The laboratory assistant will lead a computer-based modeling project analyzing observations from NASA’s OCO-2 satellite. The assistant will help develop data compression algorithms and apply those algorithms to OCO-2 with a goal of estimating global CO2 sources and sinks. The assistant will work with collaborators at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Lab and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Note: This position is not benefits eligible.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities of Position:
The Laboratory Assistant will create computer code in Matlab and will run model simulations on a large high performance computing system.
The assistant will also perform quality assurance of the runs, and write up the results under the direction of the Principal Investigator.
Special Skills and Knowledge:
The position requires competency in computer programming, optimization, and remote sensing.
The Assistant will not supervise anyone. However, the Assistant will work under the supervision of assistant professor Dr. Scot Miller, and is expected to exercise independent judgement on some aspects of model development.
Machines and/or Equipment used on the Job:
The Assistant will mainly use a computer.
A master’s degree in a relevant scientific or engineering field.
The successful candidate should have experience in spatial statistics and/or analysis of satellite data.
Classified Title: Laboratory Assistant Working Title: Laboratory Assistant Role/Level/Range: ACRO37.5/01/CA Starting Salary Range: $15.00 per hour Employee group: Casual / On Call Schedule: M-F, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus Department name: 10001491-Dept of Environmental Health and Eng Personnel area: Whiting School of Engineering
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