March 2017
Message 47

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From Joerg Schulz <>
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Date Thu, 16 Mar 2017 09:47:21 +0000

Dear colleagues,


EUMETSAT is urgently looking for a scientist to support our activities in the Horizon2020 project GAIA-CLIM ( towards a Virtual Observatory for the comparison of ground-based reference data with satellite data.


The post holder will analyse comparisons of satellite data to ground-based measurements to assess its suitability to characterise the quality of satellite instrument data (Level 1 radiances) and derived geophysical products. The analysis will consider radiances in the infrared and microwave spectral range and the geophysical variables water vapour, aerosol optical depth and ozone. The analysis shall involve the comparison against other means of data quality analysis, e.g. satellite tosatellite co-locations as produced for inter-satellite calibration.


Starting date: ASAP


Essential Qualifications:


·     University degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline;

·     Good understanding of satellite meteorology related to climate;

·     Demonstrable experience in measurement uncertainty analysis and/or validation of satellite products;

·     Demonstrable experience in developing scientific software using higher programming languages, such as C/C++ or FORTRAN and in using scripting languages to organise data processing, such as Python, Perl, and Shellscript;

·     Strengths in analysis, synthesis and presentation, coupled with good interpersonal skills and a proven ability to apply these to the interactions within a team and between teams in international environment.


Advantageous skills:

·     Experience in the use of radiative transfer models in the visible and infrared wavelengths;

·     Knowledge of data formats such as NetCDF4, HDF5, GRIB, and BUFR.


Type and duration of contract: Fixed-term contract under German employment law ending on 28th February 2018, the end of the H2020 GAIA-CLIM project.

Location: Darmstadt, Germany

Salary: Minimum EUR 7,000 gross per month

How to apply: Please send your CV and letter of motivation to quoting “GAIA-CLIM Scientist application” in the Subject line.


Closing date for applications: 3 April 2017


We are looking forward to hearing from you!


Jörg Schulz

Climate Service & Product Manager





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