Marine Applications Competence Area Manager

Employer
EUMETSAT
Location
Darmstadt-Dieburg, Hessen (DE)
Salary
Competitive salary and great benefits. Relocation assistance available.
Posted
April 16 2018
Ref
VN18 29
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Non-Profit

Help us develop new and improved marine and ocean products for our users.

To learn more and apply online, please visit https://onlineapplication.eumetsat.int - reference VN18 29.

EUMETSAT is Europe’s meteorological satellite agency. Bringing together the resources of 30 member states, we observe the atmosphere and oceans from space using a system of satellites 365 days a year. Our data is vital for weather forecasts that help to protect lives and property, as well as monitoring the environment and our changing climate.

Our Marine Applications Competence Area (MA-CA) is responsible for the scientific development, maintenance, validation and quality monitoring of marine and ocean products extracted from satellite instrument chains. This influential role, Martine Applications Competence Area Manager, provides a great opportunity for an established remote sensing expert to manage the MA-CA team and its resources and to lead the development of the scientific knowledge required to support the exploitation and evolution of EUMETSAT and Copernicus instrument chains.

The ideal candidate is an  experienced scientist who is an expert in the remote sensing and processing of data from relevant space-bourne marine remote sensing missions, preferably in an operational 24/7 environment. With experience of calibrating marine remote sensing instruments, developing and coding operational remote sensing software, you can initiate and lead relevant scientific studies.  You must be a team player, with the ability to collaborate with your colleagues and our international partners.  You must have strong analytical skills, with the ability to convey complex concepts to our user communities.  Experience of writing scientific and technical documents is an advantage, along with a familiarity of the Copernicus Programme.

We offer a competitive salary, benefits and a great working environment. You must be able to work effectively in English and have a working knowledge of French.

The closing date is 16th May and we expect to hold interviews in the w/c 18th June 2018.

EUMETSAT is committed to providing an equal opportunities work environment for men and women and is seeking to recruit nationals from its Member States. Please see our website for further details.

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