Job Opening

Seismologist Position at Verisk Analytics

Verisk Analytics

Posted: 07/11/2022

Open Until: 11/24/2022

Open Until Filled

Position Available:
Verisk Analytics is a catastrophe/risk modeling firm with US offices located in San Francisco, CA and Boston, MA. We are currently hiring a Scientist/Seismologist in our Boston office. There are two postings, one is for Scientist II (roughly 3 years post-PhD) and the other is for Senior Scientist (roughly 5-6+ years post-PhD). However, from these two postings Verisk will be hiring 1 person total. A PhD is not required. Will consider MS applicants with seismic hazard experience.


* Manage the collection and analysis of a wide range of observational data, including historical earthquake catalogs and paleoseismological data, active faults and geodetic data, use them to develop seismicity and earthquake hazard models worldwide
* Conduct research on probabilistic seismic hazard analysis (PSHA) for different types of seismic sources, improve and advance PSHA methodologies for robust short-term and long-term seismic hazard assessment at regional and site level
* Collaborate with other seismologists and earthquake engineers to develop comprehensive and consistent earthquake risk assessment models
* Communicate earthquake hazard and risk model results to internal and external clients


* Must have a strong background (through education and/or research) in active tectonics, earthquake geology and seismology, solid understanding of and experience in seismic hazard analysis.
* Must have the ability to interpret geological, geophysical, and historical earthquake data for characterization of seismic sources for hazard analysis.
* Solid knowledge with minimum of 3 years of experience in seismic hazard analysis and the ability to gather, integrate, and critically analyze data and results from all relevant sources of natural hazard information.
* Strong analytic skills and proficiency in scientific programming languages, including C++, FORTRAN, Python, R, with 2+ years of experience with at least one of the language.
* Proficiency in working in Windows and Linux/Unix environment, including scripting in languages such as C-shell, Bash, PowerShell.
* 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 with 5 or more years of research or industry experiences in earthquake hazard related researches, including 3+ years of direct experience in seismic hazard analysis is required.

How to Apply:
The job posting for Seismologist Scientist II can be found here:
The job posting for Seismologist Senior Scientist can be found here:
Candidates are encouraged to apply online as soon as possible.

Verisk Analytics is an equal opportunity employer.

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