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Climate Data Scientist III

Company: Abt Associates
Location: Rockville
Posted on: September 14, 2023

Job Description:

**The World at Abt** Solving the worlds most pressing issues and improving the quality of life for people worldwide is what we do every day at Abt Associates. Creating a more equitable world is no small task, but we are driven by big challenges. We are a team of 3,000+ people in over 50 countries working in unison and focused on the bigger picture. Only by sharing our commitment, energy, and innovation do we affect change and push the boundaries of whats possible. We welcome diverse ideas, backgrounds, and viewpoints joining Abt means access to exceptional thinkers at the top of their game. To thrive at Abt is to embrace flexibility and collaboration. Our open culture allows you to balance your work and personal life as needed to optimize personal well-being. Creating a more equitable world starts from within we look after people around the world, and well do the same for you. Ready to embrace rewarding and meaningful work? Nows your chance. **The Opportunity** Abt is seeking a data scientist with a background in climate science to join its growing team in the Digital and Data Services (DDS) Division. This division plays a key role within Abt providing data science methods, data visualization, and automation tools to a broad range of government agencies, university researchers, and foundations. Much of this work is focused on public policy, program evaluation, and data modernization in such areas as healthcare, public health, housing, the environment, and human services, both within the US and internationally. This position will primarily collaborate with Abts domestic environmental clients. The Data Scientist works with internal colleagues and external clients on applications data to answer complex technical questions. They will perform data cleaning, analyze textual and numerical data, and may utilize various tools in Azure and AWS cloud environments to deploy generative AI, natural language processing and machine learning workflows. In addition, the successful candidate will develop analysis plans, communicate the strengths and weaknesses of various analyses, and identify and apply appropriate analytic techniques. The selected candidate must be experienced at both climate modeling and data science methods, with preference given to experience with Python. **Core Responsibilities** The successful hire will be able to perform the following functions and have the following mix of experience and skills: + Conduct targeted literature reviews of climate and hydrology literature in the US, drawing on previous experience conducting literature review and synthesis reports + Familiarity with climate models and interpreting model outputs + Core understanding of observed and projected climate variables: precipitation, temperature, sea level, flooding, streamflow, snowpack, droughts, wildfires, and extreme seasonal and temporal and spatial variation in these variables + Collect data from various sources, e.g., webscraping and APIs and perform data management tasks (data wrangling, cleaning, etc.) + Experience with generative AI, natural language processing (NLP), and/or machine learning methods, such as logistic regression, random forest, and neural nets. + Strong programming skills in Python or R. + Strong writing, presentation, and interpersonal communication skills. **Desired Qualifications:** + PhD focused on climate observations and projections with focus on hydrology and the water cycle across the US + 5+ years of technical and professional level writing + Published climate science manuscripts + Reviewer of climate science publications **Minimum Qualifications** Masters in climate science focused degree with 0 years of experience OR the equivalent combination of education and experience. **What We Offer** We foster an environment where you can Thrive Your Way. Our innovative total rewards programs are designed to help balance your work and personal life. The approach toward your wellbeing centers around comprehensive benefits, flexible schedules, and professional development. Abt Associates is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce. Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits. Local candidates strongly encouraged to apply. This position offers an anticipated annual base salary range of approximately $91,000 to $125,000 and may vary by ten percent depending on candidate geographic location. Salary offers are made based on internal equity and market analysis. _Disclaimer: Abt Associates will never ask candidates for money in exchange for an offer of employment._ #LI-SM2 #LI-Remote #LI-Hybrid

Keywords: Abt Associates, Rockville , Climate Data Scientist III, Other , Rockville, Maryland

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