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Date added: 08 November 2018

Organisation: EUMETSAT

Location: Darmstadt, Germany.

Application deadline: 22 November 2018



Within the Hyperspectral Infrared Competence Area (HSIR CA) of the Remote Sensing and Products Division (RSP), the Remote Sensing Scientist for Hyperspectral Level-1 processing provides scientific and technical expertise on hyperspectral infrared sounding measurements and their applications, and supports the calibration and validation of EUMETSAT hyperspectral infrared sounders.


Your responsibilities:

The main duties will be as follows:

  • Support the development and operations of Level-1 data processing chains for the IRS instrument on-board EUMETSAT MTG satellites, including all aspects relating to product generation and quality monitoring(calibration, verification and validation);
  • Develop and maintain prototype software in order to improve the operational implementations of Hyperspectral IR Level 1 processing across EUMETSAT low Earth and geostationary orbit missions;
  • Initiate and lead relevant scientific studies, including the management of external contracts;
  • Support the definition of requirements for the realisation of future satellite products and services;
  • Support instrument recalibration and product reprocessing for climate purposes;
  • Actively interact and cooperate with the operational user community of EUMETSAT satellite products and services and with international partners.

The work programme is defined by the Remote-Sensing Group's portfolio of projects funded through NERC's National Centre for Earth Observation, ESA, Eumetsat, the Copernicus Climate Change Service and other programmes. 

Responsibilities will include preparation of journal publications, conference presentations, report inputs for NERC/NCEO and other funding agencies and funding bids. 



  • In depth scientific knowledge of remote sensing physics including atmospheric sounding in the infrared domain;
  • Proven expertise on hyperspectral infrared instruments and experience in the processing of their data, in particular to Level-1;
  • Exposure to user communities would be an advantage;
  • Experience in developing scientific application software (both technically and in terms of project management) and working with user communities and researchers.
  • Experience in signal processing and/or or process control would be an advantage.


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

Learn more about the opportunity and how to apply.

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