Job Opening for a Data Scientist at the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication


We are seeking a data scientist to work with our team of researchers on statistical modeling, mapping and visualization of national, state, local, and international survey and experimental datasets gathered by the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication. Specifically, the data scientist will obtain geographic, demographic, and other data from a variety of sources, process data for modeling inputs, design and develop new models, and develop graphics and visualizations of research results.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Obtain data and develop software using the open-source R programming language to model and map environmental opinions and behavior;
  • Conduct analyses and construct predictive models;
  • Participate in several highly collaborative, interdisciplinary research teams;
  • Develop visualizations and maps for research and public outreach.

Required skills:

  • Programming skills (minimum of 3+ years experience with R)
  • Experience with statistics and modeling
  • Software and data management (Github, Excel, SPSS, SAS, etc.)
  • Organization, research, and writing skills
  • Hours per week: 20+

Compensation: Negotiable, depending on experience.

To apply: Send cover letter and CV/resume to Jennifer.marlon@yale.edu with subject heading “YPCCC Social Data Scientist Position.” Members of under-represented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

About the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication: The Yale Program on Climate Change Communication conducts scientific studies on public climate change knowledge, attitudes, policy support, and behavior, and the psychological, cultural and political factors underlying them. We conduct public opinion surveys, message experiments, statistical modeling, and field tests at local, state, national, and international scales. Some of our recent work includes the Yale Climate Opinion Maps, a partnership with the Associated Press and the National Opinion Research Center, and our twice-yearly nationally representative survey of Climate Change in the American Mind.

We then develop communication strategies to more effectively engage different audiences in climate change science and solutions. We consult for and partner with governments, the news media, educators, companies, and advocacy organizations. We also produce Yale Climate Connections – an online climate news service and a daily, 90-second radio program on climate science and solutions broadcast on more than 260 stations nationwide.