Climate Product Expert

(VN 17/49)

Can you apply your background and considerable experience in Meteorology or Remote Sensing to lead scientific developments for the rescue, recalibration and reprocessing of satellite observations to Level 1 products?

EUMETSAT is the European operational satellite agency for monitoring weather, climate and the environment, pulling together the resources of 30 Member States. We observe the atmosphere and ocean and land surfaces from Space using a system of satellites, 365 days a year, offering images and data to provide insights into weather situations, environmental hazards and climate change. Our work helps users worldwide to monitor changes in these to protect lives, lifestyles and properties. Developing the next generation of satellites, we look to shape our future.

We are recruiting for a Product Expert to work within the Climate Services Division, and to focus on the processing of satellite data to Level 1. This person will lead specific scientific developments for the rescue and reprocessing of satellite observations and the validation of the resulting fundamental climate data records. Specific contributions for imaging and atmospheric sounding instruments operating in the infrared and microwave spectrum will include the development and application of quality control methods for metadata and raw data, the development and validation of instrument corrections and calibration methods plus the derivation of uncertainty examples for Level 1 products.

To be successful in this role you will need to support the definition and maintenance of product requirements for EUMETSAT climate data records and the evolution of climate data records and related interactions with EUMETSAT's network of Satellite Application Facilities (SAFs). You should also be able to compile relevant reports and review scientific publications assessing their relevance for EUMETSAT. We would also expect you to lead specific scientific development for the establishment of fundamental climate data records for atmospheric sounders.

The Climate Product Expert should be able to lead small teams of scientists, supporting their developments and reporting on progress, achievements, issues and plans. The role will involve inter-agency and team working across EUMETSAT and our network of SAFs so we are looking for someone with good interpersonal and communication skills.

Alongside a university degree in Meteorology, Remote Sensing (or equivalent) you will need to demonstrate in depth knowledge and experience in the calibration of infrared and/or microwave instruments flown on meteorological satellites or similar missions. You will also have experience in leading scientific development for instrument corrections, external calibration and validation of satellite products and the ability to undertake programming using C/C++ and/or Fortran 95 as well as scripting languages such as Perl, Python and Shell. Experience in the management of scientific projects and small teams would be an advantage.

The official languages of EUMETSAT are English and French. Candidates must be able to work effectively in English and have some knowledge of French.

We offer attractive employment conditions, with a competitive salary, comprehensive health and social welfare provision, and extensive relocation assistance, if applicable.

To learn more and apply online, please visit - reference VN17 49.

The closing date is 11th October 2017 and interviews are provisionally booked for W/C 13th November 2017.

EUMETSAT is committed to providing an equal opportunities work environment for men and women and is seeking to recruit nationals from its Member States. Please see our website for further details.

published: 14 September 2017     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.