Atmospheric Observations Technical Employee

The Chair of Environmental Meteorology at the University of Freiburg
is looking for a

Technical employee (f/m/d) to support atmospheric observations at
Paris, Palaiseau

Full-time position. Starting date: As soon as possible.

The Chair of Environmental Meteorology at the Faculty of Environment
and Natural Resources of the University of Freiburg is looking for a
technical employee (f/m/d) for a full-time position based 100% at
École Polytechnique, Palaiseau, Paris. As part of an EU research
project, a measurement campaign is being carried out to research the
urban atmosphere in and around Paris. Extensive measurements will be
made with ground-based remote sensing systems, in particular using
ceilometers, wind lidars, radiometers (broadband, thermal cameras),
and scintillometers. The measurement campaign will take place from
autumn 2022 to spring 2024. It will be planned and carried out in
close cooperation with a local scientific staff member and further
supported by scientific and technical staff in Freiburg. Workshop,
lab, desk space is at the brand-new state of the art SIRTA atmospheric
research observatory in Paris, Palaiseau, providing a unique
opportunity to work with many other like-minded technical and
fieldwork staff. The position is fixed term up to March 31, 2024.

Your tasks:
·       Planning, setting up, installing, and commissioning new
meteorological measuring equipment. Dismantling and transferring the
measuring systems to a new location after the end of the measuring
campaign
·       Continuous care and maintenance of the measurement systems and
monitoring of their ongoing operation over the period of the
measurement campaign
·       Contacting and obtaining installation permits, inventorying,
calibrating, managing field equipment
·       Independent functional testing of measuring instruments,
repair work to instruments and their supporting structures
·       Continuous documentation of metadata of measurement sites and systems

Your profile:

Required
·       Completed B.Sc. degree (e.g. environmental science, engineering)
·       Knowledge and experience in the installation, configuration,
and maintenance of measurement systems
·       Strong ability to plan and prioritise allocated and proposed
work activities on a day-to-day basis
·       Class B driving licence for driving a van (small VW
transporter) in and around Paris
·       Fluent French; good written and spoken English
·       An outdoors person keen to participate in a novel network of
observation sites often on rooftops and unique locations in and around
Grand Paris

Preferred
·       Experience with scientific data logger programming (e.g.
Campbell Scientific, custom raspberry pi/Arduino)
·       Experience working with meteorological sensors
·       Experience with time series data analysis and visualisation
(e.g. python, R) to support the maintenance and diagnosis of
instruments

Desired
·       Good written and spoken German

Application:
Please include a description of previous work and, if available,
contributions to past research projects (1 page), CV and at least two
contacts for references with your application.

The position is limited until 31.03.2024. Remuneration is according to
E10 – E12 subject to experience and scientific qualifications.

For the position advertised here, we are particularly pleased to
receive applications from women.

Please send your application with relevant documents and supporting
evidence, quoting reference “urbisphere Paris technician”, by
15.09.2022 at the latest. Please send your application and/or queries
in written or electronic form to:

William Morrison
Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Werthmannstr. 10
D-79085 Freiburg
william.morrison@meteo.uni-freiburg.de

General and legal information:
Full-time positions are generally divisible, unless there are official
or legal reasons to the contrary. Selection is made according to the
rules of the AGG (General Equal Treatment Act). Severely disabled
persons will be given preference if they are suitable.

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constitute grounds for claims or rights. Legal representation in
connection with the staffing procedure and recruitment is the sole
responsibility of the relevant personnel department. Please note that
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To apply for this job please visit meteo.uni-freiburg.de.