GeoCarb will record high resolution near-infrared spectra of reflected sunlight from geostationary orbit above North and South America. From these data, atmospheric total concentrations of carbon dioxide, methane and carbon monoxide as well as solar induced chlorophyll fluorescence from plants on land will be inferred. The mission will launch in 2023 and gather data for at least 3 years (http://www.ou.edu/geocarb). The University of Oklahoma (OU) and NASA GSFC co-lead GeoCarb during development. OU will manage GeoCarb after launch. We seek a teamwork-oriented individual who will serve as OU’s local expert on the GeoCarb instrument. Duties will include 1) supporting the development and testing efforts of the Lockheed Martin instrument team, 2) supporting pre-flight calibration activities, 3) supporting the verification of instrument performance and knowledge requirements, 4) supporting the project science by helping to ensure that the instrument performance meets the high-level science requirements, 5) developing instrument operations plans at OU for implementation after launch; and 6) evaluating and monitoring instrument performance and leading anomaly investigations during mission operations.
The position will involve regular travel to work with the instrument team on site in Palo Alto, California, USA.
The successful candidate will possess a minimum of a Master’s degree in earth science, physics, engineering, astronomy, or a related field with experience in characterizing optical systems as well as a deep understanding of remote sensing.
To apply, please submit a CV and the names of three people that can serve as references (with contact information) to Dr. Sean Crowell (firstname.lastname@example.org). Review of applications will begin June 1, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.
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