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Physicist or Applied Mathematician Climate and Atmospheric Science

Verisk atmospheric and environmental research
Lexington, Massachusetts, US
Closing date
Dec 12, 2022

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
Climate Change
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
Company Description

We help the world see new possibilities and inspire change for better tomorrows. Our analytic solutions bridge content, data, and analytics to help business, people, and society become stronger, more resilient, and sustainable.

Job Description

Verisk Atmospheric and Environmental Research (AER) is looking for a Senior Research Associate or Staff Scientist with a degree in physics or applied mathematics and experience in high-performance computing on Linux clusters to perform research in atmospheric and climate science and remote sensing of the Earth system. 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:

* Remote sensing of the Earth system using the signals of the Global Navigation Satellite Systems;
* A variety of problems related to statistical inference and retrieval algorithms;
* Fundamental research in radiative transfer in Earth and planetary atmospheres, especially regarding the monitoring of greenhouse gases and other air pollutants; and
* Analyzing the output of runs of large climate models.

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 programs in GNSS radio occultation, climate change detection and attribution studies, and atmospheric science as the lead or as a member of a team.
* Show adaptability in performing research tasks outside their immediate research area as needed.
* Learn the fundamentals of atmospheric science, radiative transfer, and climate science.
* Eventually cultivate a research program by applying to both public and private sources of funding.


* Demonstrated exceptional skills in applied mathematics and/or physics such that they can work on a wide variety of Earth science topics. A bachelors or graduate degree in Mathematics or Physics is highly desirable.
* Strong scientific programming skills in Fortran and Python, including experience in parallel computing architectures.
* Works well independently and as part of small teams.
* Good communication and writing skills.
* Able to handle multiple tasks and projects simultaneously.
* Comfortable with public speaking and travel.

Additional Information

In 2022, Verisk received Great Place to Work® Certification for our outstanding workplace culture for the sixth year in a row and second-time certification in the UK, Spain, and India. We're also one of the 38 companies on the UK's Best Workplaces™ list and one of 18 companies on Spain's Best Workplaces™ list.

For over fifty years and through innovation, interpretation, and professional insight, Verisk has replaced uncertainty with precision to unlock opportunities that deliver significant and demonstrable impact. From our historic roots in risk assessment, we've grown to provide analytic insights that help transform industries focused on some of the world's most critical areas. Today, the insurance industry relies on Verisk to be, and to make the world, more productive, resilient, and sustainable.

Verisk works in collaboration with our customers and at the intersection of people, data, and advanced technologies. Through proprietary platformed analytics, advanced modeling, and interpretation, we deliver immediate and sustained value to our customers and through them, to the individuals and societies they serve, with greater speed, precision, and scale.

We're 9,000 people strong, committed to translating big data into big ideas. We help others see new possibilities and empower certainty into big decisions that impact individuals and societies. And we relentlessly and ethically pursue innovation to help move our customers, and the world, toward better tomorrows.

Everyone at Verisk-from our chief executive officer to our newest employee-is guided by The Verisk Way, to Be Remarkable, Add Value, and Innovate.

* Be Remarkable by doing something better each day in service to our customers and each other
* Add Value by delivering immediate and sustained results that drive positive outcomes
* Innovate by redefining what's possible, embracing challenges, and pushing boundaries

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At Verisk you can build an exciting career with meaningful work; create positive and lasting impact on business; and find the support, coaching, and training you need to advance your career. We have received the Great Place to Work® Certification for the 7th consecutive year. We've been recognized by Forbes as a World's Best Employer and a Best Employer for Women, testaments to our culture of engagement and the value we place on an inclusive and diverse workforce. Verisk's Statement on Racial Equity and Diversity supports our commitment to these values and affecting positive and lasting change in the communities where we live and work.

Verisk Analytics is an equal opportunity employer.

All members of the Verisk Analytics family of companies are equal opportunity employers. We consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, veteran's status, age or disability.

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