EUMETSAT Staff Position – Expert Atmospheric Composition

EUMETSAT, Darmstadt, Germany
Closing date: 9 August 2023

Within the User Support and Climate Services Division (USC), the Application Expert will promote the use of existing and upcoming atmospheric composition data within diverse user communities. The role deals with advanced applications to operations, gathering and managing the user feedback inside EUMETSAT and supporting reporting to Copernicus. The Application Expert will join a team consisting of staff with a wide range of expertise from emerging science, user relation to data management. Joining EUMETSAT in this role offers hence a unique opportunity to develop a professional career in a highly motivating environment.


  • Advanced University Degree (Master level or more) in a relevant discipline (e.g. atmospheric sciences) or equivalent experience in relevant field.


  • Manage and further develop user engagement with key stakeholder and user communities in the field of atmospheric composition monitoring;
  • Support relations with the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS) and contribute to strengthen and build partnership with key organizations;
  • Survey and develop information and applications in the sector of atmospheric composition and provide expert input to the generation and evolution of the products in the remote sensing and product division;
  • Support the EUMETSAT training and outreach efforts in the field of atmospheric composition, including participation at events and conferences as needed;
  • Provide support to user enquiries on atmospheric composition applications and contribute to the management of feedback across EUMETSAT;
  • Participation in regular coordination meetings and manage relevant contracts and support related procurement actions as required.

Skills and Experience

  • Knowledge of remote sensing techniques for atmospheric parameters, including data quality, usability and value chain;
  • Advanced understanding of and genuine interest in one or more of the following thematic areas – atmospheric chemistry, aerosol and clouds, air quality and climate;
  • Proven experience in developing applications on satellite products including skills in a higher programming language;
  • Knowledge of the Copernicus EU programme and experience with operational services with user-driven approach; established relations with existing user communities would be an advantage;
  • Organised and methodical with strengths in analysis, synthesis and presentation;
  • Dedication, passion and enthusiasm to succeed both individually and across teams, and a proven ability to apply good communication to the interactions with users and in team-work.

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