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Senior Climate Scientist, Physical Impacts

New York City, New York, US
Closing date
Sep 28, 2023

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
Climate Change
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Employment Type
Full time
The Role: Senior Climate Scientist, Physical Impacts Grade (relevant for internal applicants only): 12 The Location: US - Virtual The Team: The Climate Center of Excellence is part of S&P Global's Sustainable1 (S1), the centralized source for essential sustainability intelligence at S&P Global. This position is on the Science team within the Center of Excellence. The Science team provides state-of-the-art science to power S&P Global products and help the world's financial institutions, companies, and governments measure and manage the financial risk from climate change. The Science team is a group of experienced climate scientists who conduct cutting-edge applied research on the physical and economic impacts of climate change. The science team works on forward-looking projects that anticipate emerging needs in climate risk analysis. The Impact: The mission of the Center of Excellence is to embed climate information into global decision making. We believe this will accelerate a sustainable and equitable transition to a low carbon economy and help make the world more resilient to the most important challenge of our time. Meeting this immense challenge requires coupling advanced physical science with advanced economic and financial modeling. What's in it for you: The successful applicant will have the opportunity to join a dedicated group of leading scientists working in a rapidly growing field to address some of the world's most pressing challenges. Sustainable1 is growing rapidly, and there will be commensurate growth in professional development opportunities. The successful applicant will be exposed to new modeling and data methods that will be widely applicable in future projects. Responsibilities: Become a senior member of the science team to develop new model innovations, including event-oriented hazard models and probabilistic techniques addressing correlations among hazards. Develop hazard models for emerging climate impacts, including, for example, tipping-point effects, cascading hazards, and landslides. Evaluate and validate hazard-model results. Lead and/or contribute to technical reports and academic publications. Keep pace with evolving scientific literature in areas relevant to our modeling. Work with the Customer Success team and the Product team to promote technical understanding of current methods and development of enhanced methods. Present research externally to our customers and at scientific conferences Basic Qualifications: 10 years of experience in quantitative analysis of climate-related geophysical phenomena and associated data preferred High standards for data integrity and meticulous attention to detail and consistency. Experience in mentoring of less-senior staff scientists. Well organized and able to manage projects independently with deadlines. Good communicator and able to work successfully in a team environment. Preferred Qualifications: PhD in Climate/Atmospheric Science or a Physical Science with Climate-Science experience, plus 10 years of experience in the field Experience with latest global climate model data sets. Experience in statistical and probabilistic analysis of large geophysical data sets. Strong interest in multi-disciplinary approach to physical climate impacts, as integration of these impacts into socio-economic modeling Strong desire for hands-on approach to research with skills in R, Python, and/or MatLab, as well as familiarity with Unix-based computing environments. Compensation/Benefits Information (US Applicants Only): S&P Global states that the anticipated base salary range for this position is $114,100-$195,800. Base salary ranges may vary by geographic location. In addition to base compensation, this role is eligible for an annual incentive plan. This role is eligible to receive additional S&P Global benefits. For more information on the benefits, we provide to our employees, visit About S&P Global Sustainable1: S&P Global Sustainable1 is the central source for sustainability intelligence from S&P Global. Sustainable1 matches customers with the ESG products insights and solutions from across S&P Global divisions to help meet their unique needs. Our comprehensive coverage across global markets combined with in-depth ESG intelligence provides financial institutions, corporations and governments an unmatched level of clarity and confidence to successfully navigate the transition to a sustainable future. Our data and well-informed point of view on critical topics like energy transition, climate resilience, positive impact and sustainable finance allow us to go deep on the details that define the big picture so customers can make decisions with conviction. To learn more about Sustainable1, visit Personal development, S&P sponsor our employees to spend time building their skills and knowledge on areas that are of personal interest and that can be beneficial to the business over the long term. We want our people to develop and stay for a long time. Examples include training in consultative selling techniques, external qualifications, and certifications in topics such as ESG as the market evolves, all the way through to MBA's. The Workplace, we would like to encourage you to apply if you thrive in an environment that supports flexible working, we have adapted to a hybrid model and will continue this path in the future with the ability to work remotely and within the offices that we have throughout the United States. Employee Resource Groups, developing a diverse workforce is one way we ensure our collective success. We support eight Employee Resource Groups dedicated to engaging and empowering diverse groups at S&P Global. You can find more information here: S&P Global has a Securities Disclosure and Trading Policy ("the Policy") that seeks to mitigate conflicts of interest by monitoring and placing restrictions on personal securities holding and trading. The Policy is designed to promote compliance with global regulations. In some Divisions, pursuant to the Policy's requirements, candidates at S&P Global may be asked to disclose securities holdings. Some roles may include a trading prohibition and remediation of positions when there is an effective or potential conflict of interest. Employment at S&P Global is contingent upon compliance with the Policy.      ----------------------------------------------------------- Equal Opportunity Employer S&P Global is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military veteran status, unemployment status, or any other status protected by law. Only electronic job submissions will be considered for employment. If you need an accommodation during the application process due to a disability, please send an email to: and your request will be forwarded to the appropriate person.  US Candidates Only: The EEO is the Law Poster describes discrimination protections under federal law. ----------------------------------------------------------- 20 - Professional (EEO-2 Job Categories-United States of America), IFTECH202.2 - Middle Professional Tier II (EEO Job Group), SWP Priority - Ratings - (Strategic Workforce Planning) Job ID: 290112 Posted On: 2023-08-23 Location: New York, New York, United States
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