Working Group I of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is filling the position of Data Scientist in the Technical Support Unit.
The position is located in the Paris area (Plateau de Saclay, France).
The IPCC is now undertaking its Seventh Assessment (AR7) cycle. The IPCC Working Group I (WGI) assess the physical science underpinning past, present, and future climate change. The WGI Technical Support Unit (TSU) provides scientific, technical, operational and communications support that underpin and implement the WGI assessment.
Under the supervision of the Head of Science Team, the Data Scientist’s primary area of responsibility is the development of long-term curation of open-source software for figures and data used within the WGI AR7 and under the F.A.I.R. principles. WGI AR7 has an opportunity to build on the significant progress made within the Sixth Assessment cycle in terms of data handling and accessibility of code for producing figures and tables for transparency and traceability and to ensure the accessibility of assessed model and observational data.
The IPCC is looking for someone who is enthusiastic in promoting the value of data and its accessibility and usability by different user communities around the world and in fostering open-source community practices, data literacy and computational skills for data management and analysis for climate science information.
The position is a fixed term contract from Université Paris-Saclay for 3 years, with the possibility of extension.
Application deadline: 4 February 2024