Tropical Cyclone Risk Modeler

Boston, MA/Remote
Added: April 9, 2024
Company Description

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Job Description

Join the Tropical Cyclone (TC) research team at Verisk Extreme Event Solutions in the Boston-based Research Department and contribute to the development of the next generation catastrophe models for assessing the TC view of risk. As a research scientist, you will be applying your scientific and technical knowledge to model characteristics of tropical cyclones within catastrophe models. Your primary responsibility will be to develop scientifically sound innovations to tackle statistical and computational challenges of accurately representing TC hazard . You will also support and validate existing Verisk TC catastrophe models for regions around the globe. The results of your work will be used by industry and governments to assess the risks from extreme tropical cyclone events.

About The Day-to-Day Responsibilities Of The Role

  • Develop code and apply statically robust methods to represent characteristics of extreme weather events using observations, numerical weather models, and statistical models.
  • Collect, analyze, and integrate/assimilate a wide range of in-situ and remote sensing observations and numerical model data into the modeling process.
  • Interact with other teams to provide expertise and help build scientifically sound models.
  • Engage with clients about Verisk’s tropical cyclone catastrophe models so that they better understand how risks of property losses are being estimated.


About You and How You Can Excel in This Role

  • Strong knowledge of meteorology is required. Background and experience in tropical cyclone meteorology would be considered a significant advantage.
  • Experience with statistical analysis and data science is a key to success at this position.
  • Familiarity and comfort with manipulating observational and remote sensing data sets. Experience in data assimilation is a plus.
  • Strong skills gained through practical experience using high-level language and tools such as Python, R, C++, MATLAB, FORTRAN and Linux environment
  • Ability to gather, integrate, and critically analyze data from all relevant sources of natural hazard information such as national and international agencies, insurance data, private entities
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills


  • Ph.D. degree in atmospheric science or related disciplines within physics or computational sciences and statistics
  • M.S. in atmospheric science or related disciplines with 5+ years professional experience in a technical environment

Additional Information

For over 50 years, Verisk has been the leading data analytics and technology partner to the global insurance industry by delivering value to our clients through expertise and scale. We empower communities and businesses to make better decisions on risk, faster.

At Verisk, you'll have the chance to use your voice and build a rewarding career that's as unique as you are, with work flexibility and the support, coaching, and training you need to succeed.

For the eighth consecutive year, Verisk is proudly recognized as a Great Place to Work® for outstanding workplace culture in the US, fourth consecutive year in the UK, Spain, and India, and second consecutive year in Poland. We value learning, caring and results and make inclusivity and diversity a top priority. In addition to our Great Place to Work® Certification, we’ve been recognized by The Wall Street Journal as one of the Best-Managed Companies and by Forbes as a World’s Best Employer and Best Employer for Women, testaments to the value we place on workplace culture.

We’re 7,000 people strong. We relentlessly and ethically pursue innovation. And we are looking for people like you to help us translate big data into big ideas. Join us and create an exceptional experience for yourself and a better tomorrow for future generations.

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