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Verisk Tsunami Scientist in Boston, Massachusetts

• Work with established research and modeling teams to conduct and assimilate emerging hydrodynamical research to enhance numerical tsunami models

• Develop advanced stochastic simulation techniques for probabilistic assessment and sensitivity analysis

• Manage the collection and analysis a wide range of observational and numerical model data, and integrate the highest quality information into the modeling process

• Address client questions to help them better understand how natural catastrophes impact risk to property

• Must have a solid understanding of and experience with numerical tsunami models

• Strong background in seismology, tectonics, and/or fluid dynamics as it applies to tsunami phenomena

• Ability to gather, integrate, and critically analyze data and results from all relevant sources of natural hazard information

• Strong math skills and understanding of statistics

• Solid technical programming skills gained through practical experience, in particular using languages and tools like C++, FORTRAN, R, Python, GIS, and MATLAB etc.

• Proficiency in working in a Linux/Unix environment, including scripting in languages such as C-shell, Bash, Tcl/Tk

• Highly motivated and self-directed with demonstrated experience in advancing complex projects and working with interdisciplinary teams of scientists

• Strong verbal and written communication skills in English

• Ph.D. in Geophysics or M. Sc. in Geophysics with 3 or more years of research or industry experience in tsunami modeling

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