The successful candidate will work with a research team developing and generating actionable near-realtime analysis of volcanic events worldwide, combining data from various polar-orbiting and geostationary satellites. Particular focus is on the U.S. Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES-R) series and Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) series, as well as related sensors on European, Japanese, and Korean spacecraft, in order to approach world-wide coverage of volcanic events. The candidate will also assist in the development and testing of improved methods for atmospheric state retrieval from satellite data, leading to accuracy and performance improvements in the VOLcanic Cloud Analysis Toolkit (VOLCAT) data processing system. Finally, the candidate will assist in tasks related to deployment, testing, and delivery automation using Continuous Integration automation, in collaboration with funding agencies seeking to perform production system integration.
The position requires the ability to work creatively, independently, and as part of a team. The candidate must have effective writing and communication skills, and is expected to pursue collaborations with experts nationally and internationally. The candidate is expected to contribute to professional journal articles, assist in proposal preparation, and to make technical presentations at national and international scientific meetings.
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