NASA JPL Careers – Sensing Research Scientist

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Job Description:

The Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, invites applications for a position in the Sea Level and Ice Group for a research scientist to support ongoing NASA sponsored projects, missions, and mission concepts that are targeted at improving our understanding of large-scale glaciological processes and predictability of sea level rise.

Job Responsibilities:

  • The scientist would work closely with NISAR, ICESat-2 and GRACE missions and would assist in the formulation of new suborbital and satellite concepts targeted at reducing uncertainty in projections of ice sheet change.
  • The scientist would interact with other scientists in the Sea-Level and Ice Group, Earth Science Section and those interested in water worlds.
  • The individual would be expected to be a leader in applying novel methods to extract glaciological insights from massive archives of remote sensing observations and to maintain a strong publication profile.
  • Ideally, the scientist would be able to work with ice sheet and ocean modelers within the Sea-Level and Ice Group to elucidate findings derived from remote sensing observations and to support data assimilation and model-based inference efforts.
  • The individual will also support and lead science and technology proposals to NASA ROSES calls. At JPL they will bridge between science, engineering, and data science.

Job Requirements:

  • Experience developing and supporting suborbital and satellite missions.
  • Knowledge of the goals of NASA’s missions for NISAR, GRACE-FO, and ICESat-2.
  • Demonstrated ability to work efficiently with massive archives of geocoded satellite data and to generate higher-level synthesis data products
  • Experience developing open-source code and libraries relevant to the access, analysis and manipulation of large satellite data archives
  • Excellent oral (including public speaking), written and visual communication skills.
  • Strong programing skillset, with a preference for Julia and Python languages
  • A deep knowledge of glaciological and remote sensing principles, as evidenced by a record of high-impact peer-reviewed publications.
  • PhD in Glaciology or other relevant Earth Science discipline.

Job Details:

Company: JPL

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Pasadena, CA, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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