Data Scientist - Houston, TX, USA

The Department of Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences at Rice University, USA, seeks an experienced and innovative Data Scientist to build a new Data Science for the Earth initiative and enhance activities in the Department’s Visualization Laboratory.


The candidate must be willing to cross disciplines and support the software and hardware needs of research in geophysics, climate science, remote sensing, and geochemistry provided domain knowledge from students and faculty. In addition to serving as research/visualization support, successful applicants will pursue externally-funded research initiatives.

Similarly, the candidate will be willing to actively learn new techniques that enhance departmental research. In particular, machine learning, advanced 3D visualization and mapping, Bayesian statistics, inverse modeling, and optimization are central to the Department’s current and future computational needs.

This position will collaborate with Rice’s GIS lab and Office of Information Technology to make use of Rice’s existing geospatial and high performance computing infrastructure.


Masters degree.

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