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[Met-jobs] Ocean Research Scientist, Atmospheric and Environmental Research, Inc., Lexington, MA

From chris little <>
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Date Tue, 21 Aug 2018 18:54:26 +0000 (UTC)

(Apologies for cross-posting)
(Note this position is in addition to a currently-open *Coastal* Ocean Research Scientist position)

Atmospheric and Environmental Research, Inc. (AER) invites applications for an Ocean Research Scientist position, to be filled as soon as possible at our Lexington, MA office.  Desired candidates should have excellent technical skills (see requirements below), and a demonstrated ability to work independently and publish in the peer-reviewed literature.

The selected candidate will support and/or lead data analysis and publication efforts for multi-year projects with an ocean circulation, sea level and climate focus. These projects currently include work on satellite/in situ data analysis and interpretation, large-scale modeling and state estimation, and multi-model analysis.

The position offers significant opportunities for promotion and career advancement, including the development of an externally funded research program commensurate with post-doctoral experience. The position will provide ample opportunities to collaborate with a broad group of scientists at AER and at prestigious academic institutions and government research labs.

Requirements Include:

    PhD in physical oceanography, climate dynamics, or related sciences
    Experience in scientific analysis of large data sets (satellite/in situ ocean data and/or model output)
    Expertise in at least one scientific analysis and/or programming tool (e.g., Matlab, R, Python, etc.)
    Excellent oral and written communication skills
    Leadership experience and/or capability

The following are desired:

    Experience with data assimilation and/or model-data comparison methods
    Hands-on ocean and/or climate modeling experience (initializing models, design and analysis of simulations)
    Working knowledge of Matlab and Fortran
    Familiarity with aspects of geodetic and cryospheric science related to sea level and ocean circulation variability
    Proposal development and writing experience

AER employees enjoy working in a collaborative, team-oriented environment that offers an excellent wage and benefit package, advanced technologies and state-of-the-art resources.  AER is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce.  AER is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.  As a VEVRAA federal contractor, AER welcomes priority referrals of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. 

Please apply online at

About AER

For more than 40 years, Atmospheric and Environmental Research (AER) has been helping businesses and governments better anticipate and manage climate and weather-related risks. Large government agencies like NOAA, NASA and the Departments of Defense and Energy rely on AER’s scientists to help solve weather and climate related problems of vital national importance in energy, environment and national security. Large insurance, energy and investment firms count on AER to help them decrease weather-related losses and increase profitability by integrating state-of-the-art climate science and weather information into their planning and decision processes.  For more information visit

AER operates as a subsidiary of Verisk Analytics.  In just the past year, Verisk Analytics was certified as a Great Place to Work, and was named by Forbes magazine to both its World’s Most Innovative Companies list and its America’s Best Large Employers list.

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