A rare opportunity has just arisen for a scientist with a background in geophysical products (trace gases, aerosols impacting air quality and climate) wishing to apply this knowledge within an international setting on a long term satellite programme for EUMETSAT, the European Meteorological Satellite Agency.
The candidate shall have knowledge of both the user and end user communities and will be responsible for supporting EUMETSAT’s procurement activities as the scientific expert, writing specifications and then interfacing with industrial partners to validate algorithms and other key deliverables.
Candidates require skills and experience in each of the following:
Knowledge of atmospheric composition missions, their products, applications and user communities
Detailed knowledge of the functioning, operation and data processing of UVNS sounding instruments (experience in infrared sounding would be considered advantageous)
Experience of UVNS spectrometer instrument calibration and characterisation, and development of atmospheric composition products, including long-term monitoring and validation
Experience of operational satellite data processing systems along with strong skills in a higher programming language (e.g. C++, Fortran)
Good communication and presentation skills along with demonstrated experience in writing scientific and technical documents.
Experience in the use of radiative transfer models in optical remote sensing, in particular their use in vicarious calibration, would be considered advantageous.
All applicants must have a good working knowledge of the English language, both spoken and written. All candidates must be EUMETSAT member state nationals.
If you are interested in gaining exposure to different scientific data and applying this to practical applications to further the science and knowledge of air and atmospheric quality, and want to be part of a long term programme working on the cutting edge of air quality measurements then please apply.
For more information or to apply please visit: https://onlineapplication.eumetsat.int (ref VN 16/15)