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Research Associate

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Department: Earth System Science Center
Work type: staff full-time exempt
Location: Huntsville, AL
Categories: Research - Other

Purpose of the Position:

We are currently seeking a Research Associate to provide support to NASA SPoRT science and application activities related to NASA’s Tropospheric Emissions: Monitoring of Pollution (TEMPO) mission and SPoRT’s health and air quality thematic areas. The position will be located at the National Space Science & Technology Center in Huntsville, Alabama and will support the scientific development and application of satellite remote sensing products.

SPoRT is a NASA project to transition unique observations and research capabilities to the operational weather community to improve short-term forecasts on a regional scale. Based at the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, SPoRT is collaborating with the University of Alabama in Huntsville to provide direct science support along with science and technical coordination in the areas of weather, climate, air quality, natural disasters, satellite remote sensing, and data science and applications.

Minimum Requirements:

• Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science, Meteorology, Atmospheric Science, Earth Science, Environmental Public Health, or a closely related discipline.
• 12 - 51 months of full-time verifiable work experience.
• Ability to perform satellite and geophysical data processing, analysis, and visualization (preferred experience would include the following sensors TEMPO, MODIS, VIIRS, OMI, ABI, TROPOMI, EPIC).
• Strong programming background in Python and/or other programming languages.
• Understanding of remote sensing theory, satellite data applications, air pollution chemistry, and meteorological principles.
• Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
• Willingness to work closely with others in a team environment.
• Desire to participate in science workshops and conferences, as well as in publishing results.
• Experience with machine learning techniques with satellite and/or model datasets and working with large datasets is desirable but not required for the position.

Desired Qualifications:

• Master's degree in Environmental Science, Meteorology, Atmospheric Science, Earth Science, Environmental Public Health, or a closely related discipline is preferred.
• Experience with land surface remote sensing and modeling (e.g., LIS, SMAP, Noah-MP) or air quality forecast models (WRF with Chemistry) is desirable.

Published Salary (if available):

$45,000 - $65,000

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