We are looking to further enhance our team by adding a
Scientific Documentation Writer
You will be based initially for 2 years at our client’s headquarters in Darmstadt, Germany. Extension of a further 2 years may be possible. In this large European Agency you will find an excellent and modern working environment with challenging tasks and responsibilities.
The Consultant shall manage information in a variety of forms, life cycles, type of input, purpose and readership. The inputs to scientific documents are provided by our Client’s remote sensing and products scientists and experts, product operation experts, trainers, etc. The purpose of the documents includes:
Describing and explaining products and processing for a large community of users,
Providing quality information e.g. the results of validation tests,
Sharing and promoting new knowledge and applications.
An important corpus of legacy and current scientific information is updated continuously, and new information is added regularly. Scientific information plays a key role in the use and uptake of Client products and services, and it is important that the Consultant manages it in a consistent and complete manner.
The tasks of the Consultant will include:
Collect input to documents from scientists and engineers;
Ensure consistency of style across documents;
Prepare draft documents for review and document issues for publication;
Coordinate document releases with the User Services Division responsible for Web site contents;
Definition of scientific documentation maintenance procedures, including templates and guidelines for contributors;
Manage information e.g. meta-data extracted from documents;
Prepare and manage Web site contents;
The Consultant shall apply the Client documentation control processes.
In addition to having a University degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline, the Consultant shall have a minimum of 3 years experience in scientific documentation editing and maintenance. Specifically, the Consultant shall have demonstrated experience in:
Writing documents of a technical or scientific nature;
Compiling documents from multiple contributors;
Processing of large text documents with Microsoft Word;
Processing of complex documents including images, equations, etc.;
Web publishing of documents;
Controlling documents within a Document management system
The following areas of expertise would be an advantage:
Web-based information services;
Processing and/or applications of Earth Observation satellite data;
Knowledge of LaTeX;
Knowledge of Framemaker
The Consultant shall be able to fulfil the assigned tasks with a minimum of supervision, have a systematic approach to work, be able to plan his/her work and to cope with tight schedules and multiple tasks
The official languages are English and French. The working language for the position is English and therefore the Consultant must be able to work effectively in this language.
LOCATION: Darmstadt, Germany
CLOSING DATE: 15th November 2016
MOLTEK has been serving the space and aerospace industries since 1995, providing international consultancy services for a wide variety of clients from private and public corporations to national and international authorities and agencies.