Remote Sensing Scientist (2 roles)

EUMETSAT is Europe’s meteorological satellite agency, operating satellites that monitor the weather and climate from space - 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

We are currently looking for an experienced Remote Sensing Scientist to join our international team of inspiring scientists, engineers and industry professionals, tasked with driving innovation within the Space, Satellite and Earth Observation sector.

This role is routed in the mission of EUMETSAT and will provide the opportunity to work with leading IT, Space and Earth Observation organisations and domain experts to make a positive impact on society!

Hyperspectral Infrared (HSIR) missions, such as the IASI mission on the Meteosat platforms, have taken a prominent place in the Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) community, as well as in the atmospheric chemistry and air quality communities. EUMETSAT is preparing, as part of its new GEO and LEO programmes, two new HSIR missions with more advanced technologies. The performances of the new instruments will not only be beneficial for the communities already identified but will provide additional possibilities for new applications such as for nowcasting, severe storm forecasting, and the retrieval of 3D wind fields.

As a member of the Hyperspectral Infrared Competence Area (HSIR CA) of the Remote Sensing and Products Division (RSP), the Remote Sensing Scientists for Hyperspectral Level-2 Products will contribute to the preparation of the challenging new hyperspectral infrared instruments missions by providing scientific and technical expertise on hyperspectral infrared retrievals techniques. The post-holders will support the missions in-flight commissioning, validation and monitoring of the high-level products. As part of this role, the post-holders will also lead the long-term product definition and evolution process within the HSIR Competence Area.

In general terms, the Remote Sensing and Products (RSP) Division is tasked with providing the scientific expertise required to develop, implement, validate, monitor, maintain and evolve operational products from all EUMETSAT satellites, as well as interacting with the user communities and providing external expertise to similar missions across the world.

What you’ll be doing

  • Contribute to the development and operations of Level-2 data processing chains for the IASI, IASI-NG and IRS instruments on-board EUMETSAT satellites, to improve and optimize the operational Hyperspectral IR Level-2 processing across EUMETSAT missions. This includes all aspects related to product generation and quality monitoring (verification, validation, monitoring);
  • Lead the development of monitoring and analysis tools, and their associated documentation, to validate the operational implementations of HSIR Level-2 products across EUMETSAT missions. This includes cooperation with relevant programmatic and operational divisions across EUMETSAT;
  • Lead and/or support the development of new and/or aspirational HSIR Level-2 products, in close cooperation with end-users, downstream services, and scientific communities;
  • Actively interact and cooperate with the operational user community of EUMETSAT satellite products and services, and with international partners;
  • Initiate and lead relevant scientific studies, including the management of external contracts when needed;
  • Support the definition of requirements for the realisation of future satellite products, services and missions;
  • Support reprocessing activities for climate purposes.


Qualifications

Advanced university degree in meteorology, atmospheric physics, physical remote sensing, or equivalent.

Skills and Experience:

  • Demonstrated experience in remote sensing techniques and the development and processing of data from space-borne HSIR instruments;

  • Demonstrated experience in developing complex scientific application software and analysis tools (both technically and in terms of project management). Experience with operational processing of atmospheric sounding domain is an advantage;

  • Demonstrated experience in geophysical products validation with in-situ and airborne measurements;

  • Experience in working with atmospheric chemistry/composition and meteorological user communities, down-stream services, and researchers;

  • Experience in applied mathematics, statistics and machine learning/artificial intelligence technics would be an asset;

  • Experience working in teams and/or complex projects;

  • Excellent problem solving, analysis, synthesis and presentation skills.

What we offer:

  • Excellent salary, of up to Euro 7,500 / month NET (after tax) based on skills and experience
  • Flexible working time including additional flexi-leave
  • Private medical coverage for employee and family
  • Attractive final salary pension
  • 30 days of annual leave + 14.5 days public holidays
  • Training and development support
  • Relocation allowance and support (if applicable)

Gem job

EUMETSAT
Publiceret: 13. januar 2023

Arbejdssted

Darmstadt, Germany