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Scientist, Seismology in Boston, MA at Verisk Analytics

Date Posted: 9/4/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
    Boston, MA
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    At least 3 year(s)
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Job Description


Main responsibilities, but not limited to:
  • Develop regional seismicity and probabilistic seismic hazard models using various types of available seismic, geological, geophysical, and geodetic information
  • Support AIR global earthquake models
  • Develop computer codes to address earthquake hazard related issues
    • Collect and analyze earthquake catalogs, paleoseismic and geodetic information on faults
    • Collect and analysis geologic and geotechnical information for site response analysis
    • Present model results at the company sponsored conference
    • Meet clients and respond to their earthquake and model related questions
    • Present research results at scientific conferences

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Solid comprehension of at least two of the following:
    • Active tectonics and seismotectonics
    • Paleoseismology
    • Space geodesy and kinematic modeling of geodetic data
    • Probabilistic seismic hazard analysis
    • Characterization of shallow site condition and site response analysis
  • Knowledge of probabilistic analysis techniques
  • Creative thinking and problem solving capabilities
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in English
  • Strong analytic skills and proficiency in scientific programming languages, including C++, FORTRAN, Python, R, with 3+ years of experience with at least one of the languages
  • Ability to read and interpret surface geology maps a plus
  • Risk modeling experience a plus
  • GIS knowledge a plus

  • Ability and willingness to develop regional seismic hazard models by collecting and processing earthquake related data, running/writing seismicity related computer codes, and documenting and presenting the results
  • Scientific communication and presentation skills
  • Strong record of in-depth research experience in one or more fields listed in the knowledge, skill and ability section with support in publications in peer reviewed journals
  • M.S. or Ph.D. in seismology, geophysics, or related fields

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 incidents. 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