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[Met-jobs] Scientist Position: Advanced Remote Sensing Applications (Post doc level)

From Inge Sandholt <>
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Date Thu, 4 Jun 2015 14:42:57 +0000

Application Due: 17-06-2015


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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 ( 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.

Job Description
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

Your Competences
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
  • Uncertainty models
  • Gaussian error propagation
  • Passive microwave and/or infrared radiation
  • Forward models
  • 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        

Lyngbyvej 100                               

DK-2100 Copenhagen Ø                  




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