Job Properties
  • Job Type
    Full-time Position
  • Background
    Other Science and Tech
  • Languages
    English German
  • Experience Required
    3 - 5 Years
  • Degree Required
    • Province
      Space Applications Services
    • Date Posted
      February 26,2021
    • VISA
    • IMG_6430
    • Career Consultation
    • CV CHECK
    • internship package

    Mars Project Scientist (M/F)

    Tasks and Responsibilities

    Coordination of all aspects of the science for payloads, missions and systems for which science benefits are intended, including:

    • Establishing and supporting a user community, engaging them in science definition activities and preparing the establishment of a formal Science Team
    • Generating science and research objectives and requirements; supporting the Project Manager / Technical Officer in establishing a technical baseline and system requirements that address the science and research requirements; iterating the requirements during studies; assessing the technical baseline and performance against the science requirements in reviews
    • Preparing the Science Management Plan
    • Leading or supporting research activities that support the development of missions and system concepts and requirements
    • Preparing and coordinating Announcements of Opportunity, Peer Reviews and Selection processes for Experiments, Science Teams, and Projects
    • Ensuring that scientific data is made available to the community and supporting its utilisation
    • Initiating and supporting research activities that aid design and implementation.

    Additional activities:

    • Supporting the formulation of new research activities and concepts within ESA and with Topical Teams and other external scientific groups
    • Recording and tracking actions and requirements for activities in the team
    • Support the planning and coordination of interactions between members of the team
    • Supporting the benefit management, performance tracking and reporting processes of the HRE directorate.

    Qualifications and Experience

    • A PhD in Mars atmosphere, geology, geophysics, or relevant scientific domain
    • Professional experience in fundamental or applied research, in planetary science (Mars) or space resources utilisation processes
    • Demonstrated experience in coordination of scientific activities
    • Experience and/or familiarity with current ground and space research platforms, research and operations.

    The successful candidate will have the following skills

    • A proactive approach, with initiative and ability to work independently
    • Ability to:
      • Synthesise, summarise and draw conclusions
      • Adhere to strict standards of confidentiality
      • Work in distributed international teams
    • Strength to cope with schedules and deadlines
    • Excellent organisational and communication skills and attention to details
    • Excellent written and spoken English.

    What Do We Offer?

    • Working at a prestigious Customer location, in a growing company with Staff located in Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands
    • A professional, pleasant atmosphere with motivated and passionate Staff, where autonomy and initiatives are encouraged
    • An interesting remuneration package with a relocation allowance, if applicable
    • A full-time position with an indefinite contract of employment.

    How To Apply?

    Please apply to this Job Advert by sending your CV and Motivation Letter (both in English) via our website (, to the attention of Mr. Olivier Lamborelle.

    Applications received through the Career page of our website are reviewed in priority.

    The candidate shall be eligible to work in the European Union or in possession of a European Blue Card for two or more years.

    We are looking for someone to start as of 19th April 2021.

    Image Credit: ESA/DLR/FU Berlin

    Open Positions from Space Applications Services
    Related positions