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Instrument Calibration Scientist/Engineers

Company name
Global Science & Technology

Location
College Park, MD, United States

Employment Type
Full-Time

Industry
Sciences, Scientist, Engineering, It

Posted on
Jan 22,2020

Valid Through
May 06,2020

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Global Science & Technology, Inc. (GST), a growing scientific and high technology company, seeks experienced Instrument Calibration Scientist\/Engineers to support the NOAA\/NESDIS\/STAR contract.\u00a0 Position is located in College Park, MD.
Position Summary:
GST is seeking Instrument Calibration Scientist\/Engineers to work with a satellite visible and infrared imager.\u00a0 Will support ground calibration and validation followed by initial commissioning and on-orbit calibration and characterization of optical Earth imaging sensors. It involves space remote sensing instruments' operations, performance analyses and sensor calibration throughout instruments' life cycle. The incumbent will monitor and independently assess instrument performance, develop and utilize software for processing the data from instrument systems (pre-launch and on-orbit data) and related ancillary data sources that will be used to generate first level data products and performance assessments. The work also involves instrument characterization, and calibration\/validation (cal\/val) algorithm improvement, as well as frequent interactions with the scientific user community to investigate instrument calibration and performance issues.\u00a0
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M.S. degree or higher in Physics, Engineering, Computer Science or comparable field of study and a minimum of 4 years of related experience.\u00a0 An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered
Demonstrated experience with analysis software such as IDL, C , and Python
Strong background in data analytics, and able to identify and perform research tasks
Capable of working both independently and within a dynamic science team
Excellent verbal and written communication skills are a must, as demonstrated by peer-reviewed publications and oral presentations made at major science conferences
Ability to work with others as a research team
Ability to work in a culturally diverse environment\u00a0
Desired Experience\/Skills:
Experience working with space sensors testing, calibration and characterization
Experience with thermal infra-red sensors and associated calibration algorithm and data analysis\u00a0
\u00a0Physical Qualification(s) Required:
Ability to use a computer\u00a0
Mental Qualification(s) Required:
Ability to think on one's feet\u00a0
U.S. citizenship or Permanent Resident (Green Card holder) is required.\u00a0
Selected applicants will be required to complete a federal government background investigation.\u00a0
GST offers competitive salaries; vacation, sick, and holiday leave; major medical, dental, life, long-term and short-term disability insurance; 401K retirement plan; tuition assistance; and opportunities for employee career growth and development.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veterans' status.\u00a0 GST is an Equal Opportunity\/Affirmative Action Employer.\u00a0
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Company info

Global Science & Technology
Website : http://www.gst.com/

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