Geodetic Scientist - Los Angeles

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EMD Strategies
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Geodetic Scientist - Los Angeles

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EMD Strategies is seeking a qualified Geodetic Scientist to support an NGA Research customer in the Los Angeles, CA area. The ideal candidate will be providing technical support to the Geophysics Pod for the Foundational GEOINT Office. This team employs physics and mathematics to improve our knowledge of the spatiotemporal physical and geometric characteristics of the Earth in order to address National Security challenges.

Some of the responsibilities of this role include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Provide expertise and knowledge of surface and subsurface (ground and water); gravity measurement and modeling; magnetic mapping; reservoirs and aquifers; precision engagement; position, navigation and timing (PNT) systems including global navigational satellite systems (GNSS), inertial navigation, and other innovative alternative PNT technologies and capabilities; alternatives to denied Global Positioning System (GPS) geo-positioning; and experience in weather, terrestrial reference frame, and ionosphere-based geo-positioning.
  • Provide expertise and knowledge of geodesy; geophysics; gravity measurement and modeling; magnetic field data, sensor, and/or modeling; geodynamics; positioning, navigation and timing (PNT); alternatives to denied GPS geo-positioning; and knowledge of targeting practices, the terrestrial reference frame and World Geodetic System 1984.

Basic Qualifications
  • 13 years of experience and a MA/MS degree in geological sciences, geodesy, geophysics, physics, or quantum physics. OR
  • Similar BA/BS degree and 15 years of experience within a relevant discipline
  • Work experience (including relevant Government or military experience) in:
    • Measuring the geophysical and geodetic properties of the earth, geolocation determination of geodetic stations, and geological features and formations and their movement over time; and
    • Using geodetic instruments to measure and monitor these characteristics as well as how to design or upgrade this type of instrument and sensors or network of instruments/sensors to be more accurate
  • Demonstrated initiative, sound judgment, and ability to work independently or on a team
  • Proven technology skills combined with outstanding interpersonal abilities
  • Active Security Clearance

Physical Requirements / Travel
  • Must be able to work in an office environment at a desk and computer.
  • May travel ~10% to conferences, program reviews, industry
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