Website Karen Clark & Company

Karen Clark & Company (KCC) has an immediate opening for a Seismologist in Boston, MA.

About KCC

KCC is the fastest growing catastrophe risk modeling firm providing innovative risk management tools to global insurers and reinsurers. At KCC, we build leading edge applications, including RiskInsight, the first open loss modeling platform, and advanced global catastrophe models for natural hazards such as hurricanes, earthquakes, and tornadoes.

Seismologist Position

KCC seeks an earthquake hazard professional to join our growing team of catastrophe model developers. In this position, you will work closely with other scientists and engineers to build out our global suite of advanced earthquake models.


  • Collect and analyze regional historical seismicity data
  • Research regional tectonics, including fault structures and rupture mechanisms
  • Develop magnitude-frequency relationships for seismic source zones and faults
  • Develop smooth and background seismicity models
  • Conduct post-event field surveys after major global events


  • PhD in Seismology or Geophysics with research relevant to seismic source modeling
  • Knowledge of earthquake frequency parameters and experience with magnitude-frequency distributions
  • Knowledge and experience in advanced probability and statistical methods
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, keen orientation to detail, an eye for professional presentation, and recognized organizational abilities
  • Experience with Python desirable
  • Ability to travel within the US or internationally with little advance notice
  • Experience with GIS software (e.g., QGIS, ArcGIS, etc.) is a plus
  • Experience in catastrophe modeling a plus
  • Knowledge of C# programming language a plus
  • Some work experience (≤ 5 years) a plus

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