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Temporary Scientific Analyst in Chief Scientist’s Office

The Office of the Director-General at EUMETSAT requires temporary scientific support to take on the tasks listed below.


The main responsibility of the Temporary Scientific Analyst will be to provide scientific support to the Chief Scientist (CS) Office, which will include the following tasks:

  • Conduct a literature review (i.e., peer review and grey literature) in order to identify new application areas of Earth Observation products and to cluster the user groups identifying the changes in user’s needs;
  • Conduct targeted interviews with relevant stakeholders to consolidate the pre-identified new applications areas, user’s groups and changes in user’s needs;
  • Perform an analysis of other agency plans on new architectures identifying how the user’s perspectives have been considered to build the different architecture’s scenarios;
  • Analyse the user’s requirement processes especially for new architectures (i.e., small sat, cube sat);
  • Identify the main user’s consultation elements especially for new architectures which could be used for future consultations;
  • Support the analysis of existing and the development of new economic impact studies for future missions;
  • Interact with other departments as appropriate.


Darmstadt, Germany


Master's degree or equivalent in Weather and Remote Sensing Science or a related field (Earth System Science, Meteorology, Oceanography, Climatology, Hydrology, Environmental engineering).


Candidates must be able to work effectively in English.


27 January 2022


The successful candidate should have the following qualifications/experience:

  • Master's degree or equivalent in Weather and Remote Sensing Science or a related field (Earth System Science, Meteorology, Oceanography, Climatology, Hydrology, Environmental engineering);
  • Experience in remote sensing and data analysis, and possibly knowledge of satellite ground segment;
  • Very Good English skills;
  • Experience in a multi-lingual environment would be an advantage;
  • Furthermore, candidates should be team-oriented, friendly and able to work under pressure.

Interviews for this position will be held in English, followed by a work-related assessment also in English.


The temporary support will work on a full-time basis.

NB This is NOT a staff role. The successful candidate would be employed through a temp agency for the duration of the contract. Agency employment conditions will apply.

The target start date is as soon as possible and the role is expected to run until 31 April 2023 (18 Months - extension may be possible).

EUMETSAT is committed to providing an equal opportunities work environment for men and women.
The EUMETSAT Convention requires that Staff shall be recruited on the basis of their qualifications, account being taken of the international character of EUMETSAT.


EUMETSAT is Europe’s meteorological satellite agency. Its role is to establish and operate meteorological satellites to monitor the weather and climate from space - 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This information is supplied to the National Meteorological Services of the organisation's Member and Cooperating States in Europe, as well as other users worldwide.

EUMETSAT also operates several Copernicus missions on behalf of the European Union and provide data services to the Copernicus marine and atmospheric services and their users.

As an intergovernmental European Organisation, EUMETSAT has 30 Member States (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom.)