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    The Sciences and Exploration Directorate, Earth Sciences Division, Ocean Ecology Laboratory (Code 616) seeks a Researcher to provide expertise in the research and study of coupled global and regional physical-biogeochemical modeling and a strong interest in the assimilation of satellite ocean color products into these models.


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    This position is for a Research Oceanographer, specializing in Oceanographic Studies, with strong expertise in coupled global and regional physical-biogeochemical modeling and performing the assimilation of satellite ocean color products into these models. A key focus of the work is to lead and conduct studies of hypothesis-driven research and will extend model capabilities through assimilation of satellite-derived ocean color products beyond the traditional chlorophyll retrievals. The work involves leading, planning, and developing sensitivity analyses designed to drive improvements in the ocean color products and to facilitate the development of new products. This is a research position, research includes, but is not limited to: determining the nature, magnitude, and interrelationships of physical, chemical, biological, and other comparable ocean phenomena and processes; to create or develop empirical, theoretical, or experimental means of investigating such phenomena and processes. You will extend knowledge to global and regional biogeochemical processes; you will contribute inventions, new instrumentation, measurement techniques and algorithms that are of material significance in deriving and verifying remote sensing calibration and validity; you will originate and establish unique methods and applications that provide innovative solutions to complex oceanographic scientific issues. You will lead or participate in ensuring the effective performance of research investigations and assignments. Research results will be published in technical reports, journal articles, or requirements documents and presented at scientific conferences and seminars. Responsibilities also include the development of research proposals to maintain a robust externally funded research program, and to serve as an authoritative source of consultation for other scientists and program specialists.

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    U.S. citizens and U.S. nationals.

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    1360 Oceanography

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