NOAA NESDIS Center for Satellite Applications and Research (STAR)

Atmospheric Sciences and Technology Applications (ASTA 2.0)

STC joins partners ERT and Riverside to proudly announce our award of the Atmospheric Sciences and Technology Applications (ASTA) contract in support of the NOAA NESDIS Center for Satellite Applications and Research (STAR, 
Team STC partners are seeking applications from highly motivated scientists and science support specialists across all levels of education and experience to support the STAR mission across six technical areas: Atmospheric Properties, Surface Characteristics, Science Support for Satellite Programs, Radiation Budget, Atmospheric Winds, and Precipitation.  Interested candidates with expertise in one or more of the technical areas are highly encouraged to apply.  Submit your resume for consideration and follow this site for updates regarding upcoming recruitment events.

ASTA 2.0 Planning

The following Scientist positions are available for all to apply (click titles to go to application):

Scientist – Atmospheric Properties

Scientist – Surface Characteristics

Scientist – Support for Satellite Programs

Scientist – Radiation Budget

Scientist – Atmospheric Winds

Scientist – Precipitation

Applicants are encouraged to apply to any and all positions that fit within their scope of expertise.


Interviews will be conducted virtually for all incumbents on July 5, 6, 8, and 9. 

– First apply to the STC STAR ASTA 2.0 Incumbent capture using this link

– Next, book an interview appointment at this link

Please reach out to STC Program Coordinator Ugur Dogan ( if you have any questions. 

Please monitor the web page for any changes or updates. We look forward to meeting and working with you!
A virtual all hands event will be scheduled for all new employees within the next two weeks.


About the NOAA NESDIS Center for Satellite Applications and Research (STAR)

 The Center for Satellite Applications and Research (STAR), an Office within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Environmental Satellite Data, and Information Service (NESDIS), provides and enables oceanographic, atmospheric, and terrestrial satellite data, products, and applications for diverse organizations and users worldwide. STAR is the part of NESDIS that provides scientifically-based guidance for the development and evolution of satellite missions, sensors, and other Earth-observing capabilities and the development, distribution, and assurance of high-quality, fit-for-purpose multi-sensor satellite data products from both NOAA and non-NOAA missions.

STAR scientists are leaders in scientific algorithm development, implementation, and ongoing refinements; satellite sensor calibration and validation; scientific monitoring and data quality assurance; product development and distribution; application demonstrations and transitions from research into operations; and user support and engagement.

STAR plans, coordinates, and conducts research and science development activities with other parts of NESDIS and NOAA, as well as other Federal Government agencies, academic institutions, and international groups. STAR conducts atmospheric, terrestrial, and oceanographic research to determine the best development and uses of satellite data for monitoring environmental characteristics and their change.

Within STAR, the Satellite Meteorology and Climatology Division (SMCD) provides primary research and science development support for instrument calibration and atmospheric and land surface remote sensing within NOAA. Nine of the parameter-based STAR science teams (STs) fall within the scope of this PWS: Aerosols and Atmospheric Composition (AER), Ozone (ZNE), Soundings (SND), Atmospheric Winds (ATW), Precipitation and Hydrology (PRE), Fire (FYR), Land Applications (LAT), Land Product Development (LPD), and Radiation Budget (RDB).