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[Met-jobs] Moltek - Senior SST Scientist Support

From "Roger Brugge" <r.brugge@reading.ac.uk>
To "met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk" <met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk>
Date Wed, 18 Mar 2015 19:24:50 +0000

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.
We are looking to further enhance our team by 
Senior SST Scientist Support
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.
Your Tasks Include:
The activities for this Consultancy will include scientific and engineering 
aspects related to the scientific support to both SLSTR Level-l Radiance and 
Brightness Temperature products and Level-2 Sea Surface Temperature products. 
This will include contributions to the scientific development, maintenance, 
processors, calibration, validation, verification, routine monitoring and 
offline analysis of Level-1 and Level-2 SLSTR marine data products in support 
of the Copernicus Sentinel-3 marine mission. The requested support is for the 
Sentinel-3 SLSTR optical mission product chains, but aligning with the other 
marine activities relating to the mandatory missions.

Remotely sensed marine data also originates from the current and future Client 
mandatory satellite programs (EPS, EPS-SG, MSG, MTG). Several marine products 
are currently already in operations or are in development from sensors such as 
AVHRR and IASI on Metop and SEVIRI on MSG and may contribute to the Copernicus 
services. Such data may be needed to support the validation of Sentinel-3 SLSTR 
data, through continuous inter- comparison o f collocated products.

The consultant will work in a matrix structure providing cross-divisional 
support to the Copernicus Sentinel-3 Operations Team and will be a member of 
the oceanography team of experts and scientists of the RSP/MA-section of the 
Technical and Science Support Department. 

The tasks and responsibilities will include:
•       Support to the verification and validation oflevel-2 products;
•       Support to verification and calibration activities for level-1 
products; 
•       Support to the development of new tools for calibration and/or 
validation as well as utilisation of existing tools; 
•       Support to the development of new tools for product processing 
monitoring as well as utilisation of existing tools; 
•       Investigation of anomalies and issues related to Level 1 and Level 2 
product quality; 
•       Support to the set-up and operation of product quality monitoring and 
reporting tools; 
•       Contribution to the analysis, assessment and maintenance ofLl/L2 marine 
satellite data processors and algorithms; 
•       Contribution to scientific development of algorithms to support Cal/Val 
activities; 
•       Contribution to the execution of scientific support studies.

The support will involve cross-divisional interactions and interface with 
experts in various disciplines (system engineering, instruments, operations, 
science), as well as Cal/Val experts.

Your Profile:

Scientific support consultancy will be sought mainly in the areas of optical 
imaging for oceanography products, in particular for marine I sea surface 
temperature products.
The consultant shall have the following mandatory experience and background:
•       University degree in remote sensing, oceanography, meteorology, 
physics, or equivalent;
•       Good inter-personal skills in support of team work;
•       5 years or longer experience with satellite Sea Surface Temperature 
and/or visible and infrared data sets; 
•       Knowledge of the pre-cursor mission to Sentinel-3 SLSTR;
•       Hands-on experience with the calibration and validation of remote 
sensing products;
•       Hands on experience with the development of calibration and/or product 
validation methods;
•       Experience with operational satellite data processing;
•       Very good (5 years or longer) scientific programming language skills 
(including C++, IDLIPV-Wave, ENVI or equivalent and optionally Fortran, 
Python); 
•       Skills in writing technical and scientific documents;
•       Familiarity with Microsoft Office.

The following experience would be highly desirable:
•       Experience in the development and validation of satellite data 
processing;
•       Experience with large data sets;
•       Hands on experience with the development of calibration and/or product 
validation methods.
The working language for the position is English and therefore the key person 
must be able to work effectively in this language. Good communication skills 
are essential for the fulfillment of the tasks requiring interaction. 
For more detailed information about MOLTEK go to: 
http://www.moltek.com






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