Research Oceanographer Positions

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) invites applications for two full-time, permanent positions to be filled in the Center for Satellite Applications and Research (STAR), part of NOAA’s National Environmental Satellite Data and Information Service. The positions will be filled at the ZP-4 level, equivalent to the GS-13/14 grades. The positions will initially be based in Camp Springs, MD, relocating to College Park, MD by Fall 2012. As Research Oceanographers within STAR, the successful applicants will conduct satellite oceanographic research, and develop, validate, maintain and support satellite algorithms and derived oceanographic data, products, applications and services in support of the NOAA mission. Highly motivated candidates are sought who will serve as leaders in their field; a Ph.D. is highly desired (but not required). Candidates should have specialized experience in oceanographic observations (emphasis on satellite remote sensing), research and development, and applications, in one or more of the following: ocean biology and biogeochemistry (ocean color radiometry, in situ observations, bio-optical modeling), ocean heat content/sea level rise (altimetry, gravity missions and in situ observations), ocean surface vector winds (scatterometry), sea surface roughness (synthetic aperture radar), sea surface temperature (thermal/microwave). For detailed vacancy announcement, including specific qualification requirements and application procedures go to: http://www.usajobs.gov/; refer to: Job Announcement Number: NSDIS-STAR-2011-0002. Applicants must be United States Citizens to apply. The open period for these vacancies will begin on or about September 15, 2011, remaining open for 14 days. NOAA is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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