INSTRUMENT SCIENTIST

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 https://gerb.oma.be/people/steven/Leonardo/Leo28022018.pdf. 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 to: steven.dewitte@meteo.be