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    The Science & Exploration Directorate, Earth Sciences Division, Geodesy and Geophysics Laboratory (Code 61A) is seeking a scientist to provide scientific and technical expertise to NASA and National and International partners in support of NASA's goals of maintaining and improving the terrestrial and celestial reference frames, measurement of Earth Orientation Parameters, and geodetic support of NASA and its international partner missions.

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    As Research Geophysicist, specializing in Solid Earth Geophysical Studies, you will provide scientific and technical expertise in planning and performing Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI) research, development, and mission operations. You will perform relevant pioneering research and development of: the VLBI technique, fundamental geodesy and astrometry via VLBI measurement campaigns and data analysis, and global geodynamics and Earth rotation via VLBI to achieve new capabilities with previously unattainable characteristics. Serve as a technical expert for the implementation of new NASA VLBI stations and the establishment of the VLBI Global Observing System (VGOS).

    Identify problems and requirements for making geodetic and astrometric observations to best achieve improved understanding of Earth dynamic processes. Initiate programs and generate new experiments to address these problems. Serve as an authority and consultant to the Agency and International Geodesy community on matters pertaining to VLBI measurements.

    Contribute technical expertise in coordination of other civil servants and contractors for the effective performance of VLBI measurements, investigations, and assignments. Assume technical responsibility for the final project, report, or experiment, and for presenting and defending conclusions.
    Provide major technical geodesy contributions (as first/key contributing author) to the writing and publication of significant scientific and technological findings in scientific journals and other media. Makes presentations at scientific and technical meetings, both nationally and international.

    You will maintain a comprehensive national research program with international impact using VLBI measurements to enhance science, reduce systematic errors in VLBI technique, promote VLBI’s contribution to Space Geodesy, and take advantage of the synergy between different Space Geodesy techniques, including VLBI. Extend knowledge and understanding in the national Geodesy community on VLBI enhanced research.

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    U.S. citizens and U.S. nationals

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    1313 Geophysics

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