The Royal Meteorological Institute invites applications for an instrument calibration scientist position

The Royal Meteorological Institute (RMI) tasks consist of providing general weather forecasts, to broadcast warnings for dangerous weather conditions, to keep an eye on climate, to gather, validate and archive meteorological and geophysical data, to manage the necessary infrastructure, and to develop numerical models and scientific research. The products and services of the RMI follow higher quality standards. The RMI is the national centre for data and knowledge on weather and climate.


The Observation departement is responsible for measuring essential variables of weather to support the tasks of the RMI. To reach a high quality standards in data measurement, calibration is of uttermost importance as it associates the measured value to a known physical reference. It also allows to estimate the uncertainty of the measurement giving reliability to measurements. This calibration process is realized in a controlled environment by a specialized technical team in a dedicated laboratory.


In the context of the internal ICAL project, RMI is hiring a scientist for its calibration laboratory. The position will be devoted to (1) the quality assessment of our calibration laboratory, (2) the development of new procedures for calibration, (3) the participation in international comparisons, (4) the estimation/calculation of our measurement uncertainty and, (5) the promote our observational data to internal and external users. The position is initially open for one year, but is intended to become a long term position.



Required competences

•    A master or a PhD degree in Science (Engineer, physics, mathematics, computer science,...) with a good knowledge of programming

•    A good knowledge of English

•    An ability to work within a team and to easily communicate research at the national and international levels


We offer

•    A contract at the level of SW1 of the Federal Belgian Scientific career for a 1-year period.

•    Reimbursement of the local public transports.

•    A nice working environment.



If you are interested by this position, please send by email a motivation letter and a Curriculum Vitae to dr. Cedric Bertrand (, mentioning in the subject of the email the acronym of the project (ICAL). The position will remain open until filled but applications received by 10th January 2022 will receive first consideration.

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