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[Met-jobs] Storm and Flood Risk Scientist vacancy

From "Roger Brugge" <r.brugge@reading.ac.uk>
To "met-jobs@lists.rdg.ac.uk" <met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk>
Date Mon, 3 Oct 2011 10:31:31 +0000

Storm and Flood Risk Scientist – Catastrophe Risk Management of Aspen Insurance 
UK Limited

Company: Aspen Insurance UK Limited
Location: Zurich – Switzerland
Remuneration: Competitive
Position Type: Permanent
Employment type: Full time

Our Research and Development team within the Catastrophe Risk Management 
Department is looking for an outstanding candidate to fill a new position. This 
challenging and rewarding role will allow contributing to the advancement of 
the development of Aspen’s fundamental knowledge on all aspects of storm and 
flood risk, independently of licensed vendor catastrophe models. This position 
will focus on the following perils: tropical cyclones, extratropical cyclones, 
tornados, hail, and flood, mainly from a reinsurance point of view. The main 
duties of the role will include:

Evaluating appropriate vendor models (e.g. RMS, EQE, AIR) for storm and flood 
risk, from the scientific background to the loss output.
Advancing Aspen’s tropical cyclone research and development through 
collaboration with academic partners and in-house model development.
Severe weather and flood event reporting and analysis.
Providing scientific background on weather risks in key exposure zones 
worldwide.
Following the scientific development of severe weather science and 
vulnerabilities.

The successful candidate will be qualified to degree level or similar in 
Atmospheric sciences or climatology and will possess strong statistical, 
analysis and decision making skills with commercial acumen. The individual will 
be a highly motivated self-starter who enjoys using his/her initiative, being 
regarded as an effective team player with the ability to work under pressure 
and adapt to changes in a fluid commercial environment. An advanced command of 
the English language (both oral and written), is required with advanced 
knowledge of any kind of data analysis or statistical tools (e.g. R, Matlab, or 
IDL). Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, Internet software and basic 
knowledge of programming, databases (especially MS SQL Server), GIS, and vendor 
models would be an advantage.

If you would like to apply for this vacancy then please send your CV and cover 
letter to: AspenHumanResources@aspen-re.com. If you have any further questions 
to the position, please contact Jan Kleinn, Head of Research and Development in 
Zurich (jan.kleinn@aspen-re.com or +41 44 213 61 11).

Aspen Insurance UK Limited is part of the Aspen corporate group which is 
headquartered in Bermuda and offers insurance to clients in various domestic 
and global markets through wholly-owned subsidiaries and offices in the US, 
south east Asia, the UK and Europe, The Aspen group is a highly focused leader 
in key reinsurance and insurance lines. For the six months ended June 30, 2008, 
the Aspen group held total assets of $7.5 billion.

Aspen Insurance UK Limited is an FSA authorised UK insurance and reinsurance 
company with a branch in Zurich and provides property and casualty reinsurance 
worldwide, property and liability insurance mainly in the UK and the US and 
specialty insurance and reinsurance, consisting primarily of marine, energy and 
liability, aviation, political risk and international commercial D&O, 
worldwide. 

Please note – the closing date for this vacancy is 30th November 2011

Thank you for your interest in Aspen.


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