- You will work as a full-time scientist in a dynamic team environment responsible for developing and leading a unique portfolio of scientific research and applied sciences activities in your hydrologic and remote sensing field of expertise, while collaborating with the existing expertise at JPL including its Terrestrial Hydrology group. You will contribute to maximizing the science return of current and future NASA missions, such as GRACE-FO, SMAP, ECOSTRESS, SWOT and NISAR, and imagining the next generation of satellites transforming the way we monitor and learn about the hydrological cycle. Furthermore, you will help formulate the strategic objectives and goals for the Terrestrial Hydrology group and its contributions to JPL and to NASA.
- You will be expected to seek funding through competed solicitations, publish journal articles, broadly communicate the results of your research, and mentor junior researchers, postdoctoral scholars and/or students.
- Experience (or a strong interest) in writing proposals for research solicitations in Earth Science
- Leadership experience (or potential) related to the execution of a research program, the coordination of a research team, or the organization of community efforts
- Advanced knowledge of methodologies used for improving science and its applications in hydrology and remote sensing, including but not limited to modeling approaches, observational techniques (in situ and remote), and their combination in the form of scientific analyses, data assimilation, machine learning, etc.
- Strong interest in the justification, formulation, and implementation of new satellite missions.
- Ability to articulate a vision for hydrologic remote sensing and its applications and communicate it to an audience of non-experts
Qualification & Experience:
- Strong interpersonal skills, demonstrated through mentorship, listening and effective communication
- Demonstrated record of peer-reviewed publications related to science and applications for hydrology and remote sensing of the terrestrial water cycle
- Experience building and/or working in collaborative, diverse and inclusive team environments
- Excellent oral (including public speaking) and written communication skills.
- PhD in hydrology or a related science or technical subject area with at least 2 years of post-degree experience.
Vacancy Type: Full Time
Job Location: San Diego, CA, US
Application Deadline: N/A