Jobs

Thanks to an important support from the PRODEX (Program for the Development of Scientific Experiments) program managed by ESA (the European Space Agency) in collaboration with the Belgian Federal Science Policy Office, two positions for scientists ( activity group I ) will be available in the frame of the GENESIS mission for the period 2024-2025. GENESIS will be launched in 2028. It is the first-ever satellite with all four space-based geodetic techniques on-board, namely Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), Satellite Laser Ranging (SLR), Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI) and Doppler Orbitography and Radio-positioning Integrated by Satellite (DORIS).

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The Royal Observatory of Belgium (ROB) and the Vrije Universiteit van Brussel (VUB) are jointly hiring a long term senior scientist to work on the development of the Earth Climate Observatory (ECO) space mission concept for the measurement of the most Essential of all Climate Variables (ECVs): the Earth Energy Imbalance (EEI). The ECO space mission concept was recently accepted for Phase 0 study by the European Space Agency (ESA) as a candidate Earth Explorer 12 mission. ECO is proposed by a European consortium – led by ROB - with members from Belgium, Sweden, France, the UK, Germany and Switzerland.

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Thanks to funding from the European Commission for the period 2020-2025, a position for a scientist will be available, starting from 1st September 2024, to work on the modelling of the Earth rotation, the interior of the Earth and the flows inside its liquid core. The position is part of the ERC Synergy Grant « GRACEFUL » (GRavimetry, mAgnetism, rotation, and CorE FLow).

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