Researcher for Microwave Integrated Retrieval System

UMD/ESSIC has an opening for a researcher.

 

Date posted

Oct. 24, 2017 12:00 am

Application deadline

Dec. 24, 2017 12:00 am

Organization

THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND

Location

  • United States

Job description

Researcher for Microwave Integrated Retrieval System

Department: UMD/ESSIC
Starting Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Closing Date: Monday, November 25, 2019

Duties:

UMD/ESSIC has an opening for a researcher to work within the Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites-Maryland. The scientist will work directly on the algorithm development team for the Microwave Integrated Retrieval System (MiRS) within NOAA/NESDIS/STAR, which is the operational microwave only satellite retrieval algorithm (https://www.star.nesdis.noaa.gov/mirs/). MiRS is an inversion algorithm based on physical forward modeling and can invert observed multichannel radiances simultaneously to determine key components of the atmosphere and surface state: Atmospheric Temperature Profile, Atmospheric Water Vapor Profile, Total Precipitable Water, Land Surface Temperature, Surface Emissivity Spectrum, Sea-Ice Concentration, Snow Cover Extent, Snow-Water Equivalent, Integrated Cloud Liquid Water, Integrated Ice Water Path, Integrated Rain Water Path, Rainfall Rate, Snowfall Rate, Sea Ice Age, and Snow Grain Size.

Responsibilities will include algorithm maintenance and improvement, extension of the algorithm to new satellite/sensor systems, calibration/validation activities to assess retrieval performance, interaction with MiRS stakeholders, including operational users, other researchers, and NOAA management. Other activities include participation in algorithm and product readiness reviews, attendance at conferences, workshops, and meetings to present results to the scientific community.

Qualifications:

The qualified candidate should have a PhD (preferred minimum of 5 years of experience) in remote sensing retrieval methods and radiative transfer modelling, especially using passive microwave or infrared measurements. Qualified candidates with an M.S. degree (preferred 10 years of experience) will also be considered. Additionally, demonstration of strong programming skills, particularly in Fortran90/95, C/C++, IDL, and Unix scripting is required. Strong scientific communication skills as demonstrated by refereed publications and conference presentations is also required.  This position requires U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status.

To Apply: Interested candidates should send a CV with a list of at least 3 professional references and a cover letter explaining how your qualifications meet the posted requirements to christopher.grassotti@noaa.gov

THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER

 

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