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[Met-jobs] Principal and Research Scientist Positions with AIR Worldwide (USA)

From "Roger Brugge" <r.brugge@reading.ac.uk>
To "met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk" <met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk>
Date Wed, 20 Jan 2016 09:40:31 +0000

Forwarded from CLIMLIST...

Here are two positions with AIR Worldwide that might be of interest:

1. Principal Scientist/Crop modeling
The business of analyzing and managing risk from natural and man-made
catastrophes, weather, climate, and infectious diseases is growing both
nationally and internationally. Hundreds of businesses, insurance and
re-insurance companies rely on our risk models to determine the
frequency and severity of potential loss and to make critical financial
decisions. Businesses also use our models to identify how to optimize
their financial portfolios, assess profitability of investments, and
decide where to expand and contract.
When you join AIR, you’ll be a member of a market leader developing
state-of-the-art products and delivering best-in-class consulting
services to a variety of clients. You will use your expertise and our
tools to help develop, enhance, manage, and apply the risk modeling
solutions to a variety of client applications. You will work in close
cooperation with a team of scientists, engineers, analysts, and
statisticians to incorporate the latest modeling technologies into
cutting-edge risk assessment.
You will be part of AIR’s Agricultural Risk Modeling team within our
growing Research and Modeling department. Currently the team is involved
in a variety of projects covering various perils and different crop
insurance programs.
Main responsibilities, but not limited to:

· Lead an experienced team analyzing multi-million dollar
agricultural insurance portfolios based on weather risk

· Develop and enhance natural hazard models for agriculture risk
in the US and around the world, including in emerging markets

· Collect and analyze data related to assessing agricultural risk,
such as temperature, precipitation, soil information, crop yields, crop
damage, loss data, etc.

· Address client questions and interact with them (some travel
will be required) to help them better understand how natural
catastrophes impact risk to property and how our models work

· Play a key role in presenting and supporting the AIR Model in
front of regulatory bodies and professional auditors

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• Ability to gather, understand, and critically analyze data from all
relevant sources of natural hazard information
• Experience in programming with statistical packages, R preferred
• Familiarity with manipulating large data sets using SQL
• Practical experience in any compiled programming language (such as C,
C++, C#, FORTRAN, etc.) is a plus
• Highly motivated, detailed oriented and self-directed with
demonstrated experience in advancing complex projects
• Excellent verbal communication skills
• GIS knowledge a plus
Requirements:
• PhD in any branch of Natural Science, Engineering, Mathematics or
Statistics, with experience in mathematical and numerical modeling and
7+ years of work experience in a related field
• Background in Meteorology or (crop) risk modeling a plus

<http://www.air-worldwide.com/Careers/Search-Open-Positions/?jvi=oOx81fwe,Job>

2. Research Scientist
AIR Worldwide (AIR) is the scientific leader and most respected provider
of risk modeling software and consulting services. The business of
analyzing and managing risk from natural and man-made catastrophes is
growing both nationally and internationally. Hundreds of businesses,
insurance, and re-insurance companies rely on our risk models to
determine the frequency and severity of potential loss and to make
critical financial decisions. Businesses use our models to identify how
to optimize their financial portfolios, assess profitability of
investments, and decide where to expand and contract.
When you join AIR, you’ll be a member of a market leader developing
state-of-the-art products and delivering best-in-class consulting
services to a variety of clients. You will use your expertise and our
tools to help develop, enhance, manage, and apply the risk modeling
solutions to a variety of client applications. You will work in close
cooperation with a team of scientists, engineers, analysts, and
statisticians to incorporate the latest modeling technologies into
cutting-edge risk assessment.

You will be part of AIR’s Agricultural Risk Modeling team within our
growing Research and Modeling department. Currently the team is involved
in a variety of projects covering various perils and different crop
insurance programs.

Main responsibilities, but not limited to:

· Conduct sceintific research about related topics (e.g. crop
modeling, crop insurance, remote sensing, etc.) for model updates and
new model development

· Develop and enhance natural hazard models for agriculture risk
around the world, including in emerging markets

· Collect and analyze data related to assessing agricultural risk,
such as temperature, precipitation, soil information, crop yields, crop
damage, loss data, etc.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

· Experience in programming with statistical packages (R preferred)

· Highly motivated, detail oriented, and self-directed with
demonstrated experience in advancing complex projects

· Ability to gather, understand, and critically analyze data from
all relevant sources of natural hazard information

· Practical experience in any compiled programming language (such
as C, C++, C#, FORTRAN, etc.)

· Familiarity with manipulating large data sets using SQL

· Excellent verbal and written communication skills

· GIS knowledge a plus

Requirements:
· PhD in any branch of Natural Science, Engineering, Mathematics,
or Statistics, with experience in mathematical and numerical modeling

· Background in crop modeling, remote sensing, or insurance a plus

<http://www.air-worldwide.com/Careers/Search-Open-Positions/?jvi=oM8k2fw0,Job>



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