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Scientific Documentation Writer

2018-06-08 19:28:31| Space-careers.com Jobs RSS

About us SCISYS Deutschland GmbH provides professional engineering and consultancy services supporting space programmes and missions. We have a strong presence at ESOC and EUMETSAT, as well as serving all ESA sites and spacecraft primes. Our team is composed of university graduates and experienced professionals, comprising some of the most knowledgeable, dedicated and talented engineers across Europe. Our services cover the whole life cycle of space programmes from early concepts to operations. Our Space Division provides a dynamic, supportive and friendly atmosphere in which you are encouraged to lead with initiative. We support new ideas from our colleagues and are focused on innovation. Moreover, we actively manage your professional development, training and career progression. We are looking for a Scientific Documentation Writer to work at EUMETSAT Darmstadt, Germany. Tasks The EUMETSA T public documentation related to remote sensing and products includes e.g. Study reports, Formal product specifications, e.g. Product Format Specifications, Product Generation Specifications, Algorithm Theoretical Baseline Documents, Product Guides and Fact Sheets, Product validation reports, The EUMETSAT Web site www.eumetsat.int is the main medium where such documents are made available. In addition, such documents are stored and controlled via a document management system. The Contractor shall manage information in a variety of forms, life cycles, type of input, purpose and readership. The inputs to scientific documents are provided by EUMETSA T remote sensing and products scientists and experts, product operation experts, trainers, etc. An important corpus of legacy and current scientific information is updated continuously, and new information is added regularly. Scientific information plays a key role in the use and uptake of EUMETSA T products and services, and it is important that the Contractor manages it in a consistent and complete manner. The tasks of the Contractor will include Collect input to documents from scientists and engineers Ensure consistency of style across documents Prepare draft documents for review and document issues for publication Coordinate document releases with the User Services Division responsible for Web site contents Definition of scientific documentation maintenance procedures, including templates and guidelines for contributors Manage information e.g. metadata extracted from documents Act as a point of contact in the RSP division, for all issues and queries related to the document management system The Contractor shall apply the documentation control processes in place at EUMETSAT. Essential requirements In addition to having a University degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline, the key person shall have a minimum of 3 years experience in scientific documentation editing and maintenance. Specifically, the key person shall have demonstrated experience in Writing documents of a technical or scientific nature Compiling documents from multiple contributors Processing of large text documents with Microsoft Word Processing of complex documents including images, equations, etc. Web publishing of documents Controlling documents within a Document management system Desirable requirements The following areas of expertise would be an advantage Webbased information services Processing andor applications of Earth Observation satellite data Knowledge of LaTeX Knowledge of Framernaker Other Information Start date is July 2018. To apply online please visit www.scisys.despacejobs

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MACS-G20 brings together scientific leaders in agriculture

2018-05-31 02:00:00| ThePigSite - Industry News

With the aim of building consensus for sustainable and equitable development at the agro-industrial level, representatives of the G20 countries analysed proposals on climate change, genetic editing and soil care at the recent summit

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Internal Research Fellow PostDoc on scientific exploitation for the SWARM mission

2018-05-15 11:26:47| Space-careers.com Jobs RSS

Research Fellowship Opportunity in the Directorate of Earth Observation Programmes. ESA is an equal opportunity employer, committed to achieving diversity within the workforce and creating an inclusive working environment. Applications from women are encouraged. Post Internal Research Fellow PostDoc on scientific exploitation for the SWARM mission This post is classified F2. Location ESRIN, Frascati, Italy Our team and mission The postholder will report to the Head of the Science Section in the Data Applications Division within the Science, Applications and Climate Department of the Directorate of Earth Observation Programmes. In the execution of the tasks, the postholder will work in close cooperation with other staff of the Directorate of Earth Observation Programmes. The Data Applications Division is a dynamic RD team leading research and development activities, in partnership with European and international industry and academia, aiming at advancing science, developing novel applications, supporting industry growth and contributing to establish an European ecosystem of exploitation platforms to maximize the impact of European missions in society. Interested candidates are encouraged to visit the ESA website www.esa.int Fields of activitiesresearch Overview of the field of research proposed The Swarm mission is designed to measure the magnetic signals that stem from Earths core, mantle, crust, oceans, ionosphere and magnetosphere. This will lead to better understanding of the processes that drive Earths dynamo, which currently appears to be weakening. By studying the complexities of Earths protective shield, Swarm will provide a clear insight into processes occurring inside the planet. Along with measurements of conditions in the upper atmosphere, a better knowledge of the nearEarth environment and the Suns influence on the planet can be realised. In particular, launched the 22nd November 2013, Swarm aims at providing an unique view inside Earth to study Core dynamics, geodynamo processes and coremantle interaction Magnetism of the lithosphere and its geological context 3D electrical conductivity related to mantle composition The weak electric currents related to ocean flow As well as to study the Suns influence on the Earth system by Analysing electric currents in the magnetosphere and ionosphere Understanding the impact of solar wind on the dynamics of the upper atmosphere Due to its very innovative concept and unique data, the full exploitation of Swarm data will require a dedicated effort to explore its full potential from both a scientific and an operational perspective. In this context, the candidate will be involved in two main activities Support the scientific and technical supervision of science projects, carried out by external teams of experts and scientists, addressing mainly ionospheric physics process understanding and characterization, enhancing models, solid earth modelling and the study of the processes and interactions between the ionosphere, the magnetosphere and the lower atmosphere. Carry out a dedicated research focusing on the scientific exploitation of the Swarm mission with special focus on fostering new science results from the new Swarm data also in synergy with other datasets. Technical competencies Knowledge relevant to the field of research Researchpublication record Ability to conduct research autonomously Breadth of exposure coming from past andor current researchactivities Interest in space and space research Ability to gather and share relevant information Behavioural competencies Innovation Creativity Continuous Learning Communication Relationship Management Self Motivation Problem Solving CrossCultural Sensitivity Education Applicants must have completed their PhD or equivalent studies in Physics, Engineering or Earth Science with research experience and peerreviewed publications in relevant topics for the fields of research proposed. Additional requirements Experience with computing programing will be an asset. Applicants should have good analytical and communication skills and should be able to work in a multicultural environment in an autonomous manner. The working languages of the Agency are English and French. A good knowledge of one of these is required. Knowledge of another Member State language would be an asset. Preference will be given to applications submitted by candidates within five years of receiving their PhD. Other information For behavioural competencies expected from ESA staff in general, please refer to the ESA Competency Framework. The Agency may require applicants to undergo selection tests. The closing date for applications is 11 June 2018. In addition to your CV and your motivation letter, please add your proposal of no more than 5 pages outlining your proposed research in the additional documents field of the application information section. Candidates are asked to arrange for 3 reference letters, to be sent by the referees themselves, before the closing date to temp.htresa.int. Please ensure your name is mentioned in the subject of the email. If you require support with your application due to a disability, please email contact.human.resourcesesa.int. Please note that applications are only considered from nationals of one of the following States Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and Canada and Slovenia as well as Bulgaria, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia as European Cooperating States ECS. Priority will first be given to candidates from underrepresented Member States. In accordance with the European Space Agencys security procedures and as part of the selection process, successful candidates will be required to undergo basic screening before appointment Apply HERE

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Female? Smoker? What you should know about alcohol consumption - International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research Critique 215

2018-05-14 16:07:00| Daily beverage news and comment - from just-drinks.com

While essentially all epidemiologic studies have shown adverse health effects of cigarette smoking and beneficial effects of moderate alcohol consumption, a recent study in this area that followed a cohort of elderly women into very old age proved interesting reading.

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Thermo Fisher Scientific research advances PRRS and PED diagnostics

2018-05-08 02:00:00| ThePigSite - Industry News

Thermo Fisher Scientific presents results at the European Symposium of Porcine Health Management (ESPHM)

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