October 7, 2022

Climate Data Scientist

Climate Central, Inc. is seeking an early career professional interested in combining climate knowledge with modern data science to support Climate Central’s goal to deliver accurate, timely, and relevant climate information to a variety of audiences.

About Climate Central 

Climate Central is an independent group of scientists and science translators who research and report the facts about our changing climate and how it affects people’s lives. We use science, big data, and tech to generate thousands of storylines and compelling visuals that make climate change relevant and show what can be done about it. We address climate science, sea level rise, extreme weather, energy, and related topics. 

Key responsibilities include: 

  • The primary responsibility will be to work with the attribution science team to test new approaches to linking daily and weekly weather events with climate change. These approaches will range from testing new statistical methods to developing novel ways to describe the climate context around societally-impactful events.

  • In support of the primary responsibility, the scientist will organize data and code to ensure accuracy and reproducibility.

  • The scientist will also work with Climate Central’s software developers to expand our operational attribution system and with Climate Central’s communication specialists to deliver scientifically credible attribution messages to diverse audiences.

Essential qualifications:

  • A degree in the earth sciences (meteorology, oceanography, geology) with an advanced understanding of climate change science.

  • Training in data science and statistics.

  • Significant experience analyzing climate data using modern statistical approaches in R or Python.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience with Python data science and earth science tools including pandas, xarray, cartopy, and jupyter

  • Familiarity with machine learning approaches

  • Interest in scientific communication and visualization


The scientist is strongly encouraged to work from our offices in Princeton, NJ.


Compensation is competitive, with generous benefits. Appointment is for a 1 year term, with the possibility of renewal based upon satisfactory performance.


Climate Central embraces diversity and equal opportunity. We are committed to building a workplace that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We recognize that diverse teams make the strongest teams, and we encourage people from all backgrounds to apply. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.. We are an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and as such do not discriminate against any applicant for employment or employee on the basis of race, color, religious creed, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other classification protected by applicable discrimination laws.

How to Apply

Please email a single PDF with your cover letter and resume to jobs@climatecentral.org.  Please include the subject title, climate data scientist in the subject line of your mail.

Your cover letter (two page maximum) should describe your interest in the position and its alignment with your long-term career goals.

For questions or more information, please contact Dr. Andrew Pershing (apershing@climatecentral.org), Director of Climate Science.

Application Deadline

Review of applications will begin on October 14, 2022, but the position will remain open until filled. The preferred start date is November 28, 2022.