Scientist, Hydrometeorology and Statistics

Employer
Air
Location
Boston, Massachusetts, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jul 25, 2021
Closes
Jul 26, 2021
Ref
2307251709
Discipline
Statistics
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
Job Description

Come join the Stochastic Modeling Team in AIRs Boston-based Research Department, and contribute to building state-of-the-art probabilistic flood models. Our team projects offer opportunities for creative problem-solving on a boundless set of interesting problems at the interface of extreme weather, climate change, and risk. Catastrophe models depend fundamentally on hierarchical modeling of space-time physical processes, inference from heterogeneous and incomplete calibration data, and ensemble techniques to quantify uncertainty. We learn continuously through interdisciplinary collaborations with a diverse team of meteorologists, applied mathematicians, climate scientists, engineers, and hydrologists. As such, this is a fantastic position for a curious statistician with a passion for modeling atmospheric processes! In addition to sharp technical skills, we also hope you will bring a practical, applied mindset to the role. This role is responsible for delivery and maintenance of simulated precipitation catalogs for AIRs state-of-the-art flood risk assessment capabilities.

DAY TO DAY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Develop and enhance stochastic and physically-based precipitation models for regions across the globe, with a focus on the practical application of precipitation modeling, data assimilation, risk assessment, and insurance industry

Collect, process, and analyze numerous and varied data types used for the precipitation simulation, bias correction, and validation processes. These data may include in-situ and satellite-derived observations, as well as data products and numerical model output.

Be comfortable operating in real and near-real time on tight deadlines within a team to obtain the best possible representation of an actual precipitation event

Assimilate data into the modeling process to bring model output close to observations

Present AIR precipitation models to clients, government bodies and the science community

Work closely with the flood modeling team to ensure smooth delivery of products representing both historical and simulated precipitation