Minimize NASA Postdoctoral Program - Earth Science: Remote Measurements and Radiative/Climatic Effects of Atmospheric Constituents (17599)

Date added: 22 May 2018

Organisation: NASA

Location: California, USA

Application deadline: 01 July 2018


The NASA Postdoctoral Program (NPP) offers US and international scientists the opportunity to advance their research while contributing to NASA's scientific goals. The NPP supports fundamental science; explores the undiscovered; promotes intellectual growth; and encourages scientific connections.

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral position within the Sunphotometer/Satellite Group at NASA-Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California. The Group conducts a broad spectrum of research, ranging from development and use of instruments that measure atmospheric constituents using direct or scattered solar radiation, through collaborative analyses of those measurements with satellite and other suborbital data to determine radiative/climatic effects of those constituents.

A main thrust of the Group's research is to explore the effects of aerosols and clouds on climate. This research is aimed at studying the complex interactions of aerosols, clouds and climate by means of combining suborbital and spaceborne remote sensing. A focus of this effort is the investigation of the spatial interface between cloudy and cloud-free regions provided by measurements from the MISR and MODIS instruments aboard the NASA Terra and Aqua satellites, as well as the more recently launched CALIPSO spaceborne lidar.


  • PhD in Atmospheric Sciences, Physics or a related field.
  • Experience working with optical instruments.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.

Learn more about the opportunity and how to apply.

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