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Data Scientist

Sequoia Climate Fund
Irvine, California, US
Closing date
Jun 8, 2022

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
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Full time
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Job Description

We are looking for a Data Scientist who will lead Sequoia's in-house modeling team to iteratively develop and refine cutting-edge analytical tools to support decision-making for ambitious climate action. You will design and manage decision-support tools that foster iterative experimentation based on evidence. You will manage a small team focused on designing and analyzing policy scenarios via a range of tools, including sequoia's in-house avoided-warming tool, as well as other relevant external tools (including the energy policy simulator, en-roads, and, where appropriate, integrated assessment models). The Data Scientist will build and maintain a strong peer network to ensure Sequoia's analytical work is up-to-date and that it can support the broader field of climate change mitigation. The Data Scientist will collaborate closely with Sequoia leadership and our partners.

Location: Irvine, CA (Preferred Location) or Washington, DC

Type: Hybrid Role (In-person at our Irvine, CA location and Remote)

Compensation: $180,000 annually

What You Will Do:

Leads the development, refinement, and implementation of probabilistic models to inform (a) strategic prioritization of climate action and (b) portfolio-wide monitoring efforts.

In collaboration with other Evidence and Learning staff, co-creates custom decision-support tools that allow Sequoia staff and our partners to experiment iteratively on the design, implementation, and adaptation of evidence-informed strategies for climate action.

Gathers and synthesizes large external datasets, such as climate scenarios, into clear, compelling data products to support decision-making needs.

Provides or commissions custom analytical outputs to support Sequoia staff on topics of strategic importance.

Synthesizes scenarios and modeled outputs clearly to both modelers and non-modelers, supporting the development of products that support interpretation.

Builds and maintains an external network to remain up to date on advances in energy policy and climate change modeling.

Represents Sequoia Climate Fund at conferences and meetings with NGOs, funders, experts, and consultants, ensuring follow-up as needed.
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