The Leidos Innovations Center (LInC) has an opening for a Computational Geophysicist in our Arlington, VA office. This is an exciting opportunity to use your scientific knowledge of geophysical principles in the modeling and simulation of geophysical signatures generated from various sources including earthquakes, explosions and other natural and artificial sources. Projects include modeling and simulation, signal processing of collected data and algorithmic development support for implementations on embedded systems.
The computational geophysicist is responsible for modeling, analysis and algorithmic development of complex systems. Responsibilities and routine daily activities includes:
Modeling and simulation
Setting up, configuring, running and reviewing the results of established seismic and acoustic modeling and simulation codes
Modifying and extending the modeling codes to support new numerical experiments and simulations
Analyzing and interpreting simulations outputs, including quantitative assessments, e.g. by comparison with collected data
Data analysis and algorithmic development
Collecting, processing and interpreting reference data collects
Developing and applying algorithms from published sources and/or developing new algorithms to meet specific mission requirements
Working with hardware and software engineers to migrate algorithms onto low-SWaP embedded systems platforms
Coordinating with the Program Manager, technical teammates (both Leidos and subcontractors) and US Government customer(s) as a subject matter expert in geophysical phenomenology and geological properties that can influence success of sensor deployment and obtaining data.
Must have a degree in Geophysics and/or Computational Geophysics, or related field: MS and 10+ years’ experience, or PhD and 2+ years’ experience working with advanced seismic, acoustic and magnetic modeling and simulations and analysis. Must have a working knowledge and experience programming in MATLAB, Python and/or other high-level programming languages. Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret clearance.
Experience in field collections of seismic, acoustic and/or magnetic data
Familiarity with geophysical inverse theory.
Experience with sensor development, integration, data exploitation and/or signal processing methods.
Experience with applications of seismic/acoustic/magnetic data for WMD analysis, weapons effects.
External Referral Bonus:Eligible
Potential for Telework:No
Clearance Level Required:Top Secret/SCI
Travel:Yes, 10% of the time
Scheduled Weekly Hours:40
Job Family:Research Scientist
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