Atmospheric Scientist- Extratropical Cyclones
Company: Society for Conservation Biology
Posted on: November 26, 2022
Atmospheric Scientist- Extratropical Cyclones Company
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Join the Mid-latitude Atmospheric Perils research team at Verisk
Extreme Event Solutions in the Boston-based Research Department.
You will be responsible for providing a process level understanding
of extratropical cyclones/winter storms and the processes or
conditions that lead to extreme winds, snowfall accumulations, and
freezing rain in the historic, near present, and future climates.
As a research scientist, you will be applying your scientific and
technical knowledge to represent the observed damage-causing
characteristics of extratropical cyclones within catastrophe (CAT)
models. You will also support and validate Verisk CAT models for
regions around the globe within client-facing meetings and as part
of the shared responsibilities of the Mid-latitude Atmospheric
Perils research team. The results of your work will be used by
industry and governments to assess the risks from extreme weather
About The Day-to-Day Responsibilities Of The Role
* Provide domain knowledge and modeling (e.g. WRF) or observational
expertise for building scientifically sound representations of
extreme weather events.
* Collect and analyze a wide range of in-situ and remote sensing
* Develop code and apply statically robust methods for model
development and evaluation.
* Engage with clients about validating and using Verisk's CAT
models to assess risks from extreme weather events.
* M.S. with 4+ years professional experience in a technical
environment, or Ph.D. degree in meteorology, geoscience, or related
* Knowledge of atmospheric dynamics is required.
* Background and experience in extratropical cyclone modeling would
be considered a significant advantage.
* Experience with statistical analysis and data science is
* Ability to gather, integrate, and critically analyze data from
all relevant sources.
* Strong skills gained through practical experience using
high-level language and tools such as Python, R, NCL, Git and Linux
* Familiarity with C++, MATLAB, FORTRAN Excellent written and
verbal communication skills.
* Demonstrated record of scientific excellence (e.g., software
deliverables/products, publications, presentations)
* Open to mid-career scientists. Early-career scientist
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