NOA2209 Fire Emissions Research Scientist

Job Locations US-MD-College Park
Posted Date 7 months ago(12/20/2021 1:45 PM)
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I.M. Systems Group, Inc. (IMSG) (, 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. 


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 quality.




  • 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 written)
  • 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 availability

2) Citizenship Status

3) Salary requirements for considerations

NOTE:  Provide three References






IMSG is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Veteran and Disability friendly.

Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision






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