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[Met-jobs] vacancy KNMI 2015/17

From Piet Stammes <>
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Date Tue, 2 Jun 2015 11:52:00 +0000

Dear Madam/Sir,

Could you please advertise the following vacancy announcement on the Met-jobs site?

Thanks a lot in advance!

kind regards,
Piet Stammes

Satellite scientist for aerosol retrieval (postdoc) 

in the Department of R&D Satellite Observations of KNMI

Vacancy number KNMI 2015/17

General information

The Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI) is the national institute for
weather, climate, and seismology. It provides information to the public at large,
the government, aviation and the shipping industry in the interest of safety, the
economy and a sustainable environment. To gain insight into long-term
developments, KNMI conducts research on climate change. Satellites play an
increasingly large role in monitoring weather, air quality, and climate. 
The Department of R&D Satellite Observations is a recently formed organizational
unit. Its research activities focus on satellite observations of atmospheric
quantities for weather, climate research, and air quality. Main topics are
atmospheric dynamics, chemical composition, clouds, and aerosols. The activities
of the department encompass the entire range from collecting user requirements,
developing, generating, and validating the required satellite products, to
delivering products to users. The department consists of approximately 50 staff
members, and is involved in many international satellite projects in the field of
atmospheric composition from UV-VIS-NIR satellite spectrometers, especially OMI,

Job information

We are looking for an enthusiast junior scientist for further retrieval algorithm
development of aerosol properties from GOME-2 spectra. Aerosol information  is
derived from continuum UV wavelengths, which provide the absorption properties
of aerosols, and O2 A-band wavelengths, which provide the height of aerosols.
The surface albedo is an important constraint in aerosol retrieval, and has been to
analyzed as well using GOME-2 data. The work will be performed in the framework
of the O3MSAF project (funded by EUMETSAT).


- PhD in physics or a related field
- Experience with analyzing large data sets
- Preferably experience with satellite retrieval algorithm development 
- Accurate and critical attitude
- Excellent computer skills and preferably knowledge of Fortran and Python
- Peer-reviewed publications 
- Good communication skills 
- Fluency in English.

Application: per internet application form until 12 June 2015.

For further information and application form please follow this link:

and go to "Direct solliciteren"

Dr. Piet Stammes
Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI)
Climate Research and Seismology Department
P.O. Box 201, 3730 AE  De Bilt, The Netherlands
phone: +31 30 2206 459
fax:   +31 30 2210 407

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