Science & Application Engineer in Meteorology
Vaisala Oyj
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Science & Application Engineer in Meteorology

  • Fixed-term Position (From 10 to 12 months (Start date Sep. 2021))
  • Saclay (France)
  • Published on August 16 2021
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Company description:

Our Vaisala solutions contribute to societies and people’s lives in over 150 countries – and can even be found in space. With our technological innovations for measuring weather, environmental and industrial conditions, we have a key role in solving the grand social and environmental challenges of our time. We offer you a career with a clear purpose and a chance to create observations for a better world.


Building on over 80 years of experience, we employ approximately 1,900 professionals worldwide today. We are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki stock exchange and our headquarters is located in Finland. 


Vaisala’s industry-leading weather observation technologies, instruments, and solutions lay the foundation for the Weather and Environment business area’s strategy, enabling our customers to improve their ability to measure and forecast weather and weather phenomena. The business area serves selected weather-dependent customers to whom accurate, real-time, uninterrupted, and reliable weather data is essential to run efficient operations.


Job description:


In a context of constant growth and development of its R&D activities, Leosphere, a Vaisala company, is hiring a junior engineer with background and expertise in atmospheric sciences / meteorology, in remote sensors and their application in the sectors of meteorology, air quality and aviation weather.

Part of Technological and Scientific Research team, you will contribute to develop use of Wind Lidars in meteorology, air quality and aviation weather, to develop new algorithms and to perform data analysis in the framework of both internal and external R&D projects.

Your main assignments will be:

  • realization of R&D projects and campaigns demonstrating benefits of Lidar technology including data monitoring and analysis
  • algorithms development and improvements
  • expert support to marketing, sales and business development
  • involvements in scientific collaborations with research institutes and key clients
  • dissemination of results and application examples in scientific publications, at conferences and expert workshops.
  • identification of product improvements and new applications
  • monitoring market trends at a scientific level

Profile description:


You are a junior engineer or a Phd in measurement techniques and atmospheric sciences. You benefit from a significant knowledge in Lidar technology. You have already participated in several R&D and/or customer projects and are recognized for your strong technical, analytical and synthetic skills . You have already some understanding and knowledge about the application of wind Lidars in ideally the three target sectors of this position (meteorology, air quality and aviation weather). You are rigorous, autonomous and reliable in your achievements. You communicate efficiently and easily  within a project.

Technical knowledge and skills

  • General physics/engineering knowledge including data processing, ideally fluid mechanics and knowledge of the Lidar technology

  • Knowledge of atmopsheric sciences, in meteorology, air quality and if possible aviation weather

  • Strong programming skills in Matlab or Python

  • Professional English, other languages appreciated (French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese)

Soft skills

  • Passionate about applied scientific research and innovation

  • Application and customer orientated

  • Rigorous, volunteer, convincing, communicative

  • Curious and determined

  • Willing to integrate the R&D team of a world leading group

Practical information

Place of work:                 Saclay (91)

Type of contract:            Temporary contract for 12 months (CDD)

Calendar:                         As soon as possible.

Education level: Master's Degree
Work experience: 2-3 years
Start contract date: 01-09-21

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