Instrument scientist

Royal Meteorological Institute, Brussels, Belgium
Closing date: 17 June 2018

The Royal Meteorological Institute of Belgium wants to hire for a long term contract an instrument scientist with good engineering skills. The scientist will work on the development on the Low Earth Orbit Novel Advanced Radiation Diurnal Observation (Leonardo) instrument. Leonardo is the follow-on project of Simba cubesat project aiming at the differential measurement of the Sun-Earth Energy Imbalance. This quantity is the most fundamental Essential Climate Variable to be measured. The core Leonardo instrument is a new type of Wide Field of View cavity radiometer aiming at an unprecedented accuracy. More information on the Leonardo project can be found in The scientist will be responsible for the design, modeling and the realization of a prototype of the Leonardo cavity radiometer.

Candidates should have the following qualifications:

  • an engineering master degree with scientific interest or scientific master degree with engineering interest
  • interest in making a PhD
  • interest/experience in electronical and mechanical design
  • interest/experience in optical, physical and mathematical modeling
  • experience in programming
  • good knowledge of English
  • the knowledge of at least one of the national languages (Dutch and/or French) is an asset

The interested candidates should sent their CV and motivation letter before 17 June 2018 to:

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