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Satavia - New Role - Atmospheric Scientist


New member
Satavia are looking for an Atmospheric Scientist to join the Cambridge team. If you are keen to apply, please go to: Atmospheric Scientist - Satavia


Company Background
SATAVIA applies data analytics and cutting-edge atmospheric science to make aviation smarter and greener, leveraging high-performance-computing to accomplish our mission of cutting aviation’s climate impact by 60% (or 2% of all human climate impact).
SATAVIA leads the field in aircraft contrail prevention, enabling eco-conscious operators to drastically reduce per-flight climate impact by eliminating harmful surface warming. Compared to multi-year timelines for other green aviation solutions, SATAVIA’s technology is a unique example of low-hanging fruit in the battle to decarbonise aviation.
SATAVIA is in the process of growing a team of exceptional people, combining talent in atmosphere and climate science, aerospace engineering, and full-stack cloud software and data-engineering.
We are now looking for passionate and motivated individuals to join our expanding team. Based in our Cambridge office, you will become part of a fun and highly collaborative environment, combining innovation, team spirit, and commitment to expand the art of the possible in green aviation.

The Opportunity
We are currently seeking experienced scientists and analysts to join our team and to help develop our meteorological and contrail modelling capabilities. This role requires you to collaborate with our science and engineering teams to strengthen our contrail evolution modelling and scientific validation capabilities. You will be expected to understand, communicate, implement, and validate leading scientific methods and models from academia as well as enhance and validate our own datasets.
Our ideal candidate should be capable of working in a fast-paced environment with excellent team skills and a demonstrated ability towards rapid prototyping of research developments. You will need to be comfortable presenting scientific methods and results to technical and non-technical audiences including engagement with customers.
If you are a talented, detail-oriented Atmospheric Scientist with an interest in contrail modelling and science communication, then we want to hear from you!

Main Responsibilities
  • Validate the outputs from our meteorological and contrail models, ensuring that model performance can be quantified against available observational data
  • Contribute to and enhance our contrail modelling capability, using insights from model validation to focus developments within our NWP modelling capability and contrail forecasting algorithms
  • Communicate methods and results of contrail modelling to internal and external parties in both written and verbal form, to support interpretation and use of the product
  • Diagnose bugs and collaborate with the engineering team to resolve any issues
  • Keep an up to date understanding of developments in the academic community related to contrail modelling and validation and be able to communicate internally how this should influence our product development
  • Take a scientific method-based approach to product development, ensuring that model design choices and validation results are documented and justifiable
  • Interact with customers to answer scientific queries and aid interpretation of the product


Skills and Experience
We are looking for multiple roles across Earth Observation and cloud physics modelling, so if you feel your skills are more suited to one side of the role, we still want to hear from you.
  • Masters or Ph.D. in atmospheric science, meteorology, physics or similar discipline
  • Deep understanding of meteorology demonstrated by research experience
  • Experience in one or both of the following, demonstrated by research experience:
    • Using Earth Observation data for model validation – both satellite-based and in-situ measurements
    • Modelling of cloud physics
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills, including writing and presenting to both academic and non-technical audiences
  • Expertise in Python
  • Excellent collaborative skills and ability to adapt to changing priorities while also providing guidance on prioritisation
  • Experience working with models of contrail evolution and radiative effects
  • Experience in other programming languages such as C++ and Fortran


  • Generous pension scheme
  • Bonus scheme and annual salary review
  • Annual leave allowance of 33 days (including bank holidays) plus the option to buy/sell up to 5 days’ leave each year
  • Enhanced sick pay
  • Private medical and dental insurance
  • Life assurance (Death in service)
  • Income protection insurance
  • Regular social events including pizza lunches and monthly team building/wellbeing activities


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