Zel Technologies
  • 12-Feb-2018 to 13-May-2018 (EST)
  • Patrick AFB, FL, USA
  • Full Time

Must have an active TS/SCI clearance to be considered for this position

Contingent / Noncontingent X 

Job Summary: This research scientist position will be supporting the Air Force Technical Applications Center's (AFTAC) Environmental Modeling and Simulation (EMS) program, the Environmental Sciences Division, and the Materials Directorate with subject matter expertise in environmental science. The candidate is expected to have relevant experience at the graduate, post-graduate, or private level and will support EMS with expertise and guidance in such areas as nuclear physics, chemistry, meteorology, engineering, and computer science in order to provide national level decision makers, and AFTAC leadership with timely, accurate, and usable analysis and evaluation reports. The candidate will be expected to be able to define, determine, and interpreted national level requirements, strategic vision, goals, objectives, and priorities in order to help support AFTAC resource allocation and program direction. The candidate must have experience working with national stakeholders and be able to coordinate efforts between these stakeholders and AFTAC in support of Mission requirements. In addition, the candidate will serve on an AFTAC expert panel supporting EMS requirements.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Support AFTAC EMS requirements development, national level planning, and EMS report generation.
  • Support AFTAC EMS Expert Panel with expertise in environmental modeling
  • Contact with the customer/provide customer support (may be internal or external customer)
  • Will conduct research 


  • Expertise in atmospheric science or related discipline
  • Fortran, C, Matlab and other scientific programming languages
  • Problem solver
  • Formal coursework and/or research in atmospheric science, chemistry, meteorology
  • Formal coursework and/or research in numerical modeling related to above processes
  • Coding or algorithm development experience in a scientific language
  • Working in MS Windows and Linux environments
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Effective communicator
  • Works well independently or as part of a group
  • Good writing skills, as there will be a requirement to write reports
  • Degree of judgment and multi-tasking associated with performing job duties      
  • AFTAC Expert Panel support experience desired


  • MA/MS + 10 years experience OR  BA/BS + 12 years experience

  • 16+ years experience in lieu of degree

Special Requirements:

  • Must have active TS/SCI Clearance

Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer "This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60741.5(a). This regulation prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of disability, and requires affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified individuals with disabilities."

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