Minimize Remote Sensing Scientist for Hyperspectral Infrared Level-1 processing

Date added: 18 September 2018

Organisation: EUMETSAT

Location: Darmstadt, Germany

Application deadline: 23 November 2018

Within the Hyperspectral Infrared Competence Area (HSIR CA) of the Remote Sensing and Products Division (RSP), the Remote Sensing Scientist for Hyperspectral Level-1 processing provides scientific and technical expertise on hyperspectral infrared sounding measurements and their applications, and supports the calibration and validation of EUMETSAT hyperspectral infrared sounders.

Duties:

The main duties will be as follows:

  • Support the development and operations of Level-1 data processing chains for the IRS instrument on-board EUMETSAT MTG satellites, including all aspects relating to product generation and quality monitoring(calibration, verification and validation);
  • Develop and maintain prototype software in order to improve the operational implementations of Hyperspectral IR Level 1 processing across EUMETSAT low Earth and geostationary orbit missions;
  • Initiate and lead relevant scientific studies, including the management of external contracts;
  • Support the definition of requirements for the realisation of future satellite products and services;
  • Support instrument recalibration and product reprocessing for climate purposes;
  • Actively interact and cooperate with the operational user community of EUMETSAT satellite products and services and with international partners.

Qualifications:

  • University degree in remote sensing, physics, engineering or equivalent.

Skills and experience:

  • In depth scientific knowledge of remote sensing physics including atmospheric sounding in the infrared domain;
  • Proven expertise on hyperspectral infrared instruments and experience in the processing of their data, in particular to Level-1;
  • Exposure to user communities would be an advantage;
  • Experience in developing scientific application software (both technically and in terms of project management) and working with user communities and researchers.
  • Experience in signal processing and/or or process control would be an advantage;
  • Excellent analysis, synthesis and presentation skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and coordination capabilities; and a proven ability to apply these to the interactions within a team and between teams.

Download the job description (reference VN 18/67) to learn more about the opportunity and how to apply.


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