Atmospheric (Aerosol) Product Development Scientist

Location: Germany, Darmstadt Application deadline: 15 October 2021 Reference number: 864
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We are a growing international company, with over 650 staff working in 11 countries. Our teams are involved in innovative space missions and cutting-edge projects in security, concurrent design, data and ground systems.

When you join us, you will work alongside recognized industry experts, either on our clients’ premises or in our offices across Europe and Canada. This is your opportunity to boost your career and shape the future of the space, security and systems engineering industries.

What we offer

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  • Unique career opportunities, including working in other countries
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  • Flexible relocation support
  • Stable company with a family atmosphere.

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We are currently looking for an Atmospheric (Aerosol) Product Development Scientist to support our team, and specifically in the development of the new mission CO2M. This role will be based in our client’s premises in the city of Darmstadt, Germany.

Summary:

Project consists in conducting activities for the development and maintenance of prototypes devoted to atmospheric products (and specifically on Copernicus Carbon Dioxide Monitoring mission, on the MAP polarimeter), and for the generation of test data sets for the need of the program developments.

Tasks and Activities

The scope of work will include:

  • Contribution to the scientific definition of the aerosol algorithm and product.
  • Contribute to the definition of the Calibration & Validation plan.
  • Support the development of Level-1 prototype, and level-2 Aerosol prototype.
  • Support instrument performance definition and assessment.
  • TDS generation for the need of consolidation of mission requirements and prototypes.
  • Participate to RSP studies and progress meetings through review of scientific content.
  • Update, maintenance and verification of an operational processor for multi-sensor satellite retrievals of aerosol optical properties from Metop data.
  • Supporting the validation of aerosol products from EPS and the compilation of the relevant product validation reports.
  • Contributing to the update of the product specification and algorithm specification for multi-sensor satellite retrievals of aerosol optical properties from Metop.
  • Reporting anomalies in aerosol product services, contribute to their diagnosis and track their resolution.

Skills and Experience

The following skills and experience are mandatory:

  • University degree (Master or Phd) in a relevant discipline.
  • Demonstrated skills in Java programming, or on another programming language (e.g. C++, Fortran…).
  • Experience or contribution to an EO or atmospheric monitoring scientific study.
  • Experience of operational satellite data processing systems.
  • Experience on the visualisation of remote sensing data using specific tools or programming languages (Python, IDL…).
  • Excellent interpersonal and team-working skills.
  • Communication skills, especially through scientific peer-review papers, international working groups and workshops.
  • Fluency in English, both written and spoken.

The following skills are considered as interesting assets:

  • Previous experience on CO2M mission, and specifically on MAP polarimeter.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of physics of optical remote sensing of atmosphere, especially for cloud and/or aerosol properties, including experience in the use of radiative transfer models.
  • Experience with the development of modular, clearly readable and adaptable scientific software is required, including the configuration control of the developed codes.
  • Experience in scientific analysis, especially on remote sensing of cloud or atmosphere from space, including the experience of prototyping algorithms or any related testing functions.
  • Knowledge of the most relevant imagery missions for atmospheric products, including their products, and applications.
  • Experience on the maintenance of processors in the context of operational missions.
  • Knowledge on instrument calibration and characterisation including long-term monitoring and validation of the performance.
  • Knowledge of the functioning, operation, and data processing of multi-viewing, multi-polarisation, multi-spectral imaging instruments, or any similar polarimetric mission.
  • Experience on the validation of aerosol parameters derived from space-borne sensors through in-situ measurements and cross-comparisons.
  • Experience on polarimetry for aerosol retrieval or the level-1 processing of polarimeter (including calibration).
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Why join RHEA?

We are a growing international company, with over 650 staff working in 11 countries. Our teams are involved in innovative space missions and cutting-edge projects in security, concurrent design, data and ground systems.

When you join us, you will work alongside recognized industry experts, either on our clients’ premises or in our offices across Europe and Canada. This is your opportunity to boost your career and shape the future of the space, security and systems engineering industries.

What we offer

  • Competitive remuneration packages
  • Unique career opportunities, including working in other countries
  • Personalized training and development programmes
  • Flexible relocation support
  • Stable company with a family atmosphere.

Want to know more?

If you have any questions before submitting an application, please get in touch – we are always happy to tell you more.

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