

University of Maryland's Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center (ESSIC)

Location

  • United States

Job description

Cal/Val Scientist for Advanced Baseline Imager

Department: UMD/ESSIC/CISESS
Starting Salary: Commensurate with experience
Closing Date: Sunday, May 30, 2021

Duties:

The Cooperative Institute for Satellite Earth System Studies (CISESS) is a NOAA cooperative institute hosted at the University of Maryland's Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center (ESSIC). It is seeking a scientist to support the calibration and validation of the Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) on GOES-16/17/T/U and the Imager on earlier GOES. 

 The candidate will join a team that will plan and prepare for satellite instrument calibration before launch; execute and report the Post-Launch Tests (PLT) and Post-Launch Product Tests (PLPT); assess and monitor the accuracy of radiometric and geometric calibration for all channels of GOES imaging systems that are in operation; detect and verify reported calibration anomaly; investigate root cause of anomaly; propose, evaluate, and recommend options to correct, upgrade, or improve calibration algorithm; verify and evaluate the implementation of modification; and communicate with various stakeholders about the satellite instrument calibration.

Qualifications:
The candidate must have:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in a physical science or engineering;
  • Skills of quantitative data analytics;
  • Experience with processing remote sensing data using a variety of languages such as IDL, Python, MatLab, C++, FORTRAN, etc.;
  • Ability to work in a team;
  • Communication (verbal and written) proficiency; and
  • Proof of U.S. citizenship or Permanent Resident (“Green Card”).

For more details

http://essic.umd.edu/joom2/index.php/employment/3072-calval-scientist-for-advanced-baseline-imager