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The Sciences & Exploration Directorate, Earth Sciences Division, Goddard Institute for Space Studies (Code 611) seeks a Researcher to perform research on interaction of atmospheric constituents and long and short wave radiation across a broad range of applications with the Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) Earth System Model to understand Earth and planetary climates.


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As a Research Physical Scientist, AST, specializing in climate and radiation studies, you will provide expertise to determine radiative interactions and feedbacks between atmospheric constituents in the gas phase, condensates or particles and the climate system; create or develop computationally efficient and theoretically robust means of investigating issues in radiative transfer; perform and direct highly advanced radiative transfer research, including the development of remote sensing techniques to retrieve cloud and aerosol properties; develop principles, criteria, methods, and data of general applicability to assessing Earth and planetary climate regimes as a function of atmospheric composition. Research work involves applying scientific methods, including exploring and defining problems, planning the approach for study, analyzing data, interpreting results, and documenting or reporting findings in academic journals and conferences leading to the greater understanding of radiative forcings, habitability and climate change. You will formulate basic questions, hypotheses or theories of fundamental importance to the advancement of questions of radiative transfer in the climate system. You will provide leadership in the development and improvement of radiative transfer codes in the GISS Earth System Model that allow the full range of temperature and pressure conditions relevant to a broad range of planetary conditions to be explored, including applications to paleoclimates, future climate and exoplanets. You will develop models planned for use in global simulations of atmospheric and ocean dynamics and climate change in the GISS climate program and represents GISS and NASA at international conferences, workshops, and committee meetings and to students, the media and the public at large.