There is nothing typical about a day at work with this position. When I go to work I am flown where ever in the world they need me: New Zealand, Chile, South Africa, Guam, and China are just a few examples. I am the only scientist for these cruises and am completely responsible for the set up, maintenance, and training of other personnel. In addition, the collection of data is solely my responsibility. My coworkers can be other scientists or crew members of a merchant ship. The most difficult part of the job is when there is a problem while at sea. If there is an equipment malfunction I am awake until the problem is resolved. In some cases this can be days at a time. I love the travel, love meeting all of the amazing people involved in this program, and particularly enjoy being part of collecting data and information that helps people around the world enjoy more accurate weather prediction.
travel, meeting interesting people, good compensation
not enough work currently