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Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Research Technologist for Microwave Instrumentation
Job ID: 2019-10740
Type: Regular Full-Time
# of Openings: 1
Category: Science, Research, and Technology
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New ideas are all around us, but only a few will change the world. Thats our focus at JPL. We ask the biggest questions, then search the universe for answersliterally. We build upon ideas that have guided generations, then share our discoveries to inspire generations to come. Your missionyour opportunityis to seek out the answers that bring us one step closer. If youre driven to discover, create, and inspire something that lasts a lifetime and beyond, youre ready for JPL.
Located in Pasadena, California, JPL has a campus-like environment situated on 177 acres in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains and offers a work environment unlike any other: we inspire passion, foster innovation, build collaboration, and reward excellence.
As a Research Technologist in the Aerosols and Clouds Group within the Science Division you will be responsible for coordinating field deployment and testing of microwave instrumentation, developing retrieval algorithms for those instruments, and validating retrieval products. In addition, you will perform remote sensing algorithm development activities in support of the CloudSat mission, you will perform simulations of candidate spaceborne radar and radiometer instruments and perform information content assessment of those instruments in support of ongoing mission formulation activates. You will work closely with an existing research team within the Science Division and with instrument technologists in other divisions. You will be expected to attend scientific meetings and publish results in peer reviewed journals.
* PhD. in the physical sciences, software engineering or related technical discipline
* Experience operating microwave remote sensing instrumentation
* Experience with digital signal processing
* Experience with remote sensing algorithm development for microwave instrumentation
* Experience modelling scattering and absorption of radiation by cloud and precipitation
* Familiarity with Bayesian techniques for remote sensing
* Fluency in Python, Matlab, or IDL programming
* Demonstrated track record of producing peer-reviewed publications
* 1-2 years of postdoctoral or equivalent experience
* Coursework or related experience in atmospheric science or meteorology
* Experience with laser or other optical instruments
* Experience working with output from dynamical cloud resolving atmospheric models
* Familiarity with radiosonde data
* Experience with netCDF or HDF file formats
* Excellent written and oral communications skills suitable for peer-reviewed publications and high-quality presentations
Complete applications will include a cover letter, a curriculum vita, and contact information for at least three professional references. Applications received by July 21, 2019 will receive full consideration. (Req. # 2019-10740).
Caltech/JPL is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and affirmative action employer. It is the policy of Caltech/JPL to provide equal employment opportunities, actively recruit, and include for employment consideration all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.
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