27 Jan, 2020Full time
The Climate Service provides climate analytics to help the world’s governments, companies, and financial institutions measure and manage the financial risk from climate change. We are a fast-growing, two-year-old company, and our mission is to embed climate data into global decision making. We believe this will accelerate the transition to a low-carbon economy, and help make the world more resilient to the most important challenge of our time. Currently, we are recruiting for a senior scientific analyst focussed on climate risk, based in Durham, NC, who will work closely with our clients and our analysis and product teams. The successful candidate will apply multidisciplinary research to the linkages between climate-related hazards and financial outcomes across economic sectors and will play a prominent role in shaping the future of one of the world’s leading climate analytics firms. About the position: We are looking for a specialist in quantitative climate risk who will help our customers get the most value from our Climanomics™ climate risk analytics platform. The successful candidate will join our research team to deepen our platform's advanced analytics which help our customers measure the financial impacts of climate change on their business. We're looking for someone who is curious, enthusiastic, and adaptable to join our growing team. You should have a grounding in climate risk impact modeling and experience in climate/environmental science. You should feel confident independently researching the climate-change impact literature in order to develop econometric functions that relate climate hazards to impacts on our customers. What you’ll do: Leverage the latest academic research to develop econometric climate impact functions for a range of use cases including, but not limited to, the following: damage to buildings and infrastructure; impacts on crops; effects on human health and worker productivity; impacts on supply chains; and impacts on financial markets. Work with the Analytics team to ensure that climate impact models are compatible with client needs. Work with the Engineering team to incorporate climate impact models into TCS’ software. Interpret complex quantitative results and ensure consistency between aggregate impacts and the underlying impact functions. Document the research and methodology underlying the impact functions. Plan and execute enhancements to impact functions as new research becomes available and as client requirements evolve. Who you are: Previous analytical experience in climate risk impact modeling or catastrophe risk modeling. Experience in analyzing climate hazard and risk data to draw business-relevant conclusions Proficient in one or more programming languages consistent with large-scale data analytics (R, Python, etc.) M.Sc. or Ph.D. in Climate Sciences, Atmospheric Sciences, Environmental Engineering, Economics, Statistics, or other relevant field. Excited about the opportunity to engage in the integration of hazard impact modeling on downstream asset valuation and sectoral implications Burning desire to provide the world with ever-better insights on the impact of climate change Diversity, equity, inclusion, and integrity are our company’s primary values. The Climate Service is committed to creating a diverse team, an inclusive work environment, and equitable business and management practices -- including our recruitment and hiring process. In committing to these values, we will be diligent in considering them in our ongoing assessment of who we are, what we stand for, and how we conduct our business. If this role matches your skills, experience, and motivations then please submit your resume with a cover letter identifying why you feel you would be a great addition to the team. Apply as soon as possible, but no later than Tuesday, February 18, 2020. At this time, we are unable to sponsor H1-B visas. Candidates must have a valid work visa or be a U.S. citizen / permanent resident.