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[Met-jobs] Microwave and sub-millimetre science support

From "Simon Davidson" <>
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Date Fri, 5 Apr 2013 10:04:15 +0200

HAMTEC Consulting a provider of quality staff to the aerospace industry.


We are currently seeking a University educated engineer in remote sensing, meteorology, oceanography, physics, or equivalent, with at least 3 years experience in the field of remote sensing.


Location: Darmstadt, Germany

Start Date: August 2013

Closing date: 10 May 2013




The Candidate will work within Remote Sensing and Products (RSP) Division of the Technical and Scientific Support (TSS) Department and will provide support as a member of the Image Navigation, Registration and Calibration Team, interfacing with in-house experts of various disciplines (system, instruments, operations, science), and in particular members of the EPS-SG Science Team as well as industrial partners. His/Hers responsibilities will primarily cover the development of calibration algorithms for the MWI and ICI missions.

The tasks of the Candidate will include:


•     Development of algorithms for calibration and navigation of MWI and ICI level 0 data to generate level 1a and 1b datasets

•     Development of prototype software code for the purposes of testing and verificationof the algorithms developed;

•     Development of a performance model based on specifications to be provided by industry;

•     Generation of test data required for the verification of the algorithm and products;

•     Contributing to documentation including Algorithm Theoretical Basis Documents, test data descriptions,, Product Generation and product Content Specifications, technical reports, etc;

•     Interfacing with experts across EUMETSAT and with expert groups and the wider scientific community outside EUMETSAT as needed.

•     Providing support to the development of Calibration/Validation activities.


In addition the Candidate will provide support to:

•     Assessment of results from scientific studies as needed

•     Participation in reviews.


The tasks will evolve as the EPS-SG specifications mature in the coming years.



Qualifications and Experience

·        University degree in meteorology atmospheric physics, remote sensing, instrument engineering or equivalent

·        A minimum of three year’s experience in the field of remote sensing.


Essential Skills


·      Experience in atmospheric remote sensing in the microwave spectrum

·      Experience in radiative transfer,

·      In-depth understanding of instrument calibration and characterisation

·      Familiarity with Earth observation systems (remote sensing and in situ systems)

·      Handling and processing of remote sensing data,

·      Good writing skills in preparing scientific/technical documents,

·      Very good skills in a higher programming language (e.g. Fortran, C++).


Desirable Skills


·        Experience with sub-millimetre wave radiometry

·        Quality control of satellite data and products;

·        Operational product processing environments

·        Familiarity with ground processing activities;

·        Experience in visualisation tools, such as IDL or MATLAB;

  • Software build environments and version control tools


Please send you CV in English to:

Simon Davidson via

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