EAGLE ROCK ANALYTICS is hiring an Industrial Post-Doctoral Researcher in Climate Data Analytics


Date posted

July 9, 2021 12:00 am

Application deadline

Aug. 9, 2021 12:00 am




  • United States

Job description



We are hiring an Industrial Post-Doctoral Researcher in Climate Data Analytics to develop usable climate data and products. Primary responsibilities will include developing novel approaches and derived products (i.e. summaries, indices or metrics) that help provide users with appropriate, quality-controlled climate and historical weather data.  An example of this would be developing methods that assess the credibility of a climate model for a user’s location and variable of interest that can be run in real time in the cloud.
The Post-Doctoral Researcher will also help build and deploy a real-time historical weather data platform that provides high resolution and quality historical observations for the climate data platform.  This position will be a mix of applied research and development of software and toolkits for a technical (but not necessarily scientific) audience. This is a public facing project, supporting California’s electricity and natural gas ratepayers -- this position will involve frequent stakeholder engagement and collaboration with project partners at the California Energy Commission, the University of California, and private industry.
We know that scientists are a varied lot, and will consider full and part-time applicants, applicants seeking to work non-traditional hours and applicants working remotely. If your experiences don’t line up with what is outlined below, but think you’d be a great fit for the project, please still apply so we can learn more about you.
Due to COVID-19 we are working remotely for the foreseeable future.  If employees are interested in returning to the office when it’s safe, proof of vaccination will be required.
The Post-Doctoral Researcher will be expected to lead and contribute to the following tasks:
  • develop analytics and metrics to create understandable and usable data and toolkits for developing resilience in the energy system (i.e. credibility assessments, quantifying uncertainty, guiding users to customized scenarios, creating stress tests for energy system); and
  • develop a cloud-based platform for historical weather data at high resolution that can support and connect climate data with other natural gas sector climate risk research.
Responsibilities include:
  • Communicate directly with and engage project partners and stakeholders. This is an applied research project; you will be responsible for ensuring research benefits partners and stakeholders.
  • Develop professional networks and contacts, identify funding opportunities and proposal writing. 
  • Provide mentoring and/or supervision of junior staff.
  • Periodic travel (when it is safe to do so) to workshops, seminars, conferences and meetings with our partners.
  • Perform other duties as required.  We are a small team, and sometimes you’ll have to do tasks that are outside of traditional post-doctoral scope.


  • Share our values and vision, particularly in creating an inclusive and welcoming workplace.
  • Expertise in analyzing and working with very large geospatial datasets (ideally GCM output and CMIP 5/6). 
  • Subject mastery in atmospheric/climate science or similar geophysical, environmental,  computational, or adjacent engineering/mathematical fields.
  • You need a PhD to be a Post-Doc, but we’ll happily review applications from applicants with other great experience and education (although we’ll have to change your job title).
  • This position is remote, but our funding source encourages residence within California.

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