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[Met-jobs] Senior Weather Scientist (London / Europe or remote ok)

From Michael Stefan <>
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Date Tue, 11 Feb 2020 13:06:05 +0000

  • Are you a weather scientist (or do you hold a PhD in a weather related science), with good understanding of Global Circulation Models (GCMs) such as NCEP CFS or CFS2, JRA55 or MPAS (Model for Prediction Across Scales)?


  • Are you interested in working for an organisation that has sits at the cross roads of disaster finance and risk management, insurance, climate science and resilience, and capital markets?


  • Are you interested in using your scientific background to develop commercially usable products that are actually used by industry participants to create disaster resilience in low and middle income countries?


  • Are you interested in working for a specialist, medium sized company with a flexible attitude to work life balance, global colleagues and where you will be key in developing climate science strategy?


I am an executive search consultant based in the UK and if the answer to the questions above is yes, then I would be interested to discuss a search that I am running for a client. The ideal location for the Senior Weather Scientist will be London, however, alternative European locations (especially Barcelona or Zurich, where the client has other offices) are fine. They are also happy to consider a candidate who will work from home. If the candidate is based outside the UK, they will need to spend 2-3 days a month in London. If based in Europe, the candidate must have easy (ie <3 hrs) connections to London (eg Paris, Brussels, Berlin, Amsterdam, Madrid, Lisbon etc).


The client is looking for an academically strong background, likely to be a PhD in a weather related discipline (a candidate with an advanced masters, say an MPhil/MRes, who did not complete their PhD but has significant knowledge of GCMs would also work). Above and beyond academic knowledge, they are looking for someone who has an interest in shaping the strategy of the business AND wants to develop usable climate/weather products that are actually used by industry participants. Upon joining, their first and most important job will be to assess the company's significant levels of proprietary IP and suggest a viable future strategy involving either further proprietary development or perhaps a partnership approach with other industry participants.


Post-docs who have not achieved tenure would probably be ideal candidates. An alternative background to an academic would be a candidate from a weather modelling/weather derivatives and structuring background. A strong understanding of GCMs is still essential.


The client is happy to consider suitable candidates from all over the world, provided they can relocate to London or interested in being based in a major European country. Help with immigration/sponsorship matters will be provided for the successful candidate. The base salary will be up to £100k (c €110k, or equivalent).


There is a full information pack available for interested candidates. The client can be flexible on start date but please respond as soon as possible as this is an active search.

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