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Remote Sensing Researcher

Verisk atmospheric and environmental research
Manhattan, New York, US
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Jun 28, 2022

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
Remote Sensing
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About The Role

Job Description

As a New Member Of Verisk AER's Globally Recognized Research And Development Division, You Will Be Able To Take Advantage Of Opportunities For Collaboration Across Our Established Research Programs, Including

Verisk Atmospheric and Environmental Research (AER) is looking for a Remote Sensing Researcher with expertise in observational evaluation of precipitating hydrometeor properties. Ideally this expertise will take the form of ground-based remote sensing applications, but expertise in other platforms will be considered.
  • Understanding of convective processes and exploration of microphysical impacts
  • Detailed validation of cloud, precipitation, and radiative transfer processes using remotely sensed data
  • Global Navigation Satellite System Radio Occultation (GNSS-RO) retrievals of temperature, water vapor, and cloud properties
  • The application of active and passive remote sensing to the monitoring of greenhouse gases and other air pollutants
In addition, you will be provided both individual and team mentorship to develop your own externally funded research program. The ideal candidate will publish high impact peer-reviewed papers, give presentations at scientific conferences, write proposals and reports, and keep up with relevant scientific, computing, and observational advances.

About The Day-to-Day Responsibilities Of The Role
  • Contribute to ongoing research program into convective processes through independent completion of both externally and self-directed research tasks.
  • Regularly develop innovative techniques to apply hydrometeor observations to answer scientific questions.
  • Support other AER groups in the application and use of hydrometeor observations and in the assessment of cloud impacts on remote sensing.
  • Show adaptability in performing research tasks outside their immediate research area as needed with minimal spin-up time.
  • Develop their own externally funded research program focused on application of hydrometeor observations through research grant proposals and contracts with non-profit and industry clients.

About You and How You Can Excel in This Role
  • PhD in Atmospheric Sciences or related disciplines required
  • Direct experience in microphysical research with an observational focus. While recent experience with microphysical observations outside of graduate school is preferred, such experience in graduate school will be evaluated if it was the major focus of the candidate's dissertation
  • Strong knowledge of retrieving hydrometeor properties via an observational platform and applying them through exploration/definition of physically based processes and/or model validation
  • Excellent programming skills in Fortran, Python, and/or other common languages
  • Skilled in scientific communication, including writing and public speaking.
  • Works well independently and in a diverse team
  • Strong leadership and people skills
  • Able to handle multiple tasks and projects simultaneously.
  • Comfortable with travel
Additional Information

Atmospheric and Environmental Research (AER), a Verisk business, has been helping businesses and governments better anticipate and manage climate and weather-related risks for more than 40 years. Large government agencies like NOAA, NASA and the Departments of Defense and Energy rely on AER's scientists to help solve weather and climate related problems of vital national importance in energy, environment and national security. Large insurance, energy and investment firms count on AER to help them decrease weather-related losses and increase profitability by integrating state-of-the-art climate science and weather information into their planning and decision processes.? To learn more about AER please visit us at:? We are proud to be a part of the Verisk family of companies!

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