[ESIP-all] Position Announcement, JPL Oceans Program, Ocean Science and Remote Sensing

Zlotnicki, Victor (3248) victor.zlotnicki at jpl.nasa.gov
Fri Dec 11 18:42:04 EST 2009

Position Announcement (http://careerlaunch.jpl.nasa.gov Job ID#8891)

Research Scientist in Ocean Science and Remote Sensing

The Jet Propulsion Laboratory invites applications for a full-time position in the field of satellite oceanography and ocean remote sensing.  The applicant will join a broad-based team of researchers in oceanography, who analyze spaceborne and complementary in-situ observations, carry out ocean modeling and data assimilation, support existing ocean satellite missions and help develop new remote sensing techniques for future satellite oceanography missions.

The successful applicant should have a Ph.D. degree plus a minimum of 2 years of research experience after the PhD. The ideal applicant combines expertise in ocean climate processes together with expertise in remote sensing.  A record of peer-reviewed publications and funded research proposals appropriate to the stage in the applicant's career is a must.  Emphasis will be on remote sensing of one or more of sea surface height, salinity, temperature, vector winds, or marine gravimetry.  Experience developing satellite data retrieval algorithms, instruments, methods for data analysis  or sensor calibration and validation, and in the design of satellite sensors or missions are desirable.   The incumbent will analyze and interpret data from an array of instruments, and participate in establishing the science foundation and requirements for future satellite oceanography missions.  Opportunities exist to participate in existing satellite oceanographic missions and science teams (http://climate.jpl.nasa.gov/missions/).  The incumbent is expected to support future satellite oceanography missions as recommended by the Decadal Survey study (http://nasascience.nasa.gov/earth-science/decadal-surveys).  Applicants at a more advanced stage in their careers will also be considered.

There are collaborative opportunities with nearby universities such as the California Institute of Technology and the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA).  Joint research staff or faculty appointments with UCLA can be made through the Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering (JIFRESSE, http://www.jifresse.ucla.edu.   Familiarity with NASA's satellite oceanography missions and programs is desirable.  Startup funds will be available for up to three years, during which time the successful candidate will develop an externally funded research program.

If you would like to join the JPL Oceanography program, please apply online at: http://Careerlaunch.jpl.nasa.gov/<http://careerlaunch.jpl.nasa.gov/>. (Job ID#8891).  Applications will be reviewed as they are received.  The applicant should include a curriculum vitae, list of peer-reviewed publications, names and contact information of at least three professional references, and a statement of research interests.  JPL/Caltech is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

 Victor Zlotnicki, Ph.D.
 Principal Scientist
 Supervisor, Ocean-Atmosphere Interact. Group (3248)
 Manager, JPL Climate Variability Program     (8312)
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