Minimize Hyperspectral Infrared Competence Area Manager (VN 17/44)

Date added: 26 September 2017

Organisation: EUMETSAT

Closing date for applications: 15 October 2017

Location: Darmstadt, Germany

Are you a remote sensing specialist, with extensive experience of processing data from space-borne hyperspectral infrared missions? Can you demonstrate your experience in leading and co-ordinating scientific teams?

EUMETSAT is the European satellite agency for monitoring weather and climate. Bringing together the resources of 30 Member States, we develop and operate a range of satellite systems surveying the atmosphere, ocean and climate that deliver data 24 hours a day. Our data is vital to weather forecasts that protect lives and property, and to monitoring the changing climate. EUMETSAT is now developing the next generation of satellite systems, shaping its long-term future.

We are recruiting for a Hyperspectral Infrared Competence Area Manager, to work within the Remote Sensing and Products Division of EUMETSAT, to be responsible for the day-to-day management of the scientific team and all scientific activities within the Competence Area. The Hyperspectral Competence Area is responsible for the scientific development, maintenance, validation and monitoring of the products extracted from the hyperspectral infrared instrument chains exploited and developed by EUMETSAT e.g. IASI, IASI-NG and IRS.

Qualifications, skills and experience

Along with a university degree in a relevant discipline, i.e. remote sensing, physics or meteorology (or equivalent) you will have proven skills/experience in the following:

  • extensive experience in the remote sensing and processing of data from relevant space-borne hyperspectral infrared missions, preferably in an operational 24/7 environment;
  • detailed scientific knowledge of hyperspectral infrared atmospheric sounding and their operational applications;
  • experience in leading and co-ordinating scientific teams, including management of performance and maintenance of key skills and knowledge;
  • experience in the development and coding of scientific application software;
  • experience in working with user communities and researchers;
  • strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills including demonstrated experience in writing scientific and technical documents;
  • working experience in the area of calibration of hyperspectral infrared instruments would be considered an advantage.

All applicants must be a EUMETSAT Member State national with a good working knowledge of the English language, both spoken and written. You also require some knowledge of French.

The closing date is 15 October 2017. Interviews are provisionally booked for the week commencing 27 November 2017 (week 48).

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