University of Colorado, Boulder/NOAA – Solar ResearcherApril 5, 2019, from Richard Morton
The Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) at the University of Colorado Boulder has an immediate opening for a Research Associate for work related to the Extreme Ultraviolet and X-ray Irradiance Sensors (EXIS) on the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite Series-R(GOES-R). The space weather team within NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) is responsible for supporting NOAA’s space weather mission and for ensuring the operational and scientific utility of NOAA’s space environmental data. The first two of the next-generation GOES-R satellites were recently launched and are now called GOES-16 and GOES-17. The GOES-R spacecraft include a complement of space weather sensors to monitor the local space environment and the sun.
The selected candidate will work closely with the NCEI EXIS instrument team to improve the on-orbit instrument calibration and validation of the EXIS instrument, to develop tools to analyze EXIS data, to improve X-ray and ultraviolet time series datasets from previous GOES satellites, and to conduct research using these instruments.