Senior Scientist, Extreme Mid-latitude Weather

Boston, Massachusetts (US)
May 12, 2021
Jun 11, 2021
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About the day-to-day responsibilities of the role:

•    Develop, code, and enhance stochastic and physically based models for regions across the globe for tornados, derechos, thunderstorms and hail. 
•    Manage parts and/or entire models development projects. Coordinate with other meteorologists, hydrologists, hydraulic/structural engineers, and statisticians to translate the simulated extreme weather into a fully comprehensive view of financial risk from these perils across the globe.
•    Collect, process, and analyze all available data to support the extreme midlatitude weather simulation and validation processes
•    Be comfortable operating in real and near-real time to obtain the best possible representation of an actual meteorological event on tight deadlines
•    Run models and fuse/assimilate observations into the modeling process to bring model output close to reality
•    Present AIR models internally and externally to clients and government bodies 


•    Solid background in midlatitude meteorology and climate science with emphasis on tornados, derechos, thunderstorms and hail. Experience in project planning and management will be considered a significant advantage.
•    Knowledge of probability theory and (geo)statistics. Experience with statistical analysis, data science and stochastic simulation applications in meteorology is a key to success at this position. 
•    Strong programming skills gained through practical experience using high-level language and tools such as R, Python, C++, MATLAB, or FORTRAN. Experience with collaborative code development and system scripting and familiarity with version control will be considered a plus.
•    Ability to gather, integrate, and critically analyze data from all relevant sources of natural hazard information such as national and international agencies, insurance data, private entities
•    Excellent written and verbal communication skills
•    Ability to achieve goals and meet deadlines while working on multiple tasks. Project management experience would be considered a plus. 
•    Highly motivated and self-directed in advancing complex projects


The things you absolutely need to have:

•    Advanced degree in meteorology, climate science or related field with associated experience related to midlatitude weather analysis and simulation. Ph. D. preferred, but strong M.S. applicants may also be considered. 
•    3 or more years of associated work experience related to weather analysis and simulation  (6 or more years for applicants with an M.S. degree)

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