• NOA1807 Research Scientists

    Job Locations US-MD-College Park
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(6/12/2018 8:41 AM)
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  • Overview

    I.M. Systems Group, Inc. (IMSG) (www.imsg.com), a leading science and technical company supporting U.S. Federal Government, located in Rockville, Maryland is currently seeking to hire Research Scientists to join our team efforts to support NOAA/NESDIS/Center for Satellite Applications Research (STAR).  IMSG supports STAR in applied research and development working environment along with U.S. government scientists, visiting scientists, and other contractors. Multiple positions at different levels will support the STAR JPSS operational atmospheric and land surface data product algorithm development, calibration and validation. Anticipated data products include: aerosol concentration and type, radiation budget, atmospheric winds, vegetation index, green vegetation fraction and vegetation health, active fire, soil moisture, atmospheric temperature and humidity profile, trace gas, and ozone.


    Major activities include but not limited to the following:

    • Algorithm development and improvement, preparation of documentation and technical material for scientific presentation and reviews
    • Algorithm and product evaluation and maintenance
    • Science support for operational production, including support of product transition to operations and impact analysis of downstream and upstream products as applicable
    • Science support for product reprocessing, including algorithm adjustments as applicable, impact analysis and science evaluation
    • Science support of program reviews, requirement change process, and product maturity and operational readiness reviews


    • Self-motivated scientist with M.S. degree or above in physical sciences
    • Strong programming background using C, C++, FORTRAN 90, and IDL
    • Experience working with HDF-4/5 & NetCDF data formats
    • Experience working with VIIRS, OMPS, ATMS, CrIS or other satellite data.
    • Experience in applying the principles of radiative transfer for inferring surface properties from satellite observations, especially for uses of moderate and medium resolution optical imager instrument data
    • Experience in the development, testing or maintenance of science algorithms used to produce environmental data products
    • Science support for product reprocessing, including algorithm adjustments as applicable, impact analysis and science evaluation
    • Able to work under minimal technical supervision; Team-work oriented; strong communication skills (oral and written)


    Please note these positions require a US citizenship or green card holder, and willingness to undergo a security background check.


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