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[Met-jobs] Paid internships, RMS, London

From "Roger Brugge" <r.brugge@reading.ac.uk>
To "met-jobs@lists.rdg.ac.uk" <met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk>
Date Fri, 15 Jul 2011 16:13:10 +0000

 
RMS is a leader in the development and application of complex statistical and 
numerical modelling methods for the quantification of natural hazard risk.  
RMS’ risk models are the most detailed and comprehensive models of natural 
catastrophes produced anywhere in the world.   Our clients include several 
hundred insurance and reinsurance companies as well as brokers, banks, hedge 
funds, regional and local governments, and multilateral agencies.
RMS London’s model development group, a team of more thirty scientists, build 
mathematical models to estimate the possible damage from tropical storms, 
extra-tropical storms, thunderstorms, storm-surges and fluvial floods. The team 
includes experts across a broad range of scientific and geographical 
disciplines including hydrologists, earth scientists, GIS experts, 
meteorologists and statisticians.
 
RMS is offering a paid internship for 3 months starting in September 2011. The 
successful candidate will work in the exposure team as part of the Model 
Development group based in London. The ideal candidate would (a) A PHD 
preferred in: Engineering, Geography, Economics, Statistics , or any scientific 
discipline (b) Be proficient in data analysis and data manipulation software 
tools (Excel, Access and SQL Server) (c) Knowledge of GIS software applications 
(d) Knowledge of VBA, R, GRASS, QGIS, PostgreSQL, Linux (e) able to demonstrate 
the ability to take on multiple projects (f) Be equally comfortable working 
independently and in a team environment (g) Be comfortable in a fast-paced 
academic environment, and able to quickly learn RMS' core business and be able 
to see the "big picture."
 
Please apply in confidence via the careers pages at www.rms.com quoting where 
you had seen this role advertised. RMS is proud to be an equal opportunity 
employer.
 
Applications should be made through our website as above, where they can find 
the intern - Model Development position advertised.
 
Toni Colville
European Talent Acquisition Coordinator
Peninsular House
30 Monument Street
London EC3R 8NB
United Kingdom


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