CIRES/ NOAA NCEI Research Scientist in Space Plasma Physics Research Associate

University of Colorado Boulder

Boulder, CO

ID: 7069964
Posted: September 18, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) at the University of Colorado Boulder has an immediate opening for a Research Scientist supporting NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) work related to the magnetometers (MAGs) on the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite Series-R (GOES-R) mission. The Space Weather Team within NCEI, is responsible for supporting NOAA’s space weather mission and for ensuring the operational and scientific utility of NOAA’s space environmental data.

Our Scientist will be part of the CIRES-NCEI MAG team supporting all aspects of our GOES-R MAG efforts including pre- and post-launch calibration/validation activities, anomaly investigations and attending/contributing to technical meetings. They will also undertake scientific research and publish in journals and attend conferences. The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.
Who We Are
Who We Are
At CIRES, the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, more than 800 environmental scientists work to understand the dynamic Earth system, including people’s relationship with the planet. CIRES is a partnership of NOAA and the University of Colorado Boulder, and our areas of expertise include weather and climate, changes at the Earth’s poles, air quality and atmospheric chemistry, water resources, and solid Earth sciences. Our vision is to be instrumental in ensuring a sustainable future environment by advancing scientific and societal understanding of the Earth system.

National Centers for Environmental Information division:

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be
What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be
Participate in pre- and post- launch instrument calibration/validation activities.
Participate in NOAA-NASA engineering technical meetings.
Investigate science data anomalies on-orbit and make recommendations.
Validate and calibrate on-orbit science data.
Develop and present data product reviews to NOAA-NASA.
Undertake scientific research and publish in peer-review journals and at scientific conferences.
What You Should Know
What You Should Know
The position will be located within the Solar-Terrestrial Physics Branch of the NCEI Center for Coasts, Oceans, and Geophysics (CCOG) at the David Skaggs Research Center, 325 Broadway, Boulder, Colorado. The selected finalist will be required to pass a federal laboratory background clearance for site access.

Given the level of required security clearance for this position, U.S Citizenship or Permanent Residence (Green Card) is required.


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