VN 19/24 Remote Sensing Scientist – 3MI Polarimetry

EUMETSAT - European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites

VN 19/24 Remote Sensing Scientist – 3MI Polarimetry

EUMETSAT - European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites

Darmstadt, Germany

Within the Clouds and Aerosol Competence Area (ClA-CA) of the Remote Sensing and Products Division (RSP), the Remote Sensing Scientist – 3MI Polarimetry will work on the extraction of radiance, polarisation, aerosol and cloud products from observations of the Multi-viewing, Multi-channel, Multi-polarisation Imager (3MI) instrument to be flown on future EUMETSAT Metop-SG satellites.

DUTIES

  • Provide scientific and technical expertise on the processing and analysis of 3MI instrument data, including the co-registration of 3MI images, in support of environment monitoring and forecasting applications and climate applications;
  • Support the development, prototyping and validation of agreed “Day 1” 3MI radiance, polarisation, aerosol and cloud products, focussing initially on radiance, polarisation and cloud products and continuing with aerosol products;
  • Contribute to calibration, validation, and monitoring of 3MI radiance, polarisation, aerosol and cloud products, in collaboration with mission partners and the scientific and user communities;
  • Contribute to the detailed formulation of requirements for new or enhanced 3MI products in response to the needs of user communities;
  • Support the development, prototyping and validation of new or enhanced 3MI products;
  • Based on interactions with the scientific and user communities, contribute to the advancement of the understanding of innovative measurements of cloud and aerosol properties and related products and to the preparation and development of their applications;
  • Support interactions with mission and international partners.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Demonstrated knowledge of physics of optical remote sensing of cloud and aerosol properties including experience in the use of radiative transfer models;
  • Knowledge of the most relevant imagery missions, including multi-viewing, multi-polarisation, multi-spectral imaging missions, their products, applications and user communities;
  • Detailed knowledge of the functioning, operation, and data processing of multi-viewing, multi-polarisation, multi-spectral imaging instruments;
  • Experience of multi-viewing, multi-polarisation, multi-spectral imaging instrument calibration and characterisation, and development of radiance, polarisation, aerosol and cloud products, including long-term monitoring and validation would be an advantage;
  • Experience of satellite data processing systems and very good skills in a higher programming language (e.g. C++, Fortran);
  • Strong communication and presentation skills including demonstrated experience in writing scientific and technical documents;
  • Excellent interpersonal and team-working skills;
  • University degree or equivalent in remote sensing of atmospheric composition parameters, meteorology, physics or another relevant discipline;
  • Candidates must be able to work effectively in English and have some knowledge of French.

EMPLOYMENT CONDITIONS

The initial contract will be of 4 years’ duration, with subsequent 5 year contracts being awarded thereafter, subject to individual performance and organisation requirements. There is no limit to the amount of follow-up contracts a staff member can receive up to the EUMETSAT retirement age of 63 and there are certainly opportunities to establish a long career perspective at EUMETSAT.

This post is graded A2/A4 on the EUMETSAT salary scales. The minimum basic salary for this post is EURO 5,612 per month (net of internal tax) which may be negotiable on the basis of skills and experience. The salary scale provides for increments on the anniversary of taking up employment, and scales are reviewed by the EUMETSAT Council with effect from 1 January each year. In addition to basic salary, EUMETSAT offers attractive benefits. Further information, including salary details, is available on the EUMETSAT web site.

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