We are looking for a Senior Data Scientist to work on an exciting, high impact mission as part of the growing team at Climate Policy Radar. We are a not-for-profit climate startup (with secured core funding) on a mission to map the global policy landscape, harnessing machine learning to create the evidence base for informed decision-making. Our work helps governments, the private sector, researchers and civil society to advance effective climate policies rapidly, replicate successful approaches and avoid failed ones, enhance accountability and promote data democratisation.
We are building the capability to collect, structure and analyse climate change policy documents from all around the world. We need an exceptional data scientist with broad practical experience of using machine learning and NLP to research and develop algorithms to extract structured information from large and complex unstructured textual documents.
You will need the creativity and passion to write the playbook, and be comfortable working in situations where uncertainty is high, defining the problems as much as the solutions. You will be willing to roll up your sleeves and dive deep into working on a wide range of fascinating research areas, including the design of efficient data labelling strategies, document layout parsing and semantic search.
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Climate Policy Radar is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer, and we believe diversity is more than an HR tick-box exercise but a genuine need and cause. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, citizenship, relationship choices and status, or disability. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.
Unfortunately we are currently unable to sponsor visas. Only applicants legally authorised to work in the UK will be considered.
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