Full time
6 months in London, then flexible
Apply before 15 December '21

Climate Scientist: Storms

About the role

We want an enthusiastic and capable climate scientist to join our ranks to help quantify climate change-related risks and physical impacts from 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.

The role will be trailblazing and also super rewarding!

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
  • 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
  • Awareness of emerging climate research trends and technologies
  • 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
  • Previous experience of setting up and running weather or climate models, especially around storms or convective weather
  • Understanding of the current climate change space and interest in future trends
  • Recognised accomplishments in the world of climate analytics

What you get

£45-50k annual salary

Your compensation is determined based on the value you create. We'll also reward you with employee shares based on merit & performance. We are a genuine meritocracy, free from outdated HR practices.

Pensions & Perks

We offer a flexible benefits package aligned to modern ways of working that includes a benefits allowance, corporate discounts and shared parental leave arrangements.

Share Options

Designed to encourage long-term thinking and behaviours. Being an employee-owned firm will be key to our success.

25 holiday days (+ Bank holidays)

Flexible working arrangement - work the hours you want, work from wherever you want to balance your own workload with life’s priorities.

Your growth is key

In addition to pioneering climate change analytics, you’ll be exposed to the inner workings of an exciting start-up, and continuous development with £1k to spend on your personal training.

Society Impacts

You’ll be making a positive impact to the world. We’ll also have two days per year allocated for volunteering time to support a charity or community group and make an impact closer to home.

Climate X is a purpose-driven climate tech company set to revolutionise a new vertical of climate adaptation software by changing the way the world manages assets, property and infrastructure.

We’ve embarked on an exciting project to give our customers meaningful insights on how their property will be impacted by our changing climate. From individuals with one property, to businesses with millions of assets; our platform clearly displays risks from potentially damaging severe weather events across multiple climate change scenarios, and calculates the cost of that damage to the asset valuation.

Climate X will save customers millions of pounds, be more resilient to climate change, meet incoming regulatory requirements and make smarter investment decisions.

We work with the UK’s leading climate scientists, AI specialists and financial services professionals.

We feel very strongly about diversity with founders and existing team members coming from a variety of backgrounds. We’re not building just a team but a place of innovation where brains and fun coexist to address the biggest challenge our society is facing now.