The Laboratory for Sciences of Climate and Environment (LSCE)
located near Paris (France), is looking for an Instrumentation and
metrology engineer for in-situ an mobile greenhouse gas
measurements "low cost" platform (laboratory and field operation)
as part of the TRACE project.
Comprehensive information about greenhouse gas emissions is
essential for decision makers to track the effectiveness of
emission control policies in the context of the Paris Agreement on
Climate. To answer that need, LSCE launches new research program
known as TRACE, funded for four years by the French National
Research agency and corporate partners. In collaboration with
corporate partners Thales Alenia Space, SUEZ and TOTAL, the TRACE
program will develop new GHG emissions measurement methods, going
from the scale of an industrial site up to national and global GHG
budgets, using satellite-mounted infrared spectrometers
instruments and arrays of low-cost sensors deployed in situ, on
the surface, around emitting industrial sites.
Responsibilities and tasks:
- Performance assessment (characterization), improvement and
validation of new low cost GHG sensors (CO2, CH4) for in-situ and
- Conception and integration of the low cost GHG sensors and
additional sensors/parts in a standalone measurement unit system
suitable for field deployment (including mobile platform
- Performance assessment of a long open path CH4 analyzer
(including spatial scanning mode).
- Determination of the appropriate calibration strategy according
to the application.
- Deployment of the measurement systems on test sites: processing,
validation and analysis of CO2 and CH4 data collected.
- Data interpretation in collaboration with modelers to determine
the optimum field deployment strategy to estimate the site GHG
emission and evaluating the added value.
- Publication of the laboratory and field test results in a
peer-reviewed academic journal.
Required skills/experience :
- Knowledge in Greenhouse Gas measurement and sampling techniques
with relevant experience in operating high-precision atmospheric
composition analyzers (including data processing).
- Metrology knowledge especially in performance assessment
- Programming (ideally in Python and R).
- Raspberry Pi development
- Data acquisition system especially in Near Real Time.
- Mechanical design/conception (basic knowledge in CAD)
- Knowledge in atmospheric science especially in GHG emission
- Good writing skill
- Engineering degree with an experience in climate science
- MSc or PhD in climate science with significant experience in GHG
instrumentation and strong skills in Computer Science and
The position will be hosted at Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat
et de l’Environnement (LSCE) - in the south-west of Paris.
Address: LSCE, CEA - Orme des Merisiers, 91191 Gif sur Yvette.
Contract duration : 24 months – with a possible extension.
Starting date :
The position is available from Dec 2017 and will remain open until
filled with review of applications and interviews.
Salary follows national directives including full social and
health benefits, and is adjusted for work experience.
How to apply :
Applicants should submit a complete application package by email
The application package should include (1) a curriculum vitae
including most important recent publications, (2) statement of
motivation and (3) names, addresses, phone numbers, and email
addresses of at least two references.
Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement (LSCE)
CEA - Orme des Merisiers
Bâtiment 703P, Pièce 3
91191 Gif sur Yvette, FRANCE
Phone: +33 (0) 1 69 08 50 54
Reception : +33 (0) 1 69 08 62 66
Fax : +33 (0) 1 69 08 77 16