Opportunity

Data Scientist (Climate Hazards): British Antarctic Survey - Cambridge

Description

The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) is looking for a Data Scientist (Climate Hazards) to work in the Atmosphere, Ice and Climate (AIC) team. This role involves working with environmental scientists and machine learning engineers to apply new algorithms to a range of climate-relevant datasets, and deliver informative and actionable information and indices for use by the global climate impact community and decision makers.

The successful post holder will have strong skills in mathematics and statistics with experience in data processing and analysis and able to work as part of a team, as well as independently.

Purpose

Climate hazards are weather and climate 'extreme events' that can cause loss of life, injury, or other health impacts, as well as damage and loss to property, infrastructure, livelihoods, service provision, and environmental resources. The purpose of this post is to work with environmental scientists and machine learning engineers to apply new algorithms to a range of climate-relevant datasets, and deliver informative and actionable information and indices for use by the global climate impact community and decision makers.

Qualification

A PhD degree in a quantitative subject (or equivalent)

Duties

  • Lead the analysis and writing for science papers, together with senior scientists in Cambridge
  • Processing large N-dimensional gridded climate data products
  • Apply and help develop new machine learning algorithms
  • Liaising with environmental scientists and machine learning engineers within BAS, Cambridge and other UK University partners
  • Manage code on GitHub (or equivalent), and publish Jupyer notebooks for the UK AI/environmental science community
  • Help develop data pipelines and interfaces to enable non-specialists to easily access climate impact metrics
  • To present work at national and international meetings
  • Any other tasks, within the remit of the role, as required by the Director

Details

Job reference: BAS 92/19

Contract type: Full Time

Duration: Fixed-Term Appointment (2 years)

Salary: Starting from £30,782 per annum.

Closing date: 8 September, 2019 11:59 pm

On-line application forms and further information are available on the BAS website.

These are also available from the Human Resources Section, British Antarctic Survey, High Cross, Madingley Road, Cambridge, CB3 0ET. Tel: (01223) 221508.

Please quote reference: BAS 80/19

Closing date for receipt of application forms is: 8th September 2019 Interviews are scheduled to be held between: 23rd-25th September 2019 - Date TBC

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