VN 19/19 Climate Product Expert
EUMETSAT supports the development of climate information services through the rescue, re-calibration and re-processing of long series of satellite observations and the validation of the resulting climate data records.
Within the EUMETSAT Climate Services Team, the Climate Product Expert will develop and evaluate bias correction models for the assimilation of infrared and microwave instrument radiance data records into the ECMWF reanalysis model, in support of the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S).
The climate product expert will also develop and validate climate records of Level-1 products extracted from data of historical microwave atmospheric sounding instruments, after assessment of data quality biases against the ECMWF reanalysis model.
SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
In-depth knowledge and demonstrated experience in:
The initial contract will be until 30 June 2021 but may be extended subject to availability of continued Copernicus funding from the to-be-approved EU Multi-annual Financial Framework.
This post is graded A2/A3 on the EUMETSAT salary scales. The minimum basic salary for this post is EURO 5,612 per month (net of internal tax) which may be negotiable based on skills and experience. The salary scale provides for increments on the anniversary of taking up employment, and scales are reviewed by the EUMETSAT Council with effect from 1 January each year. In addition to basic salary, EUMETSAT offers attractive benefits. Further information, including salary details, is available on the EUMETSAT web site.
EUMETSAT is committed to providing an equal opportunities work environment for men and women.
Please note that only nationals of EUMETSAT Member States may apply. The EUMETSAT Convention requires that Staff shall be recruited based on their qualifications, account being taken of the international character of EUMETSAT.
EUMETSAT is Europe's meteorological satellite agency. Its role is to establish and operate meteorological satellites to monitor the weather and climate from space - 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This information is supplied to the National Meteorological Services of the organisation's Member and Cooperating States in Europe, as well as other users worldwide.
EUMETSAT also operates several Copernicus missions on behalf of the European Union and provide data services to the Copernicus marine and atmospheric services and their users.
As an intergovernmental European Organisation, EUMETSAT has 30 Member States (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom.)
The closing date is 2nd May 2019.