Space Weather Scientific Analyst and Programmer (Boulder, CO)


Date posted

Aug. 6, 2021 9:15 am

Application deadline

Sep. 30, 2021 5:00 pm




  • United States

Job description

The Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) at the University of Colorado Boulder is encouraging applications for an immediate opening for an Associate Scientist to support work on space weather solar instruments at the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI). The position focuses on work related to the solar irradiance monitors on the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites Series-R (GOES-R). The GOES-R spacecraft each contain a suite of space weather sensors, including the Extreme Ultraviolet and X-ray Irradiance Sensors (EXIS). The EXIS instrument measures the X-ray solar irradiance which provides the historical solar flare classifications with the X-ray Sensor (XRS) and measures extreme ultraviolet irradiance with the Extreme Ultraviolet Sensor (EUVS).

The selected candidate will work to improve the in-flight calibration and validation of EXIS data and develop reprocessing software for data sets, all in support of NOAA’s space weather forecasting operations and the international scientific community. The selected candidate will join the NCEI Space Weather Team, which is responsible for oversight of the NOAA space weather sensors on several satellite constellations, including GOES, DSCOVR, and SWFO. These missions provide data critical for forecasting by the NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center, as well as for broader scientific efforts. The Space Weather Team’s responsibilities include calibration and validation of space weather measurements and data products, development of algorithms for both real-time data for forecasters and retroactive science-quality data, and the associated processing systems, and research of related scientific topics. This position is located at the NOAA David Skaggs Research Center in Boulder, CO. 

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