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Scientist and Geophysicist in Boston, MA at Verisk Analytics

Date Posted: 4/14/2018

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AIR Worldwide (AIR), a member of the Verisk Insurance Solutions group at Verisk Analytics, is the scientific leader and most respected provider of risk modeling software and consulting services. AIR founded the catastrophe modeling industry in 1987 and today models the risk from natural catastrophes and terrorism in 90 countries. AIR offers the opportunity to work with advanced technologies, global clients, and hundreds of the most innovative, talented minds in the industry.

 Become a member of the AIR’s growing Research and Modeling department.  Work closely with an energetic team of scientists, engineers, analysts, and statisticians conducting research and developing models used to estimate and manage the financial risk associated with catastrophes resulting from extreme weather events.

  • Work with established research and modeling teams to conduct and assimilate emerging hydrodynamical research to enhance numerical tsunami models
  • develop advanced stochastic simulation techniques for probabilistic assessment and sensitivity analysis
  • Manage the collection and analysis a wide range of observational and numerical model data, and integrate the highest quality information into the modeling process
  • Address client questions to help them better understand how natural catastrophes impact risk to property

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Solid understanding of and experience with numerical tsunami models
  • Strong background in seismology, tectonics, and/or fluid dynamics as it applies to tsunami phenomena
  • Ability to gather, integrate, and critically analyze data and results from all relevant sources of natural hazard information
  • Strong math skills and understanding of statistics
  • Solid technical programming skills gained through practical experience, in particular using languages and tools like FORTRAN, GIS, MATLAB, C, and/or C++
  • Proficiency in working in a Linux/Unix environment, including scripting in languages such as C-shell, Bash, Tcl/Tk
  • Highly motivated and self-directed with demonstrated experience in advancing complex projects and working with interdisciplinary teams of scientists
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English

  • Ph.D. in Geophysics required

About AIR Worldwide

AIR Worldwide (AIR) provides risk modeling solutions that make individuals, businesses, and society more resilient to extreme events. In 1987, AIR Worldwide founded the catastrophe modeling industry and today models the risk from natural catastrophes, terrorism, pandemics, casualty catastrophes, and cyber attacks, globally. Insurance, reinsurance, financial, corporate, and government clients rely on AIR’s advanced science, software, and consulting services for catastrophe risk management, insurance-linked securities, site-specific engineering analyses, and agricultural risk management. AIR Worldwide, a Verisk (Nasdaq:VRSK) business, is headquartered in Boston with additional offices in North America, Europe, and Asia. For more information, please visit