[unav_all] Job Opportunity at UCAR: COSMIC Chief Scientist

Bill Kuo kuo at ucar.edu
Fri May 27 07:18:09 MDT 2011

Dear Colleagues,

With this email, I would like to bring your attention to a new job 
opportunity at UCAR. The COSMIC Program is looking for a Chief Scientist 
to lead the scientific applications and technical development of GNSS 
radio occultation measurement techniques. This position will play a 
significant role in the development of the COSMIC-2 mission, jointly 
sponsored by U.S. and Taiwan. Please see the attached job description 
for details.

For application, please use the following URL:


Please let me know if you have any questions.

Bill Kuo
Email: kuo at ucar.edu

COSMIC Chief Scientist
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Job Description

*PLEASE NOTE*: This is a new, full-time position. Initial consideration 
will be given to applications received prior to 5:00 p.m. MDT on Friday, 
June 17, 2011. Thereafter, applications will be reviewed on an as-needed 

UCP - Constellation Observing System for Meteorology, Ionosphere and 
Climate (COSMIC)

Partial relocation costs paid per UCAR’s relocation policy

*BASIC JOB FUNCTION*: Provides scientific and technical leadership in 
the development of measurement techniques making use of GNSS signals, 
conduct research on the improvement of GNSS measurement techniques and 
their applications in the geosciences, and provide science support for 
the planning and execution of GNSS science missions undertaken by the 
COSMIC program.

*DUTIES INCLUDE*: Provides scientific leadership in space-based and 
ground-based GNSS observational techniques, including improvements in 
radio occultation inversion algorithms, innovative new measurement 
techniques making use of radio signals from space (such as cross-link 
and ocean reflection), and new measurement techniques making use of 
ground-based GNSS receivers.

Conducts research on the use of space-based and ground-based GNSS 
observational techniques for weather, climate, ionospheric and geodetic 

Provides scientific leadership in the planning and execution of science 
missions undertaken by the COSMIC program, with the goal of maximizing 
the scientific value of the products derived from these space and 
ground-based missions. Provide science support for the development and 
procurement of GNSS science payloads, provide recommendations to UCAR 
management and sponsors as needed with regards to the development and 
operation of science payloads, and assess potential impacts on the 
science if there is a change in spacecraft or payload configurations.

Seeks external funding to support the continued development of GNSS 
measurement techniques and their applications. Provide scientific and 
technical guidance to junior scientific staff for GNSS-related research.

Provides education, outreach and community services related to GNSS 
science missions on behalf of COSMIC and UCAR. Provide scientific and 
technical guidance for graduate students, and SOARS students.

Represents UCAR in major national and international meetings and 
conferences, interact with the international science community to 
advocate and promote GNSS science and technology


Education & Experience:

    * Ph.D. in atmospheric science and related fields or an equivalent
      combination of education and experience; plus
    * ten years of experience in GNSS science. Experience should include
      significant experience in managing projects and/or people.
    * Significant experience in GNSS and/or radio occultation science
      and technology.
    * Ability to work in a culturally diverse environment.
    * Significant experience in mentoring staff and students.
    * Demonstrated ability in obtaining external funding.
    * Significant experience in project management.
    * Willingness to travel internationally.

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