Career Opportunity /  5 June 2022

Climate scientist: Storms

Climate X are seeking an enthusiastic and capable climate scientist to quantify climate change-related risks and physical impacts of tropical and temperate storms. 

Deadline: 5 June 2022 - the deadline has passed.
London - United Kingdom

About the role

We, Climate X, are seeking an enthusiastic and capable climate scientist to quantify climate change-related risks and physical impacts of tropical and temperate storms. You’ll be part of Climate X's superstar, interdisciplinary science team, led by an inspiring Geospatial Modelling Lead. We apply cutting edge, peer-reviewed science to help prevent the worst impacts of climate change.

Our geospatial core combines climate projections, remote sensing observations, physical modelling, machine learning and other risk data to project frequency and severity of climate physical risks such as floods, subsidence, storms, droughts, etc. We want to go beyond CAT modelling and produce physics-based science and solutions.

The impact you’ll own

  • Development, modelling and continuous innovation of the core geospatial solution related to storms and their impacts
  • Identification and standardisation of observational and model data required for development
  • Testing, validation and benchmarking of the results
  • Documentation of all storm modelling activity
  • Participation in product demos with enterprise-grade clients
  • Research on climate-related hazards and development of innovative methods

What you bring

  • Relevant experience in running, interrogating and interpreting climate models
  • Experience using historical weather and climate observations to validate models, and understand present and future trends.
  • Understanding of storms and convective weather
  • Ability to turn robust science into real-world solutions on an ambitious timescale
  • A background in physical science, mathematics or stats at a PhD-equivalent level
  • Experience leveraging scientific computing with Python, ideally in a cloud or distributed computing environment (e.g., AWS)
  • Ability to explain complex concepts to a non-technical audience
  • Hands-on, can-do attitude, great interpersonal skills, and ability to collaborate effectively
  • Passion, energy and wit

What makes you stand out

  • A PhD or equivalent experience in areas related to climate science, (astro)physics, modelling physical systems, computational physics, climate change impacts
  • Experience translating scientific research into real-world, actionable products, and the R&D product development cycle
  • Understanding of the current climate change space and knowledge of the global climate intelligence market
  • Recognised accomplishments in the world of climate analytics


£45k - £50k + benefits

25 days holiday + bank holidays

Employee shares scheme

Training and personal development scheme with £1k available per year your personal development

Full time, to start ASAP

Based in London with some scope for remote working part of the time

Apply before 5th June 2022