Job Overview

Summary

About the Agency

This position is located in the Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL) with one vacancy in Plainsboro, NJ.

This position will be filled under the DOC Alternative Personnel System (CAPS). This system replaced the Federal GS pay plan and structure. Under CAPS, positions are classified by career, pay plan, and pay band.

The ZP-4 is equivalent to the GS-13/14.

*A one year probationary period is required.
*Payment of relocation expenses is not authorized.
*This position is not in the bargaining unit.

NOTE:

This vacancy may be used to fill other Research Physical Scientist, ZP-1301-4 positions throughout NOAA. The position must be alike (e.g.: within the same geographic locations, same grade/band requires the same qualifications as indicated in this vacancy announcement).

Duties

As a Research Physical Scientist, you will perform the following duties:

  • Improve scientific understanding of the Earth’s past, present and future ecosystems, biogeochemistry, and climate by the analysis of Earth System Models; nitrogen and related ecosystems; air and water quality interactions in the Earth System; and methane and related hydrological interactions in the Earth System.
  • Enhance numerical models of the Earth’s ecosystems, biogeochemistry, and climate as a part of GFDL Model Development Team.
  • Enhance numerical models of the Earth’s ecosystems, biogeochemistry, and climate as a part of GFDL Model Development Team.
  • Contribute as an active member of the scientific community by taking part in science focus groups, attend conferences and peer review scientific papers and proposals.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional travel opportunities as part of the active scientific community is expected.

Relocation Authorized

  • No