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[Met-jobs] Data Scientist (Climate Hazards) – BAS, Cambridge

From "Hosking, Scott" <jask@bas.ac.uk>
To "met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk" <met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk>
Date Mon, 29 Jul 2019 08:36:05 +0000

Postdoc – Data Scientist (Climate Hazards) – funding for 2 years – BAS, 
Cambridge, UK

https://www.bas.ac.uk/jobs/vacancy/data-scientist-climate-hazards-cambridge/

The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) is looking for a Data Scientist to work on 
Climate Hazards within their Artificial Intelligence Lab 
(https://www.bas.ac.uk/ai/). 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

On-line application forms and further information are available on our website 
at www.bas.ac.uk/vacancies.

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

BAS is an Equal Opportunity employer. As part of our commitment to equality, 
diversity and inclusion and promoting equality in careers in science, we hold 
an Athena SWAN Bronze Award and have an active Equality, Diversity and 
Inclusion programme of activity. We welcome applications from all sections of 
the community. People from ethnic minorities and disabled people are currently 
under-represented and their applications are particularly welcome. We operate a 
guaranteed interview scheme for disabled candidates who meet the minimum 
criteria for the job. We are open to a range of flexible working options, 
including job sharing, to support childcare and other caring responsibilities.

--
Dr Scott Hosking | Environmental Data Scientist | British Antarctic Survey
NERC | Cambridge | Head of the BAS Artificial Intelligence Lab |
Co-Director for the UKRI CDT 'Application of AI for the study of Environmental 
Risk' |
https://www.bas.ac.uk/profile/jask/ | Twitter: @scotthosking

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