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[Met-jobs] vacancy KNMI 2015/21

From Piet Stammes <>
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Date Tue, 2 Jun 2015 13:05:57 +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 Sentinel-4 retrievals (PhD student)

in the Department of R&D Satellite Observations of KNMI

Vacancy number KNMI 2015/21

General Information

KNMI is the national knowledge institute on weather, climate and climate change
in the Netherlands. To gain insight into long-term developments, KNMI conducts
research on climate change, and leads the OMI and TROPOMI satellite missions
investigating the global composition of the atmosphere. KNMI collaborates with a
large number of national and international institutions and researchers.
The department of R&D Satellite Observations contributes to research and
monitoring of the Earth system by utilizing satellites. The activities of the
department focus on the quality and availability of satellite observations of
essential atmospheric quantities that are relevant for climate research. Other
areas of interest are air quality and stratospheric ozone.

Job information

The Copernicus Sentinel 4 UVN instrument is a satellite sensor that will observe
the atmospheric composition over Europe. The Sentinel UVN is an imaging
spectrometer, with bands in the UV, visible and near-infrared. It will detect
atmospheric species such as ozone, nitrogen dioxide and aerosol particles.
Because it will measure from the geostationary orbit, the Sentinel 4 UVN will observe an image every hour.
This will provide unique information on the diurnal variability of the atmospheric composition.
A consortium of European institutes, including KNMI, develops the Sentinel 4 UVN algorithms.

The successful candidate
- Performs research within the ESA Sentinel 4 satellite projects, specifically
on the retrieval of aerosol layer height and tropospheric ozone.
- Contributes to the development and verification of algorithms for the data
processing system of Sentinel 4.
- Collaborates with colleagues at KNMI and at institutes in Europe, the
U.S.A. and Asia.
- Presents and shares research at conferences, workshops, etc.

- MSc in Meteorology, physics, or similar field of studies.
- Interest in climate, air quality or atmospheric research.
- Proven experience in programming.
- Experience in radiative transfer modeling is an asset.

- Excellent communicative skills and fluent in English
- Good programming skills (e.g. C/Fortran/Python)
- Team player
- Experience in writing scientific papers.

per internet application form until 12 June 2015.

For further information and the 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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