Job description

Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut. Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include three major museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.

Position Focus:

The Yale Program on Climate Change Communication (YPCCC) invites applications for the position of Geospatial Data Scientist to manage, analyze, model, and visualize scientific data as part of a research team on climate change communication.

YPCCC is hiring a geospatial data scientist to be part of team building cutting-edge communication tools to combat climate change. We’re looking for data scientists who want to help pioneer a new approach to communication: giving policy and decision-makers, researchers, journalists, advocates, and educators the insights they need to engage people in climate change solutions.

If you’re looking to use your geospatial data skills to help reduce climate change, we encourage you to apply.

Essential Duties:

The primary role of the new Geospatial Data Scientist will be to prepare large volumes of data for analysis, determine and apply the most appropriate statistical methods to evaluate the data, employ visualization techniques to create intuitive presentations, and clearly explain the analysis and resulting findings. Automating and scaling existing processes will also be a primary responsibility.


  • Master’s Degree in computer science, applied/computational mathematics, engineering, biostatistics, statistics, or a quantitative field such as astronomy or geology, and 2 years of hands-on experience in deep learning or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Demonstrated ability with geospatial data and analysis using open-source tools (e.g. R, QGIS).
  • Demonstrated ability with additional tools and languages such as Google Earth Engine, Python, SQL, Tableau, and ArcGIS.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.

· Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.

Please let the company know that you found this position on this Job Board as a way to support us, so we can keep posting cool jobs.