SR. ATMOSPHERIC SCIENTIST | DATA SCIENTIST IN CLIMATE DATA ANALYTICS

EAGLE ROCK ANALYTICS is hiring an Sr. Atmospheric Scientist / Data Scientist in Climate Data Analytics.

 

Date posted

July 9, 2021 12:00 am

Application deadline

Aug. 9, 2021 12:00 am

Organization

EAGLE ROCK ANALYTICS

Location

  • United States

Job description

SR. ATMOSPHERIC SCIENTIST |  DATA SCIENTIST IN CLIMATE DATA ANALYTICS 

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are hiring an Sr. Atmospheric Scientist / Data Scientist in Climate Data Analytics to develop a historical and near-real time weather data platform.  Primary responsibilities will be building a backend structure that finds, QA/QCs and then delivers historical weather data and observations to a related future climate data platform for California’s energy sector.  The Sr. Atmospheric Scientist / Data Scientist will also support the development of novel approaches and metrics that help guide users to actionable and appropriate, quality-controlled climate and historical weather data. 
 
The applicant will develop a cloud/web facing platform and toolkits for a technical (but not necessarily scientific) audience.  This is a public facing project, advancing advance reliability and safety of California’s electricity and natural gas system -- it will involve frequent stakeholder engagement and collaboration with project partners at the California Energy Commission, University of California and in private industry.
 
We know that scientists are a varied lot, and will consider full and part-time applicants, applicants seeking to work non-traditional hours and applicants working remotely.  If your experiences don’t line up with what is outlined below, but think you’d be a great fit for the project, please still apply so we can learn more about you.
 
Due to COVID-19 we are working remotely for the foreseeable future.  If employees are interested in returning to the office when it’s safe, proof of vaccination will be required.
 

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

The Atmospheric / Data Scientist will be expected to lead and contribute to the following tasks:
  • develop a cloud-based platform for historical weather data at high resolution that can support and connect climate data with other natural gas sector climate risk research; and
  • develop analytics and metrics to create understandable and usable data and toolkits for developing resilience in the energy system (i.e. credibility assessments, quantifying uncertainty, guiding users to customized scenarios, creating stress tests for energy system);
Responsibilities include:
  • Communicate directly with and engage project partners and stakeholders.  This is an applied research project, you will be responsible for ensuring research benefits partners and stakeholders.
  • Contribute to business development by developing professional networks and contacts, identifying funding opportunities and proposal writing.
  • Provide mentoring and/or supervision of junior staff.
  • This position requires periodic travel (when it is safe to do so) to workshops, seminars, conferences and meetings with our partners.
  • This position requires a lot of computer work, applicants will need to be capable of working at a desk or computer for the majority of the workday. 
  • Rarely you may be asked to work late or on weekends.  Even more rarely, if something critical breaks, you may be asked to fix it, even late at night.
  • Perform other duties as required.  We are a small team, and sometimes you’ll have to do tasks that are outside of position scope.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Share our values and vision, particularly in creating an inclusive and welcoming workplace.
  • Expertise in analyzing and working with very large geospatial datasets (ideally weather observations, GCM output and/or historical weather data products). 
  • Subject mastery in atmospheric/climate science or similar geophysical, environmental,  computational, or adjacent engineering/mathematical fields; likely a M.S. or Ph.D. or equivalence in experience.

For more details

http://www.eaglerockanalytics.com/sr-atmospheric-scientist.html