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3-month contract, full-time, to start ASAP.
Salary consistent with London living wage.
Based in London with scope for WFH 2 days per week.
Open for applications.

Internship: Tropical Cyclones

About the role

We are recruiting an enthusiastic and proficient atmospheric or ocean scientist (or similar) to explore and quantify the risk of tropical cyclone impacts in the present and under future climate-change scenarios. You will develop approaches for estimating storm surge heights based on tropical cyclone tracks that can then be used to generate tropical cyclone-driven coastal flood risk profiles.

You’ll join Climate X’s interdisciplinary science team, working closely with our Storms Scientist. We are an industry-based research group delivering cutting-edge, peer-reviewed science to help build a society that is resilient to the devastating impacts of climate change.

Our geospatial core combines dynamical and synthetic earth system modelling, cutting-edge statistics, remote-sensing and other data to assess the risk from tropical cyclones and storms. Whilst the candidate is not expected to already have skills in all these areas, an interest in these areas and some background knowledge will be helpful.

What you bring

  • The intern must be based in the UK during the term of the internship and have the right to live and work in the UK.
  • We are looking for a PhD-level student with an interest in quantifying climate risk.
  • Background in atmospheric or ocean science or another relevant field, ideally with experience relevant to dynamical or statistical modelling of extreme weather impacts.
  • An interest in the physical processes underlying tropical cyclones, and how storm surge seas are produced, or subject matter knowledge relevant to these areas.
  • Experience with scientific computing, modelling or data analysis with Python. We work in a cloud computing environment (AWS), experience with this is not vital but would be desirable.
  • 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.

Climate X is a purpose-driven climate adaptation data company set to revolutionise how the world manages assets, property, and infrastructure.

The world is changing, and it's changing fast. Even if our greatest carbon reduction aspirations are realised, we're still going to see the impacts of climate change with more frequent and severe extreme weather events. Events like floods, heatwaves, wildfires, droughts, and storms will impact us all differently. You've probably experienced some of those effects first-hand already or have seen stories in the news.

The better we can anticipate them, the more prepared we'll be. This side of the climate change agenda is often called "climate adaptation" or "climate resilience". And that's what we focus our efforts on here at Climate X.

Climate change impacts everything on this planet, no matter how big or small. Our products help governments, financial institutions, and businesses worldwide understand what that means for them - in unprecedented detail. The positive impact we can have will not only be global but also, uniquely, multi-generational.

We really care about diversity and inclusion. Solving a global problem means representing as many voices from as many backgrounds, communities, and beliefs as possible within our company. That should happen across all parts of the business and all levels of seniority. Our internal survey showed 100% of the team felt empowered to bring their true selves to work – we're incredibly proud of that.

No matter your background, where you're from, what you look like, who you love, or how you identify – as long as you share our values, believe in our vision for the future and have humility, you'll be welcomed and respected!

Applying for this role – if in doubt, do it!

We've tried to make the hiring process as easy and transparent as possible. That's because we want to respect your time and help you succeed if you apply.

If you don't tick every box in the job description or think there are different ways to shine that our job ad doesn't quite capture, it's okay! We encourage you to apply anyway instead of not applying at all!

If there are any adjustments, we can make to help make the process easier for you, for example, if you have a disability or a different way of working that we should be aware of – please let us know, and we'll do our best to help.

If you want to build something that matters to the world and are ready to join our team on this journey, apply now!

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