The Planetary Systems Branch (Code SST) within the Space Science and Astrobiology Division (SS) at NASA Ames Research Center is currently seeking interested applicants for the position of a Research Space Scientist. The incumbent conducts scientific research and provides expertise in the are of numerical modeling of large and regional scale circulations, their spatial and temporal patterns, and fundamental physical processes of Mars' atmosphere, and terrestrial like planetary atmospheres. He/she conducts analysis of four dimensional data sets produced by planetary global climate models, such as general circulation models and/or mechanistic climate models. He/she studies the origin, composition, terrestrial planets and their satellites and particularly those satellites with significant atmospheres.Learn more about this agency
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As a Research Space Scientist, the incumbent conducts numerical simulations of global and regional scale circulations of Mars' atmosphere, and its complex and interconnected climate system, leveraging the in house global climate model (GCM) and its evolving numerical modeling framework. He/she analyzes and interprets model output and performs comparative studies with relevant spacecraft observations to understand how climate dynamical processes control current seasonal and annual climate cycles. The incumbent works efficiently and independently. Further, the incumbent coordinates the work efforts of technical personnel in conducting conceptual definition studies and analyses of highly unstructured and interconnected problems. He/she originates and establishes unique methods and applications that provide innovative solutions to complex and interconnected planetary atmospheric and climate science problems. As a Research Space Scientist, he/she researches, studies, develops and executes competitive scientific proposals that align with NASA Research and Analysis (R&A) programs.
The incumbent serves as a consultant on varied projects and programs related to planetary atmospheres, planetary climates, and coupled-climate dynamical processes. He/she conducts scientific and technical reviews of professional studies, and performs research and analysis. The incumbent is a recognized expert in the field, and provides technical advice.
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