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Radio Frequency Sensing Scientist 1/2

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Los Alamos,  New Mexico
Remote Sensing

This position will be filled at either the Scientist 1 or Scientist 2 level, depending on the skills of the selected candidate. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if the candidate is hired at the higher level.

The Space and Remote Sensing Group (ISR?2) at Los Alamos National Laboratory is seeking qualified radio?frequency (RF) remote sensing scientists to participate in the execution of our portfolio of RF?based programs. These programs areas include: scientific studies in lightning science, ionospheric physics and radio astronomy; ground?based and satellite?based nuclear electromagnetic pulse (EMP) monitoring; ground?based detection and analysis of anthropogenic RF emissions; the development, deployment, and operation of RF remote sensing instrumentation; and the development of signal processing and analysis techniques for RF data. We are specifically interested in applicants with exceptional skills in scientific and statistical analysis of large volume data sets.

Minimum Job Requirements:

Minimum Job Requirements for Scientist 1 ($78,400 - $128,200):

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with conducting basic and/or applied scientific research that is relevant to one or more of the above?mentioned program areas
  • Some combination of experience with applied mathematics, scientific data analysis, and the practical use of digital signal analysis (including time?series, spectral, statistical, and hypothesis?testing approaches, especially as applied to large data sets)
  • Some experience with scientific computing and demonstrable knowledge of one or more scientific programming languages (especially PYTHON, MATLAB, or IDL)
  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively in a team environment
  • Demonstrated ability to express ideas clearly in written and oral communications Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q clearance (generally requires U.S. citizenship)

Additional Job Requirements for Scientist 2 ($86,000 - $141,800):

  • Professional scientific work experience relevant to one or more of the above?mentioned program areas following a graduate degree (e.g., postdoctoral research) demonstrated by post-graduate publications
  • Significant professional experience with scientific computing and demonstrable knowledge of one or more scientific programming languages (especially PYTHON, MATLAB, or IDL)
  • State-of-the-art knowledge of signal processing and/or statistical analysis techniques, large data-set management and exploitation

Desired Skills:

  • Experience in atmospheric science, plasma physics, ionospheric physics, radio astronomy, astrophysics, or lightning science
  • Experience with the development, deployment and operation of RF sensors, antennas or measurement techniques
  • Experience with laboratory and/or field use of RF instrumentation
  • Experience with satellite sensors and programs
  • Active DOE/O clearance

Education:

  • Scientist 1: Master’s degree in physics/engineering or a related field, or Bachelor’s degree with equivalent work experience
  • Scientist 2: Graduate degree (PhD or Master’s in physics/engineering or a related field) followed by professional scientific work experience (e.g. postdoctoral research)


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