Aclima is hiring an

Environmental Data Scientist

San Francisco, United States

To Apply:

Please submit your resume and include a thoughtful cover letter explaining why you and Aclima might be a great fit. Applications without this information will not be considered.

About Aclima

Aclima designs and deploys sensor networks that advance environmental intelligence to improve human health and planetary health. Our networks collect, process, and analyze real-time data flowing from thousands of environmental sensors, both stationary and on vehicles, enabling a level of environmental inquiry that has never been possible before. Working closely with partners, we help translate that data into actionable insights, empowering people to change the way we design and manage our buildings, communities, and cities. It is our mission to use this new body of knowledge to create a more resilient, healthy and thriving world. For more information, please visit

 Job description:

  • Aclima is seeking a data scientist with expertise in atmospheric transport and emissions modeling as well as in atmospheric chemistry to lead our efforts to design and interpret air quality data from urban outdoor sensor networks. The job offers  opportunities to work with existing high spatiotemporal resolution datasets from our urban mapping projects as well as the ability to guide new data collection efforts and perform pilot experiments with our field research team. We are especially interested in candidates who combine traditional air quality analysis tools with machine learning techniques in novel and creative ways. You will be entering a dynamic, fast-moving, and progressive organization. During this phase of growth, we are seeking individuals who are self-starters and are excited about the opportunity to help us define our next steps across a variety of environmental applications. To succeed at this position, a candidate must demonstrate strength in strategic thinking, and contribute to the development of data products and collaborations with partners across industry, government and research sectors.  The responsibilities of the position will be tailored to the experience level of the successful candidate. We encourage applications from candidates with an advanced degree and 3-5 years of relevant experience as well as from more experienced candidates interested in leadership opportunities.

Required Skills:

  • Advanced degree in Chemistry, Environmental Science, or Engineering with direct experience in atmospheric modeling or emissions inventory development.  
  • Strong grasp of atmospheric chemistry and air quality fundamentals (tropospheric ozone chemistry, PM formation, etc) and associated human health impacts.
  • Fluency in scientific computation (preferred languages: Python, Matlab, Fortran, R).
  • Comfort with implementation of Eulerian and Lagrangian air quality and atmospheric transport models (CMAQ, CAMx, WRF-CHEM, STILT) and emissions models (e.g. MOVES, EMFAC, etc).
  • Experience with spatial statistics and  large-scale data analysis techniques, including data mining and machine learning.

Preferred Skills:

  • Familiarity with GIS and spatiotemporal visualization techniques.

Compensation and Benefits:

Aclima employees work incredibly hard, and we work incredibly hard to thank them. We offer a competitive compensation package, equity potential and excellent benefits. You’ll appreciate our challenging work environment, exceptional colleagues, strong business momentum, and the ability to make a difference. Benefits include: medical, dental, vision, 401K, company events and an extraordinary culture.

Full-time position only. Out of area candidates will be considered.


To Apply:

Please submit your resume and include a thoughtful cover letter explaining why you and Aclima might be a great fit. Applications without this information will not be considered.