Open Position: Research Scientist (Climate Science/GCM Data)

Berkeley Earth is an independent 501c3 non-profit climate research organization based in Berkeley, CA. Our world-leading temperature and air quality data sets are widely respected and frequently cited across academia, policy, and industry, and our analysis, commentary and insights feature regularly across major media outlets including The Washington Post, The New York Times, and Bloomberg. Combining scientific excellence with a strong communications platform, our impact spans academia, government, policy, and media. We are a 100% remote team. 

We currently have an opening on our team for a Research Scientist to work on a grant-funded project focused on climate model projections.  This project will involve working with multi-TB datasets to synthesize insights across a range of CMIP6 & CORDEX climate models while assessing reliability relative to historical observations, correcting biases, and localizing impacts. In addition to developing synthesis tools for scientific purposes, a potential aspect of the project could be helping to develop online tools to effectively access and communicate the results for broad, public audiences. 

The candidate will work directly for and with Berkeley Earth’s Chief Scientist, and this project will lead to one or more academic publications.

The ideal candidate has a mix of skills associated with climate model usage, statistical downscaling, knowledge of historical observations, climate model scenarios, statistics, data management. While we anticipate that the right candidate will have a PhD in climate science or a related field, we will consider other combinations of degrees and experience, provided the candidate can demonstrate the required skills. 

Programming languages expected to be used include: Matlab, Python

Experience with typical linux tools for data management and operations would also be useful, including shell scripting, Amazon S3, Amazon EC2

This position is fully remote, with team members located in Pacific and Central European time zones. This role may require some scheduling outside of traditional hours in order to accommodate different time zones. 

This is a 6-12 month, grant-funded position. We anticipate a start date in early April 2024.

To apply for this position, please email CV, cover letter, and salary expectations to Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

BE’s Nondiscrimination Policy: BE is committed to the principles of equal opportunity. BE’s organizational policies, practices, programs, activities and decisions regarding employment, hiring, assignment, promotion, compensation, volunteerism, internships and other terms and conditions of employment or voluntary service shall not be based on a person’s race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, mental or physical disability, ancestry, military discharge status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, source of income, parental status, housing status, or other protected status, in accordance with applicable law.

We have updated our Privacy Policy to reflect the use of personalized advertising cookies placed on our website. By continuing to use our site, you acknowledge that you accept our Privacy Policy.

I accept