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Scientific Analyst II/Support Scientist II

Location:College Park, MD
Employment Type:Full Time
Description:Global Science &Technology, Inc. (GST), a fast growing high technology firm, is seeking a Scientific Analyst II/Support Scientist II for product development and validation at NOAA’s Coral Reef Watch program. Position is located in a NOAA facility at College Park, Maryland.

Position Summary:

The Coral Reef Watch (CRW) is a NOAA program, residing within the NOAA/NESDIS Center for Satellite Applications and Research (STAR), that utilizes remote sensing, modeled, and in situ data for near-real-time and long-term monitoring, modeling, and reporting of physical environmental conditions influencing coral reef ecosystems. The Scientific Analyst II/Support Scientist II will develop coral reef environmental monitoring products and develop software for the CRW Work Activity. These products and software are mainly based on satellite sea surface temperature (SST) measurements (from geostationary and polar orbiting environmental satellites). Any developed software will go into the CRW code repository, with many products transitioning to the CRW Decision Support System for coral reef management.
Duties:Primary Duties:
•Developing satellite Virtual Stations product for CRW’s 5-km near-real-time satellite- and model-based coral reef environmental monitoring product streams
•Developing a database of in situ observations, including water temperatures for calibration/validation of CRW’s sub-km to 5-km scale satellite-SST based monitoring products
•Implementation of high-resolution products in Google Earth and Google Map, including tiling
•Temporal and spatial statistical analyses of environmental variables used in CRW’s coral reef environment monitoring, including SST and coral bleaching thermal stress
Qualifications:Education/Experience Required:

•BS/MS degree in Oceanography, Computer Science, and/or other Physical Sciences and Engineering. Previous work experience is required with strong recommendation from previous employers. Minimum of 5 years of professional experience.
•Experience with one or more computer programming languages, such as IDL, Python, Matlab, FORTRAN, and C/C++.
•Good working knowledge of the Linux/Unix OS
•Experience or knowledge of HTML/JavaScript/web development
•Training or experience with temporal and spatial statistical analyses

Experience Desired but not Necessary:

•Implementation of, or ability to quickly learn Google Earth and Google Maps product implementation.
•Databases like MySQL (or similar).
•Work experience related to science or engineering applications, or experience in oceanographic research.

Selected applicant will be subject to a company background investigation.

GST offers competitive salaries; vacation, sick, and holiday leave; major medical, dental, life, long-term and short-term disability insurance; a 401K retirement plan; tuition assistance; and opportunities for employee career growth and development.

You may also fax your resume to: 301-474-5970.
If you need assistance, please call: 301-474-9696.

GST is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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