This position reports to the Assistant Director of the Fundamental Instrument Unit. The Fundamental Instrument Unit (FIU) consists of an automated suite of meteorological, atmospheric, soil and eco-physiological measurements.  The Quality Assurance and Quality Control (QA/QC) Scientist will support Science project development and management activities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design FIU data flow, data product algorithms and automated QA/QC procedures.
  • Conduct various analyses (e.g., quantitative uncertainty analyses and time-series analyses).
  • Develop FIU data quality assurance, quality control procedures, and uncertainty analyses.
  • Test procedures, modify and implement final products related to data QA/QC.
  • Develop plans for evaluating and transferring data QA/QC activities into an operational basis.
  • Travel to identified professional conferences and NEON field sites.
  • Follow NEON and site specific environmental protection requirements, policy and procedures.

Required Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills:

  • Doctoral degree, or Master’s degree with equivalent work experience, in one of the environmental science fields (e.g., Biometeorology, Ecosystem Science, Micrometeorology) or a related science field. Recent PhD graduates may apply.
  • Knowledge of a wide range of meteorological related sensors, and measurement techniques and their associated data acquisition and analysis procedures.
  • Experience with quantitative uncertainty analyses and time-series analyses.
  • Experience delivering a final product from concept through testing to deployment.
  • Experience with critical thinking, scientific writing and review.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with written and verbal communication skills that reflect an ability to clarify and simplify complicated information.
  • Experience working in a collaborative scientific or engineering enterprise.
  • Ability to travel for periods of time ranging from overnight up to one week.

Preferred Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills:

  • Experience working at the synoptic to local scale.
  • Knowledge of both instrument hardware and software development.
  • Work experience with production data flows.
  • Design of data visualization tools.
  • Ability to develop the dataflow designs for different and contrasting data types.
  • Understanding of micrometeorological processes and associated modeling.

Must have permanent authorization for US employment.

Please apply to:

NEON Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, Minorities, Veterans and Disabled Persons are encouraged to apply.