Open Position in Space Weather at the Royal Observatory of Belgium

As a federal scientific institute, the Royal Observatory of Belgium (ROB, provides services to citizens, industry, and government through alerts and predictions for space weather. These Space Weather activities are being developed further through support from the European Space Agency ESA (S2P – “Space Safety Program”,, Belgian project funding (SUNRISE – “Sustained and Unified Research Infrastructure for Solar Data Services”), and PECASUS (Space weather services for ICAO – International Civil Aviation Organization, To ensure the successful continuation of our operations in this highly competitive international context, ROB is seeking a collaborator to further develop and support its space weather services data service infrastructure for monitoring the Sun and improving space weather forecasting capabilities.

The successful candidate will participate to operational surveillance and forecasting of space weather, including on-call operation and shift work. And the candidate will also be involved in developing a comprehensive data model to be used by the forecasters for describing the complex chain of solar eruptive events that occur on the Sun and travel towards Earth. It encompasses the description of individual events and features in the chain, such as sunspot group and active region, flare, waves, Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) and CME-driven shock, particle event and, at the end of the chain, geomagnetic disturbance on Earth. The collaborator will work as part of the ROB-SIDC (Solar Influence Data Analysis Centre,, a leading space weather forecast center at the European level.

A CV and accompanying motivation letter must be sent to, cc: and

The complete information and instructions may be found at

The candidates can also directly contact Dr. Judith de Patoul or Véronique Delouille for additional information.

Deadline for Applications: June 25, 2023