AERONET Technical and Science Leads

AERONET Technical and Science Leads

Posted: Feb 15, 2022

Location: NASA Earth Sciences Division at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland, USA.

Requirements: A Ph.D. in Earth sciences or related discipline is preferred. Must be a US Citizen. 

NASA seeks two outstanding scientists to lead AERONET, an international ground-based remote sensing network, to study the impact of aerosols in the Earth system and contribute to the calibration and validation of satellite sensors:

  1. AERONET Technical Lead, with primary responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the network, and

  2. AERONET Science Lead, with primary responsibility for engagement with current and future missions and other ground networks to advance our understanding of aerosols in the Earth system.

These two positions will be advertised at the GS-14 and GS-15 level in a nation-wide search for the pair of scientists who will help guide AERONET into its next decades of data collection and groundbreaking science. Now is the time to join NASA on the eve of the golden age of satellite missions for the study of aerosols and atmospheric chemistry: PACE, GEOCARB, AOS, GeoXO, and other international and commercial sensor networks.

A full vacancy announcement will be posted shortly to, including further details about the position, qualification requirements, and application instructions.