Los Alamos National Laboratory Remote Sensing Scientist (Scientist 2-3) in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
The Space and Remote Sensing Group (ISR-2) at Los Alamos National Laboratory is seeking a qualified, creative scientist to participate in the execution of our portfolio of exciting, cutting-edge research programs in remote sensing, with special emphasis in multispectral and hyperspectral imagery processing, analysis and interpretation. We are particularly interested in candidates with experience developing and applying modern signal processing or machine learning algorithms to these measurements. In this position, the scientist will draw on their physical understanding of the generation, propagation, and sensing of spectral signatures in order to innovate new detection algorithms and approaches for extracting maximum information from ground, airborne, and satellite-based measurements.
In close collaboration with remote sensing experimentalists and other analysts, and with unique data sets from a variety of measurement platforms, the R&D Scientist 3 will be expected to:
Develop highly innovative signal/image processing approaches (such as machine learning) for spectral sensing and detection
Model the generation, propagation, and sensing of spectral signatures from source to sensor
Help design and execute lab experiments and field campaigns
Analyze collected data
Assess and improve the performance of new methods and algorithms
Propose and lead new research efforts related to spectral sensing
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Scientist 2: $91,800 - $151,400
Technical Experience : General understanding of emission, propagation, and sensing of one or more remote sensing phenomenologies. Experience with machine learning, signal/image processing, or statistical detection theory.
Communication : Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Programming : Experience with one or more scientific programming languages (such as Python, Matlab, IDL/ENVI, or C).
Mentoring & Teamwork : Ability work both independently and on a team, with a high level of creativity and initiative.
Research : Theability to express ideas clearly in written and oral communications, including a recent history of publishing in refereed scientific journals, major reports, or invited talks.
Scientist 3: $110,400 - $186,300
In addition to the job requirements outline above, qualification for the Scientist 3 level requires:
Technical Experience : General understanding of spectral emission, transmission through the atmosphere, and imaging methods, as well as familiarity with spectral properties of solids, liquids, and gases.
Programming : Fluency in one or more scientific programming languages (such as Python, Matlab, IDL/ENVI, or C).
Mentoring & Teamwork : The ability and desire to lead multi-disciplinary research teams, as well as experience mentoring students and/or postdocs.
Research : Experience developing and writing successful research grant proposals.
Education/Experience at lower level :Positions requires a Bachelor’ degree in a STEM field from an accredited college and university and 4 years of related experience, typically with post-doctoral research experience at a university or national lab or equivalent experience directly related to the occupation
Education/Experience at higher level : Position requires a Master’s degree in a STEM field from an accredited college or university and 6 years of relevant experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.
Data : Some experience working with large datasets
Deep Learning : Familiaritywith supervised deep learning as well as some experience with opensource deep learning tools (for example TensorFlow, Caffe, PyTorch)
Optics : Familiaritywith optics
Programming : Programming experience in Python
Computing Platforms : Familiarity with parallel, distributed, or other high-performance computing platforms
Clearance : Q and SCI (Position will be cleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements
- for access to classified matter.
Location: This position will be physically located in Los Alamos, NM.
Position commitment: Regular appointment employees are required to serve a period of continuous service in their current position in order to be eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the time required, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. The position commitment for this position is 1 year.
Where You Will Work
Located in beautiful northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. Our generous benefits package includes:
PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network
Dental and vision insurance
Free basic life and disability insurance
Paid maternity and parental leave
Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)
Learning opportunities and tuition assistance
Flexible schedules and time off (paid sick, vacation, and holidays)
Onsite gyms and wellness programs
Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)
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Clearance: Q/SCI (Position will be cleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements
for access to classified matter.
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Contact Name Wilson, Amber
Vacancy Name: IRC84143
Organization Name ISR-2/Space & Remote Sensing
Req ID: IRC84143