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    The Earth Sciences Division, Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS)(Code 611) is seeking a skilled scientist to conduct research involving modeling and evaluation of ocean models with the goal of a greater understanding of the ocean role in climate change.

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    Responsibilities

    Vacant research positions may be filled at one of several grade levels depending upon the scientific impact of the person selected. A review may be required to determine the appropriate grade level of the position and supplemental materials may be required from the selectee. Please keep this in mind when indicating the lowest grade you will accept.

    As a Research Oceanographer in the area of ocean modeling and climate research, you will perform research on the modeling and evaluation of ocean models within the framework of the GISS Earth System Model, thus contributing to the overall mission of understanding Earth and planetary climates.

    Specifically, you will:

    Conduct research related to physical or bio-geophysical oceanography, modeling and the interactions of oceans with the atmosphere, sea ice and/or ice sheets. Lead studies to understand and model the role of the ocean in determining air-sea fluxes of heat, water, nutrients and chemical fluxes, the transport of heat, fresh water and components within the ocean, and the role of the ocean in long-term and/or abrupt climate changes.

    Assume leadership role in the development and improvement of ocean model codes in the GISS Earth System Model that allow the full range of conditions relevant to a broad range of ocean conditions to be explored, including applications to paleoclimates, future climate and exoplanets.

    Develop models planned for use in global simulations of atmospheric and ocean dynamics and climate change in the GISS climate program.

    Represent GISS and NASA at conferences, workshops, and committee meetings and to the media and the public at large.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    14

    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    U.S. citizens and U.S. nationals

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

  • Job family (Series)

    1360 Oceanography

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