Seismologist Job Available at AIR Worldwide

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May 23, 2011

Wanted job: Seismologist
Salary: Open
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Employer: AIR Worldwide
Type: Full Time – Experienced
Category: Seismology

Job Description
AIR Worldwide (AIR), a member of the Verisk Insurance Solutions group at Verisk Analytics, is the scientific leader and most respected provider of risk modeling software and consulting services. AIR founded the catastrophe modeling industry in 1987 and today models the risk from natural catastrophes and terrorism in 50 countries. AIR offers the opportunity to work with advanced technologies, global clients, and hundreds of the most innovative, talented minds in the industry.

Main responsibilities, but not limited to:
• Collect and analyze historic and prehistoric earthquake data, active faults, paleoseismological data, and geodetic data; use them to develop regional seismicity models
• Apply probabilistic seismic hazard analysis methods to develop regional seismic hazard models.
• Develop computer codes to solve complex geophysical problems or simulate complex physical systems.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
• Solid comprehension of at least two of the following: o Experience in regional seismicity studies o Experience in subduction related earthquake hazard studies o Probabilistic seismic hazard analysis o Characterization of shallow site condition and site response analysis
• Knowledge of probabilistic analysis techniques
• Proficiency in scientific programming languages, including Fortran, 3+ years of experience
• Risk modeling experience a plus
• GIS knowledge a plus

NOTES: US Residents Only. Employer will assist with relocation costs

• Ability and willingness to develop regional seismic hazard models by collecting and processing earthquake related data, running/writing seismicity related computer codes, and documenting and presenting the results • Scientific communication and presentation skills
• 2+ years of practical experience
• M.S. or Ph.D. in seismology or related field

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