Remote Sensing Scientist - Lightning Imagery

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Organisation: EUMETSAT

Within the Optical Imaging Competence Area (OI CA) of the Remote Sensing and Products Division (RSP), the Remote Sensing Scientist - Lightning Imagery provides scientific and technical expertise on the Meteosat Third Generation (MTG) Lightning Imager (LI) observations and their applications and supports the calibration and validation of EUMETSAT LI products.

Duties

  • Support the development and operations of Level-1 and Level-2 data processing chains for the LI 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 LI Level-1 and Level-2 data processing chains;
  • 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;
  • Actively interact and cooperate with the operational user community of EUMETSAT satellite products and services and with international partners.

Qualifications

  • University degree in remote sensing, physics, engineering or equivalent.
  • Candidates must be able to work effectively in English and have some knowledge of French.

Skills and Experience

  • In depth scientific knowledge of remote sensing physics;
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and coding scientific application software in scientific programming languages (Python, Matlab, IDL etc.);
  • Experience in management of scientific application software would be an advantage;
  • Expertise on space-based optical instruments and experience in the processing of their data would be an advantage;
  • A background in lightning physics and lightning signals analysis would be an advantage.
  • Excellent analysis, synthesis and presentation skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and coordination capabilities; and a proven ability to apply these to the interactions within a team and between teams.