Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience
Oct 29, 2022
Mar 08, 2023
Analyst, Research
Full Time
Postdoctoral ResearcherThe George Mason University, Department of Geography and Geoinformation Sciences (GGS) within the College of Science (COS), invites applications for a Postdoctoral Researcher. George Mason University is the largest public university in the Commonwealth of Virginia, with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.Mason Science is committed to advancing access, justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (A-JEDI) throughout our STEM community, including within our hiring and retention practices. At Mason Science, our values include fostering an organizational culture that promotes anti-racism, belonging, respect, and civility. We believe that a diversity of opinions, cultures, and perspectives is what provides vibrancy, innovation, and growth to an academic community. By prioritizing inclusive excellence in academics, teaching, research, and global engagement, we strive to attract a diverse pool of faculty and staff who exemplify the Mason Science mission and vision.Responsibilities:The selected candidate will be primarily responsible for technical support to the JPSS life-cycle data reprocessing project. This position is full-time with an initial appointment for one year, and subject to annual renewal based on performance and the availability of funding.Duties include, but are not limited to:Work with the JPSS Reprocessing Working Group together and coordinate with the JPSS SDR/EDR teams to complete the planned reprocessing activities;Coordinate with NCEI/CLASS and JPSS teams to specify data file format and metadata, develop software tools to complete post-processing of the reprocessed data following the specifications;Work with a team to deliver the reprocessed JPSS data to CLASS in semi-operational mode, monitor daily progress, and coordinate with NCEI/CLASS to control the data flow according to maintenance schedule;Prepare user manual for the reprocessed JPSS data, and provide technical support in response to user requests;Evaluate the quality of reprocessed data; andInvestigate potential applications of reprocessed data in climate study.Required Qualifications:Ph.D. in Geoinformation Science, Atmospheric Science, Remote Sensing or closely related fields;Solid working knowledge of Linux system;Proficient in bash scripting in Linux;Familiar with HDF5 file format and related software;Work experience in using Python, Java or C/C++ for processing of SDR data with HDF5 format;Proficient in data processing, visualization, and analysis with IDL, Python or MATLAB;Excellent oral and written communication skills in English; andMust be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident.Preferred Qualifications:Experience in parallel computing on Linux clusters; andKnowledge of earth system and climate change.

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