Application Due: 17-06-2015
Full posting, and link to online application form
The Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI), Department of Research and Development,
is opening a new Scientist Position for 2 years within marine applications of remote sensing data. The starting date is July 1st, 2015 or as soon as possible. The applicants must have documented qualifications in the research areas described below, and a strong
interest in algorithm development and testing, as well as in quantification of uncertainties and publication of the results.
The successful candidate will be part of the Department of Research and Development at the DMI (http://www.research.dmi.dk).
Main research and development activities are focused on operational weather and ocean prediction, regional and global climate modelling including the cryosphere, as well as remote sensing research and our EUMETSAT satellite application facility (OSISAF).
The Department of Research and Development consists of approx. 60 scientists organized in two sections (Model Development
and Climate and Artic Research), the Scientist Position will belong under the Section of Climate and Artic Research.
Your research efforts will be part of a dynamic remote sensing group. You will work in research projects under the EU FP7 and H2020 programmes, the ESA’s Climate Change Initiative and the EUMETSAT’s OSISAF to:
Develop an optimal estimation framework for retrieving snow/ice/ocean parameters from thermal and microwave satellite radiometer data
Develop uncertainty models for remote sensing of ice and snow parameters such as sea ice concentrations, ice surface temperature and sea ice emissivity
Contribute to the development of forward models for inversion applications
Documentation and publication of all aspects of the research
Write and contribute to scientific papers as well as project deliverables
We are looking for a candidate with a PhD or similar research background within several of the fields of:
Application of microwave and infrared remote sensing data
Statistical inversion methods
Gaussian error propagation
Passive microwave and/or infrared radiation
Programming skills in one or more programming languages (Python, C, Fortran etc.) and experience with Linux is an advantage
A documented level
of scientific research of international standard and a documented ability to work in a project team are expected. Experience in working in major research and development projects as well as social skills and a good ability to cooperate with senior
scientists both in specific projects and in the day-to-day contact with colleagues. Experience in communicating, both in the form of oral presentation and in writing, is required.
The application must contain a cover letter, a curriculum vitae (including documentation of the applicant’s educational history) and a complete list of published works. Relevant scientific
works that the applicant wishes to be taken into account should be enclosed (a maximum of 3). Other material documenting research and other relevant activities may also be enclosed.
The DMI offers a flexible working week of 37 hours including a paid lunch break, and 6 weeks of paid vacation annually after one year of employment.
Employment and salary will be according to the Danish Law and Agreements. It will be possible to apply for an addition to the basic salary. The position is limited for 2 years and on a
flexible working week of 37 hours including a paid lunch break, and 6 weeks of paid vacation annually after one year of employment.
The DMI wants to contribute to equal opportunities for women and men. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply regardless of gender, age or ethnic background.
Your will be employed under the Ministry of Climate, Energy and Building.
For further details about the position please contact Head of Division, Climate and Arctic Research, Ulrik Smith Korsholm, telephone +45 39 15 74 39 or by e-mail
The application should be received before June 17th, 2015. We expect to conduct the interviews June 22nd and 23rd.
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Inge Sandholt, MSc, PhD
Research Leader, Remote Sensing
Research and Development
Danish Meteorological Institute
DK-2100 Copenhagen Ø