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Seismologist – Job Opening

Employer: AIR Worldwide

Posted: 29 Aug 2013

Job ID: 2012-25367

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 90 countries. AIR offers the opportunity to work with advanced technologies, global clients, and hundreds of the most innovative, talented minds in the industry. Collect and analyze regional earthquake catalog data, faults slip rates and paleoseismic data, and geologic and geotechnical information for site response analysis Participate in the development of regional seismicity models by processing and integrating various earthquake related information such as historic/instrumental earthquake catalogs, faults slip rates, and geodetic data Develop computer codes to solve geophysical and earthquake hazard related problems

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

Solid comprehension of at least two of the following:

  • Experience in regional seismicity studies
  • Experience in subduction related earthquake hazard studies
  • Probabilistic seismic hazard analysis
  • 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
  • Ability to read and interpret surface geology maps a plus Risk modeling experience a plus GIS knowledge a plus

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


  • Expertise: Research
  • Education Doctorate (or equivalent work experience)
  • Job Type Full Time
  • Location MA-Boston
  • Years of Experience 1-3 Years

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