Postdoctoral Researcher in Environmental Economics (Possibility of Fulltime)
Who We Are: We are a technology non-profit that is on a mission to define the past, present, and future flood risk in America. We are passionate about our work and are made up of some of the most talented people in the digital landscape.
Who You Are: You are a detail-oriented person who is passionate about the challenges posed by our changing environment and want to join our team of professionals dedicated to identifying the growing risks of an uncertain world.
What You’ll Do: This position will work with the Research and Development Team, within the larger Data Team, to leverage geospatial and statistical methods in the development of new tools for integration and scaling for the organization’s communication tools. Additionally, this role will be primarily focused on the use of those model derivatives in working with the internal research groups to produce research in the form of white papers, reports, and peer-reviewed scientific articles and in support of the First Street mission and communication needs.
Some day to day responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Utilizing geospatial analytic
techniques to quantify and exploit spatio-temporal relationships to
generate new data and methods as proof of concepts that are
scalable to the entire country
Writing content in a scientific tone
that is accessible to both expert and non-expert readers.
Analyzing property level flood risk
information for marketing communications. This work will be
performed at scale through the creation of automated scripts built
using R, Python, and SQL, Postgres, PostGIS, and others.
Background in the social and economic
impacts of a changing environment. Relevant fields include
Economics, Sociology, Geography, or any others with an applied
focus on socio-economic impacts and climate change.
Experience in the application
statistical modeling in the development of research
3-5 years of working with geospatial
Strong understanding of probability
and statistics in spatial processes
Expertise using scripted languages to
efficiently and reproducibly create outputs
Expertise with database querying and
aggregation, particularly with SQL
Expertise with big data analysis and
parallel processing workflows
Capability of executing with a high
degree of concern for accuracy and reproducibility
Documented experience in the
application of statistical models in the understanding of economic
and social impacts associated with environmental change for
Fun: Our profession
is our passion
has a voice
Impact: We only do
things that move the needle
Trust: We rely on
each other and the world can rely on us
Integrity: We always
consider the impact of our actions
Compensation & Benefits:
Competitive salary commensurate with
Tech startup environment
Working on the world’s biggest issue
with other passionate professionals
To Apply: Please submit your resume/CV for screening to firstname.lastname@example.org
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
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