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Reference : UMR5126-DOMTAR-010
Workplace : TOULOUSE
Date of publication : Friday, June 19, 2020
Type of Contract : FTC Scientist
Contract Period : 12 months
Expected date of employment : 1 September 2020
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : Between 4 102€ and 4 200€ Gross
Desired level of education : PhD
Experience required : Over 10 years
Work will consist in contributing to the SMOS processors for level 2 and 3 around soil moisture and vegetation optical depth within the CATDS framework (research, development and coding, validation), to implement level 4 processors (root zone soil moisture or global indicators for instance) as well as working on approaches to qualify the representativity of ground validation sites.
Design, development, test and validation of new L3 and L4 chains and corresponding CalVal activities. Writing in English of associated technical notes, Writing articles, presentations and communications
Good knowledge of radiative transfer in the low frequency passive microwave domain. High knowledge of the SMOS system and its specificities including image reconstruction characteristics. Good grasp of SMOS processors and in particular of the level 2 processor intricacies.
Fluency in C, C++ and matlab, notions in fortran,
Total fluency in English (reading writing speaking) and ability to write and express oneself in english.
Skills for synthesis , ability to work within a team (team work approach)
10 to 15 year experience in the field of algorithms, SMOS appmlications and data processing / retrieval algorithms
CESBIO is a UMR (Unité Mixte de Recherche : Joint Research Unit) under the supervision of CNES, CNRS, INRAe, IRD and Paul Sabatier University of Toulouse. CESBIO is a laboratory based in Toulouse (main site) and Auch. CESBIO is a specialist in the study of the functioning of continental ecosystems in the context of climate and anthropogenic changes with the use of space observation.
Constraints and risks
One-off missions abroad for participation in conferences.
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