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Job advertisement Applied Climate Modeling Scientist

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Applied Climate Modeling Scientist

Applied Climate Modeling Scientist

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The Nature Conservancy

The Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization working in 80 countries to tackle the twin crises of climate and biodiversity. As a science-based organization, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges in pursuit of a world in which people and nature thrive. We’re rooted in our Mission and guided by our Values, which includes a Commitment to Diversity and respect for people, communities, and cultures. Whether it’s career development, flexible schedules, or a rewarding mission, there’s lots of reasons to love life inside TNC.


The work location for this position is flexible within any country where TNC has an established office. The organization's world office is based in the, United States of America


Relevant divisions
Atmospheric Sciences (AS)
Climate: Past, Present & Future (CL)
Natural Hazards (NH)

Full time


Based on qualifications and geographic location of candidate

Preferred education

Application deadline
31 January 2023

23 January 2023

Job description

The Nature Conservancy is looking for an Applied Climate Modeling Scientist to lead in curating, developing, and integrating climate data and climate projections into our scientific and conservation work across the Conservancy. The ideal candidate will have a track record of research, publication, and application of climate data and projections to climate adaptation and resilience planning across multiple sectors and geographies; be familiar with the latest global climate models, regional climate models, bias correction and empirical statistical downscaling techniques, and associated datasets; be experienced in quantitative analyses and modeling; and enjoy working across a variety of geographic regions and applications.

The Applied Climate Modeling Scientist will provide technical and scientific leadership, coordination, and training on topics including the appropriate use and application of climate data (observational data and reanalysis, global climate model and high-resolution projections) in the design and evaluation of conservation and climate adaptation and resilience strategies across many different environments, including the integration of quantitative climate projections into spatial planning tools.

This person will represent the Conservancy as a science leader on multidisciplinary/multi-partner project teams that require climate data or modeling inputs related to conservation, adaptation, and climate resilience. They will ensure that the latest methods, tools, and learning as well as cutting-edge data, modeling and analysis approaches are coordinated and implemented across the Conservancy. They will lead and support the timely development of peer-reviewed publications that report on these analyses. Together with TNC colleagues, they will work to demonstrate and communicate that nature-based solutions are an integral component of a human-centered approach to climate resilience, keeping both people and nature safer in an uncertain future.