Researcher to support rainfall-triggered landslide model development, evaluation and improvements
Start date: early Fall, 2013
Length of Position: TBD
Location: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland
This full-time position is for a researcher to help develop, test, and expand a rainfall-triggered landslide model that provides real-time and forecasted estimates of potential landslide activity at a regional and ultimately global scale. One of the main goals of this position will be to aid in evaluating model outputs and providing improving characterization of landslide hazard and triggering conditions using ArcGIS programming skills. The research will also involve managing and updating a landslide database of events and evaluating and improving landslide inventories. The position may involve website management and development and also have the opportunity for some Smartphone App development and testing. An ideal candidate would have a research background, proficiency in ArcGIS and experience with a broad range of visualization platforms. The researcher must hold a Master’s Degree and have a background in Earth Science and statistics. Pay commensurate with experience.