Global Science & Technology, Inc. (GST), a growing high technology company, is seeking a full-time staff member to perform in the role of Senior Scientist to support its work with the NOAA/NESDIS/STAR Satellite Oceanography and Climatology Division (SOCD) at the National Center for Climate and Weather Prediction in College Park, MD.
The purpose of this role is to contribute to the coordination of the international program, "Oceans and Society: Blue Planet", which is the over-arching Marine Task within the Group on Earth Observations (GEO). GEO is an intergovernmental body dedicated to the effective use of Earth observation (in situ or via remote sensing) for societal benefit. It is comprised of 90 member nations, the European Commission and 87 Participating Organizations. "Oceans and Society: Blue Planet" seeks, through the mobilisation of expert knowledge, to raise public awareness of the role of the oceans in the Earth system, of their impacts (good and bad) on humankind, and of the societal benefits of ocean observations; to coordinate the various marine initiatives within GEO and develop synergies between them; and to advocate and advance the establishment and maintenance of a global observing network for the oceans, which acknowledges the value of ocean observations and their contribution to helping alleviate societal issues in multiple areas. Coordination for Blue Planet will be provided by 3-4 Secretariat nodes located around the globe, one of which will be hosted by the SOCD.


  • Develop and manage the US node of a distributed, international Secretariat for the marine contribution (Blue Planet) to an intergovernmental program (Group on Earth Observations) in Earth observation.
  • Work closely with the other Secretariat nodes and contribute to the overall Blue Planet communication and outreach activities.
  • Liaise with, and report to, the GEO Secretariat in Geneva, maintaining a constructive working relationship with the Director and responsible program manager there.
  • Liaise with the different components of Blue Planet and ensure timely reporting from them.
  • Develop collaborations with related international programs in ocean observations and with a variety of user groups.
  • Represent Blue Planet as required in national and international arenas.
  • Contribute to the organisation of the 3rd Blue Planet Symposium to be held in 2016.

Knowledge and Experience Required:

  • Doctoral degree in Marine Science or other aspect of Earth observation.
  • 2-7 years of experience in Ocean Science.
  • Experience in science coordination at national or international level.
  • Outstanding skills in communication, oral and written.
  • Ability to work with remote/international teams.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Willingness to travel both nationally and internationally.

The candidate will have strong written and oral skills with the ability to communicate results across several teams.
U.S. citizenship or Permanent Residency (Green Card holder) is required.
GST offers competitive salaries; vacation, sick, and holiday leave; major medical, dental, life, long-term and short-term disability insurance; 401K retirement plan; tuition assistance; and opportunities for employee career growth and development.
You may also fax your resume to (301) 474-5970. If you need assistance, please call 301-474-9696.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veterans' status. GST is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
GST is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.